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Becky: Are you an active learner or a passive learner when it comes to language?
Becky: Welcome to an Innovative Language Learning Sunday News! I'm Becky and I'll be hosting today's Sunday News with my co-host, the founder of InnovativeLanguage.com... Peter Galante!
Peter: Hi everyone! Peter here.
Becky: In today’s Sunday News, you’ll learn the difference between active and passive learning...
Peter: ... how you can learn both ways with our lessons...
Becky: ...And, how you can get a 25% OFF all-access pass to our language learning system!
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Peter: Are you an active learner or a passive learner when it comes to language?
Becky: Do you know the difference between the two?
Peter: You’ll find out what sets these two learning styles apart...
Becky: And how you can learn both ways with our lessons in just a moment..
Peter: But first, listen up.
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Becky: And with Premium PLUS, you get your own teacher to help you along the way.
Peter: Get 25% OFF. That’s as low as $3/month and up to $137 in savings.
Becky: Just click the link in the lesson description to get your 25% OFF All-Access Pass!
Peter: Alright, listeners. Are you an active learner or a passive learner?
Becky: Do you even know?
Peter: Here’s the difference between these two types of learning.
Becky: ‘Active learning’ means you’re actively engaging with learning material and focusing on it.
Peter: For example, you’re reading in your target language, looking up words and translating as you go along...
Becky: ...And you’re memorizing a list of phrases or you’re speaking out loud.
Peter: The point is, you’re fully focused on what you’re learning and nothing else.
Becky: Passive learning is different, because it requires less concentration.
Peter: And it’s usually done when you’re doing something else... for example, walking somewhere or commuting.
Becky: You could be listening to an audio lesson, watching a video lesson, reading...
Peter: The difference is, you’re not fully focused on picking apart every single word.
Becky: You’re just passively taking the language in.
Peter: So listeners, how do you learn? Are you actively engaged or do you passively learn on the go? Or do you mix it up? Let us know in the comments!
Becky: Here’s how you can learn both ways with our lessons.
Peter: If you’re an active learner, here are 4 tactics you can start applying.
Becky: Number 1 - Listen to the lesson and read along with the translations.
Peter: That will really boost your comprehension and listening skills. Plus you’ll start to understand everything you year.
Becky: Number 2 - Repeat the dialogue as you hear it. You can do this with the line-by-line feature.
Peter: This will boost your speaking skills. Do this again and again until you speak with confidence.
Becky: Number 3 - Record yourself with our voice recorder in the line-by-line...
Peter: ...to perfect your pronunciation and see how close you are to a native speaker.
Becky: Number 4 - If you want to boost your vocabulary, study words with our smart flashcards.
Peter: The flashcards quiz you on the hard words and skip the easy ones, so you actually improve faster.
Becky: Now, if you’re on the go, and can’t actively focus on the lessons...
Peter: This is a great time to do some passive learning and put wasted time to use.
Becky: Simply play a lesson and listen along. That’s it.
Peter: But you should use this time to review old lessons since you can’t fully concentrate.
Becky: Great tip, Peter. It’s hard to learn new things when you’re not fully engaged.
Peter: But listeners, both are great ways to learn, depending on your situation.
Becky: If you have some quiet time and can focus, definitely go for the active learning option.
Peter: But if you’re on the go or multi-tasking, passive learning is the way to go.
Becky: Whichever your style is, you can apply both with our lessons.
Peter: And if you want to get our lessons and our entire language learning system...
Becky: Now’s the time! Get 25% OFF Basic, Premium or Premium PLUS.
Peter: You get an all-access pass to all of our best lessons, lesson notes, study tools...
Becky: ...exclusive apps and much more.
Peter: And with Premium PLUS, you also get your own teacher to help you along the way.
Becky: Get 25% OFF. That’s as low as $3/month and up to $137 in savings.
Peter: Click the link in the lesson description to get your 25% OFF All-Access Pass.
Becky: Or use coupon code ALLACCESS to get 25% OFF by Friday, March 27th, 2015.

Outro

Becky: Okay, well that’s going to do it for this edition of Innovative Language Learning Sunday News!*
Peter: Bye everyone!*
Becky: Thanks for listening, and we’ll see you all next time.*

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SpanishPod101.com
Sunday at 6:30 pm
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How do you usually learn Spanish? Actively or passively?

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spanishPod101.com
Tuesday at 10:45 am
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Hola David,


Thank you for sharing!

This would help other students like you to find new ways to practice their spanish.

It's very important to get familiarize with the language even though one doesn't understand every thing, the important thing is to built your skills little by little every day!


Saludos,

Carla

Team SpanishPod101.com

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David
Monday at 1:02 am
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I use both active and passive learning methods of learning Spanish. My primary source is the Innovative Spanish on line lessons using the line by line audio and the flashcards. I also read the news on the BBC en español website. I read with Google translate along side to quickly translate unknown words.I watch the news in Spanish and a novella on the Spanish speaking TV channels. The news uses graphic displays of the headline topic written in Spanish which is a big help since the speed that the announcer speak is difficult for me to follow. The commercials are also helpful because they are so repetitive and level of Spanish is at a more elementary level and the graphics are designed to get the message across.The BBC has an interactive free online Spanish course called Mi Loco Vida which contains videos that force the student to verbally ask and respond to questions in Spanish using canned scenarios with actors in the videos. There is also a test at the end of the course.I really appreciate the SpanishPod 101 app which allows me to listen to the lessons on my iPhone while killing time at the laundromat.