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Intro

Peter: Listeners, what if you could learn a language in just 5 minutes a day.
Chigusa: As in, just spend 5 minutes today, and that's it.
Peter: Now, you might think, "I won't get fluent like that."
Chigusa: ...or, "5 minutes? Shouldn't I be doing more?"
Peter: And you're right. Putting in 5 minutes a day won't make you fluent...
Chigusa: But... What makes the 5-minute rule so powerful is...
Peter: ...listeners, it makes learning easy and sets you up on the path to fluency.
Chigusa: Welcome to an episode of Innovative Language Sunday News! I'm Chigusa 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!
Chigusa: In this Sunday News, you'll learn all about the 5-minute rule...
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Peter: So, how does the 5-minute rule set you up on the path to fluency?
Chigusa: And how can you learn in just 5 minutes a day with our program?
Peter: We'll get into it in a second. But first, listen up.
Chigusa: If you want to master your language with our complete learning program...
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Chigusa: And if you've ever felt overwhelmed with learning a language, don't worry.
Peter: You get one simple path to follow. We've laid it all out for you.
Chigusa: Just follow the path from lesson 1 to 2, to 3... until the end...
Peter: And learn conversations with audio/video lessons made by real teachers.
Chigusa: Our teachers explain every word and grammar rule and get you speaking in minutes.
Peter: You can learn anywhere, anytime and on any device - on your smartphone or computer.
Chigusa: You get powerful Study Tools to master words, grammar, and conversations fast.
Peter: and with Premium PLUS, you get your very own teacher.
Chigusa: Get 35% OFF Premium and Premium PLUS until July 26th, 2021.
Peter: Just click on the link in the comments section to get 35% OFF.
Chigusa: Alright, Peter, so first - what is the 5-minute rule?
Peter: Well, Chigusa, it's a rule I made up for myself watching YouTube.
Chigusa: YouTube!? I love YouTube. What were you watching?
Peter: To be honest Chigusa, I don't remember because I’m watching it every single day but I was wasting time, so it wasn't important what I was watching...but how long I was watching it for.
Chigusa: Hmmm, wasting time with YouTube, that really happens.
Peter: ...but it occurred to me... if I had 5 minutes for a YouTube video, if I had 5 minutes for a game on my phone...
Chigusa: ...then you have 5 minutes to spend on learning a language.
Peter: Exactly. So, listeners, the rule is: you only need 5 minutes a day to start learning a language.
Chigusa: But why 5 minutes? What's so special about the number?
Peter: Great question, Chigusa. Honestly, it could be 10 minutes or 20 minutes. For me, it was 5 minutes because of YouTube - what I was doing at that time. But here's what makes it so powerful. First, it makes learning easy. Imagine this.
Chigusa: Okay, I'm imagining.
Peter: It's Monday morning. You get up. You're planning your day. You start work at 9 AM. You'll get lunch at 12 PM. End work around 5 or 6. And you remember that you promised yourself that you would learn a new language in the evening.
Chigusa: That sounds good to me so far!
Peter: But here's the question for you. How much time will you put in the evening?
Chigusa: Hmm, good question, I don't know. Maybe an hour?
Peter: An hour? An hour is a lot. Can you sit down for an hour after work?
Chigusa: After work… actually, no, I have things to do. I have to cook, eat, do chores. And then I need to be in bed by 11. Yeah, now I think an hour sounds like too much.
Peter: That's the thing, Chigusa. When beginners first start, they don't plan out their time. They overestimate the amount of time they can put in and overwhelm themselves. And even if you can sit down for an hour today, is it easy for you? Is it something you can do tomorrow and the day after? Or is it something that you can really look forward to.
Chigusa: You know, I feel like that's how all language learning New Year's resolutions fizzle out.
Peter: That's exactly how they fizzle out. Listeners, leave a comment and let us know if this has ever happened to you.
Chigusa: But what if you learned a bit for 5 minutes? And after those 5 minutes?
Peter: You're done. You walk away.
Chigusa: That doesn't sound too bad.
Peter: That’s exactly the point. This makes learning easy to continue. If you can do 5 minutes today, you can do it tomorrow.
Chigusa: So It gives you a successful routine.
Peter: Exactly. And when the 5 minutes is done, you’re going to look back and “that’s the fastest 5 minutes of the day.”
Chigusa: But is 5 minutes enough to learn enough of a language?
Peter: No, but 5 minutes gets you going. Once you're used to it, you can easily upgrade your routine. Eventually, you'll realize that 5 minutes is not enough... that you want to learn more. Before you know it, 10 minutes, 20 minutes, an hour....you’re spending a lot of time on the language.
Chigusa: And you're well on your way to fluency.
Peter: So you can only do that with a successful routine. So, listeners, here's how you apply this 5-minute rule.
Chigusa: Listeners, the first thing you should do is... take out your phone, open up the clock application...
Peter ...and set the timer to 5 minutes.
Chigusa: And also... decide when and where you'll put in the 5 minutes.
Peter: In my case, I'll do it at home, around 8 PM, at the computer.
Chigusa: Then, start learning with our audio and video lessons.
Peter: They're anywhere from 3 to 15 minutes long... so it's really easy to just put in 5 minutes.
Chigusa: You can also review the vocabulary and phrase lists, review the word of the day...
Peter: ...or drill with flashcards for 5 minutes.
Chigusa: Just set aside the time and stick with it until the 5 minutes are up.
Peter: By adding that 5-minute limit, learning becomes much easier...
Chigusa: Yes, you don't have to stress about spending hours...
Peter: ...and you don't have to stress about "HOW" to learn. Just play a lesson.
Chigusa: And if you can stick with it, you now have a successful routine.
Peter: By the way, listeners...
Chigusa: ...we're giving away our "Learn in 5 Minute or Less PDF cheat sheet"...with all the ways and study tools you can use to learn in just a few minutes a day.
Peter: This PDF also includes a monthly calendar you can use to stay consistent with your 5-minute routine.
Chigusa: The point of the calendar is to put in 5 minutes every day, cross that day off when you're done...
Peter: ...and keep up with the routine. Don't break the chain.
Chigusa: So, if you want it, leave us a comment in the comments section on the site.
Peter: ...and we'll reply with the link. And listeners, remember...
Chigusa: If you want to master your language with our complete learning program...
Peter: Here's your last chance to Get 35% OFF with our Power Up Sale.
Chigusa: And if you've ever felt overwhelmed with learning a language, don't worry.
Peter: You get one simple path to follow. We've laid it all out for you.
Chigusa: Just follow the path from lesson 1 to 2, to 3... until the end...
Peter: And learn conversations with audio/video lessons made by real teachers.
Chigusa: Our teachers explain every word and grammar rule and get you speaking in minutes.
Peter: You can learn anywhere, anytime and on any device - on your smartphone or computer.
Chigusa: You get powerful Study Tools to master words, grammar, and conversations fast...
Peter: ...and with Premium PLUS, you get your very own teacher.
Chigusa: Get 35% OFF Premium and Premium PLUS until July 26th, 2021.
Peter: Just click on the link in the comments section to get 35% OFF.

Outro

Chigusa: Okay, well, that's going to do it for this edition of InnovativeLanguage.com Sunday News!*
Peter: Bye everyone!*
Chigusa: Thanks for listening, and we'll see you all next time.*

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Hola Michael R Kretman,


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Alexis
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I have definitely made learning a new language a new year's resolution. I had put unrealistic goals as to how to learn and when I should be "fluent" by but that just made me feel discouraged. I am glad I am starting now and with this program, and five minutes a day is definitely doable!

Anni
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It's a good point. 5 minutes is doable and often leads to doing just a little bit more and then a lot more. Sort of like putting your workout clothes out the night before so it's easier to get up and go to the gym.

Michael R Kretman
Sunday at 10:51 PM
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Great presentation. I’m inconsistent in studying and sometimes even forget where I left off. Sometimes I feel guilty if I haven’t put in an hour or even two hours most days of the week. I did not start with five minutes I’ve studied daily. I was somewhat over zealous and which study for hours watch Spanish language movies etc. So I need a more structured approach in a way of documenting progress and where I’ve left off from the previous time I studied. Thanks I hope this is helpful and I hope I get to work sheet. thank you