Is consistency the key to unlocking fluency? Wait! I have heard that I need to go hard on intensity, full cultural immersion and I can get there in 3 months.
A very good friend of mine, let’s call him K, came to Lisbon in 2017. He was thrilled to get to know the Portuguese people and culture when I met him that year on a warm September evening.
Our conversation was all in English and I thought that he was like most digital nomads and foreigners enjoying a season in Portugal with no desire to learn European Portuguese.
If there’s something you should know about K is that he is a US military man that changed his life in 2008, went to China and learned Mandarin. With this limited data, I thought this guy can do and learn whatever he wants!
Fast Forward 5 years, after many dinners, movie nights and OutJazz picnics in Estrela Park I asked him why he didn't learn European Portuguese and he told me a little bit about his story in my native language.
When he came to Lisbon back in 2017 he did an intensive 1-month program, 5 days per week, 4 hours per day and for him it was exhausting and an endeavour with a reasonable investment and little return.
As a European Portuguese teacher, his testimonial made me think about how the lack of a balanced strategy and consistency can hold so many people back from learning their target language.
So if in anyways you resonate with K’s story let me know. I would love to hear all about your journey in pursuit of the European Portuguese fluency.
Additionally, I decided to create a FREE 31 Day Accountability Consistency Group to help those who are looking for a way to improve their language learning!
Why should you join?
• An easy and simple system that aims to keep you on track without being overwhelming.
• Ongoing motivation, support and a safe environment to flourish.
• You can do it if you are self-learning or if you are enrolled in other programs. It doesn’t matter where you get your classes and materials. This 31-day challenge is really just focused on getting you to a good consistency grove and habit development.
• The group will be managed by myself, an experienced and previous online community manager of the project The Flow School from the Mimic Method (language school).
Keep on flowing! ☀️🇵🇹
- Jessica Sintra