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Managing Time & Workstation: Look at your workstation critically. This place should be primarily reserved for studying. Turn interference factors off and throw unnecessary stuff into the wastebasket. Find the optimal time of day for you to study! By studying with an eye on the clock, you also learn to assess your time!

Don’t study ‟during the whole day” but pay attention to taking breaks in between the studying period. Never study longer than 50 minutes straight, otherwise you will overexert yourself! When memorizing vocabulary or simple sentence structures, I would generally recommend the 20/20/20 Method: Learn 20 minutes – relax for 20 minutes and then repeat 20 minutes. Go through this process twice to three times per day! Reward yourself with movement, fresh air, and healthy snacks, meals and drinks during your short, studying breaks (see below)! At first, begin with the easy subjects, so that you can warm yourself up and prepare for the more difficult tasks! Don´t worry, the content of the book will show you how easy also more difficult matters will appear to you soon!

The old man and the tree. A motivating story about learning any language. Listen to this real story about an average man learning the language. ‟Everything is possible” were the first words  that a refugee learnt when he was brought to a camp in a foreign country a few years ago. This sentence characterizes the mentality among the people in his home country, he thought, and soon these words became his motto!A few days later, he was cutting a tree when an old man approached him and asked if he was capable of doing small jobs instead of studying the new language in the asylum center.Our friend responded with, ‟Everything is possible…”.The old man added the words, ‟… or nothing is impossible!”Our refugee was in need of money, so he missed all the language classes during the following time.But he translated the words he had heard with the help of a cheap mobile phone,…

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