Level Up English Podcast Exercise Language Learning 244

Exercise = Language

Over the years doing this podcast, the topic of exercise seems to have come up a lot when making comparisons to language learning, so I thought it was about time I made an episode where I talk all about it.

In this episode, I talk about exercise and some of the benefits, teach you some useful expressions, and make some links on how exercise and language learning are similar and benefit you in the same ways.

Similarities Between Exercise and Language Learning

1. Consistency is Key

Just as regular exercise yields better results than sporadic workouts, consistent language practice is essential for improving proficiency. Both require dedication over time.

2. Progression

Both language learning and exercise benefit from gradually increasing difficulty. You need to challenge yourself by learning new words, grammar, or exercise routines to see growth.

3. Set Goals

Setting specific language learning goals, such as fluency in a certain timeframe, is similar to setting fitness goals like running a marathon or achieving a particular weight or strength level.

4. Long-Term Commitment

Language learning and physical fitness are often lifelong pursuits. They require ongoing dedication rather than quick fixes.

5. Personal Growth

Both activities can lead to personal growth and self-discovery. Language learners may find new cultural perspectives, and exercisers often experience increased self-confidence and improved body image.

Can you think of more similarities?

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3 thoughts on “#244 The Link Between Exercise and Language Learning”

  1. Hello Michael,
    This is an amazing episode of my favorite podcast!
    I fell in love with the sport when the COVID-19 pandemic started, and despite what I faced, I always continued to exercise. In the same way, every person should have an outlet by doing something they love, no matter how difficult the circumstances are.
    When I started recently in learning the English language, I used to make many connections between sports and language learning, it is a beneficial motivation for commitment and progression.

    Have a nice day Michael!
    Haneen

  2. Hi Michael, in one of your videos, you encouraged English learners to engage in podcasting as a means of practising the language. Your message was straightforward: making podcasts can lead to significant improvement in English proficiency. I found your idea to be quite innovative and it deeply resonated with me. As I have listened to your numerous videos, I have lost track of which one touched on it. If you happen to recall, could you please let me know which video it was?

    Muhammad Hanif from Pakistan
    IELTS Mastery Centre

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