Jeremy’s English Tips #29: Is it OK to take a break? Culips

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In this episode, we are going to be talking about taking a break. Now I often get this question from language learners all over the world, and it is, “Is it okay to take a break from studying?” Now I understand why most people ask this question. For those of us who are really serious about learning a language, we sometimes feel like if we stop, we are going to lose what we have gained. In other words, we feel like if we take a break for too long, we might lose all of our language learning progress. 

Burnout is what happens when you have been working too hard for too long, and your brain is exhausted. I’m sure we have all had this experience at some point in our life. Burnout in language learning can actually be very dangerous in the sense that it might knock you off your language learning journey. It might lead to you quitting or stopping your language learning all together. And of course, this is not what we want. So in order to avoid burnout, I recommend taking a break from time to time, a day, maybe a few days, or even a week is usually enough for you to renew your spirits and come back to your language studies refreshed and ready for more.

Key points covered in this episode

  • Very long breaks can have negative effects on your English ability, but regular study can help you regain your progress quickly.
  • Burnout is what happens when you work too hard for too long and this can be detrimental to your language learning efforts.
  • Taking a break can help to avoid burnout and can help us to digest what we learn.
  • The brain needs time to synthesize and understand linguistic information.
  • Grammar is especially difficult to digest, so taking breaks from grammar study can be very helpful. 

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