Stuck On Intermediate? Here's My Advice
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[7] Stuck On Intermediate? Here's My Advice

In this episode, I talk about one of the most difficult places every single language learner eventually finds themselves in: the dreaded Intermediate plateau.

We all get there.


  • You’re on a plateau because you’ve either: a) reached your goal or b) never had goals to begin with.
  • There’s a difference between micro and macro goals.
  • The ‘training wheels’ of language learning eventually come off and you’re on your own.
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger’s ‘shocking’ principle is a perfect analogy.
  • I describe a brilliant and simple way to find your next objective.

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Read my advice on how to move beyond the dreaded Intermediate learning plateau.


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Stuck On Intermediate? Here's My Advice
"The limits of my language mean the limits of my world."
- Ludwig Wittgenstein
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