Make the most of your language journey

Learning a language can be difficult, but here are a few tips and tricks to help you along the way. You’ll find ideas on how to optimize your Mauril experience and tips for enhancing learning in everyday life.

Missed a word? No problem!

Mauril is designed to immerse you in authentic, natural language. Missing a word or two is ok, as it simply means your brain is getting used to the rhythm of the language. Here's a tip: check out the video’s theme and description before viewing, and consult the ‘Words and Expressions’ list before and after watching each video.

Adjust player settings

Our content player is equipped with many helpful and familiar functions. Turn on the subtitles in the language you are learning to read the words as you listen. Slow down the pace of a video to help you better understand speech and don’t hesitate to pause or re-listen to any segment.

Take on real-life challenges!

Pay attention to the challenges section at the end of each unit, where you’ll find suggestions like ‘Write down your grocery list’ or ‘Name three tasks that you do at work’. It’s a great way to consolidate learning and get real-life practice. Find a friend who is learning the same language and take on challenges together!

How to be a successful learner

Persevere

Whether riding a bike or speaking a new language, learning something new takes determination. Perseverance means adopting a healthy attitude that will help you keep going even when things become more difficult. By setting realistic objectives and focusing on the positive, you'll go much further on your learning journey.

 

Be consistent

Like in the story The Tortoise and the Hare: Slow and steady wins the race. The keys to being consistent are developing good habits, pushing through momentary discomfort and sticking to a routine. Find a time and place for learning that works best for you. This will give you a better chance of achieving your goals.

 

Take risks

Feeling awkward or silly is part of the process. When learning a new language, taking risks means stepping out of your comfort zone, trusting yourself and not focusing on perfection. By putting yourself in unfamiliar language situations, a setback becomes an opportunity for improvement. A small risk can reap big rewards!

Reward yourself

Give yourself a pat on the back! Learning a language takes a lot of effort and discipline. It's important to celebrate your successes and set new goals. Don't forget to reward yourself when you reach learning milestones. Share your accomplishments with friends and family or, better yet, use the language you're learning to tell them how far you've come!

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Learn on multiple devices

Getting started with Mauril is easy. Download the app on Apple and Android mobile phones and tablets, or use the website version. Simply create a profile and access your learning journey from any device, whenever and wherever you wish!

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