Today I read this article in New Scientist about how taking time off from learning another language can be beneficial. Though only a small study, it is thought that having a break shifts language from declarative memory to procedural memory.
I hope this is true because I haven’t studied Korean for a few weeks! My husband is currently in Korea for 2 weeks and it’s been the holidays between terms so I haven’t been to any classes.
I always get this feeling of panic that if I haven’t studied in a few weeks that I will lose everything I’ve already learned and I’ll have to start over.
So I’m hoping there is some truth to these findings so I don’t have to feel so guilty.