Studies have shown that honestly assessing your ability to accomplish a task, rather than pumping yourself up, is more likely to lead you to overcome a challenge and accomplish a goal.
When we started Foreigncy, we dreamed of providing you the framework and proven learning strategies to help you claim fluency in a foreign language and knowledge of current events.
The only thing you must do is ask yourself, “Can I actually become proficient in a foreign language?”
As language lovers and life long students of our passions, all of us at one time or another have been given reason to doubt our true abilities. We were faced with teachers who didn’t spark our interest or forced us to labor through painfully boring materials, and our ability to learn suffered.
As a result, we would walk into a test or final either dreading the exam or misleading ourselves into believing we were actually prepared. Unfortunately, more often than not, we have all set a world record in the necessary speed it takes to turn a graded exam over on its face before the kid next to you saw that giant, beaming F.
We believe that by tailoring Foreigncy’s learning materials to your interests and by helping you attain a vocabulary that will have a tangible improvement on your ability to take the next step in your fluency/career, you can finally ask yourself honestly if you’re ready for your next language challenge and be satisfied by the answer.
Self-Doubt Voice: Am I be prepared for the reading portion of this Arabic exam?
Rational Voice: Well, I’ve learned enough vocabulary from my daily Foreigncy sets over the last few weeks that when the teacher passes out a mere paragraph in Arabic on the events in Egypt I would have seen these words two dozen times!
Pumping yourself up before an exam with dishonest visions of grandeur may feel good, but it won’t get you across the finish line. Through practical learning and hard work, you can gain the tools and strategies to actually accomplish your goals.
Moreover, once you know you’ve found a strategy that works, you will be inspired and motivated to keep it up.
So, can you claim Foreigncy? Well, only you can answer that, but I think you will be surprised by the answer.