Time capsules

A while ago I came across an interesting language learning-related idea but then promptly forgot where it was. I finally found it again today here. The idea is that you record yourself speaking the language(s) you’re learning every so often, then go back to the recordings later to see how much progress you’ve made. These recordings could be said to be linguistic time capsules.

If you’ve learning to play a musical instrument or to sing, you could make something similar – a musical time capsule.

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4 Responses to Time capsules

  1. Lev says:

    I make programming time capsules as a by-product :-)

  2. Josh says:

    Seeing as much as can’t stand hearing my own voice played back to me- ain’t gonna happen.

  3. This is a neat idea, but I’m with Josh, I just can’t bear to listen to myself recorded. I can think back in my memory though and see how far I’ve come in a certain language, and marvel at how much better I can speak and comprehend it now.

  4. Nikki says:

    Or you could do the same with a piece of writing every so often for those who hate to hear their own voice.