“In Vivo” language learning
Maybe you ve met “In Vivo” concept from microbiology. If not here is short term explanation from Wikipedia which is enough to understand the following ideas:
In microbiology, in vivo is often used to refer to experimentation done in a whole organism, rather than in live isolated cells
So what I call “In Vivo” language learning. It is about mastering a new language as naturally as possible. Simply put – when you absorb a new language, just while accomplishing daily tasks. Ideally, when it happens unconsciously, as a background process.
Not to be confused with something like, for instance – listening to podcasts in new language while jogging (although, it’s also useful). The point is little bit different. Interacting with a new language is becoming an integral part of life’s routines. For example, when I write a message to my new friend from Germany, I do it immediately in German. In this way, I am fulfilling my need to communicate, but I am also expanding my German vocabulary and practicing the correct use of grammar.