|◄•◄SEVEN SECRETS FOR SUCCESSFUL
1. Spend the necessary time everyday! Really!
2. Do what you like (or love) to do!
3. Notice what's happening in the language!
4. Focus on vocabulary, rather than on grammar!
5. Be very patient (with your learning & yourself)!
6. Get the right tools (and materials) for success!
7. Become an Independent Language-Learner!
|1. Spend the time, everyday!
|2. Do what you like (or love) to do!
|3. Learn to notice & pay attention!
|4. Focus on words over grammar!
The first, and perhaps the most important
secret to successful language-learning, is to
spend enough, real quality time with the
language, (i.e. listening to music, watching
tv, speaking to natives, regularly) in order to
make progress in the language.
We can choose what to do, which activities
to do, and what materials or tools to learn
with and from. Make sure you choose things
that YOU like! This will make a big, real BIG
difference in YOUR learning & progress.
What is the difference between a successful
language-learner from a not-so-successful
language learner? It is often the ability to
pay attention & notice what is happening in
the language. Being an observant learner
makes for a SUCCESSFUL LEARNER!
It is easy to get frustrated when learning, but
avoid negative feelings. You'll gradually
improve, with continued effort. It's normal to
forget, stumble, not understand, and to make
mistakes. The brain learns, but with enough
exposure, and it learns slowly. Be patient!
To succeed in language learning you are
going to have to spend a lot of time. You
had better equip yourself with the tools you
need for success. And not just any tool,
but the RIGHT tools!
Above all other tasks, the most important
part of language learning is becoming an
independent learner. Taking hold of your
learning is the key to being successful in
learning a foreign language.
The main task of language learning is to learn
words, in the context of interesting content,
and in the context of phrases. We need lots of
vocabulary to communicate effectively on a
variety of subjects. If we have the vocabulary,
(the words), the grammar will come.
|5. Be very patient (with yourself)!
|7. Become an Independent Learner!
|6. Get the right tools for success!
Seven Secrets for Successful Language-Learning
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