STRATEGIES IN LANGUAGE LEARNING

Better ways for busy professionals to learn a language

10 Ways To Completely Sabotage Your Language Learning

We are full of good intentions when we decide to start learning a language, but at times we can prevent our progress by failing to apply certain systems that could help us thrive and move forward. It can be difficult to point the finger at our mistakes and find out how we can improve. Therefore,...

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11 Misleading Myths About Languages: Busted

There are endless reasons why people decide not to try learning a language. Sometimes they start and abandon straight away due to the same misconceptions about acquiring a second language I will talk about in this article. Myth No. 1 Children are better at learning a second language. The...

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Horrible Mistakes You're Making With Languages

In language learning, like in everything else, it gets much better when you implement the right systems so that you can obtain the best results. I won’t deny that it’s a learning curve, and practice will teach you which systems to stick with. Nevertheless, here are seven mistakes most language...

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How To Create An Effective Learning Plan

To excel at learning, we need to be motivated and willing to acquire a new knowledge. We require a clear vision of the outcomes we are pursuing and, finally, the existence of an effective study plan is paramount. Today my focus will be in showing you effective ways to build a language learning...

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Backward Planning: A Successful Way To Organise Your Language Study

To reach new objectives we certainly must change our thinking patterns, so that we can obtain different results from the ones that have led us nowhere. Our brain usually plays against us. It is proven that it resists changes. Change is seen as a danger that we ought to neutralise. Therefore, our...

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Goal-Setting Mistakes In Language, And How To Avoid Them

Have you ever made a list of resolutions for the New Year and by March forget all about it? You’re not alone. Only 8% of people achieve their goals, and you might wonder why is the number so low. The same happens in language learning and I’m going to highlight one by one the mistakes leading...

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Why Are Goals So Important In Language Learning

Suppose you live in North-West England, and you want to visit a friend in London. You’ve never been there, but you decide to drive down south. You would never trust your good luck to find your friend’s house; most likely, you’d google her address if you didn’t have a built-in Sat-Nav in your car....

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The Fundamentals About Motivation In Language Learning

Motivation is defined in the dictionary as a reason or reasons for acting in a particular way. It is the desire to do things, a strong willingness to accomplish something. But in fact, what is motivation? It is our mind using its power to propel us to take certain actions. Our psyche is telling...

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Is High Intensity Language Learning A Valid Method?

You might have heard the term High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) linked to fitness regimes in athletes. The training consists of periods of intense physical activity followed by long period of rest. It has been proven scientifically that the athletes get better results in terms of burning...

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Why Is Sentence Mining So Popular?

Memorisation takes an important part in our lives, it’s incredible the number of things we had to learn to get to where we are today. Since de 1800, how our brain commits things to memory have been part of various investigations. For a memory to be, the information goes through three processes...

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