Monday, July 9, 2007

Keys to Learning Languages

What are the keys to learning a language? Listen and share your ideas.

6 comments:

  1. Personally, I think that having great teachers affects how well students learn. If a teacher is good, then the student might become more motivated to learn.

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  2. well.. good teachers could mogtivate studnets to study.. but i personally think students have to have strong motive/goal to acheive through english study..
    i teach one elementary ESL class... i have some eager students and some not.... it's been a month weve studied together, their progress have been bigger and bigger...

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  3. The learning process goes both ways, but ultimately, it is the student's responsiblity make the effort. A good teacher focuses more on excercises and instruction that facilitate th processes required to learn and acquire a language than the student's sense of entertainment value.

    Students, particularly those who consider themselve to be adults, need to take responsibility for their on actions--or lack of. Any good teacher help a truly struggling student but not necesarily those students who are simply shifting the blame. A wise teacher knows the difference.

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  4. Dear Dr.Randall,
    Thank you very much for you nice and helpful web site.I found it very effective and friutful on improvimg my students' listening comprehension.I introduced this site for them and they eagerly love to use it as a main source of listening on the net.I would like to send you their results at the end of my research.All the best-Morteza Barin

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  5. I would think to practice the language as much as possible is the best and fastest way to acquire a second language. The more you practice, the more fluent and natural it will be. Don't feel shy to speak out and don;t afraid of making mistake. It's not stupid in making mistake.In fact, you can learn more and correct your mistake in future. This is the process of learning a second language.

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  6. A good teacher could make students feel motivated, but it is the student's decision to learn the things he/she wants.

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Thanks for posting a comment. I appreciate your interesting in sharing your ideas.

Best,

Randall