Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Mastering a Language

Although many students focus on just passing language tests and classes, the same students often don't focus on mastering a language. In other words, mastering a language means that a person has almost complete control over a language (let's say at the 90% level) verses just being able to get language right 75% of the time. Language mastery requires a lot of work, practice, and dedication. It also requires a constant recycling of the language structures students have learned previously.

In your case, what strategies, techniques, or activities have you used to improve your language skills?

Randall

3 comments:

  1. Hi Randall and everyone,

    Besides using the strategies you've put forward in your post, I also do lot of reading on the Internet and make notes of phrases and other (semi)pre-fabricated sentences I can use in different communicative events (and that may become part of my personal linguistic repertoire if I try to use them ofen).
    Luckily, I have some native and non-native friends who are always willing to help me with my English.

    What about you? What are the strategies you use to learn a language?

    Best,
    Bruno
    Brazil

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  2. hi Randall and everyone
    I don't know how to do about Learning my english but I like english very much. I also watch lot of movies, drama and reading books but not good for me.I am a challenged girl and I never abandon
    myself and about english.amybe I have not find good idea learn my english yet. can your help me please

    Yvonne

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  3. It is really hard to master any foreign language, for the first thing we need determination, besides we need to have speaking environment. i study my english in my high school, i followed whatever my teacher wanted me to do, memorized vocabulary , read a lot of outside reading , i still can't master my english like native speaker.

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

Best,

Randall