Mistakes are a part of life; we make them, we are concerned about them, and hopefully, we learn from them. Making mistakes is a common feature of learning a foreign language. Learn here 3 significant mistakes in language learning to avoid them.
Learning in a class with many students.
It is not a very focused method of learning. This is why it is one of the 3 mistakes when learning a language
The problem with big classes is that you are mixed in with a group of other people, so you are not speaking all the time.
Sometimes the teacher is not a native speaker and paid to pay attention to the speed of the slower students in the class. So faster students learn much more slowly than they should.
If you are worried that having a private teacher is too expensive, you may take advantage of one on one online teachers/tutors.
Learning grammar first
It is very important to focus first on communicating and forming full sentences. Then you may quickly learn something about grammar, just so you understand how to make those sentences accurately.
Don’t make this one of your 3 mistakes, don’t make grammar the main focus of your learning language.
Just use an input text (it could be anything you want: written text, audio, video, songs, film….) to understand more of the language and analyze the structure of any phrase.
Make communication the focus of your learning: not grammar!
You need to be happy and relaxed and enjoy language learning.
Speaking with non-native speakers.
Many students feel like they have to prepare for a long time before they are ready to speak with native speakers.
The truth is that the only way to learn a language is by speaking with a native speaker.
If you want to learn to drive, you wouldn’t spend all your time learning the theory in a book or with someone that explains to you only the rules of the theory. You would spend a little bit of time doing that and then most of the time actually driving.
So, learning a language is the same, you need to practice a lot.
Don’t waste your time speaking with non-native speakers, You are only learning their mistakes (particularly pronunciation mistakes) and not the real language that native speakers use in everyday life.
Just find the right native speaker tutor/teacher who can help you improve by using the right methods.
Don’t feel embarrassed or judged while you speak the new language, in fact, you are learning it!
A good native speaker teacher/tutor can help you to progress in a very easy, relaxing and fun way.
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