BlogPosts Tagged "Motivation in language learning" (Page 3)
It takes a long time to learn a language. I have sometimes compared language learning to an upside down hockey stick. There is an initial quick steep climb, followed by a long straight period when we are often not aware of our progress. That early climb, when something unintelligible all of a sudden becomes meaningful […]Read more The long road to language learning success
Yet another thread at LingQ on vocabulary learning. I am quoted as having said the following: “To me a word is like a person you get to know and who is going to help you learn the language. You know lots of people without knowing them in detail. The more often you meet them in […]Read more Quantity over quality in vocabulary learning
Our motivation is what determines success or failure in language learning. So what motivates us to learn different languages? For myself over the last few years, I can see a variety of different motivations. I am learning Romanian, a language that had not interested me before, simply for the reason that I will be visiting […]Read more Motivation to learn languages
Here is an article that I recently wrote for lifehack.org on this subject. This kind of relates to the issue of accepting what we achieve in language learning, at every stage, even while striving to improve.Read more Learning to accept our achievements.