Monthly Archives: February 2011

Theories And Learner’s Age.

It is a common belief that children are more successful foreign language learners than adults, but the evidence for this is surprisingly equivocal. One reason for the apparent inconsistency in research findings is that some studies define relative “success” as … Continue reading

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Foreign Language Routines.

Since the primary purpose of learning a foreign language is communication, it is important to identify and learn the ways that native speakers of a language organize conversation and accomplish communication goals. Among these goals are the ways how to … Continue reading

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Personal Involvement.

In order to master a foreign language, we need to be personally involved. We need to play with the new language to develop a feeling for how it works. The new language must in some sense become part of us … Continue reading

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Making Errors Work.

Errors are inevitable when a foreign language learner tries to learn a foreign language. Since most errors result from the learning process, a foreign language learner has to look on them as a potential source of information and a way … Continue reading

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