By Betty Lou Leaver
Aimed toward starting to intermediate undergraduates and above, this textbook is designed to aid the coed in attaining optimum luck as a language learner and person. It teaches scholars to appreciate their very own personal tastes in studying, enhance person studying plans and methods, and choose applicable studying concepts. each one bankruptcy comprises an outline and evaluate part, with studying actions that scholars can perform both separately or in school rooms.
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Geared toward starting to intermediate undergraduates and above, this textbook is designed to assist the coed in achieving optimum luck as a language learner and consumer. It teaches scholars to appreciate their very own personal tastes in studying, boost person studying plans and ways, and choose applicable studying thoughts.
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Until then, select passages on topics that you know something about. That will make it far easier to guess from context; you will know what the likely possibilities are, and you will know what is absolutely not possible. Making the most of Internet programs The Internet has given quite a boost to language-learning activities in a number of ways. It offers access to up-to-date texts in a wide variety of languages. Most countries have sites in the language of the country, and so do many enterprises and groups within them.
Developing foreign friendships As mentioned in the section above on study abroad, foreign friendships can be a very powerful tool for building language proficiency. Developing foreign friendships is not easy, but it is possible. Perhaps the most traditional way is through finding a foreign pen-pal, a person to whom you write on a regular basis. Pen-pals can be located through a number of sources. The Internet is a very good resource for developing foreign friendships. It provides resources for chat, email, and instant messaging with friends and e-pals.
Some possibilities include work as a diplomat, diplomatic attach´e, foreign business offices, the Peace Corps (for United States residents), non-government organizations, or as a teacher of English abroad. Unfortunately, many language learners who have had the opportunity to work abroad have not made the most of that opportunity and have actually ended up losing foreign-language proficiency even during the time that they were living among native speakers (Goodison, 1987). This happens when language learners associate with people from their own country and do not force themselves to participate in the larger, local community.
Achieving Success in Second Language Acquisition by Betty Lou Leaver