Short video: 5 Secrets that Polyglots know about learning languages!

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Things about learning languages that polyglots have in common:

  1. Don't wait to be taught. Be an active learner, not a passive one. Take the initiative to learn. Try different ways and find one that works for you.
  2. Have fun doing it! Enjoy the process!
  3. Have a lot of contact with the language. Get exposure every day at every opportunity.
  4. Learn in lots of little chunks instead of one or two huge cram sessions a week. Practice in little chunks.
  5. Have a system or a plan. Follow the plan.



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Phillip.Laplana wrote:
Have fun doing it! Enjoy the process!

Someone who enjoys the process has an advantage of sorts over someone who doesn't, but I still think this is really strange when given as "advice". It's pretty hard to invent enjoyment.

I'm reading the Malazan Book of the Fallen.

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leosmith wrote:
Phillip.Laplana wrote:
Have fun doing it! Enjoy the process!

Someone who enjoys the process has an advantage of sorts over someone who doesn't, but I still think this is really strange when given as "advice". It's pretty hard to invent enjoyment.

Perhaps they meant, "find ways to make the learning fun?"  

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Phillip.Laplana wrote:
leosmith wrote:
Phillip.Laplana wrote:
Have fun doing it! Enjoy the process!

Someone who enjoys the process has an advantage of sorts over someone who doesn't, but I still think this is really strange when given as "advice". It's pretty hard to invent enjoyment.

Perhaps they meant, "find ways to make the learning fun?" :thinking_face:

Perhaps, but that's a double-edged sword, as demonstrated in this video:



I'm reading the Malazan Book of the Fallen.

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leosmith wrote:

Perhaps, but that's a double-edged sword, as demonstrated in this video:


I think I need to go back to school... and you know, finish my degree.... yeah...

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