Whys & Wherefores
They also know how they prefer to learn and choose learning situations that are suited to their way of learning. Good language learners are actively...
Sir, who are good language learners?Group II Aspirant, HyderabadGood language learners find a style of learning that suits them. When they are in a learning situation which they do not like, they are able to adapt it to their personal needs. They believe they can always learn something, whatever the situation.
They also know how they prefer to learn and choose learning situations that are suited to their way of learning. Good language learners are actively involved in the language learning process. They take responsibility for their own learning. Besides regular language classes, they create opportunities to use the language. They are willing to take risks, to appear foolish if necessary.
Good language learners try to figure out how the language works. They try to come to grips with the language as a system. They pay attention to form and look for patterns. They develop good techniques for improving their pronunciation, learning grammar and vocabulary.
They welcome mistakes as a way of learning more about the language. Good language learners are aware of the very close relationship between language and culture. They have a long term commitment to language learning. They are realistic in realizing that it takes time and practice to master the language.