Language Learning Unlocked
This book shows language learners (learning any language) how to discover the language learning potential we all have within us. If you are struggling to learn a language or going too slowly (as most do) you will be shown how to turn that around. It gives you not only the tools (some as free bonuses) but also the understandings that will enable you to know what you have to do to achieve your goal. More
If you are struggling to learn a language or are seeking a way that can avoid that, then this book is for you. The hard reality is that the vast majority of people struggle to learn another language. This is despite the fact that all of us learned our first language to the level of our peers!
So clearly we all have the capacity! What goes wrong is that we are taught in ways that only has us struggle with little reward resulting in the belief that language learning is hard. So we (over 95% of us in fact!) end up believing that it is and once you believe that the die is cast!
The author, Andrew Weiler, has been researching this conundrum for over 35 years and has put together in one volume his classroom and life based research. His search for an answer has taken him to areas far removed from the language classroom as well as to sitting by the side of foremost educationalists and language learning experts.
What can be discovered by anyone who looks is that most language learning or teaching practices yield few results except for the exceptional learner. Drilling, rote memorization, grammar analysis and exercises, learning phrases, and so on don’t take into account the awesome learning powers we all demonstrated in our first few years. As a consequence, language learners usually make slow progress.
Language Learning Unlocked sets out to dispel the myth that language learning has to be hard. It explains how we all learned our first language, seemingly effortlessly, and through this the reader is led to understand that learning a language can be a rewarding and fulfilling experience as long as they are engaged in the experience, as infants are. Engagement is in fact a key that is focused on throughout the book.
Another reason why a lot of language learners struggle is that as we grow up we develop affective filters which can get in the way of doing what is necessary to learn a language. These, such as a fear of making mistakes, are explored, as are ways of dealing with them. There are in fact 7 free downloadable bonuses (Value - $170) included with the book, many of which are targeted at just these issues.
Have you ever tried eating soup with a fork? That is in fact what happens with many language learners when they attempt to use some of the practices that they were exposed to in school or in courses in later years. Hence little progress is made and the learners become disillusioned with their progress and with their abilities. The reality is that there is little wrong with their abilities, it is just that they are going about the learning in ineffective ways. Language Learning Unlocked provides many insights into the kinds of practices that can yield tangible and confidence building results.
Various practices are provided in all of the main skill areas, including learning:
• vocabulary so it is retained and able to be used,
• the structures of the language so they are used naturally and when needed,
• pronunciation so the results are natural and improve over time,
• how to read more carefully so that reading actually improves your overall language use,
• how to listen better, so that all aspects of your spoken speech improves,
• how to speak to people easily, with a simple to learn formula.
Reading this book can put you on the path to a rewarding and fulfilling language learning experience, where you know what you need to do, what kinds of resources and classes can help you and what you need to stay clear of. You will discover a path to proficiency and fluency that requires you to do the work, but the work you do will be satisfying and producing results of which you will be proud.
Buy Language Learning Unlocked now so you immediately access all the benefits!
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