Hello everybody Today I want to talk about attitude to language learning. Having a good attitudeto learning language helps overcome barriers to learning. These barriers maybe personal barriers, or physical barriers.Examples of personal barriersHow we personally feel about our progressOur ability to remember words, phrases, grammar pointsOur feelings about how well we pronounce wordsWhat other people tell us about how we learn Teachers’ comments good or not so goodHow much we feel we need to learn a language wellWhat we think language will give us and what we think it might make harder Examples of physical barriers Time or lack of itOpportunities to speak with other speakers of the language (native speakers inparticular) The place we learn (class or home) The things we have to provide us with language “input”: courses, books, DVD,MP3, Websites All these things (and many more I am sure) affect us in how we learn. It may bea positive effect or not.Some negative effects could be, if we have a bad teacher, this will affect us, if we don’t have enough good learning material, if we don’t have enough time.Some positive effects could be having a good teacher, praise that makes usfeel good, remembering more words that we expect, finding we can pronouncethings well. There are many more things that we can add to this list.