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What are the characteristics of a good language learner?

.A good language learner …constantly looks for patterns in language.

A good language learner… …tries to communicate her message. . even when she is missing some specific language knowledge.

A good language learner… …uses every possible opportunity to practice the language. .

A good language learner… …analyzes her own speech. . and the speech of others.

A good language learner… …makes good guesses! .

A good language learner… …uses context to improve comprehension when reading or listening. .

and what she already knows. .A good language learner… …tries to think of a relationship between the new language.

A good language learner… …enjoys grammar exercises. .

A good language learner …knows that it’s OK to make mistakes. .

A good language learner… …is relaxed and has a positive attitude about learning the language. .

Remember… Learning a new language is FUN! You can do it! (End of presentation) .

. Rubin. I. Oxford: Oxford University Press. How languages are learned. Patsy M. J. Nina (1993). & Spada. Boston: Heinle and Heinle. & Thompson. (1994) How to be a more successful language learner.Sources Lightbown.