Characteristics of Successful Language Learners

Characteristics of Successful Language Learners

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A lot of people look at successful language learners and attribute their achievements to natural ability, favorable circumstances, or because they chose the right school or method.  While these are all important ingredients to success, they are just the tip of the iceberg [the most apparent part of a much deeper and complex problem].
In reality, they do little to explain why so many self-taught learners reach high levels of fluency without the help of any of these, or why others, despite having every conceivable advantage, fail miserably.

 “If you are NOT WILLING to learn, no one can help you. If you are DETERMINED to learn, no one can stop you.” –Anonymous

There is something much more fundamental at play here, something that has much more to do with psychology, self-help, and human motivation than conventional EFL methodology.

Today we are going to explore the hidden forces of successful language learners, including character traits, attitudes, and learning habits that go way beyond traditional classroom learning to the multi-disciplinary heart of all great learners.

Here are the 5 characteristics of successful language learners:

1. They Are Intrinsically Motivated to Learn
2. They Take Responsibility For Their Learning
3. They Connect Their English To Their Life
4. They Aren’t Afraid to Make Mistakes
5. They Build Support Networks

You can read the original article here: http://englishwithatwist.com/2013/11/08/5-characteristics-to-english-flu...

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Thank you Dear Jafar for sharing such awesome text here with us, 

I really do agree with you when a person has kind of pasion for something to achieve he will pave the road which is ended up to his goal even when it is bumpy

thank you again

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