This article was originally posted on WomenLearnThai.com.
Language study: It’s not all fun!…
Now that I have a twitter account dedicated to language resources, @LearnThaiRes, I’ve been adding my favourite tweet people, like David Mansaray @DavidMansaray. Recently David introduced me to Ed Trimnell’s YouTube account: etrimnell.
Ed’s commonsense statements on learning languages drew me to share the below video.
Opinion: Should language study always be fun?…
Ed Trimnell: You’ve no doubt heard a lot of people promise that you can learn a language “without books, study–simply by going out there and speaking.”
This video explains why the most effective way to learn a language is through a combination of immersion and traditional study/translation-based methods.
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… don’t you just hate that?
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Anyway… what do you think? Should language study always be fun? Is immersion in your target language all it’s cracked up to be? Just what are the hard realities of learning a foreign language? Questions… questions…