I would like to know what you think is the secret for successful language learning.
Are you a successful language learner? If so, please share tips, ideas :-).
I understand what you are saying. But how does this willingness (reasons/motives for learning a language) translate into achievement (ability to speak that language). This is my dilemma. :-)
I am iItalian and we say 'volere è potere' = where there is a will, there is a way. But what is this 'way'? I wonder...
In my opinion, there is no secret for successful language learning. Your success will base on how much effort you put into learning language. I think reviewing and practicing are very important to succeed in learning language. Besides, you should looking for somethings related to the language you're learning that you're interested in.
For example, I'm learning Korean. Besides learning from textbook, I follow some funny channels related to Korean on Youtube , such as Talk to me in Korean, Learn Korean 101 Class, Billy Korean, etc. And I also listen to Korean music, watch Korean game shows to increase my interest in Korean. Sometimes I learned some new words from textbook and found that these words had appeared in the music lyrics.
That's my way of learning!
But I almost use it in everything (solving a problem,also studying,speaking the language)
It's not necessarily mediative as you can see.It stimulates your brain and it's actually proven.
Very interesting comments you all made...
Abbas, you mentioned loving the language you are learning is the secret of your success.. But how do you structure (if at all) your learning ? I love French and I was rather good at it when I was at school. But as I don't use it now I don't think my French is good at all. Ziv, you interestingly said that watching endlessly the same clip became a boring exercise, maybe as it sounds rather unnatural, but yet we need to do boring task if we want to master the language. So what else? I mean, if I want to practise my French without attending a class, how can I improve it. Is there anything that I can do on italki or other language learning sites which might help me? What do you do?
Muhammed interesting thought of meditative walking. you mean that as you walk you try to think/speak in the language you are learning? I actually have tried that in the past and it is rather cool :-)