Success with Languages (Routledge Study Guides) by Stella Hurd, Linda Murphey

By Stella Hurd, Linda Murphey

Commencing to examine a totally new language could be a daunting prospect. you might have now not studied for it slow, lack self belief, or just want for a few useful information on benefiting from your language research. good fortune with Languages is designed to aid all scholars to increase the abilities they should turn into an efficient language learner.
Written via skilled academics of languages on the Open college, good fortune with Languages bargains the most important and functional recommendation on such the most important parts as:
DT identifying your language and learn program
DT turning into an efficient learner
DT atmosphere own objectives for language learning
DT tracking your progress
DT utilizing ICT to aid your language learning
Each of the 10 chapters includes a variety of routines, with a purpose to assist you determine the best way that you just examine and look at the way it can be improved.
While designed basically for undergraduate and postgraduate scholars learning classes that contain a language part, this learn advisor is suitable to someone studying a language in any state of affairs. no matter what your motivation and goals,Success with Languages can assist you recognize your strength and open your brain to new cultures, peoples and their background.

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This may be necessary when: • you lack time to do some activities, particularly if your study involves assignment deadlines; • you already know an area well; • you want to improve on a particular aspect of the language; • you are having difficulty with a particular aspect of the language. Think about your own strengths and weaknesses to help you decide where to focus your efforts (see Chapter 4, ‘Assessing your strengths and weaknesses: setting goals’). When learning vocabulary, for example, you might want to differentiate between words and phrases you simply want to recognize and ones you will actively use.

One is that it gives you practice in the language and also develops the interpersonal skills you need 38 Success with Languages in real-life situations. It is not just a question of using the appropriate vocabulary and grammar or the correct pronunciation and intonation. Equally important is the need to understand what others are saying and doing in a particular situation, to take account of this and interact with them appropriately. This might involve discussing a contentious topic or reacting sympathetically.

Write words or phrases you find difficult to remember on Post-it™ labels and stick them up around the house (perhaps on a pin board or on your fridge door) or at work if possible. • Make vocabulary cards with the target language word or phrase on one side and your own language on the other. Test yourself and put the ones you know into a separate pile. Use the cards for revision at a later date. 4 Identifying where and when to set up opportunities for study Think about your own circumstances and add some more ideas for when or where you might be able to set up opportunities for studying.

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