What do good language learners do to learn languages?

What can we learn from good language learners - those who speak several languages - about language learning? What characteristics do good language learners have and what strategies do they use to learn another language? These two graphics show that: 1. good language learners need motivation, exposure, feedback and practice and 2. good language learners use many different strategies to learn another language. What is your motivation for learning another language? How do you maximise your exposure to it? How can you practise it more and get feedback when you write or speak it? Which of these strategies do you use? What other strategies do you use?

"A little language goes a long way" Helping Year 10 students to see the benefits of

Languages build relationships Languages build confidence Languages build careers Where will your languages take you? This was my message and question to 220 Year 10 pupils studying French, German and/or Spanish at St Aidan's Church of England High School in Harrogate yesterday. Feedback from Andrew MacCallum, Head of Modern Languages: "Thank you so much for the time and effort you put into the presentation for our Year 10 linguists. It was an excellent talk and has really helped them to think about where they go with languages and given some of them the confidence to voice these ideas in class already". Feedback from Marian Farrar, Business and Community Partnerships: "It was a really brilli

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