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Knowthatthereare4skillstolearningalanguagespeakinglist

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Unformatted text preview: ay, you will enjoy the trip! • Your teacher, your books are valuable learning aids, but the ultimate responsibility for your success rest with you. Obviously, the more committed you are, the more you will progress. • Know that there are 4 skills to learning a language: speaking, listening, reading, writing. • You HAVE TO MAKE MISTAKES!!! Making errors are a part of learning a language. Don’t be embarrassed by your mistakes. Your classmates will also learn from you. Remember that we learn from one another. • Reduce your anxiety. Nervousness and worry can prevent you from using every opportunity to practice, and therefore interfere with your fluency in speech. Don’t try to be a perfectionist; otherwise you’ll never speak a word! • Guess! Risk­taking and guessing are necessary skills, particularly for listening and reading. Even if you are not exactly sure of the meaning of a word or sentence, be content with a rough idea. • A language cannot be translated word for word. If you use a translator on the Internet, you’ll realise that the end product can be very far from the original meaning. •Your pres...
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This note was uploaded on 07/29/2013 for the course FASS LAF1201 taught by Professor Baranska during the Fall '12 term at National University of Singapore.

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