Above all other tasks, the most important part of language learning is becoming an independent learner. Taking hold of your learning is the key to being successful in learning a foreign language.
To succeed in language learning you are going to have to spend a lot of time. You had better equip yourself with the tools you need for success.
It is easy to get frustrated in language learning, but we should try to avoid negative feelings. We will gradually, although slowly, improve if we continue to put in the time. It is normal to forget, over and over. It is normal to stumble, to not understand, to make mistakes. The brain learns all the time if given enough exposure, but it learns slowly. Be patient.
The main task of language learning is to learn words, in the context of interesting content, in the context of phrases, but words. We need lots of words to communicate effectively on a variety of subjects. If we have the words, the grammar will come.
What differentiates a successful language learner from a not so successful language learner?
It is often the ability to notice what is happening in the language.
The second in a series of videos on the secrets to language learning.
We can choose what to do, which activities and what to learn from. Make sure you choose things that you like. This will make a big difference.
The first in a series of seven videos on what really makes for effective language learning.
The first and perhaps most important secret is to spend enough time with the language to make progress.