The book is looks at the very nature of learning and at the factors that help create success as well as the key area of the factors leading to language learning success in particular.
He argues that we developed the necessary capacities to learn languages when we acquired our first language. However they have been neutralised by ineffective practices taught to us in school, creating the problems we have now.
Andrew maintains that once people are given the understandings and the keys, anyone can learn languages to the level they desire as long as they do what it takes. This involves letting go of various practices and beliefs and learning to approach learning as a game, where we need to be at the helm.
Andrew says that currently most people don’t believe that success is achievable, mainly because of the exceedingly poor outcomes most experience. These figures would appear to support that contention - “96% of students who voluntarily enrol in foreign language classes "give up" after three years”*.
Language learning is looked at in ways that many language learners may not be accustomed to but the ideas stem from the understanding that we already have learned a language so the exercises and approach have a common sense about them that learners will be able to readily grasp.
The book contains many practical ideas and exercises that are also designed to help language learners improve their learning prowess so the exercises provided perform a dual purpose.
It is suitable for language learners who are setting out or who are well on their way.
This book is available worldwide in all good bookshops as well as in Ebook format.
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