What are the benefits of the "Polyglot Club Approach" and the concept of "Active Ear"?

There are many benefits to this approach. Here are a few strong points:
- Time-saving: with a non-native speaker, you do not need to exchange languages.
That is, half the time in your mother tongue, and half the time in his native language.
You can both focus 100% on your common target language.
Thus, you can save 50% of your time.
This may be a valuable argument for Members who are busy learning many languages.
- Nowadays, English is more widely spoken by non-natives than by natives.
Besides, other major world languages tend to follow the same trend.
Hence, the sooner you get used to different pronunciations, vocabulary and "conversation cultures" in the target language, the better! This way, you will increase you knowledge of international expressions and slang that native speakers don't always use, but that are often heard in other countries.
- A native speaker of your target language may not be patient and just switch to your native language if they speak it, not giving you a chance to practice.
With a non-native speaker, this will not be the case because your shared interest is to focus on the same language.
- We advocate that peer correction is still possible, even with non-native speakers of the target language. Learners can definitely evaluate and correct one another’s performances.
Peer correction often helps to create a positive atmosphere as learners realize that natives speakers are not the only source of error correction and they can learn a lot from one another.
In fact, two partners with a common mother tongue know and can anticipate each other's difficulties and mistakes in a foreign language that they share.
Regardless of their level, they can always exchange useful ideas on the method, the language, the pronunciation, and other basic aspects of their learning.
So, let it out!

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