What is PolyglotClub approach?

At PolyglotClub, we believe that a language exchange between non-native speakers of any language is at least AS valuable as an exchange featuring one or more native speakers. Think global! Nowadays, a language like English is more in use among non-natives than natives. And the same goes for other commonly used languages. A foreign language learner should develop "language awareness", that is, a foreign language education that is broad and deep. Native speakers do not have the monopoly of their mother tongue, nor of their culture.
Many non-native speakers who are well acquainted with the target language and culture can teach them as well as a native.
PolyglotClub encourages you to investigate your beliefs and attitudes about foreign languages, and the effects they have on your language use, learning, and teaching.
These perceptions are essential, as they all have repercussions on people's everyday lives and their interpersonal and intergroup relationships.
If you have any misgiving about this approach, please read the paragraphs below. We guarantee immediate results!
The first few weeks, you may stumble on words, make mistakes, and feel embarrassed. But it is up to you to turn this frustration into further motivation to study and speak, review and practice!
During a language exchange, if you partner knows your native language, we insist that your mother tongue should only be allowed to clarify single/isolated words.
Yet, it should not discourage beginners or members who are not used to this approach. This method is designed to ensure maximum practice in the target language and the least possible use of your mother tongue.
Ultimately, this simple rule will enable the participants to focus on the study in point. It does not matter if the language exchange is geared towards beginners, intermediate or advanced learners. All language students need to train orally, regardless of their proficiency.
Find out about the concept of "Active Ear".
We would love to hear/read your feedback on these ideas. Please leave a comment below.
We hope that the debate of ideas that may ensue will be beneficial for the PolyglotClub Community as a whole.
Thank you for supporting us in making PolyglotClub ever more effective and helpful!

Related topics:


Filter by Language:
 2  1 All
vincent profile picture vincentOctober 2013
Please feel free to add your Language Learning Tips HERE !! Create a NEW FAQ :
Farangse profile picture FarangseJuly 2013
"It's up to you to turn this frustration into further motivation."
You can do many things to overcome frustration, and lots of books have been written on the subject, but what you basically should know is that you have two possible responses to stress: either a passive one, or an active one.
A passive response, i.e. doing nothing, would lead to blaming yourself, lowering your self-esteem, and inducing a feeling of apathy and depression.
In the active way, you have again two possible responses: destructive or constructive. When you're feeling anger, for example, you're being active-destructive, externalizing the blame for your perceived failure, and thus justifying it.
Instead, using that emotional energy in a constructive way will increase your concentration, your productivity, and your creativity.
So, either good or bad, use your emotions in an active-constructive way for yourself and for others. Always.