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No matter how you cut it, going from intermediate to advanced language skills is a
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Instead, look to that peak and realize that today it is closer than it was yesterday, and tomorrow i...
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6 Months if you: - Are an experienced language learner. - Are learning a very close language to yo...
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To put into actual numbers, I believe it should take any dedicated learner anywhere from 6 months to...
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[h2]Tip 5: Be Patient[/h2] I firmly believe that ...
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Writing about specific topics, and receiving and reviewing corrections. However, I will also enhanc...
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- Reading articles and marking/recording unknown words and phrases. - Speaking about specific topic...
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By understanding the value of both types of practice, you can push your language learning to new hei...
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The other, equally valuable type of practice is known as [b]natural practic...
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When you sit down with the express intention of learning (as you would during a class, or with a tex...
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And this is simply not so. Don’t get me wrong—sitting down to study from a textbook certainly has it...
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This mental association between language learning and book-based study is unfortunately so ingrained...
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[h2]Tip 4: Understand Deliberate vs. Natural Practice[/h2...
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This progression gradually expands the learner’s comfort zone by slowly building the skills of disco...
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A similar progression could be applied to another one of the four skills: Speaking. - Small talk ab...
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This progression starts the reader off with short texts accompanied by ample learning aids, and “end...
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A learner who is working on his or her reading skills could organize a sequence of learning as follo...
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[h2]Tip 3: Do Things Progressively[/h2] Learners ...
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Once I’ve applied the Bidirectional Translation method to a single course (usually for a period of 9...
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For example, whenever I decide to study a new language, I begin by employing my bidirectional transl...
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I personally have experienced this many times, even with learning methods I’ve developed myself!
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Once you’ve reached the intermediate plateau, instead of continuing on with the same old stale routi...
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This, however, would be a poor choice, as you would risk becoming so tired of the activity that you ...
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Since up to this point flashcard practice has been such a high-yield activity for you, it might be t...
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Gradually, however, you begin to become tired of seeing the same cards day in and day out. You start...
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Perhaps, prior to reaching the intermediate plateau, you are a big fan of flashcard-based programs l...
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[h2]Tip 2: Follow the Fun[/h2] As your language s...
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After all, if you never attempt what you think is impossible, how will you ever know if it’s possibl...
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Instead of just sticking to the comfortable slowed-down podcasts, it is in your best interest as a l...
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