I’ve seen a lot of learners and a lot of strategies pass through my classroom in the past four years of teaching English abroad. In those four years, I’ve also managed to learn two languages and am working on a third.
How people successfully learn a new language is an elusive topic – one that academics have had cat-fights about for years.
What exactly are the factors that determine a language student’s success?
Yesterday at the Nagoya International Center I came across the single most important language-learning factor: