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4 Great Language-Learning Articles for You to Read and Learn From


Okay, time to introduce something new here on Smart Language Learner.

The Internet contains a lot of junk! Sifting through all of it is a pain.

Luckily, there´s a also a lot of good stuff floating around.

And even better, I’ve done the work for you selecting 5 of the best, most interesting articles for you to read.

Normally, it will only include posts and articles published recently, but since this is the first one, I’ve included great posts from any time.

Enjoy reading!

Imitation is the Key to Learning Languages
A very useful article about imitating native speakers. Imitation is especially important when it comes to developing good accent and is an excellent way to go from an intermediate to an advanced level in your target language.

The Emotional Roller Coaster of Language Learning
About the psychological stages you go through when learning a new language. Funny and recognizable. When I or someone else talks about stages in language learning, keep in mind that they’re helpful tools to explain where you are, but that the map is not the territory.

Can’t Learn a Foreign Language? Not True, Say Scientists
A rather entertaining article. Want to learn a new word? Neuroscientists say that all you have to do is listen to it 160 times over a period of 14 minutes. Not very practical as a commenter remarked:

So that means it will take approximately 100,000 years to master Italian!

Forget What You Know About Good Study Habits
A great article from the New York Times that debunks a lot of learning myths.

For example,  many people consider themselves more a visual or auditory learner. Gurus recommend that you find your personal learning style. On the surface it all looks very sound — except that there’s very few, if any, scientific evidence to support this theory.

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