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Common Themes of Language Learnering 

Creating your American Character

Language Learning Is Intense, there is no casual way.
You must drown in it, totally breathe it in every moment.
 

Intensive (Depth) vs. Extensive (Length) READING
 

The more you can tolerate:
discomfort, embarrasmente, frustration,
the faster you will learn *site study*

When speaking, focus on *communication*.
Circumlocate!

Never say a single word only.  Focus on steady pattern connections.

When speaking, don't be perfect.  We're always constantly *stumbling forward*

Patience, with yourself, your classmates, and the process, while simultaneously maintaining  determination.

Never say a single word only.  Focus on steady pattern connections.

We are what we practice

Give your listener the best possibility to understand you.

When speaking, don't be perfect.  We're always constantly *stumbling forward*

You have to maintain your confidence that you WILL get to a high level of your new language

Be open to change.  Be curious to the odd ways it's different, don't fight it.

Learning a language is like an iceberg, the learning part is just the tip, most of it is practice!

Much of the battle is just creating interesting, motivating, baby steps.  

Learning a language is like an iceberg, the learning part is just the tip, most of it is practice!

Learning a language is a lot like walking through the mountains, in the clouds.  Most of the time you can't see much or even where you're going.  But occasionally the wind blows the fog away, and you can see the peak, where you're going, and how far you've come.

Input comes first, then Output

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