学习语言需要知道的十件事 上
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1. Make realistic, specific goals
 
You have decided1 to learn another language. Now what? On our recent live chat our panellists first piece of advice was to ask yourself: what do you want to achieve and by when? Donavan Whyte, vice2 president of enterprise and education at Rosetta Stone, says: "Language learning is best when broken down into manageable goals that are achievable over a few months. This is far more motivating and realistic."
 
You might be feeling wildly optimistic when you start but aiming to be fluent is not necessarily the best idea. Phil McGowan, director at Verbmaps, recommends making these goals tangible3 and specific: "Why not set yourself a target of being able to read a newspaper article in the target language without having to look up any words in the dictionary?"
 
2. Remind yourself why you are learning
 
It might sound obvious, but recognising exactly why you want to learn a language is really important. Alex Rawlings, a language teacher now learning his 13th language, says: "Motivation is usually the first thing to go, especially among students who are teaching themselves." To keep the momentum4 going he suggests writing down 10 reasons you are learning a language and sticking it to the front of the file you are using: "I turn to these in times of self-doubt."
 
3. Focus on exactly what you want to learn
 
Often the discussion around how to learn a language slides into a debate about so-called traditional v tech approaches. For Aaron Ralby, director of Linguisticator, this debate misses the point: "The question is not so much about online v offline or app v book. Rather it should be how can we assemble the necessary elements of language for a particular objective, present them in a user-friendly way, and provide a means for students to understand those elements."
 
When signing up to a particular method or approach, think about the substance behind the style or technology. "Ultimately," he says, "the learning takes place inside you rather that outside, regardless of whether it’s a computer or book or a teacher in front of you."
 
4. Read for pleasure
 
For many of our panellists, reading was not only great for making progress, but one of the most rewarding aspects of the learning experience. Alex Rawlings explains that reading for pleasure "exposes you to all sorts of vocabulary that you won’t find in day-to-day life, and normalises otherwise baffling and complicated grammatical structures. The first book you ever finish in a foreign languages is a monumental achievement that you’ll remember for a long time."
 
5. Learn vocabulary in context
 
Memorising lists of vocabulary can be challenging, not to mention potentially dull. Ed Cooke, co-founder and chief executive of Memrise, believes that association is key to retaining new words: "A great way to build vocabulary is to make sure the lists you’re learning come from situations or texts that you have experienced yourself, so that the content is always relevant and connects to background experience."


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1 decided lvqzZd     
adj.决定了的,坚决的;明显的,明确的
参考例句:
  1. This gave them a decided advantage over their opponents.这使他们比对手具有明显的优势。
  2. There is a decided difference between British and Chinese way of greeting.英国人和中国人打招呼的方式有很明显的区别。
2 vice NU0zQ     
n.坏事;恶习;[pl.]台钳,老虎钳;adj.副的
参考例句:
  1. He guarded himself against vice.他避免染上坏习惯。
  2. They are sunk in the depth of vice.他们堕入了罪恶的深渊。
3 tangible 4IHzo     
adj.有形的,可触摸的,确凿的,实际的
参考例句:
  1. The policy has not yet brought any tangible benefits.这项政策还没有带来任何实质性的好处。
  2. There is no tangible proof.没有确凿的证据。
4 momentum DjZy8     
n.动力,冲力,势头;动量
参考例句:
  1. We exploit the energy and momentum conservation laws in this way.我们就是这样利用能量和动量守恒定律的。
  2. The law of momentum conservation could supplant Newton's third law.动量守恒定律可以取代牛顿第三定律。
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