Posted by: lyonenglishnetwork | June 28, 2012

Make yourself comfortable…

Being comfortable in a language doesn’t mean you will be able to do certain things just by doing them once.

Let’s say you do “welcoming a visitor” in an English class. However good the class is, that does not mean you will be completely comfortable welcoming a visitor when you are actually using the language. It takes experience, it takes vocabulary, it takes time and it takes practice.

But being comfortable in the language is extremely important: it’s the goal. There’s not much point just learning a few phrases, you can do that with a phrase book.

The goal is to speak the language well, and the only way, I believe, this is possible is sufficient exposure to relevant input and content. Speaking becomes only the acid test to see if we are comfortable.


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