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Learning languages

Listen to Simon talking about how he learned several languages in a variety of different ways.

Do the preparation task first. Then listen to the audio and do the exercises.



Language level

Upper intermediate: B2


the most effective language learning method for me is sitting in classroom setting and speak with the others. I think it's the best way because you have to speak english by this way. you can postpone the other activities but when you are in a classroom you have responsibility to your teacher and friends so  you have to do it!

i find it is easier to learn English by forcing my self to watching english tv and the most effevtive language method for me is listening

I think you can succeed in learning English in a classroom setting if you have a good teacher and a coursebook. Reading English and watching English TV is an insaparable part of the learning process. It develops your listening skills and memory. I try to learn English through listening to English songs, reading books and papers and watching films and TV programs in English.  Mastering any foreign language needs time and hard work.  And the most important thing is your desire to learn and master the language. But knowledge of the foreign language is not enough, the world view, your outlook on life is also important. You can learn to speak a foreign language only through speaking even if you make mistakes. Speaking is one of the ways to show what kind of person you are when you meet someone. Your tongue is your face.