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Thread: Pen pals as way to learn a foreign language

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    MerdeCat is offline Junior Member
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    Default Pen pals as way to learn a foreign language

    Have you tried to learn or get better at a language by having a foreign pen pal?

    Did it work?

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    Jewel is offline Member
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    I have not tried this yet, but I kind of thought about it. I'm taking German classes at my university, so a German pen pal could really help me to learn the language better, and to learn more about the culture there.

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    car-zone is offline Junior Member
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    Default Pen pals as way to learn a foreign language

    Studies have shown that how you learn a foreign language impacts whether or not you will actually follow through it. Obviously, if you get bored before youíve put in the required time and effort, youíre not going to learn much of the language at all. So letís address the facts that help determine whether youíre going to stick with your goal of learning a foreign language or not.

    First things first, you are going to need positive feedback. That means you need a way to measure your goal of learning the new language. Whether this includes tracking your progress or actually trying to speak the language with someone fluent in it doesnít matter. What does matter is that you have a way to gauge that youíre really learning. Otherwise you may get frustrated and give up long before you get anywhere at all.

    Secondly, you need to follow a step-by-step course that progresses from easy to hard. It should also do this slowly. Again, the reason you want to learn a foreign language in this manner is so you do not get too frustrated.

    The problem with early frustration is that it steers people toward giving up. If you donít see any progress in the early stages, you may not feel like you can accomplish your goal at all. Obviously, if you donít think your goal is achievable after all, chances are good youíll give up.

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    marwin24 is offline Junior Member
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    Arrow hello

    its help me lot to knowledge about the language and also more important tips so i think so also more things there

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    2d0k is offline Senior Member
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    Leyte, Philippines


    pen pals are not practical these days because of the advent of new technology like e-mails and cellular phone.. these are very good alternatives to learning a foreign language.

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    nnaman is offline Junior Member
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    Making pen pal is quiet common in this world of technology and it works, you can better learn a foreign language using this.

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