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  • In this video today, we've decided to share with you ten things that you should not do when learning a foreign language, so let's jump right in.

  • Number one: Don't start with all you've got, because soon you'll be feeling frustrated and you're going to want to give up; instead, start slowly and improve along the way.

  • Number two: Don't be afraid to speak.

  • If you wait until you're ready, you'll be waiting a long time, so just speak.

  • Number three: Don't apologize for making mistakes.

  • Making mistakes is an essential part of the learning process.

  • Unless you've unintentionally insulted someone, don't apologize.

  • Remember, embarrassing moments are educational and memorable.

  • Number four: Don't be afraid to ask questions.

  • It's okay to say, "I'm sorry. Can you please repeat what you've said?".

  • Number five: Don't forget that you can always paraphrase.

  • You don't have to speak exactly as it should be if you can explain what you mean.

  • Number six: Don't translate.

  • Try to understand the meaning of the phrase instead of translating it word by word.

  • Number seven: Don't do long study sessions.

  • Learning a new language is fun; don't turn it into a task that you have to do.

  • Number eight: Don't just use any material.

  • Use the right books and the right apps.

  • More to it in our future videos.

  • Number nine: Don't forget cognates.

  • If you speak French, for example, and you want to learn Spanish or Italian, cognates can be very useful.

  • Number ten: Don't think immersion is all about living abroad.

  • Although it is the best thing you could do, it's not necessary to travel abroad to learn a new language.

  • Remember, every one learns differently.

  • If you can understand and be understood, you're already halfway there.

In this video today, we've decided to share with you ten things that you should not do when learning a foreign language, so let's jump right in.

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10 Things you SHOULD NOT do when learning a foreign language

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    nanako.kamiya posted on 2020/06/16
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