Languages and why a lot of people quit before they even start
A lot of people say they’d love to learn a new language, that they will learn a new language. And the sad thing is that most of these people quit before they even start. They may buy a course book↲, but will not get past the first two chapters before giving up↲. Here are the reasons why:
It’s crazy, but most people want to be proficient in a language in under two or three weeks. And if after only ONE week of studying, they still don’t understand a lot of what they hear or read, they give up. People have these crazy expectations and they don’t realize that a language is something that takes time, much time in fact, and something that -like a plant- has to be watered everyday. Be realistic when setting your goals. If fluency in three weeks is what you want, be prepared for disappointment.
3. No self- discipline
People will give up because they realize that language learning has become ‘boring’ or they actually don’t want to learn the language anymore↲. These people begin to realize that language learning is going to be a gigantic task↲ and decide to stop right there. After all, it’s much easier to go do something else than sit down and study a new language.
I take errors positively. And usually when I’m doing my exercises I don’t really care about them. I get all my stuff corrected by a friend who is a native French speaker so he weeds out↲ the errors and I go over them and try not to make them again in the future. But most people will take errors negatively, and will become despaired if they make a lot of them. Note: Errors are natural, you can not learn a new language without making errors.
Also, some people are embarrassed over possibly making errors, which I find completely foolish.
Do I actually need to explain this?
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- quit ↔ desistir
- course book ↔ livro didático ↲
- giving up ↔ desistir ↲
- Daydreaming ↔ Fantasiar, Devanear ↲
- in under ↔ em menos do que
- give up ↔ desistir
- watered ↔ regado
- Be realistic ↔ Seja realista
- setting your goals ↔ definindo de seus objetivos
- boring ↔ chato
- anymore ↔ mais ↲
- task ↔ tarefa ↲
- right there ↔ nesse exato momento
- something else ↔ outra coisa
- I take errors positively ↔ Eu levo erros por lado positivo
- I don’t really care ↔ Eu realmente não me importo
- weeds out ↔ separa,elimina (coisas indesejáveis) ↲
- foolish ↔ tolo
- Lazy ↔ Preguiça
|Os alunos devem adquirir um manual escolar no início dos cursos. ↔Students are expected to buy a course book at the beginning of the year|
|You should give up smoking. ↔Você deveria parar de fumar.|
|Don’t give up hope. ↔Não perca as esperanças.|
|Instead of studying, he spent the afternoon daydreaming about his vacation.|
|não consigo mais ouvi-lo ↔I can’t hear him anymore|
|Você vai ter que tomar um partido. Não pode mais simplesmente ficar em cima do muro! ↔You’ll have to take sides. You can’t just sit on the fence anymore!|
|sentir-se à altura da tarefa ↔to feel adequate to the task|
|I was unable to complete the task. ↔Não consegui terminar a tarefa.|
|That will likely lead to renewed strength after it weeds out the weaker players.|
|A slowing economy weeds out the merely good companies from the truly great ones.|
|When you have a crisis like this, it sort of weeds out the weaker companies.|