People are often afraid that if they’re not “talented”, they’ll never be able to learn a foreign language. And that’s a total BS! Yes – there’s something called Language Learning Aptitude but even if you score higher and don’t do the work, it’s not going to help you much. And on the other hand, if you happen to get a lower score, it doesn’t mean you’re not able to learn. Generally speaking, I’m not a fan of measuring your talent, as language is such a complex entity with so many different areas. I might be wrong 😉 but I definitely believe that there’s a better predictor of your success. It’s not your talent. Nor your IQ. In her TED speech, Angela Lee Duckworth says the best predictor of success is grit.
- they are extremely motivational,
- you can listen to really great speakers and try to learn how to improve public speaking,
- you can improve your English by listening to something that is interesting and relevant for you, hence the learning process is going to be more natural and less “painful” 😉
- GRIT – determination to do something despite difficulties on your way
James is not very quick-witted, but he’s the grittiest of all my students.
Many successful entrepreneurs dropped out of college and worked on their businesses instead.
She’s such a rookie. I have to teach her EVERYTHING!
Some people say you have to switch from “fixed mindset” into “growth mindset” to achieve success.
I’m not able to predict the outcome of the changes in Google’s algorithm.