Why it is impossible to learn a foreign language? The simplest explanation – «no language skills». But this is only true in some cases – sometimes, people already know two languages, and the third he did not given. Maybe not perfect technique. Maybe it’s psychological incompatibility with the teacher. Maybe people did not realize how strongly resists learning. About these issues, and curious the way to solve them will be discussed below.
Linguist – Linguistico
Part of the problem of failure is that all the traditionally taught language as linguists, loading a lot of details, more important to the professional linguist than to the user language. Meanwhile, the polls wanting to learn one or another language shows that 76% of them need it just as users for communication, correspondence, reading professional literature. The government spends huge amounts of money on years of language training in secondary and higher education, but little use. The system was formed when the needs in foreign language communication was not necessary was to read and translate. Now when a person already have to be able to communicate when he has the need to learn the language, it’s time to share the training of users and linguists. Language user to prepare and shorter and cheaper — for 6-8 months to achieve a decent result.
The inability for languages?
Another problem of failure is the very «lack of language skills». Again, according to statistics, this ability to learn foreign languages have only 6% of the population (the fact that these people were selected Stirlitz, able to impersonate the local natives — and yet not every professional scholar could get rid of my accent, even barely noticeable; here play the role of individual psychological quality, acting skills and even the structure of the vocal apparatus). But to learn the language in order to speak and understand, can any person possessing normal intelligence. You just need to pick him a key. And with the key-and then problems arise. Sometimes chosen by the teacher methodology is not suitable to a specific person — for example, psychologists say that people melancholic warehouse contraindicated communication techniques and all sorts of immersion, it is better calmly and methodically to learn the language, thus avoiding excessive stress. Right to choose the right course helps to psychological testing.
The results of testing experts will make a psychological portrait of a person and give advice on the course selection. They can also highlight such issues in language learning, which the man himself does not know. The root of the difficulties may lie in the field of linguistics. Someone studying the language because it is a compensatory activity: a housewife sits in a Golden cage, ripped apart from idleness — let even the language is learned; someone goes to the study of language from family, personal and professional problems. Someone not quite aware of how much effort this may require serious work, and begins to take time off to moonlight somewhere on the second month. Someone just forced to learn foreign: a philologist in the University is nowhere to go from mandatory (and not always loved) in a second language, the other driven language courses in administrative proceedings — the motivation «H. R.» or «expelled» may not be considered optimal. People naturally resist — but learning a language requires active participation. Meets and fun business approach: I pay you money, and you tell me learn English. Around such a client, the teacher has to run, fuss, bother — but provided tailor-made course can be achieved even in this case.
Quietly to himself
Good effect gives individual distance learning, in which the person is recorded on the tape progressively more complex expressions in a foreign language (with the translation, but the alternation of language carefully calculated) in accordance with his individual personality and intellectual characteristics. He listens to them in native mode and then meets with the teacher for correction (this is the main difference between distance learning from correspondence). At every meeting (usually not more often than once a month) the teacher should evaluate the students ‘ progress and adjust course. It can also be referred to a psychologist, if something is persistently not going well — or in those cases (but, alas, they are), when a person claims that he learned nothing and scandals, demanding the money back: the psychologist is quite capable to figure out what the essence of the conflict. The course material after the teaching assessment and consultation of the psychologist is not changing, but the method of delivery is adjusted to make the information easier to digest a specific person.
Distance learning does not bind a person to a rigid schedule, does not require a permanent presence in a particular place and regular meetings with a teacher and a group of communication only increases motivation. In the group of communication going 3-4 to practice in the studied self — and teacher guides, helps and, of course, ensures that the lively conversation of the most interesting moments when words are not kept pace with the emotions, not switched to their native language. This system quickly produces results: the person gains confidence in himself, understands the speech addressed to him and he can make a statement, not translating the design into the mind of Russian foreign. By the way, the translation of this approach can’t be taught — and if there is a need for it, you may need a small special course and training in this area — and this is not needed if you have already studied the language previously in the traditional way.