Thursday, February 24, 2011

What Are Your Language-Learning Goals?

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This post isn't directly connected to language learning, but it is related to motivation, which is a very important characteristic that most successful language learners have.

A supervisor recently sent us a quote by Bruce Lee, which I thought was interesting, since Bruce Lee was an actor and a martial arts legend. Apparently, he was also a bit of a philosopher! Our supervisor also recommended that I search for other quotes by Bruce Lee. There are many sites on the internet with famous quotations, but on this site I found a few that I especially liked. They are:

A goal is not always meant to be reached; it often serves simply as something to aim at.

A wise man can learn more from a foolish question than a fool can learn from a wise answer.

If you spend too much time thinking about a thing, you'll never get it done.

Some thoughts for people learning new languages:
-What are your goals for learning a new language? (If you've not set goals, it may sound like a strange or new idea, but you should try it!) 
-What motivates you to learn a new language, and what things slow you down? 
-How can you overcome the obstacles that slow you down?

Feel free to share in the comments section. Until next time, have a good day!

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