Characteristics of a good language learner

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14 Characteristics of a Good Language Learner 
Rubin, J., & Thompson, I.,  How to be a more successful language learner.  Boston:  Heinle & Heinle, 1982. 
 
1.    Good languagelearners find their own way and take charge of their learning.  They determine the methods that are 
       best for them as individual learners.  They learn form others and experiment with different methods.2.    Good language learners organize their study of the language, and they organize information about the language they 
       study.
3.    Good language learners are creative.  They understandthat language is creative.  They experiment with the language and 
       play with grammar, words, and sounds.
4.    Good language learners make their own opportunities for practicing the languageinside and outside of the classroom.
5.    Good language learners learn to live with uncertainty by focusing on the meaning of what they can understand, by not 
       getting flustered, and bycontinuing to talk or listen without necessarily understanding every word.
6.    Good language learners use mnemonics and other memory strategies to recall what they are learning.
7.    Good languagelearners make errors work for them and not against them.
8.    Good language learners use linguistic knowledge, including knowledge of their first language, in learning a second 
        language.
9.   Good language learners use contextual clues to aid their comprehension of the language.  They maximize use of all 
       potential contexts around the language attended to for enhancingcomprehension.
10.   Good language learners learn to make intelligent guesses.
11.   Good language learners learn chunks of language as wholes and formalized routines to help them perform 
        beyondtheir competence.  For example, they may learn idioms, proverbs, or other phrases knowing what the whole 
        phrase means without necessarily understanding each individual part.
12.   Good...
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