Learning a New Language: The Pitfalls of Correcting Language Mistakes

Learning a New Language: The Pitfalls of Correcting Language Mistakes

Should we correct someone when we hear them making a mistake in a second langue?

Correcting a language learners’ mistakes, especially in public, can be counterproductive.

It can cause anxiety and lower self-confidence. Instead, a supportive environment that prioritizes motivation, self-confidence, and low stress is crucial for effective language learning.

Why you shouldn’t let age be an obstacle to learning a new language.

Why you shouldn’t let age be an obstacle to learning a new language.

Have you ever heard someone saying, “I’m too old to learn a new language”? Have you perhaps said so yourself?

Language learning’s surrounded by a sea of myths or “universal truths.”

This series explores these myths, their origins, and whether there’s any truth to them in the hopes of encouraging people to learn a second (or third) language.

Myth 1: The older you get, the harder it gets!