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Three characteristics of successful learners

Many people, seeing those who have been successful in learning English, attribute their achievements to their inherent ability, good conditions, or choosing the right school and learning style. Of course, all of this is true, but these are just the obvious parts of a problem that is much more complex and deeper than that.

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In fact, these few reasons cannot explain the success of some self-taught people who, without the help of any of the above, have achieved high levels of fluency in the language, or explain why others, despite Enjoying all the possible benefits have failed miserably.

 “If you do not want to learn yourself, no one can help you. If you are determined to learn, no one can stop you.”

When it comes to learning, there is something more fundamental than that, which is more about psychology, self-help, and human motivation than conventional methods.

Today we want to discover the hidden forces in the success of language learners, these forces include personality traits, attitudes and learning habits that go far beyond traditional classroom learning and are of multifaceted interest to all excellent students.

Here are three characteristics of successful learners that are less mentioned:

1. They are inherently motivated to learn.

Successful language learners are very purposeful in what they do. Both subconsciously and consciously, you must have an inner reservoir of motivation. No one but yourself can give you a reason to learn well.

Although it is common to be influenced by external motivations, such as career success, travel, or even the wishes of someone else (such as your parents or principal), good students need to find a way to make the learning process really “important” to them. .

Having a strong intrinsic motivation helps to prioritize learning, going through difficult periods, when you are not feeling well or when it seems boring to you, and allows you to enjoy the learning process.

Remember, we learn better when we have fun!

2. They take responsibility for their own learning

It is great to have an inner motivation to inspire you and make you eager to learn, but if you are not yet ready to take charge of your learning process, this device alone will not get you there.

Accepting the responsibility of learning means recognizing your essential role in the learning process and knowing that no matter what the cost to the teacher or school, no matter how great resources and benefits you have, it is you who must spend time and energy practicing.

Successful language learners do not place this responsibility on others, they do not seek magical solutions (very simple and easy solutions that are not effective in practice), and they do not expect an English course alone to make them fluent. .

Successful language learners evaluate what works for them and what does not, they take control of their processes. As they take responsibility for their own learning, they learn something at every step and enjoy the reward of fluent speaking for a lifetime.

3. They build a support network for themselves

successful learners participate in support networks and to create such networks. These networks are groups of people who support them in achieving fluency. These networks include teachers, successful role models, friends, cheerleaders, and those with whom they practice conversation.

We all know that no matter what we do, we would be more successful if we did it with a group of people who are on the same path as ourselves because we could help each other get to the destination faster. This is especially true of language learning, because the learning system is a communication system and cannot be learned in the same way as other subjects and lessons.

Having a support network not only gives you the opportunity to practice what you learn and emulate the people around you, but also strengthens your learning process with constructive feedback and support from the network.

All of these secret performances for the success of language learning can be summed up in one fact: no one but you can learn a language for you, and no one can be paid to give you these qualities.

Once again, it should be noted that there are many people who have learned the language themselves and have never paid for a teacher or anything else and have reached a good level.

 You have to work on yourself to be a great learner. This is called self-help. Many language learners fail because they believe that all they need to do is pay someone, listen to the instructions, and learn the grammar step by step, while doing all this, ignoring the inner dimension.

When you focus on developing these qualities in the process of learning English, you become more advanced, disciplined and spontaneous not only in learning English but throughout your life.

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