|Contributors||Takashi Iba, Mami Sakamoto|
|Last modification||May 16, 2017|
|Source||Iba & Sakamoto (2011); Iba (2010); Köppe & Nijsten (2012)|
|Pattern formats||OPR Alexandrian|
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“There is no way to stop sound and have sound.” — Walter J. Ong
You want to be good at listening and reading in a language.
To master languages is tough.
- • The sense of a language is much affected by the nature and culture where it is used.
- • The stock of expressions enables you to convey what you want to say.
- • It takes a long time to master a language.
Set up your environment where you always listen and read in the target language.
- • If you want to master a foreign language, set up your environment, for example, using mobile media, and to continue listening to and reading it.
- • Then, make rules to use the language every day, for example, just listen to an online radio broadcast or audio book in the background. Making a physical record of your learning activities as is a good way to maintain your motivation.
- Iba, T., & Sakamoto, M. (2011). Learning patterns III: a pattern language for creative learning. In Proceedings of the 18th Conference on Pattern Languages of Programs (PLoP 2011) (p. 29). New York:ACM.
- Patlet mentioned in Iba, T. (2010). Designing a Pattern Language for Creative Learners.
- Also mentioned in Köppe, C., & Nijsten, M. (2012). A pattern language for teaching in a foreign language: part 2. In Proceedings of the 19th Conference on Pattern Languages of Programs (PLoP 2012) . New York:ACM.