Language learning skills refer to both concrete ways of learning a language, such as memorising or listening to music in the target language, and to an understanding of contexts or places in which you learn best. The latter refers, for example, to listening to music to improve concentration or to a preference to work in groups instead of individual work to discuss difficult issues.
Language learning skills also include the skills to assess your learning, to improve your study skills further, and to set goals for your learning. It is also important to learn how to give and receive feedback as well as how to assess the feedback you receive.
Also important in learning is finding the motivation to learn as well as ways of learning that suit you best. It is important to get feedback on your learning and skills for three reasons: to better understand what you know now, where you could improve, and what you could strive for in the future. Motivation can be intrinsic and arise from the inside or it can be linked to specific goals.
- 33. Motivation and means of learning
- 34. The benefits of plurilingualism