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“Episode 35: “Whats, Whys, and Hows” of Language and Cultural Learning”

Pre-Listening Activity

Are some people natural learners and are born that way, or are there other factors that contribute to language learning? What are some of the best ways to learn a foreign language? 

Video Activity

Watch the video and answer the questions. Look for the closed-captions option ( CC ) at the bottom of the video to watch the transcript. [The captions are automatically generated, so they are not perfect.]

According to Riadh, _____ people are born with the ability to learn any language.

Elaine states that how quickly a person learns a language depends on exposure, their goals, and _______.

Pragya says ____________ is more important than perfect pronunciation.

Riadh advises that we should make learning English a lifestyle by ________ and doing a little of listening, reading, and speaking.

Elaine suggests that if your English teacher is boring, _________.