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When you reach the higher language levels, it's not enough to just study. How does it feel to reach a level where you are looking for ways to go beyond fluency? How can you move towards mastery?
There's no Lindsay in this episode (don't worry, she'll be back very soon!), so I found myself two experts who know what they are talking about:
The episode is full of tips and strategies for reaching the very advanced levels and getting better even after years of study.
Check out the full blog post and show notes for this article at www.fluentlanguage.co.uk/blog/podcast-advanced-language
"Learning a language is a bit like hugging a cactus - you can never get entirely comfortable"
Enjoy the journey, stop for a breather whenever you feel like it and keep going.
Tristan sums this up with a wonderful sentence: Don't worry about getting fluent. Worry about getting better.
Learning another language is a long, hard process, requiring a lot of dedication (..) After all, as an adult trying to learn a new language it’s all about “overcoming human nature”. You need, erm, “need”: you’re either surrounded by the language, you know somebody who speaks it, you have an unusual interest in the country or culture or the language will benefit you at work
Special Guest: Gareth Popkins.
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