a myth -> an idea that is believed by many people but that is not true
Some adult learners come to language learning with the baggage of language learning myths. Some think they’re too old to reach fluency in English, while others think English can be learned in a specific amount of time. In this activity, we’ll consider various myths, and then meet on Skype to bust them! At the end of the week, you’ll write a short paragraph critiquing one of the myths, and post it on the forum below. If you’d like, an eFacilitator can send some selective feedback on your writing by email. If so, send a request by Skype.
Watch / Read
Watch the videos and study the useful links listed below. These resources discuss many language learning myths. However, we do encourage you to search online for more information about language learning myths. Remember, Google is your best friend! Take some notes as you watch and read; they will be handy later during our Skype discussion, and for your assessment task.
Join a Skype class to bust some myths! There will be at least two class times available during the week. Send your availability to the eFacilitator by Skype, and you will get a notification back. Please find the links to the upcoming classes under Join the Live Workshop below.
Pick one myth and write a paragraph critiquing it. Include the description of the myth, explain why people believe it’s true, and state your position towards it. Post your critique on the forum below.
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