Unlocking Language Learning: Overcoming Challenges and Embracing Success

Unlocking Language Learning: Overcoming Challenges and Embracing Success

Learning language is a bit like learning to walk—it's something humans do naturally. But for some people, learning languages can be hard.

Let me be clear: the idea that you can't learn after age 12 is silly. The real problem is our thoughts and attitudes. If you think you can't do something, you won't be able to do it. But if you believe you can, you can! It's like if someone thinks they can't use their body, they end up being as limited as someone who is actually disabled. Change your thinking, change your actions, and you'll see different results.

Learning languages can be tough because regular school methods might not work well. Even fancy schools can't hide the fact that learning a language is different. You can't pretend. If you can't really read Japanese, all the textbooks and certificates won't help. I've seen many Japanese majors who don't know the language well and English teachers in Japan who struggle with English.

Some people blame it on Japan being different and mysterious. But that's not true. I'm not an expert, but I've learned languages successfully by using certain ideas. I'm sharing my thoughts so you can try them too.

Here's how I see it: language isn't just something you learn—it's something you do every day. You don't have to be "good" at it; you just need to get used to it. You don't become fluent; you become the language itself.

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