terça-feira, 31 de janeiro de 2012


Learning is a very interesting process and also quite complex. Interesting due to all benefits we acquire during the process, besides the knowledge per si; complex due to the difficulties we create within.

Although you need to go further in grammar and increase your range of vocabulary to express your ideas in an utterance way, you don't need to make such a fuss regarding communication as it is, nothing more nothing less, than communicating an idea and you already know how to do it in Portuguese.

Most of the time, the students spend years and years trying to study more and more grammar and get as much vocabulary as they can, when the only thing they need to acquire is a better grasp of the language.

Grasping is something that tutors can not teach, but the students get it easily when they become learners. It is the best 'language acquisition device' and this involves grasping the connections between words and learning how to describe anything you want to say when you are having some trouble to remember.

Avram Noam Chomsky is an American linguist, philosopher and cognitive scientist, who believes that children are born with an inherited ability to learn any human language. He claims that certain linguistic structures which children use so accurately must be already imprinted on the child’s mind. As adults, we still have the same ability within us, the difference is that the children haven't got so many filters and barriers that we as adults create to avoid learning things we don't want to.

Adults learn as fast as children as long as they want to do so. I am sure you can remember the last time you had to learn something related to your job and you did so. You did so because you persuaded yourself to believe that it was worth learning and you did everything you could to grasp it.

Learning English is worth learning. If you really give it the proper effort, you will empower your " grasp" techniques and your communication will flow on and on and on.

Professor Frank.

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