“Noticing language is an active skill, and takes some effort. You need to learn to do it, and be conscious of doing it. … people mostly listen and read for meaning. Once you’ve got the meaning (even though you might have got the wrong meaning) then it’s natural to want to move on. ”
“if nobody is correcting your speaking mistakes then without a lot of work on ‘noticing’ on your part, those mistakes will persist and fossilize. ”
LingQ member zbrntt Speak more and guess more – or practice what you know?
“the ability to improvise is important in so many aspects of life … It’s sometimes easy to forget language learning is about flexibility too.” – Debbielim