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How to listen effectively

31 sty 2012

A couple weeks ago, I wrote an article about the importance of listening.

Thanks, everyone for the really excellent comments on that post! You helped me realize that I forgot to discuss a very critical point: how to listen effectively.

Read more for some helpful advice!

The Importance of Listening

3 sty 2012

I receive many questions from people looking for advice on how to use the method I used to learn Polish in their own language studies.

The main misconception is that reading (with your eyes) is enough. This is partly my fault, since I think of listening to a book or text to still be "reading," so I've used that word to describe both activities.

But listening is not just as important as reading - listening is even more important!

If possible (especially when beginning to learn a language) you should spend significantly more time listening than reading.

Read more to find out why!