Good language learners
“Good” language learners have been described by
Rubin in 1975 as being those who:
1. are willing guessers
2. are accurate guessers
3. have a strong drive to communicate
4. look for patterns in the language
5. try to classify language
6. analyze language
7. take advantage of all practice opportunities
8. monitor their own speech
9. pay attention to meaning
Do you consider yourself a good language learner?
Reference: Rubin, J. (1975). What the “Good Language Learner” Can Teach Us. TESOL Quarterly, 9, 41-51.