MOST EFFECTIVE WAYS OF LEARNING “Europeans and their Languages”

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MOST EFFECTIVE WAYS OF LEARNING “Europeans and their Languages”

Postby Kraut » Thu Aug 01, 2019 11:35 am

“Europeans and their Languages”

https://ec.europa.eu/commfrontoffice/pu ... 386_en.pdf

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MOST EFFECTIVE WAYS OF LEARNING

The final section of this chapter investigates the ways in which Europeans have ever learnt a foreign language, and, from the methods they have used, which they perceive to be the most effective way of learning a foreign language. The most common way foreign languages are learnt is at school. Two thirds of Europeans (68%) have learnt a language in this way. Other methods are much less widely adopted. Respondents were presented with various different ways of learning a foreign language and asked which they had ever used. Respondents were able to mention as many ways as applied to them25.The most widespread methodused by Europeans to learn a foreign language is through lessons at school. Just over two thirds of Europeans (68%)mention that they have learnt a foreign language in this way. All other ways of learning are mentioned by much smaller proportions of people. Around one in six Europeans say they have learnt a foreign language by talking informally to a native speaker (16%), with a teacher outside school in group language lessons (15%)and by going on frequent or long tripsto the country in which the language is spoken (15%).Around one in eight Europeans say they have taught themselves by reading books (12%), by using audio-visual materials, such as CDs or DVDs (11%)and by watching films/television orlistening to the radio (11%).A similar proportion (12%)mention learning a foreign language using conversation lessons with a native speaker, and a slightly smaller proportion by means of ‘one to one’ lessons with a teacher (9%).Europeans are least likely to have learnt a foreign language by teaching themselves online (6%)and through a language course in the countrywhere the language is spoken (7%). A fifth (19%)of Europeans say they have not used any of the methodsfor learning a foreign language.
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Re: MOST EFFECTIVE WAYS OF LEARNING “Europeans and their Languages”

Postby Jean-Luc » Thu Aug 01, 2019 2:04 pm

"School" and "mandatory" are two key words about languages in Europe...
https://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2 ... n-america/
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Re: MOST EFFECTIVE WAYS OF LEARNING “Europeans and their Languages”

Postby yong321 » Mon Aug 05, 2019 10:43 pm

> Around one in eight Europeans say they have taught themselves by reading books (12%), by using audio-visual materials, such as CDs or DVDs (11%)and by watching films/television orlistening to the radio (11%).

So among self-learners, one third don't care much about speaking and listening, or they have the inborn capability in speaking and listening comprehension after reading books. If these three groups overlap, then of course the proportion is less than 1/3.
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