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I do think that this is a little discussed point in the learning of any language and is something that teachers do need to press more. When someone is learning a language in a classroom there is obviously a chance to practice, but usually it is based on the very specific concept taught that day. Language is a vehicle and needs to be used for everything and anything to get some traction. This is what I like to describe as ‘flying’.
There is definitely a point when someone is learning the grammar, the technical side of a sentence, the vocabulary and their meanings, the important idioms and what they really mean and so on. But these are all just bits and pieces that add up to a language formation. The only true moment when the language becomes active is when the person simply allows themselves to…
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