A few months ago, I sent a copy of my ebook, The Everyday Language Learner’s Guide to Getting Started to a number of friends to look over. It was my first foray into writing something more robust that would empower everyday, normal people to be self-directed, independent language learners. I am thankful to have received a lot of great feedback – most of it overwhelmingly positive – and it has helped me to refine the message of the book. But my friend Daniel who lives in Nebraska and is working to learn French pointed out that there was something missing. Here is what he shared:
“As an everyday language learner that is not immersed on the culture, what goals should I realisticly set for myself? How do I measure my progress? How do I know if I am actually moving toward the mysterious point of fluency. How do I know if I am getting closer? If I can’t measure it, how do I know if some of my learning methods are working better than others?”
I have quickly come to realize that while what I and many others write in regards to language learning through our blogs, Youtube videos and podcasts is important, it is just a beginning. Much more needs to be done. New methods and activities need to be explored and explained. Stories of learners need to be shared. Old paradigms of learning need to crushed and new ones introduced.
It is often said that language learning isn’t rocket science. And it’s not of course, but most of us will recognize that it is easy for me to say that as someone who has learned another language already and has made language learning my passion. Wiring a house for electricity isn’t rocket science either – if you’re an electrician. For the rest of us though, the thought is an intimidating vision of death by electrocution.
Daniel voices a very real challenge for the independent language learner. My hope is that what I write at the blog will be one part of answering those questions, of helping learners be empowered to be successful. But I also sense that the evaluation of the language learning journey is a task most are unprepared for. Because of this I have created a new resource called The Everyday Language Learner’s Guide to Self-Assessment.
Here is a quick video talking about the guide that will give you a better picture of what this tool is and how it can help you.
Here is what you’ll get with the guide.
One zip file containing:
- The 33 page EDLL Guide to Self-Assessment pdf.
- The Assessment Records Form.
- The Assessing the Journey Scales.
- The 8 minute How To Use It Video
- Lifetime updates
- All this for just $10.00
So that’s it! If you are interested in getting this new tool into your hands, you can read more HERE, read a testimonial HERE or hit the BUY button below and get it right now. I am excited to be a part of creating the tools independent language learner’s need to be successful today and I hope this will be one part of helping you be more effective, more efficient and have more fun as a language learner.
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