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[Ep. #6] What Defines A ‘Good’ Language Learner?

In this podcast episode, I go through and outline what I believe to be the traits and characteristics of ‘damn good’ language learners.


  • There’s no such thing as a ‘language gene’. You’re not born good.
  • Good language learners don’t care what other people think.
  • Good language learners can spot the difference between quality resources and terrible resources.
  • Good language learners can make any activity enjoyable.
  • Good language learners are social.
  • Good language learners aren’t impatient.
  • Good language learners never stop trying to be better.
  • Good language learners aren’t afraid to give anything a try.
  • Good language learners don’t waste time.
  • Good language learners are resourceful.
  • Good language learners see mistakes as opportunities.
  • Good language learners stay accountable.

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Read my post where I outlined these characteristics of a ‘damn good language learner’.

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Donovan Nagel
Donovan Nagel
I'm an Applied Linguistics graduate, teacher and translator with a passion for language learning (especially Arabic) and simplifying language learning.
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