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It's important as language learners to figure out exactly what works for you. This is the most important part of any learning program. Whether you learn better with a group or independently or with a tutor, whether you learn better with textbooks, audio files, movies, or through interaction, it's vital that you choose a course of action that will be the most effective FOR YOU. It may be different from what your friends and classmates choose to do, but it needs to be the best program for your needs. Here we'll talk about different aspects of learning and how you can improve your methods and activities to make your language learning the best that it can be! :) Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions, suggestions, comments, or problems!

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