i used to blame myself for not reading enough books to be able to write a beautiful piece of writing..or not knowing infrequent-but-sounds-so-intellectual-words such as ‘arbitrary’ or ‘ambiguity’..but now i no longer blame myself for not reading books, because i know now it’s just how i learn language..
i learned today that your personality affected the outcome of your second language acquisition..i wont be writing all linguistics here, don’t worry *i’ll explain as simple as i could so you’d understand*..
the reasons for what i’ve become in my second language *my proficiency in English language* is the result of what kind of learner i am in learning the language..i’m the extrovert learner..i was eager to practice what i’ve learned, and eventually i practice what i need to communicate successfully and that excludes infrequent words such as ‘jeopardy’ or ‘egalitarianism’..or beautiful sentence structure..so my vocabulary tends to be limited..
the opposite of this learning style is introvert, the kind of learner who does a lot of thinking with the language..it will be easier for them to study the second language and they tend to be more accurate in their word selections *be it in writing or speaking* but they might become less fluent in speech..
so now i know why amir fikrie was soooooo damn good with his vocabulary and sentence structure..satisfied amir..?ans so, what kind of learner are you..?