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What are the key traits of successful Spanish beginner students?

We asked various Spanish online tutors about what sets apart flourishing beginners from the rest. Here's their answers.

Kieran Ball

A successful student is one who isn’t dissuaded by mistakes. Mistakes are normal and mistakes are good because they help us to improve. The only people who don’t make mistakes are those who don’t push themselves enough. My very first language teacher said that the goal is to be understood – if you say a sentence and there are ten mistakes in it, but the other person has understood what you were saying, well, that is a success

Jennifer Corralizza

Successful students in my course often exhibit several key traits that differentiate them from those who might face challenges.

1. Commitment and Consistency: Successful students consistently allocate time to engage with the course materials, practice activities, and exercises. They understand that language acquisition requires ongoing effort and commit to a regular learning routine.

2. Openness to Communication: Effective language learning involves communication, and successful students are willing to engage in speaking and writing practice. They overcome the fear of making mistakes and understand that errors are a natural part of the learning process.

3. Patience and Persistence:Language acquisition is a gradual process. Successful students recognize that progress may not always be immediate, and they demonstrate patience and persistence to overcome obstacles.

By embracing these traits, students can excel in my course and maximize their language learning experience, ultimately achieving their desired level of proficiency and cultural understanding.

Octavio Olenik Giaccaglia

A successful student is whoever is committed to the process. Commitment and time is all it takes to do pretty much anything and learning a language is not an exception. Plus, dedication on the other side always helps a teacher to do their jobs. It’s a win-win situation.