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  1. Andrew Weiler
    January 14, 2016 @ 10:06 am

    A perceptive insight into what some holds some (language) learners back. The reality is that learning progresses a step at a time..perfection ( whatever that is) can happen only after many hours (10,000 hrs has been suggested as one figure!) of use.

    Consider appreciating wine or coffee. When you first start out, it may take some time to just consider drinking it again, as the taste is so “odd”. After some time, if you persist, you may think “I like this” and drink it without any appreciation of the variations. Then you may start distinguishing the varieties…then with time maybe even the subtleties within the varieties..then with time maybe even the regions where the raw materials are grown. What is perfection here?

    We must pass through each stage to get to be really sensitive and discerning.

    Learning a language is no different! 🙂