Does Practice Make Perfect?

Does Practice Make Perfect?

One of the most popular pieces of advice that we give to your struggling students is this: Practice and More Practice.

Do more practice and your speaking skills will improve!
Do more practice and your writing skills will improve!
Do more practice and your grammar skills will improve!

While practice helps learning (any kind of learning), not all kinds of practice contribute to increased proficiency in the target language.

A wise man once said:
Practice Does Not Make Perfect; It is Perfect Practice that Makes

In the context of language learning, what kind of practice can be considered ‘perfect practice’?

Click on the link below to find out more about the differences between input- and output-based language practice. Which of these is likely to be more useful for language acquisition?



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