Good language learners

This page briefly summarises the characteristics of good language learners.

There has been a lot of research in recent years into what makes a good language learner. Here is a brief summary of the latest theories.

Although these are the qualities that have been found in the most efficient language learners, there are still many other factors that influence how quickly a child will learn English. You can read about these factors on the Parent questions about language learning page → Why do some ESL students learn much more quickly than others?

The page with the title Second language acquisition - key factors on the Teachers subsite has more information on this topic.