Low Skill

We use a general description of learners’ skill levels (low, medium, high) to emphasize that language and cultural skills development is more a function of practice rather than the absorbing of information. In addition, sometimes, because of how long it takes to see improvements in adult language skills, we inadvertently begin to characterize a learner as a “low-level person” – focusing on their skills allows us to remember that learners are in a developmental process that can change.

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