There are myths (beliefs not based in truth) about language learning. Some people think that it's impossible to learn new things if they are senior citizens. Scientists have found out that our brains continue to develop even as we age. Practicing a foreign language is a good workout for the brain.
Another myth is that schools or language institutes are the best places to learn English. Although a really good teacher/facilitator can make the classroom experience a great learning experience with students chatting, playing games, singing and learning all the time; too often, that doesn't happen. Instead, the classroom holds students back. The ones who are advanced have to wait for others to catch up. Students who are slower often feel lost. In my view, one-on-one coaching or small group tutoring, with self-study plus lots of listening and speaking is the best way. Do you agree? Can you think of other myths about language learning?