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hpr2620 :: Thoughts on language learning part 1

My thoughts on an approach to language learning which makes sense to me.

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Hosted by dodddummy on 2018-08-17 is flagged as Clean and is released under a CC-0 license.
Tags: spoken language learning.
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This is the first part of a 3 part series in which I ramble on about my thoughts on language learning. I’m no expert and I barely know one language well. In a nutshell:

  1. Teach as much as possible in the new language, focusing on vocabulary.
  2. Rather than starting with baby books, which might not be a bad idea, try to use a similar approach but assume the learners know a bit about how the world works.
  3. The goal is to get to about age 5-6 level in vocabulary so the learner can then switch to language books in the new language which already exist.


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