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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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Comment #1 posted on 2018-08-23T01:04:58Z by baffled

Nice show

This is my first time commenting so I apologize in advance for any screw ups.

I believe your point one to move to the new language as soon as
possible is an excellent idea. I'd also be interested in helping with
developing and discussing it should you decide to persue the notion.

There is a great book "The Future of Learning - the Michell Thomas
Method" by Michell Thomas Where he discusses his perspective on
education that I recommend as an interesting read.

Comment #2 posted on 2018-08-24T10:42:08Z by dodddummy

I have 2, do I hear 3?

baffled,
You make fewer screw ups than I do.

I'll take a look at the Michell Thomas Method.

I would definitely put time into developing this out if it seems like there's enough people willing to spend some time. Two might be enough. A couple more couldn't hurt.

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