How To Improve Your Foreign Language Immediately

Author: Boris Shekhtman
Publisher: Villa Magna, LLC
ISBN: 9780989387002
Size: 64.43 MB
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This is the third edition of a popular book that provides a unique set of tools designed to enhance an individual's success in communicati0n in a foreign language environment. The devices presented allow the speaker of a foreign language to demonstrate the level of his/her language more impressively. These techniques were developed and tested by the author with adult professionals in such varied fields as journalism, diplomacy, government, and international business.

Language Logic

Author: Robyn Matthew
Publisher: Word Nerd Language and Educational Pub.
ISBN: 9780978064105
Size: 14.51 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Becoming Fluent

Author: Richard M. Roberts
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 0262330474
Size: 59.45 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Adults who want to learn a foreign language are often discouraged because they believe they cannot acquire a language as easily as children. Once they begin to learn a language, adults may be further discouraged when they find the methods used to teach children don't seem to work for them. What is an adult language learner to do? In this book, Richard Roberts and Roger Kreuz draw on insights from psychology and cognitive science to show that adults can master a foreign language if they bring to bear the skills and knowledge they have honed over a lifetime. Adults shouldn't try to learn as children do; they should learn like adults.Roberts and Kreuz report evidence that adults can learn new languages even more easily than children. Children appear to have only two advantages over adults in learning a language: they acquire a native accent more easily, and they do not suffer from self-defeating anxiety about learning a language. Adults, on the other hand, have the greater advantages -- gained from experience -- of an understanding of their own mental processes and knowing how to use language to do things. Adults have an especially advantageous grasp of pragmatics, the social use of language, and Roberts and Kreuz show how to leverage this metalinguistic ability in learning a new language.Learning a language takes effort. But if adult learners apply the tools acquired over a lifetime, it can be enjoyable and rewarding.

How To Maintain Languages

Author: Robin MacPherson
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781987400601
Size: 19.91 MB
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Learning a foreign language truly is a wonderful experience that opens up doors into new worlds and enriches our lives beyond measure. Unfortunately, many people all over the world come back to their foreign language to find the door locked, because we don't talk enough about how to actually maintain language skills once we've acquired them. The good news is that the process of properly maintaining a foreign language is just a beautiful as learning one. In fact, I would argue that it can be even more enjoyable. This book is not just for people who have already learned a foreign language to a high level. It is packed full of useful tips and advice, and properly understanding this process while you are learning will help you set yourself up for a successful and sustainable, multilingual lifestyle. This book also teaches how to maintain multiple foreign languages, for aspiring polyglots. It also comes with some free, downloadable resources and an accompanying YouTube series where Robin implements all of the advice from his book.(https://goo.gl/2CgJfW) Whatever your reasons are for maintaining your foreign language(s), and whatever challenges you are facing to that end, this book will teach you a variety of simple but effective techniques and strategies for achieving your goals.

Fluent Forever

Author: Gabriel Wyner
Publisher: Harmony
ISBN: 038534810X
Size: 42.48 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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The ultimate rapid language-learning guide! For those who’ve despaired of ever learning a foreign language, here, finally, is a book that will make the words stick. At thirty years old, Gabriel Wyner speaks six languages fluently. He didn’t learn them in school -- who does? -- rather, he learned them in the past few years, working on his own and practicing on the subway, using simple techniques and free online resources. In Fluent Forever Wyner reveals what he’s discovered. The greatest challenge to learning a foreign language is the challenge of memory; there are just too many words and too many rules. For every new word we learn, we seem to forget two old ones, and as a result, fluency can seem out of reach. Fluent Forever tackles this challenge head-on. With empathy for the language-challenged and abundant humor, Wyner deconstructs the learning process, revealing how to build a foreign language in your mind from the ground up. Starting with pronunciation, you’ll learn how to rewire your ears and turn foreign sounds into familiar sounds. You'll retrain your tongue to produce those sounds accurately, using tricks from opera singers and actors. Next, you'll begin to tackle words, and connect sounds and spellings to imagery, rather than translations, which will enable you to think in a foreign language. And with the help of sophisticated spaced-repetition techniques, you'll be able to memorize hundreds of words a month in minutes every day. Soon, you'll gain the ability to learn grammar and more difficult abstract words--without the tedious drills and exercises of language classes and grammar books. This is brain hacking at its most exciting, taking what we know about neuroscience and linguistics and using it to create the most efficient and enjoyable way to learn a foreign language in the spare minutes of your day.

The Art And Science Of Learning Languages

Author: Amorey Gethin
Publisher: Intellect Books
ISBN: 9781871516678
Size: 45.36 MB
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Offers a framework for learning any language and provides the arguments as to why anyone should do so, as well as examining the merits of various methods of language learning. The key message of the book is the importance of self-reliance based on a positive approach and efficient organization.

How To Learn A Foreign Language

Author: Paul Pimsleur
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1442369027
Size: 74.82 MB
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Explains how to learn foreign languages, offering practical advice for overcoming the obstacles.

Fluent In 3 Months

Author: Benny Lewis
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062282700
Size: 30.27 MB
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Benny Lewis, who speaks over ten languages—all self-taught—runs the largest language-learning blog in the world, Fluent In 3 Months. Lewis is a full-time "language hacker," someone who devotes all of his time to finding better, faster, and more efficient ways to learn languages. Fluent in 3 Months: How Anyone at Any Age Can Learn to Speak Any Language from Anywhere in the World is a new blueprint for fast language learning. Lewis argues that you don't need a great memory or "the language gene" to learn a language quickly, and debunks a number of long-held beliefs, such as adults not being as good of language learners as children.