Ivor O’Connor

January 13, 2009

DIY language learning

Filed under: Uncategorized — ioconnor @ 12:46 pm

Perhaps I could use this approach to learn Spanish here in California? It would not be hard to find Spanish speaking people on an almost daily basis…

This handbook teaches you how to learn any language on your own, in the language’s home turf, by teaching a native speaker to be your teacher.

You begin using a few easy words, trying to make as many mistakes as you possibly can, entertaining the folks in the marketplace or anywhere else they’ll put up with your blabberings. Then you systematically add additional words in steady daily use, guiding your guide in what you want to learn next. This well-tested method was devised by missionaries trying to learn languages lacking scripts, courses, or guidebooks, and works great for dialects, or indeed any language you want to learn.

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