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Offline WPM

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Best way to learn a foreign language?...
« on: July 22, 2014, 02:16:26 AM »
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My primary language is English (C++ Computer Programming Language)  but I would like to start out by learning a new foreign language. I have some basic introduction questions - How long does it take? I assume it makes the same use of speech and writing and well as a comprehension. How long does it take to learn a new language 10 weeks

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Re: Best way to learn a foreign language?...
« Reply #1 on: July 22, 2014, 03:54:41 AM »
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My primary language is English (C++ Computer Programming Language)  but I would like to start out by learning a new foreign language. I have some basic introduction questions - How long does it take? I assume it makes the same use of speech and writing and well as a comprehension. How long does it take to learn a new language 10 weeks



The best way to learn a new language is by immersion.

If you have a roommate or friend who speaks Spanish or French, you could pick up that language very rapidly.
If you go to a Greek Orthodox Church, you can learn the hymns in Greek (liturgical Greek), and by speaking with the older people in the parish, you can learn to speak Greek.
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Re: Best way to learn a foreign language?...
« Reply #2 on: July 22, 2014, 08:00:45 AM »

I agree.  You have to use it.

People who are fluent in a language, but, don't use it....will lose it.

There's Pimsleur, which is a program that teaches through "sound"....just like you learned as a baby.  Your parents spoke at you and you repeated.  Pimsleur works on those same principles.

I think it is best that you actually "hear" the language.  That it gets absorbed through your ears, as well as through your eyes (through reading).

Get the basics....and then go find a group who speak that language and be with them.
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