How to Learn Any Language: Quickly, Easily, Inexpensively, Enjoyably, and on Your Own

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Citadel Press, 1991 - Foreign Language Study - 172 pages
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Barry Farber has been a true adventurer in languages for forty-six years and can speak in twenty-five tongues. The techniques he presents in "How to Learn Any Language" will have you speaking, reading, writing and enjoying any foreign language you want to learn - or have to learn - in a surprisingly short time.

Without beating your head against verb conjugations or noun declensions, you can follow Farber's principles and glide toward proficiency in your chosen language. His method consist of four ground-breaking but simple concepts hailed by language-teaching professionals:

  

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Lots of stories, some useful tips. - Goodreads
This book is more anecdotal than educational. - Goodreads
However, I really liked some of his other advice. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Shannon - Goodreads

While some would argue some of the advice is a little outdated, all of it is still useful and in most cases you simply need to swap out 'audio tapes' for 'podcasts' and 'flash cards' for 'anki ... Read full review

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User Review  - Ursula Kallio - Goodreads

My favorite quotes are as follows: Pg. 13: "... grammar was just another of those barriers designed by grown-ups to keep kids from having too much fun." Pg. 23: "Expertise is a narcotic. As knowledge ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
3
My Story
9
A Life of Language Learning
11
The System
35
Do as I Now Say Not as I Then Did
37
Psych Up
42
Choosing a Language
48
Gathering Your Tools
51
The Plunge
97
Motivations
109
Language Power to the People
113
Back to Basics
117
Last Words Before the Wedding
130
Appendixes
139
The Language Club
141
The Principal Languages of the World
144

The MultipleTrack Attack
60
Hidden Moments
74
Harry Loraynes Magic Memory Aid
81
Farbers Language Reviews
152
Copyright

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About the author (1991)

Barry J. Farber is the president of Farber Training Systems, Inc. and The Diamond Group, and a noted author, speaker, television talk-show host and consultant in the areas of sales, management, and personal development. Among his many corporate clients are Allied Signal, AT&T, Chase Manhattan Bank, The Perrier Group, Merck, and Val-Pak. The author of Diamond in the Rough, Diamonds Under Pressure, and State of the Art Selling (available in both book and audiocassette format), Farber has been interviewed on CBS, NBC, and CNN and featured in leading business publications. He lives in New Jersey with his wife and three children.

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