The Art and Science of Learning Languages
Intellect Books, Feb 28, 1997 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 344 pages
A practical framework for learning any language, this provides detailed advice on both private study and study in combination with courses, drawing on the experiences of the authors and others who have mastered many languages. The analysis includes consideration of how long learning should take, self-confidence, organization and other learning factors, how to study effectively and economically, how to learn to speak, read and write.
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Learning and lessons 1 How useful are teachers?
Learning and lessons 2 With or without lessons
Vocabulary 1 Principles and first steps
vocabularies 216 Active vocabularies in dialects 217 Polysynthetic and agglutinative
International and puristic words
can do yourself with anything written at any time 172 Learn the technique you can apply
Easy and difficult languages
How many words does one need to know?
How to pass language examinations
259 The tyranny of examinations and the need for realism 260 General principles
Vocabulary 2 How to learn many words
Vocabulary 3 Dictionaries
Reading to observe
Reading listening speaking and writing
A summary of practical principles of good language learning
able accent active adjectives agglutinative languages already answer basic vocabulary beginning Cloze concentrate constantly context correct course dictionary difficult effective English-speakers equivalent essential Estonian exactly exam examination example exercises express fact false friends Finnish Finno-Ugric languages French German Germanic languages give grammar Gunnemark hear Icelandic idea important instance international phonetic alphabet international words Italian knowledge kostar language learning language students Latin Latin languages learners learning a foreign learning languages least listening look matter meaning method mistakes native speakers never nouns number of words Nurmekund oneself particular passage passive perhaps person phrasal verbs polyglots possible practical prepositions principle probably problem pronounce pronunciation questions remember Russian Sanskrit Scottish Gaelic sentences side-ear simple sort sounds Spanish speech spoken Sweden Swedish talking teachers teaching tense things translation transparent words understand usually verbs write written wrong
Page 10 - One of the main purposes of this book is to help you develop your mathematical reasoning ability in general, and in particular your ability to read and write proofs.
Page 20 - Он необычайно мягкий человек. — She spoke to her son in a gentle tone. Она говорила с сыном мягким тоном. • лёгкий. The nurse has very gentle hands. У этой (мед) сестры такие лёгкие руки.