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Learning to Speak and Read a Foreign Language Have you ever sat or stood near people speaking Spanish and get the sneaking suspicion that they were talking about you No youre not paranoid In fact youre probably right There is only one defense that will allow you to defend yourself from being the victim of that feeling learn the language Learning a foreign language isnt as difficult as its made out to be Actually English and Japanese are ranked as the two most complex languages in the world today so no matter what language you chose to learn its probably simpler than the one you speak currently In its early years the human mind is like a blank computer hard drive in respect to language Programs are loaded quickly and are experimented with at a fantastic rate Unfortunately as the machine gets older its capabilities become less and less efficient warranting the expression You cant teach an old dog new tricks I have devised a method of learning a foreign language Espanol which I have begun to learn from that requires only a tape recorder cassette tapes paper TV and a DVD player Learning to Speak Step 1 AudioTranslation The first step to learning any language is to learn how to speak it Attempting to learn to read a language is about as wise as pissing against the wind its possible however it tends to be a bit messy Therefore the first step includes simple conversations and written English translations If you are unable to make such a recording yourself the Living Language courses provide the same service There are two reasons for starting this way The first is that mispronunciation is out of the picture provided of course that the recorded people are speaking correctly and the second is that the grammar sinks into your mind with practical experience Proper grammar will come naturally to you when you start learning it through books Step
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