Hey guys, OceanzPredator here, I want to learn a Foreign Language... Preferably Arabic, possibly Spanish...But I don't even remember the Basic steps they use to teach in like Kindergarten and such on how to begin to learn the Language Basics...I want to believe that I have to learn the Individual Letters and there sounds first...And so on, but I'm not sure if that's the way to go...Can you guys help me out? And please for the Love of God, don't redirect me to some site where I have to take a course...Thanks! ~OceanzPredator
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15th March 2005
OceanzPredator;5578176And please for the Love of God, don't redirect me to some site where I have to take a course...Thanks! ~OceanzPredator
If you don't want to learn properly I suggest the matrix.
If you want the fool-proof way of learning a language to near native fluency (that right there is a linguistics term,) you have to live in a country that speaks the language.
If this isn't the answer you were looking for, then I'm sorry. But, if you were thinking of an online program, or by yourself, you would be shit out of luck. Those are terrible ways to learn languages. Find a school in your area or buy a plane ticket.
Voice of joy and sunshine
26th May 2003
The first thing you should learn for a foreign language is its grammar. Once you have the grammar the rest of it's just learning what words to plug in to that underlying structure. Vocabulary is very much something you learn as you need it. Unless you can afford to go visit the other culture the best sources for this are TV shows, songs - things like that. Watch a TV show with no subtitles and look up the words you don't understand, write them down in a notebook.
Are there specific sounds that you need to learn? Yes. But most of sounds that people make for different language are so similar that it's really not an efficient way to start. You're best off learning the few odd sounds from listening to people who already speak the language rather than trying to learn the sounds of the letters.
You don't need to spend a lot of money to learn a language - but I think most people need either a lot of effort or to actually want to do something that speaking the language will let you do. The reason most people, for all they go, 'Oh wouldn't it be nice to speak five languages?' Don't, is simply because their want is on the level of a fashion accessory.
Learning languages is not difficult; never let anyone tell you it is.
High as a kite
29th May 2008
You want the answer to learn a language quickly? If you find the answer call me.