METHODS TO LEARN A LANGUAGE (Concepts that will help you to learn)

1. Immersion. To be in a place where there is absolutely no,   non LANGUAGE speakers.
2. Pain: You have to go to place where you feel inadequate, and you do not understand.
3. Confusion principal: Read paper, market, search for things, write letters,
4. Interaction principal: You must have a reason to talk. The best way is to teach your native language.
5. Subjected to principal: If you are subjected to a sign, or newspaper you will learn.
6. Rote memory: Write out word 20 time, saying, speaking, listening
7. Emotions principal: The more emotions involved in learning a word, the more likely we will learn.
8. Associations principal: The more associations we have with the word the better. The more memories.
9. Memories: Write down all word, and where you learn.
10. Write down principal: Write down every word you learn, where, when, so you have an association.
11. Subtitles principal: Watch a lot of TV with sub-titles. Read as you watch.
12. Girlfriend, Boyfriend. Love will definitely make you learn
13. Communication in writing: Write emails to friends in language.
14. Write book: Pretend you are writing a book to teach a person how to learn LANGUAGE, when you are done the book will have so many ways you learn, that you will have taught yourself.
15. Carry principal: Carry a pen, paper, and dictionary at all times.
16. Avoid: Any place where everyone goes to learn LANGUAGE. i.e. Antigua Guatemala. Too much English.
17. Grouping principal: Group word by category. i.e. all word to do with cleaning your clothes.
18. Signs principal: Read all signs, the more time you see them, the more you will learn.
19. Hearing principal: listening to people, helps you learn the sounds, the methods, etc.
20. Grammar Principal: Learn grammar from English speaker, so they can explain.
21. English teacher: Learn grammar to start
22. LANGUAGE only teacher: After you know the grammar, switch to a LANGUAGE teacher.
23. Pay money principal: people that pay a lot of money, feel obligation to learn.
24. Talk Fast principal: Try to talk as fast as possible so you so not translate in your head.
25. Buy principal: To buy something everyday. Makes you interact.
26. Common areas. Sit in the common areas of hotels, or houses. Do not hide in your room.
27. Notes principals: Take all your notes in LANGUAGE.
28. Touch principal: Touch everything, and say the word in LANGUAGE you wish to learn.
29. Translation principal: Translate menus, signs for hotels.
30. Permission principal: Give your friends permission to correct you.
31. Collect problems principal: Make a list of problems, when close to a bilingual person, have them explain. You need to find a person that speaks your language, and the language you wish to learn.
32. Throw away principal: Throw away all books, and materials you have to read in your native language.
33. Corrections principal: Write letter, etc, and than have a person correct them for you. You will see your errors.
34. Errors principals: The more errors you make, the more you will learn. To error is good.
35. Native words: Never use a word from your native language, intermixed with the LANGUAGE you wish to learn.
36. Music: Listen to music in LANGUAGE you wish to learn.
37. Job principal: A job will make you learn quickly
38. Labels: label all your stuff in the LANGUAGE to learn.
39. Talk to yourself principal: Talk to yourself out loud in LANGUAGE to learn.
40. Suffix, Prefix. Study all the ending and beginning
41. Phrase book: use various dictionaries, etc, because you will get bored with one.
42. Boredom principal: Change routine constantly, so you learn new words.
43. Parallel Book. Have LANGUAGE on one side, and English on the other
44. Exchange, where I talk for one hour (LANGUAGE), and the other person talks for one hour (English)
45. Software: Load program into your computer, and choose a different language.
46. Teach: Teach you native language, and you will learn theirs.
47. Card Principal: Put words on cards, and have the translation on the back. Review
48. Opposites:  Put all the word together that are opposites. Example: Yes / No    White / Black  Go / Stop
49. Arguments: Get in discussions where you will argue. The words you learn will be remembered.
50. Collect Principal: Collect in a tablet, or computer all the words you have learn. Call them the word you OWN.


1. You do not buy a dictionary
2. You do not own a Grammar Book
3. You always find a translator.
4. You are corrected on your pronunciation, and you do not change.

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