Natural language learning method
Last night I watched a video about language learning, and I thought It was very interesting. The teacher recommended learning languages like a child. In his language learning method there are three rules.
1. You must use only the language you are learning (90 - 95% of the time)
2. No grammar explanation
3. No corrections
First, the native speaker will show a magazine with pictures. They will explain the pictures.
Lerner will ask simple questions. Like what is that, what is this, why?
The native speaker will answer in their native language.
They can both use pictures they write gestures and can act out the meaning but cannot say it in anything but the language being learned.
Next they will look at children’s books. The native speaker will not read the book, but they will tell a story based on the pictures. The learner can see the pictures understand the meaning and hear the native speaker.
The native speaker can also read a list of commands like run, jump, speak, yell. The learner will act these out or can draw a picture about what they mean.
They can also record their sessions so that the learner can hear them later and get more practice.
Has anyone use this method has it been successful for you?