~ About Learning a Language Which is the way 'you think' a language is learnt?
Apr 24, 2011 8:09 PM
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April 25, 2011
First, concrete and abstract words are correlated with ideas in the brain. Then they form vocabulary and, as it grows, can be combined into phrases and sentences. In case of a native language, it's not necessary to study grammar to combine them. One has only to get used to say right words at the right place and time, picking them out from the memory and having the milieu as a natural corrector. The other situation is when a person is learning a foreign language. Then the brain makes pairs of words: "stored (native) - new (foreign)". But as long as there's the need of grammatical transformations, it's incorrect just to replace one word with another when translating (like GT does it). So, in addition to new words, it's necessary to remember new rules (with inexplicable correlations with the native grammar). Some months/years/lives of putting all this in order - et voilà! Yet another peculiar mumbler has appeared! This is not what 'i think'. This is just the translation of it.
April 25, 2011
Different people learn in different ways, but in general I think the only way to learn a language properly is by putting it to use. The cognitive processes will be different, but when people "learn by doing" they can organize and aquire knowledge very efficiently and constantly develop new methods to improve their understanding. Following that logic, the best way to learn a language is to visit the country in which its spoken, and surround yourself with the people and the culture. Languages are constantly evolving and is closely tied to the culture and the daily life in any country. To really gain an understanding of the language and attempt to reach fluency, you´re forced to experience it first-hand - in my opinion.
April 24, 2011
learnt by myself? I haven't learnt my native language, Teacher.
April 25, 2011
By brain training: recognition and activation.
April 25, 2011
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