GUIDE TO AUTODIDACTIC FOREIGN LANGUAGE STUDY

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Teaching yourself languages - In order to learn a foreign language well, you must always invest much focused energy using intelligent study methods and good study materials with systematic regularity over long periods of time. In order to succeed, you must take and maintain active control of the learning process.

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GUIDE TO AUTODIDACTIC FOREIGN LANGUAGE STUDYTeaching yourself languagesIn order to learn a foreign language well, you must always invest much focused energy using intelligent study methods and good study materials with systematic regularity over long periods of time. In order to succeed, you must take and maintain active control of the learning process. Studying a language with a teacher as one would study other academic subjects all too often results in students remaining in a detrimentally passive mode, expecting their teacher to control the process and somehow impart the language to them. A good teacher may inspire you and provide you with external structure and discipline, but if you are a sufficiently serious and mature student, you are better off teaching yourself a language than enrolling in a course. In our day and age, good books with accompanying recordings are inherently better resources than living teachers for obtaining a foundation in foreign languages.1)The Shadowing TechniqueThe videos I have made about Shadowing demonstrate and discuss the proper form for using my technique of shadowing or listening to and simultaneously echoing a recording of foreig

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