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Speaks: Portuguese*, English
Studies: Spanish, French
Message 49 of 4920 September 2015 at 1:38am | IP Logged
|Obviously we are born with a blank sheet when it comes to language and
the majority of us pick up our
tongue from associations and observations. I don't know about anyone else, but I didn't
spend any of my
early years studying grammar books and doing anki flashcards......
My question is....... If I got a large collection of children's television programs
from my target languages
and watched them whilst cutting English out of my life as much as possible, would this
After a year of watching children's television I would move on to watching teen level
things and reading at
that level too. Would this be a more natural way to learn rather than memorising
grammar and phrases
from tapes? If I learnt my language in this way, surely that means my brain has already
got the skills it
needs to do another and another in the same way. Why change the method of something
that has worked
previously? Isn't it like teaching someone how to drive in a certain way and then once
they have passed
they decide to drive in the passenger seat instead?
I think language is learned as a child once in life according to Noam Chomsky.
Noam Chomsky on Language Aquisition (English)
Adquisición del lenguaje (Spanish)
Well, Chomsky is not a god to know everything about language learning.
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