Next Steps in Learning Languages
After the first step of Easiest Foreign Languages enabling you to read and pronounce thousands of foreign words similar to English, what should your next steps be?
For adult beginners, reading foreign languages is easiest.
Second Step: READING MORE. Because English and Easiest Languages share many words that look alike in print, the easiest ability for you to continue to develop will be reading more in foreign languages. You can read at your own pace, unlike being forced to keep up when trying to listen.
Reading foreign languages will be helpful if you travel. You will find that reading some Easiest Languages will help enable you to read your way around Europe, for example, because finding your way depends so much on reading, even more than speaking and listening.
Third Step: LISTENING. Listening to understand spoken foreign languages is more difficult than reading and will develop much more slowly, because the sounds of foreign languages differ greatly from English -- and foreigners seem to speak so fast. However, listening to instructional audio as a second step is a good way to begin learning to understand all those foreign sounds.
Fourth Step: SPEAKING. Speaking foreign languages is more difficult to learn than reading or listening. The pronunciation patterns are different than the ones you are used to in English. Even many of the foreign words spelled identically to English ones are pronounced differently.
Fifth Step: Writing. The most complex skill, writing will develop last, as it does in your native language.
Any Easiest Language is the easiest start of the simplest learning sequence for adult beginners:
1. Seeing words similar to English in an Easiest language: This focuses on single words you already know from English, enabling you to begin to read a little in a foreign language.
2. Saying the foreign words similar to English in an Easiest Language: Pronounce single words, learning the foreign variation of words you already know how to pronounce in English.
3. The Ten Easy Lessons on this web site are the easiest way to begin learning an Easiest Foreign Language, because you will find out how much you know about each foreign language just because you know English.
4. Listening to Audio of Tourist Phrases: Progress from familiar single words in steps one and two above toward listening to spoken foreign language. Then saying the short phrases useful for travel.
5. Studying an Instructional Course: Progress from phrases to complete sentences, and foreign grammar required for sentences.
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After Easiest Foreign Languages, a good next step is the Easy Reader Series of foreign language books.
After Easiest Languages, a good next step is the Ten Minutes a Day Series of foreign language instruction books, by Kristine Kershul.
After Easiest Languages, a good next step is the See It and Say It Series of foreign language instruction books.
After Easiest Foreign Languages, a good next step is Phrase Books for Travel.
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