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  • 1. Learn It Correctly Discover what you may not know about language learning.
  • 2. About the Writer Hi! My name is Teddy, or also known as Teddy Nee. Im currently living in Taiwan. When I have free time, I like to read books in various languages. Welcome to contact me! You can speak with me in Hokkien Medan, Indonesian, English, Chinese, Spanish, or Esperanto. @tdnee +teddynee Nee's Language Blog www.neeslanguageblog.com 2
  • 3. Table of Contents Phrases Listen and Imitate Grammar Alphabets Methods Immersion Certifications Dare to Make Mistakes Motivation Further Reading Nee's Language Blog www.neeslanguageblog.com 3
  • 4. Phrases Situational phrases (pocket-size phrasebook) Priority: phrases that you think you may encounter in a real situation. o Socializing o Asking directions, etc. Three magic words: Please, Sorry, Thank you Nee's Language Blog www.neeslanguageblog.com 4
  • 5. Listen and Imitate Tonal languages, like Chinese and Cantonese, may be quite challenging. o Different tones give different meanings In this case, listening and imitating the pronunciation is the appropriate method, which is also best applied for languages that have silent letters like French. Nee's Language Blog www.neeslanguageblog.com 5
  • 6. Grammar I do not recommend to start language learning from grammar unless you really want to read about it. o I am not a grammar-oriented learner :D If it is one of your motivation, then go for it. Grammar serves as the foundation to build a good sentence, however, it lacks of cultural essence of the language. Nee's Language Blog www.neeslanguageblog.com 6
  • 7. Alphabets Almost all language classes always begin the course with learning alphabets. Learning languages that use the same alphabets save you time and effort. Several examples of alphabets: ABC, , Nee's Language Blog www.neeslanguageblog.com 7
  • 8. Methods There are many language learning methods. o Watching movies, having regular meeting with native speakers, doing exercises, etc. Try as many methods as possible to find out the best one that fit your learning style. It can be a combination of several methods. Nee's Language Blog www.neeslanguageblog.com 8
  • 9. Immersion Immerse yourself in the language as much as possible. You can even create the atmosphere of a particular place where the language is spoken. For example, when you are learning French, you may want to frequently listen to French songs, watch French movies or read about French culture. Nee's Language Blog www.neeslanguageblog.com 9
  • 10. Certifications Consider taking language proficiency certification exam as a complement to your language learning. Only available for several languages: Spanish, Chinese, Korean, French, English, German, etc. Nee's Language Blog www.neeslanguageblog.com 10
  • 11. Dare to Make Mistakes Everyone learns from mistakes. I once created a funny situation because of making mistake in Spanish accidentally . Instead of saying estoy cansado (I am tired), I said estoy casado (I am married) You will remember your mistakes, so you will not repeat the same mistakes anymore. Nee's Language Blog www.neeslanguageblog.com 11
  • 12. Motivation There are many multilingual speakers (sometimes called polyglot). o Easily found on the Internet Watch their videos or read their blogs to give you motivation. You can also contact them to ask for advice. Nee's Language Blog www.neeslanguageblog.com 12
  • 13. Further Reading Find out more about language learning at Nees Language Blog www.neeslanguageblog.com www.facebook.com/neeslanguageblog info@neeslanguageblog.com Nee's Language Blog www.neeslanguageblog.com 13