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There are plenty of reasons why we learn foreign languages.
And there are plenty of resources we can learn those languages, too.
But one particular thing never gets out of fashion.
Those are books for language learning.
Not that other learning methods are useless or less efficient, on the contrary, they can, combined with books, be a perfect language learning tool.
Unlike some other things that stay trapped in time, books are trying to go with the latest news and technology and to preserve their main purpose at the same time.
So, that's why this post will be dedicated to the most useful books for language learning.
Let's get started.
You must be wondering why you need books about language learning to tell you how to learn a language?
Isn't that a bit weird?
Actually, it's not.
Let's take a look at the particular situation.
You've decided you want to learn Russian. Besides hearing how the language sounds and that they use the Cyrillic alphabet, you don't know anything else.
So, in this case, why shouldn't you read a book about learning Russian in general, to meet with the language, pick up some tips and tricks for easier and faster learning, or see which parts of the language may be similar to your native's.
This kind of book can help you have a general insight into the language and you will see 'the bigger picture.'
Moreover, in these books, you can find many useful learning techniques, such as memory techniques for learning pronunciation, and things you should pay attention to, that is, parts that can be challenging for a language learner.
This way, you'll know what to expect and how to start learning and make progress, which is, in the case of language learning, essential.
If you want to know how people learn languages and how we use that advantage in all aspects of our lives, you should read this book by Steven Pinker.
According to him, language learning is all about learning rules and patterns, where one should concentrate on learning irregular verbs.
You would be surprised how irregular verbs can be entertaining and so necessary in learning any foreign language.
Benny Lewis, the author of this book, and the creator of the same language blog is living proof that a person can learn many languages fluently as an adult.
He speaks more than 10 different languages, and thanks to his experience, he wrote the book
Answers and tips on how to learn foreign languages.
The book is divided into two parts.
The first part is about starting to learn a foreign language, and the second part is about tips and recommendations on how to get to the intermediate and advanced proficiency levels.
The book is also ideal for beginners because it explains to you how to learn any foreign language.
Learning a foreign language the natural way, using entertaining ways, modern learning tools, and methods is something the author finds useful and something any language learner should try, and the results will be apparent.
The author of the book, Farber, shows you how you can learn 25 different languages.
According to the author, there are four elements of the language learning system, and they are ‘The Multiple Track Attack,’ ‘The Hidden Moments,’ ‘Harry Lorayne’s Memory Aids,’ and ‘The Plunge In.’
In the first element, you can find out special learning tools every language learner needs.
The hidden moments part is about noticing those hidden moments when you could have learned a language, such as walking in the park or cleaning the house. You should use these moments, even if they are several minutes long, to learn the language.
As for ‘Harry Lorayne’s Memory Aids,’ this element explains to you which memory techniques are the best for memorizing words and phrases, for example.
The last but not least element, ‘The plunge in,’ is all about the immersive approach of learning a language, so this is the part where you should practice the language with professional tutors or native speakers.
Book lovers, this is the perfect book for you.
And if you are a beginner, then you’ve got the jackpot!
The book’s author, Olly Richards, in this book, focuses on stories that help beginners start learning a language.
What’s even more interesting is that this book is available in 15 different languages, French, Italian, German, Russian, Spanish among others.
The book contains different stories from different genres that use the most common words and phrases of the language, which is one of the most important things when a person is at the beginning of a language-learning path.
All the stories are fun and helpful in learning the language, especially because they include a plot summary after every chapter, or comprehension questions.
However, keep in mind that reading stories in foreign languages isn’t as easy as reading them in your native language. So, after you read this book, maybe you would want to practice the language with tutors or native speakers, to get the whole picture.
What do you think about learning a language the fun way?
It is possible, even more, it is quite efficient.
The author of this book claims that not only will you learn the language efficiently, but also learn it faster.
For most language learners, learning grammar, for example, can be pretty boring. The author suggests entertaining ways for learning grammar not directly but through some other ways and methods.
If you want to focus on the language and learn it fluently, you have to focus on important things of the language, even if it means eliminating parts that aren’t necessary, such as some words and phrases, or some grammar rules and patterns you can speak without.
So, the whole concept of the book is to learn the language in an entertaining but efficient way and you’ll quickly gain fluency.
The author of this book, Gabriel Wyner, besides being a polyglot is also an opera singer.
Therefore, it is very likely that his other ‘call’ influenced learning languages a lot.
He shows a little different approach to learning a foreign language, which consists of three key things: learn the pronunciation, do not translate and repeat.
According to the author, the importance of learning proper pronunciation explains that any language learner can produce sounds of his target language the same way as native speakers.
Are you ready to start learning a language?
Of course, you are.
With these books about language learning, you’ll get the basic knowledge about language in general and tips and tactics on how to learn it the best and most efficient way.
So, no matter what we’ve come to the end of this post, this is the beginning of your language learning journey, so keep reading these books, practice the language with tutors, and give your best effort to learn your target language fluently.
You must be wondering why you need books about language learning to tell you how to learn a language? Isn't that a bit weird? Actually, it's not. Let's take a look at the particular situation. You've decided you want to learn Russian. Besides hearing how the language sounds and that they use the Cyrillic alphabet, you don't know anything else. So, in this case, why shouldn't you read a book about learning Russian in general, to meet with the language, pick up some tips and tricks for easier and faster learning, or see which parts of the language may be similar to your native's. This kind of book can help you have a general insight into the language and you will see 'the bigger picture.' Moreover, in these books, you can find many useful learning techniques, such as memory techniques for learning pronunciation, and things you should pay attention to, that is, parts that can be challenging for a language learner. This way, you'll know what to expect and how to start learning and make progress, which is, in the case of language learning, essential.
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