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Autor:  Johannes
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Data:  28/JAN/2004 3:17 PM
Assunto:  Re: Succesful second language adult learner
 
Mensagem:  I learned to speak both English and Portuguese as an adult. Before going to Brasil I just learned a few 100 basic words and only glanced at grammar.Vital in my "acquisition" were girlfriends, but also reading a lot from the start: papers, magazines,books. First book is difficult, second easier etc. Within half a year I was doing allright, but not fluent. What takes longest is to be able to understand jokes. Not necessarily will one get that much exposed to spoken language in a foreign country. If one can't get into a girl/boyfriend situation,an environment must be looked for where one can hear and speak without embarrasment. I once met a Chech boy who got a job in England as an au-pair. Sounds silly but his English got great in no-time. Problem with language courses abroad is, you are likely to get mixed up with other poor speakers like Japanese, Chinese, Italian or your own people.Certainly for girls I would say looking after children aged 3 or 4 upwards should be one of the quickest ways. Jo.


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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
Succesful second language adult learner  –  Fabio  27/JAN/2004, 3:48 PM
Re: Succesful second language adult learner  –  Elsa  27/JAN/2004, 4:28 PM
Re: Succesful second language adult learner  –  Fabio  27/JAN/2004, 4:38 PM
Re: Succesful second language adult learner  –  Miguel Vieira  28/JAN/2004, 2:27 AM
Re: Succesful second language adult learner  –  mick r  28/JAN/2004, 7:24 AM
Re: Succesful second language adult learner  –  Fabio  28/JAN/2004, 3:11 PM
Re: Succesful second language adult learner  –  mrob  30/JAN/2004, 4:36 PM
Re: Succesful second language adult learner  –  Johannes  31/JAN/2004, 11:13 AM
 Re: Succesful second language adult learner  –  Johannes  28/JAN/2004, 3:17 PM
To Jo-Re: Succesful second language adult learner  –  Fabiio  29/JAN/2004, 12:14 PM
Re: To Jo-Re: Succesful second language adult l...  –  johannes  29/JAN/2004, 12:44 PM
Re: To Jo-Re: Succesful second language adult l...  –  José Roberto  29/JAN/2004, 2:44 PM

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