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The
TAOof language learning
.com
If you
are
A
L E A R N I N G
L A N G U A G E
listen to it, observe it, quietly, until you notice the
patterns, phrases and...
Language is like a forest,
with trees, branches and
leaves. These are the
patterns, phrases and
words of the language.
If you are in a forest, stop to
hear the branches move,
listen to the rustling of the
leaves, and observe them,
quietly.
ABSORBT H E L A N G U A G E
E S S E N C E
STREETWEAR
R H Y T H M F L O W
F E E L I T S
TEACHERS
Y O U D O N O T N E E D T O
R E L Y O N
Y O U R E X P E R I E N C E S A S A
L E A R N E R W I L L T E A C H Y O U...
SPEAK
B E F O R E Y O U C A N
Y O U M U S T L I S T E N , A N D Y O U
M U S T L I S T E N A L O T , W I T H O U T
R E S I ...
Language
WE ARE JUST VISITORS.
WE SHOULD BE HUMBLE.
WE ARE
SMALL COMPARED TO
THE FOREST, AND SMALL
COMPARED TO THE
Donotseektomasterthe
language.Donotfightthe
languageoritwilldefeatyou.If
youdevoteyourselftothe
language,youwillberewarded.
Goal
IF YOU HURRY, YOU WILL BE
DELAYED. IF YOU TARRY
YOU WILL REACH YOUR
YOU WILL KNOW WHEN
YOU ARE READY TO SPEAK.
THERE ...
IF YOU ARE IN A
HURRY TO
SPEAK
A FEW DAYS WILL SEEM TOO LONG.
IF YOU RESPECT THE LANGUAGE,
TOO SHORT.
THREE YEARS CAN BE
are ready.
YOU WILL KNOW WHEN YOU ARE
READY. THE LANGUAGE WILL
DO NOT TRY TO SPEAK UNTIL YOU
tell you.
W H E N Y O U S P E A K , T A K E P R I D E I N T H E
L A N G U A G E A N D J U S T L E T I T C O M E
O U T . T H E F E W ...
everywhere.
Whatever language
you are learning, it is
You can find it without
going outside your
door.
wherever
You can bring your
language with you
you are.
F
O
R
G
E
T
WHO YOU ARE AND WHERE YOU
CAME FROM,
THE LANGUAGE DOES NOT CARE.
LET THE LANGUAGE SINK INTO
YOUR MIND, IN ALL ...
@lingosteve
www.lingq.com
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The tao of language learning

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Hi, my name is Steve Kaufmann. I have achieved varying degrees of fluency in 16 languages, and look forward to learning more. This slide will help you have a better understanding of the language learning principle.

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The tao of language learning

  1. 1. The TAOof language learning .com
  2. 2. If you are A L E A R N I N G L A N G U A G E listen to it, observe it, quietly, until you notice the patterns, phrases and words.
  3. 3. Language is like a forest, with trees, branches and leaves. These are the patterns, phrases and words of the language.
  4. 4. If you are in a forest, stop to hear the branches move, listen to the rustling of the leaves, and observe them, quietly.
  5. 5. ABSORBT H E L A N G U A G E E S S E N C E STREETWEAR R H Y T H M F L O W F E E L I T S
  6. 6. TEACHERS Y O U D O N O T N E E D T O R E L Y O N Y O U R E X P E R I E N C E S A S A L E A R N E R W I L L T E A C H Y O U A L L Y O U N E E D T O K N O W .
  7. 7. SPEAK B E F O R E Y O U C A N Y O U M U S T L I S T E N , A N D Y O U M U S T L I S T E N A L O T , W I T H O U T R E S I S T I N G .
  8. 8. Language WE ARE JUST VISITORS. WE SHOULD BE HUMBLE. WE ARE SMALL COMPARED TO THE FOREST, AND SMALL COMPARED TO THE
  9. 9. Donotseektomasterthe language.Donotfightthe languageoritwilldefeatyou.If youdevoteyourselftothe language,youwillberewarded.
  10. 10. Goal IF YOU HURRY, YOU WILL BE DELAYED. IF YOU TARRY YOU WILL REACH YOUR YOU WILL KNOW WHEN YOU ARE READY TO SPEAK. THERE IS NO NEED TO RUSH.
  11. 11. IF YOU ARE IN A HURRY TO SPEAK A FEW DAYS WILL SEEM TOO LONG.
  12. 12. IF YOU RESPECT THE LANGUAGE, TOO SHORT. THREE YEARS CAN BE
  13. 13. are ready. YOU WILL KNOW WHEN YOU ARE READY. THE LANGUAGE WILL DO NOT TRY TO SPEAK UNTIL YOU tell you.
  14. 14. W H E N Y O U S P E A K , T A K E P R I D E I N T H E L A N G U A G E A N D J U S T L E T I T C O M E O U T . T H E F E W E R A M B I T I O N S A N D F E A R S Y O U H A V E , T H E S O O N E R YOU WILL LEARN.
  15. 15. everywhere. Whatever language you are learning, it is You can find it without going outside your door.
  16. 16. wherever You can bring your language with you you are.
  17. 17. F O R G E T WHO YOU ARE AND WHERE YOU CAME FROM, THE LANGUAGE DOES NOT CARE. LET THE LANGUAGE SINK INTO YOUR MIND, IN ALL OF ITS VARIETY AND RICHNESS.
  18. 18. @lingosteve
  19. 19. www.lingq.com

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