Peter Mangiaracina
Peter Mangiaracina
Peter Mangiaracina
Peter Mangiaracina Imitate Observe Listen Watch Speak Repeat
<ul><li>Situational </li></ul><ul><li>Can be Universal </li></ul><ul><li>Can function as templates </li></ul>Peter Mangiar...
<ul><li>Learn basic sentence structure </li></ul><ul><ul><li>SUBJECT+VERB+OBJECT </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Use functions to u...
<ul><li>Avoid translations </li></ul><ul><li>Use synonyms (one word best) </li></ul><ul><li>Learn antonyms (opposites) </l...
Peter Mangiaracina
<ul><li>Write everything in English </li></ul><ul><li>Use short sentences </li></ul><ul><li>Zen proverb </li></ul>Peter Ma...
<ul><li>Use key words to ask questions </li></ul><ul><li>Paraphrase for confirmation </li></ul><ul><li>Avoid monologues (y...
Peter Mangiaracina <ul><li>Nobody is perfect </li></ul><ul><li>You WILL make mistakes </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t let fear lim...
<ul><li>Take lessons! </li></ul><ul><li>Visit English speaking country </li></ul><ul><li>Read short articles </li></ul><ul...
Peter Mangiaracina <ul><li>Over a period of several years: </li></ul>
<ul><li>Grammar and translations don’t work </li></ul><ul><li>Use Inherent skills </li></ul><ul><li>Learn functions </li><...
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This is a slidecast about different techniques for acquiring language in the real world. The presentation runs about 20 minutes. The full transcript of this talk, along with the original presentation for reading along, can be found at:

http://iclaudius.wordpress.com/2008/12/08/91/

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  1. 1. Peter Mangiaracina
  2. 2. Peter Mangiaracina
  3. 3. Peter Mangiaracina
  4. 4. Peter Mangiaracina Imitate Observe Listen Watch Speak Repeat
  5. 5. <ul><li>Situational </li></ul><ul><li>Can be Universal </li></ul><ul><li>Can function as templates </li></ul>Peter Mangiaracina
  6. 6. <ul><li>Learn basic sentence structure </li></ul><ul><ul><li>SUBJECT+VERB+OBJECT </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Use functions to understand structure </li></ul><ul><li>Find common structures </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Time markers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Different types of phrases </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Substitute Vocabulary </li></ul>Peter Mangiaracina
  7. 7. <ul><li>Avoid translations </li></ul><ul><li>Use synonyms (one word best) </li></ul><ul><li>Learn antonyms (opposites) </li></ul><ul><li>Use images </li></ul><ul><li>Make associative pairs </li></ul>Peter Mangiaracina
  8. 8. Peter Mangiaracina
  9. 9. <ul><li>Write everything in English </li></ul><ul><li>Use short sentences </li></ul><ul><li>Zen proverb </li></ul>Peter Mangiaracina
  10. 10. <ul><li>Use key words to ask questions </li></ul><ul><li>Paraphrase for confirmation </li></ul><ul><li>Avoid monologues (yours and his/hers) </li></ul><ul><li>Stay on topic or </li></ul><ul><li>Steer conversation to known topics </li></ul><ul><li>Ask more questions on telephone </li></ul>Peter Mangiaracina
  11. 11. Peter Mangiaracina <ul><li>Nobody is perfect </li></ul><ul><li>You WILL make mistakes </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t let fear limit your practice </li></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>Take lessons! </li></ul><ul><li>Visit English speaking country </li></ul><ul><li>Read short articles </li></ul><ul><li>Music lyrics not a good option </li></ul><ul><li>Download English podcasts </li></ul>Peter Mangiaracina
  13. 13. Peter Mangiaracina <ul><li>Over a period of several years: </li></ul>
  14. 14. <ul><li>Grammar and translations don’t work </li></ul><ul><li>Use Inherent skills </li></ul><ul><li>Learn functions </li></ul><ul><li>Recognize patterns </li></ul><ul><li>Keep it simple </li></ul><ul><li>Control conversations </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t draw attention to mistakes </li></ul><ul><li>Use diverse media for comprehension </li></ul>Peter Mangiaracina

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