Ρόμπερτ (eyeballmassage) wrote in linguaphiles,
Ρόμπερτ
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foreign language learning

how do you prefer to learn languages in a formal setting? what teaching methods work for you? do you like learning lots of grammar from the beginning? do you want to start with a native speaker as a teacher? do you like the whole rosetta stone-type approach where you're mostly only hearing the target language from the very beginning?

i find that it's much easier for me to do well in a language if the teacher doesn't try to tip-toe around grammar, and also if the teacher is either a native english speaker or extremely fluent in english. i took 3 years of russian in university and found that having native russian speakers from the beginning hurt in some ways because our professors weren't always able to explain concepts that were second nature to them. thoughts/experiences? this is kind of incoherent, sorry.
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