FOREIGN LANGUAGE: What is it?. YOUR “TALKING” COURSE. I n terms of CUA’s distribution requirements (religion, philosophy, the humanities, natural and social sciences) which is foreign language most like?.
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YOUR “TALKING” COURSE
In terms of CUA’s distribution requirements(religion, philosophy, the humanities, natural and social sciences) which is foreign language most like?
Like Science and math, foreign language has rules and formulas, lots of memorizing, a strict sequence which builds cumulatively and there is even a lab.
NEED TO BE REHEARSED …
NEED TO BE PRACTICED…
PRACTICE: REPITITION, REPITITION REPITITION, REPITITION,REPITITION,REPITITION,REPITITION,REPITITION,REPITI….
Spelling!! – Spanish and Italian are so much more phonetic
Size of English’s vocabulary: 500,000+ words (vs. 100,000 in French)English is certainly not the easiest language to learn:
The NINE!! sounds in Englishof ough:A rough-coated,dough-faced, thoughtful ploughman strode through the street of Scarborough where - after falling into a slough - he coughed and hiccoughed.
Phonetically:A ruff-coated,doe-faced, thawtful plowman strode throo the street of Scarboruh where – after falling into a slue – he coffed and hiccupped.
If you study out loud, you double your efficiency by adding auditory memory andyou make your mouth work, helping with pronunciation and speech.
You cannot get by in a foreign language course by cramming at the last minute.You may be able to “learn” vocabulary items that way, but you cannot teach your mouth to use them in sentences. (Can you cram for a piano recital?)
Fr: Comment faites-vous pour dire?
It: Come faccialo per dire?
Sp: Cómo hágale para decir?
Gr: Wie Sie tun Sie zu sagen?
“aw blah es span yol” sounds
Don't be afraid to make mistakes. Self-consciousness can be a mighty obstacle to learning a language which may be why children so readily acquire languages – they don’t mind saying:“Me want dose.”