Tips from a man who knew 16 languages brilliantly
• Advice from a man who knew 16 languages brilliantly
Kato Lomb - professional translator from Hungary, which owned many languages. Most of them she has mastered independently, working solely with textbooks and fiction. His method is outlined in the book "How I learn languages."
1. study the language on a daily basis. If we do not have time, then at least 10 minutes. Especially good deal with in the morning.
2. Never bison, not learn anything alone, out of context.
3. Write out the queue and memorize all the ready-made phrases that can be used to the greatest possible number of cases.
4. Try to mentally translate all that is possible: flashed an advertising board on the Billboard inscription fragments overheard conversations. It's always a rest, even for a tired head.
5. If you desire to have weakened too quickly, do not force, but do not drop out. Think of some other form: put down the book and listen to the radio, leave the tutorial exercises and look through the dictionary and so on..
6. learns stands firmly only that the teacher corrected. Do not re-read his own uncorrected exercises: with repeated reading of the text is stored unconsciously with all possible errors. If doing one then learns only obviously correct. 7. Complete phrases, idioms, and remember to write out the 1st person singular. For example: "I am only pulling your leg" ( "I'm just teasing you").
8. Foreign Language - a fortress, which is necessary to attack from all sides at the same time: reading newspapers, listening to radio, watching dubbed movies, visiting lectures in a foreign language, study of the textbook, correspondence, meetings and conversations with friends - native speakers.
9. Do not be afraid to say, do not be afraid of possible mistakes, and ask to be corrected. And most importantly - do not worry and do not be offended if you really start to correct.
10. Be firmly convinced that in that whatever the cost and reach the goal you have strong will and extraordinary aptitude for languages.
Kato Lomb has proposed a simple formula that determines the result in the development of language:
elapsed time + interest result =
or if it is a little to clarify:
(The elapsed time + interest) / tightness (fear of making a mistake) = result.
And finally, when 86-year-old Kato Lomb met her 54-year-old friend, she said decisive for his life sentence: "Steve, you're so young! So many years to come, even as many languages can be learned! "