Ditch The Textbook

A traditional language learning textbook is boring. It’s full of tables with dry grammar rules, hieroglyphic-like notes on pronunciation, and scenarios that just don’t seem to ever fully match that what we’re looking for. Luckily, with the advent of the internet, you don’t have to rely on such products any more.

Depending on the language, you’re better off enlisting the help of a friend and finding an electronic dictionary to help you tailor your own script that can suit you in your own language adventure.

An example script for a beginner could look something like this:

“Hi, My name’s Will. I’m from a small town in Virginia. I’m visiting here for vacation. I’ve really heard so many great things about Canada, that I thought I’d just had to make a visit here. 

What’s your name?

What do you do for work? Where are you from? What do you like to do for fun?

Do you have any pets?

Want to grab a drink some time?  What’s good around here?”

Okay, you get the idea. Obviously, every beginner’s script will have certain similar phrases in common. And as you continue to place yourself into positions that require you to speak you will learn what you don’t know much quicker.

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Author: Will Schick

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