Wednesday, 22 February 2017

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I’ve been thinking. And that has led to a change of mind.

I believe now that one’s first language interferes in a way I hadn’t formerly realized. When I learn another language, at some level I recall the discomfort of partial understanding. I experienced again the several-year frustration of only imperfectly being able to follow along the conversation.

So I need to immediately understand second language input through both familiarity with the text, and with having the English equivalent—spoken or written—alongside.


I’ll need to copy out chapters in the various target languages and brush up my reading-whilst-walking skills.

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