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For those of you willing to join #3MAssimilChallenge, here are some insights:
Feel free to choose ✅any language. ✅
It's better if you have no knowledge of it but if you do, it won't be a blocker. As the authors of the method recommend as well, please use audios for a better and faster effect.
The challenge starts on the ❤️‍🔥 30th of July ❤️‍🔥 but you're obiously welcome to join anytime you can. The only thing is to keep it going for 3 months.
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Hoy sale el hilo sobre cómo aprender INGLÉS GRATIS 💬, especialmente orientado para quienes necesitan aprender el idioma para acceder a mejores oportunidades laborales, remotas y pagas en USD, EUR, crypto, etc 💵
Arrancamos! 👇
✨Algo importante de arrancar: tenés que saber cual es tu nivel de inglés!
(incluso aunque creas q no sabés nada, no es lo mismo no saber NADA q tener un nivel muy básico, A1 -ahora les voy a explicar qué es eso-)

Si no podés pagar un profe que te diga, hay formas gratuitas:
👉 Primera opción, el test gratuito de EF: efset.org/ef-set-50/

Si bien EF tienen dos versiones (una de 15 min y otra de 50 min), les recomiendo la de 50 min, y les va a dar un CERTIFICADO digital gratuito, que pueden poner en su LinkedIn!

El test evalúá listening Y reading
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How important is speaking early in language learning?A thread on language learning. Most of what I'm writing here is based on Professor @skrashen 's work, the rest is based on my teaching experience. 1/8
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Lots of ads where the teacher/school promises to make you speak early. Be aware that this is tricky path; until B1/B2 you simply don't have enough vocab to maintain a convo. You'll just memorize some phrases and throw them at ppl, but you won't understand their answers. 2/8
I keep telling my students that there is little point in memorizing "Where's the toilet?" if you won't understand the answer. Even more obviously what's the point of "what's the price?" when you hardly know the numbers 1-10 (huge shout-out to price tags). 3/8
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Recently, I attended a conference about language learning and a session I found interesting was about how to learn a language in a brain-friendly way. Here are what I learnt.

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Repetitive practice

Even in the best lesson, students only learn 4-5 words, and 60% of memory will fade within 9 hours. That’s why spaced repetition is so important.
Use all macro-skills

When you practice your target language, make sure you use all 4 macro-skills (Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking) at the same time as much as you can as your brain is more active while doing it.
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Elongated vowels (ー) in Japanese are quite tricky to hear but can change the meaning of the word completely. Here are some examples…

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In Japanese, elongated vowels are expressed by adding another vowel or ‘ー’. This symbol is casually called 伸ばし棒 (nobashi bō), or formally called 長音符 (chō onpu). In romaji, this is expressed by adding a bar on the vowel.
とる (toru): to take
とおる (tōru): to pass through
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In Human culture the analogy between day, year and life is very precise: each one has four seasons (that are further divided into three periods each).

#life #age #conlang #calendar #youth #wordoftheday #wordsmith #linguistics #languagematters #language #langtwt #conculture
Let's consider the first periods:
• Primanɔtte (Earlynight) is like Priminvɛrno (Earlywinter) and when you are a bambino (a person from 0 to 7 years old).
• Meʒʒanɔtte (Midnight) is like Meʒʒinvɛrno (Midwinter) and when you are a citto (a person from 7 to 14 years old).
• Tardanɔtte (Latenight) is like Tardinvɛrno (Latewinter) and when you are a ragazzo (a person from 14 to 21 years old).
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The rationale behind alphabetical order in Human:
• 1 vowel, 4 consonants, 1 vowel, 4 consonants...
• Impulse vowel (ɔ) at the beginning, culmination vowel (a) at the centre, cadence vowel (ɛ) at the end.

#conlang #alphabet #language #letters #linguistics #human #langtwt
• Impulse nasal (m) at the beginning, culmination nasal (n) at the centre, cadence nasal (ŋ) at the end.
• Pure letter (h) at the centre.
• Elemental vowels follow the order of the Elements: Water (u), Air (e), Fire (i), Earth (o).
• Non-nasal sonorants near their elemental vowel: Water (ʋ), Air (l), Fire (j), Earth (r).
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For many, writing in a new language isn’t the sexiest skill to work on.

Speaking and listening are more fun, whilst reading is easier to practise.

So why bother?

Here are 6 unobvious reasons why a writing habit is a game changer...

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• 1) fill holes in your vocabulary

At first, you may realise you need a lot of new vocabulary. Don't let this discourage you.

Searching for these words, adding them to your vocabulary system and then using them will cement new words into your brain.
• 2) help improve your speaking

Organising your ideas on paper will create and maintain neural pathways in your brain.

This makes you more familiar with sentence/grammar construction, more comfortable with specific topics and helps you remember words faster in a conversation.
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Starting to speak a new language can be the scariest.

When I started, I thought...

“Will people understand me? Is my accent too thick? Will they switch to English?”

Here are 4 steps I followed to lose my doubts and sound more natural in my new language⬇️

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• 1) Imitate a specific accent

This lets you identify with people from a specific region whilst other natives place you on the map of their own country.

The amount of “Wow you sound like you’re from X region” comments will surprise you... and it's a great ice-breaker.
Prioritise consuming media from that region (youtube videos, TV channels) and if possible, look for a tutor from there too!

In my case, people now tell me I sound like I'm from the west of Spain. Although I don't 100% believe them, it still gives me confidence!
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For new Korean learners on #langtwt

I started learning Korean from April 2020 because I needed a new hobby during lockdown. I picked up Hangul in April but it wasn't until June or July that I really started learning Korean language. I'm still a beginner because I'm super LAZY!
Here are some of the tools/apps/websites that I've been using for Korean. I'll continue to use some of them for Japanese as well.

𝐃𝐚𝐢𝐥𝐲 𝐏𝐫𝐚𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐜𝐞: Lingodeer, Duolingo, Memrise (depending on my mood). I like gamification because it helps me to stay consistent.
𝐅𝐥𝐚𝐬𝐡𝐜𝐚𝐫𝐝𝐬: Anki, Quizlet. I'm not really a fan of SRS because after a while, I kind of get bored. But sometimes I use it, especially if the deck has audio (mostly Quizlet). I'm too lazy to create my own decks. Haha!
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