Posted on Sep 8, 2015
MSgt Command Manager, Air Transportation Training
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I have never tried Rosetta Stone, I have been in traditional face to face course, and been immersed into foreign cultures by travel and being stationed at overseas bases. I never seem to get much to stick, but then again I seem to have few people to practice with or on. Ideas?
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Col Joseph Lenertz
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Go there. Bring any language study guide for the flight over, and learn a few phrases of introduction and thanks. Then jump in the deep end.
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SGT Joyce Bultman
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It's not that simple.
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Duo Lingo is a great first step to learning the basics. It lacks in helping you learn the grammar, but you'll pick up phrases and sentence structure in the first few lessons. I'm an Arabic linguistic, but I'm currently going through the french course of duo lingo.
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Pimsleur Approach was a great program I did. It teaches you languages "naturally," meaning that it follows the natural way you learned your first language- first by learning to make sounds, patching together phrases and words, and then later on learning how to read and write. A lot of other language programs try to make you rush to failure by having you read and write ahead of time.
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This is what I was going to say. I highly recommend Pimsleur, which is almost all speaking, unless the language is written with unfamiliar characters, in which case it teaches you those as well. I've learned quite a bit of Pashto using Pimsleur's method.
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CPT (Join to see) - And language learners need to keep firmly in mind that written words are there to represent or reproduce spoken words, not the other way around.
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