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Chapter 3. Getting on with talking


So far I have mainly been talking about learning to comprehend your new language. This is because I take that to be your most crucial concern during your first two months, and especially during the first month. You can go on for days, or weeks, rapidly increasing your ability to understand the language with the help of well planned language sessions. But when do you start learning to speak the language in addition to learning to understand it? And how do you move from being someone who understands a lot to someone who speaks a lot?

3.1 How soon should I start talking?
3.2 General principles in starting to speak the language
3.3 Survival expressions
3.4 Heavy duty two-way communication: a new phase begins

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