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Novice (R 0): Prefunctional Proficiency reading

 

Discussion
 

If all you need to read are signs and menu items on a trip to another country, you can probably function at this level. If you study a language that uses the same writing system as your own or a system you know, you can probably learn in a fairly short time.

Unwritten languages
 

Your reading and writing goals will probably mirror your listening goals in this situation. Aim to write the words you learn in the International Phonetic Alphabet and to read them afterwards. If you study a language with a recognized orthography, you will want to use the script as soon as possible.

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