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Language Learning in the Real World for Non-beginners
by Greg Thomson

© 1993 Greg Thomson. Used by permission.


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This book is a continuation of the developmental approach to language learning language learners by Greg Thomson started in Kickstarting your Language Learning. It gives suggestions for intermediate and advanced language learners on how to go on beyond a basic knowledge of a language to become truly proficient in it, by learning from a speech community. This essay can be particularly helpful for people wanting to continue to develop their knowledge of a language beyond elementary proficiency.

Chapter 1. Introduction

1.1. Key principles of design for an ongoing language learning program
1.2. Principle I: Expose yourself to massive comprehensible input
1.3. Principle II: Engage in extensive extemporaneous speaking.
1.4. Principle III: Learn to know the people whose language you are learning.

Chapter 2. A few practical concerns

2.1. How much time do you have?
2.2. Whom do you have?
2.3. What should you learn next?

Chapter 3. Things to do to keep on keeping on

3.1. Stage II language learning activities
3.2. Stage III language learning activities
3.3. What about Stage IV?

Chapter 4. Conclusion (Language learning for non-beginners)

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