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Depends on the language. For Mandarin Chinese, there are (free online on edx.org) courses based on pinyin, ignoring the Chinese symbols completely. Of course being able to speak, but not being able to read, will severely limit your learning potential - but if might be a valid first step in learning Mandarin. Luckily, some/most Chinese (I heard - I have no ...


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Imagine that the first thing you learn is to memorize written words such as bat, cat, rat, cod, god and dog. Only after you can read and write those words in their entirety do you start to analyze the letters in isolation. In theory, this could work. In my experience teaching Spanish and English, I find it is often easier to memorize entire phrases than ...


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As a Spanish teacher, I sometimes show my students a list of sentences that reflect commonly made errors and ask them to find and correct the error in each sentence. This is direct negative evidence without the emotional disadvantages of correcting students in the moment during a speaking activity. At the same time, I'm not singling out any individual ...


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