to learn any language in six months

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to learn any language in six months by Mind Map: to learn any language in six months

1. actions

1.1. 1. Listen a lot

1.1.1. brain soaking,

1.1.2. put yourself in a context

1.1.3. it doesn't matter to understand, listening to the rhythms, to patterns that repeat

1.2. 2. get the meaning first, even before you get the words

1.2.1. body language

1.2.2. comprehensible input

1.2.3. If you're a Chinese speaker of Mandarin and Cantonese and you go to Vietnam

1.3. 3. Start mixing

1.3.1. 10 verbs, 10 nouns and 10 adjectives,

1.3.2. In English 1000 words covers 85 percent of daily communication and 3000 words gives you 98 percent

1.3.3. Week number one:"How do you say that?" "I don't understand, repeat that please, what does that mean?" week two: "me," "this," "you," "that," "give," you know, "hot," simple pronouns, nouns, verbs, adjectives

1.4. 4 "glue words." "Although," "but," "therefore,"

1.5. 5. get yourself a language parent

1.5.1. four rules of a language parent 1. to understand what you mean 2. never correct your mistakes 3. feed back their understanding of what you are saying 4. use words that you know

1.6. 6. copy the face

1.6.1. hear how it feels, and feel how it sounds

1.6.2. ideally if you can look at a native speaker

1.7. 7. direct connect to mental images

1.7.1. remember many words really inefficient

1.7.2. image inside your mind talk about fire

1.7.3. internal representation

2. Principles

2.1. 1. focus on language content that is relevant to you

2.1.1. We master tools by using tools and we learn tools the fastest when they are relevant to us.

2.1.2. share a story about a keyboard is a tool (Typing Chinese)

2.2. 2. use your new language as tool to communicate

2.2.1. story about eight hours talking to one of the guards on the train in dinning car

2.3. 3. When you first understand the message, then you will acquire the language unconsciously

2.3.1. comparison of people who had learned by grammar and formal study and the ones who learned by comprehensible input

2.4. 4. physiological training

2.4.1. story about a woman from Taiwan did great in English at school and got A grades

2.4.2. filters in our brain, sounds, if you can't hear it, you won't understand it

2.4.3. 43 muscles in your face, hurts

2.5. 5. Psycho-physiological state

2.5.1. If you're - sad, angry, worried, upset - happy, relaxed, in an Alpha brain state, curious

2.5.2. to be tolerant of ambiguity

3. these are things under your control as the learner.