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  • Paperback: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Harmony Books (18 Aug. 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0385348118
  • ISBN-13: 978-0385348119
  • Product Dimensions: 15.5 x 1.9 x 23.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (57 customer reviews)
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Twiggy on 5 April 2015
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I've read lots of books and websites about learning foreign languages. This is the best by far and I only wish I had read it before I recently began to learn Italian through some expensive audio courses. I've completely started again after reading this book for several reasons that might help you decide if this is for you too.

Firstly, I found that, when I began to listen to conversations, native people spoke so fast that I was just unable to detect what people were saying. Because this book encourages you to focus so closely on the sounds that make up the spoken language I find it much easier to discern the words already.

Secondly, I previously experienced a disconnect between the written and spoken forms of any language I tried to learn. I found that if I tried to learn by reading then I ended up with shocking pronunciation. I found that my initial attempts at pronunciation were often so poor that the phrases I had "learned" simply didn't work properly. People simply just didn't understand what I was saying and would quickly switch to English if they could speak it. Again the book's focus on the sounds and how variously spellings translate to those sounds via the IPA clears up this confusion right away. I'm far more confident that my pronunciation will be reasonable from the off this time.

Thirdly, I dislike classroom style courses with exercises and a translation orientation. I like the prescriptive formula for self-study that this book suggests. It tells you exactly what materials you need to get, how to systematically go about teaching yourself and effectively use the Internet to help you do so.
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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Jane on 22 Nov. 2014
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The thing about how to learn a language books is that no one way will work for everyone. I have read a few and found that Gabriel Wyner's book works for me because it is a system described by someone who used it to learn the several languages he needed in his career as an opera singer. It is not a list of words or endless grammar, there are plenty of other resources for those things. Here he gives many practical approaches which anyone can use and he also looks at your mindset when you begin learning your chosen language. He gives access to the top 650 words to learn first on his website. He is a big fan of spaced repetition, which I am not, but I am giving it a go in case it fits my way of learning and, even if it doesn't, I have found that this doesn't stop you from getting good information from this book. This is written by someone who really wants to help you get over the early stumbling blocks you may come across in the early stages. I got so many good tips on how to take learning a block of vocabulary to something that can be used to communicate which is, after all, the main point of it all. Finally I feel I have found something that will help me speak a second language a reality.
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46 of 50 people found the following review helpful By The Warwick Reader on 11 Aug. 2014
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I was slightly sceptical about this book prior to buying/reading as I thought it might not be that beneficial due it’s bias about learning and remembering “any” language rather than just the specific language I am studying, but wow – how wrong am I. This book is an invaluable resource that explains what happens in your mind when you learn a language, and how you can train your mind to be far more efficient, and therefore learn far more than you could without having read the book.

In a very simple style, and in places rather humorous text which makes this book fun to read, the author takes you through the processes of what happens in your mind when you learn a new language, and how you can overcome your minds “natural barriers” to learning. By explaining each process or learning stage in detail, and often with well researched (but not overly complicated) examples and charts, the author lays a strong and logical foundation which you can use to start efficiently learning your chosen language or subject.

The main methodology emphasises the creation and use of flashcards as the key aid to learning, which might sound tedious and a route that you might have attempted previously, but the author takes the time to explain the benefits and why this process is important. It also allows you to determine your individual learning speed as you can select the words or areas of interest that you want to study and focus on, and also takes you through the process of building the flashcards themselves (in either electronic or paper based format) – as ever, there are pros and cons with each, but again the book will highlight the drawbacks and advantages of each, and allow you to make an insightful decision about which media will be the most beneficial to your leaning style.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Seeker of Light on 28 April 2015
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Amazing book! Contains a wealth of information on tools and resources + Methods of learning languages. It explains also how the memory works and plenty of good advice. Actually I was introduced to the Spaced Repetition Systems (SPS) by reading this book. Although I used to download some software similar to these in the past (without knowing that they are called SPS), but I did not know their effectiveness (scientifically speaking) and did not try hard in the past to use them frankly .
Without this book, I would not know about them. Not to mention frequency dictionaries and a lot of things (International Phonetic alphabet Decoder etc...), that I did not know they exist. It is strange and shameful for a polyglot like me not to know these but this what happened. Nobody put all linguistic research and methodologies in ONE DAM BOOK easy to read until this book. The book is amazing!. This is said with complete academic objectivity. I am a polyglot, I speak already 9 languages (English, French, Spanish, Italian, German, Portuguese, Arabic, Farsi, Esperanto) some of them with less fluency and I am currently learning Hebrew. I previously thought that I am unique in this but it turn out there are people a lot better than me (It is fair to realize that :-) Not bad to spend time on learning languages from the age of 16 :-). I plan to learn 14 languages before the age of 30 (for Neuro-plasticity reasons - I am joking!). I only hope to achieve this!
I always spend a lot of money on courses of different languages. I obtained several certificates like the DELE, CILS and many others (many levels also). I still remember how much I struggled in studying the material required for these exams. I think if this book was available earlier ( I mean from several years ago), I would had sped up the process and minimized considerably the expenditure and torture.
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