If you have started the journey to learn a new language this blog will help you to discover that a general language book, at least a good one, will show you the big picture and take you behind the scenes so you can understand what’s going on during your language acquisition process. Time to go through the books out there for learners: 1. “How to Learn a Foreign Language” by Paul Pimsleur Ph.D.Focusing on the three elements of language: pronunciation, grammar and vocabulary Dr. Paul Pimsleur, creator of the renowned Pimsleur Method, the world leader in audio-based language learning, shows how anyone can learn to speak a foreign language.2. “Learn Any Language FAST! – The Ultimate Guide to Speed Up Your Language Learning Curve By Tricking Your Brain” by Dagny Taggart. Taggart shares the insights and techniques she picked up from crisscrossing the globe and learning the languages of the people she meets. 3. “Fluent Forever: How to Learn Any Language Fast and Never Forget It” - Gabriel WynerThis book works on both your ears and tongue in ways not thought of before. It’ll attune your ears to the natural symphonies of your target language so the next time you hear them, they’ll sound familiar to you. You’ll contort your tongue to the same degree that opera singers and actors do while rehearsing. 4. “Words and Rules: The Ingredients of Language” by Steven PinkerThis book is an explanation of how human beings learn languages and how we use them to create experiences and all kinds of products, from an effervescent love letter to a technical tax code.5. “Fluent in 3 Months: How Anyone at Any Age Can Learn to Speak Any Language from Anywhere in the World” by Benny Lewis. Benny turns traditional language learning on its head and comes up with tips, techniques and exercises that make learning a natural, almost inevitable, experience.6. “Language Myths” Edited by Laurie Bauer & Peter TrudgillThe best way to sweep away all the cobwebs from the learner’s mind is to round all the myths up and blast them all away before even beginning the journey.7. “How to Learn Any Language” by Barry M. FarberThe author believes that, when learning a new language, one shouldn’t be limited in the number of tools and technologies one uses.8. “How Languages Are Learned” (4th edition) by Patsy Lightbown and Nina SpadaThis book is full of insights on the difference between first and second language learning. It gets into the nitty-gritty of the different theories of the behaviorist, cognitive and social approaches.9. “How to Learn Any Language in a Few Months While Enjoying Yourself: 45 Proven Tips for Language Learners” by Nate Nicholson If you study effectively, focusing on vocabulary words and phrases that are useful to your situation, you’ll gain fluency very rapidly. 10. “How to Learn a New Language with a Used Brain” by Lynn McBrideWritten by a writer who moved to Europe (more specifically, France) and learned that “soaking up the language” even when you’re overseas is easier said than done.And One More Thing…To reach fluency even faster you will love the courses at The Language House, you will learn the real language taught by native speakers with a dynamic methodology and friendly approach you will learn languages fast and effectively. Check our website to find out more about the courses available for English, French and Spanish.The Language House has a variety of courses starting from complete Beginners to Advance users of the language. Ready to start your journey?
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