Learning languages on your own

Frequently asked questions

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  1. Basic principles


  2. Ideas and doctrines

A. Common misconceptions

B. Schools of thought in language teaching


3.  The best programs (book and tapes packages)

A. Foreign Service Institute and Defense Language Institute programs

B. Dr Pimsleur tapes

C. Other programs


4. Tricks of the trade and common problems


5. Maintaining and practicing your language


If you have more questions, you can contact me.



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