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How to learn a foreign language

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This three-hour audio cassette book is filled with practical tips and ingenious keys to help any student of a foreign language learn how to prepare for study, increase understanding and improve advancement. Indispensable!
Hardcover, 102 pages
Published January 1st 1993 by Barnes & Noble (first published 1987)
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Tina Jeraj
I have known about all the methods used in this book in way better forms than described. Most of it is common knowledge. Book is full of irrelevant remarks about the reader (such as assuming nobody will learn Finnish or other small European languages or that nobody but Americans will read the book). Somewhere at the beginning of the book the author states that English is spoken in America. I won't say what think of that. The good points are that it was easy to read and had some decent examples. ...more
Heather
Short, to-the-point, easy to read, and encouraging, even if I already knew most of the points he was making. Still, I think it was helpful-- it was a helpful refresher on what to look for, taught me a few things about the language that I'll be learning next semester (French) that I didn't know, and gave some helpful study tips and hints on how to approach learning a language. He definitely emphasizes the importance of hearing the language and really freeing yourself of embarrassment about speaki ...more
Jeary
A short little book that introduces general advices when studying a foreign language. Even though Fuller uses examples from various languages, the piece is not limited to any particular language or language class. But, as an important point for all non-native English speakers: English is the language of reference, so be prepared to be talked to as "...you, that you are already fluent in English..." ;)

It is, indeed, a good summary of patterns that are inherent all language and hints how to master
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Amy
At right around 100 pages, this is a concise guide to learning another language. His methods are time-tested and will work, but with a publication date of 1987, we have far better tools at our fingertips now than when this was first out. If the author could time-travel to now, he'd exhort the virtues of the many online learning resources, communities, and Skype-ing with someone in your target language.

But the book wouldn't be 100 pages any longer, and in today's world, this information is avail
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Oleg Hasanov
Short and to the point.
Mina Van der Woodsen
I haven't read much books how to learn a foreign language but i don't need to this book is everything i need to learn a foreign language.He is direct,short,and he is absolutely right. Great advices.You can also see that he knows what he is talking about he is an expert, and i respect him much and admire him.Not anyone can know that many languages,give advices how to learn,and encourage us to learn languages.
Vivian
A very short book, so a quick read, but full of enthusiasm and encouragement for foreign language learning. Not every language learning method works for everyone, but his suggestions are sound, and he gives concrete examples of what worked - and didn't work - for his own education.
Linda
Very informational with good lesson idea's I keep it on hand while learning Hindi.
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Graham Fuller is an author and a political analyst. He has worked for the United States Central Intelligence Agency, the National Intelligence Council, and Rand Corporation.
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