Assimil tends to include very vague instructions with their books. But Michael K. Listen to the text with the book closed. It does not matter if you do not understand what is said.

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Assimil tends to include very vague instructions with their books. But Michael K. Listen to the text with the book closed. It does not matter if you do not understand what is said.

You will gain a general impression of the sounds, hearing the pronunciation without being influenced by the spelling. Listen to the recording a second time while looking at the English translation. Read the foreign text aloud with the aid of the phonetic transcription if necessary. Be sure you understand the meaning of each sentence, comparing it with the translation as required.

Now read the foreign text again, but this time without looking at the translation. Listen to the recording twice, once while looking at the English translation, and once while looking at the foreign text. Listen to the recording again with the book closed. At this point you should understand what is being said. Listen to the recording once more. Stop the machine after each sentence, and try to repeat it aloud. Carefully read the comments several times.

Examine the foreign sentences being explained. These notes are very important. Read the exercises. Repeat each sentence several times. The exercises review material from the current lesson and from preceding lessons. If you have forgotten certain words, consult the English translation. Examine the examples of sentence structure. They show how words and phrases are combined in the target language, which is not always the same as in English.

In practice, few students follow these steps exactly. The essential ideas are repeatedly listening to the audio while reading both versions of the text probably about 10 times in various combinations and taking the time to do the exercises and read the notes. Assimil encourages students to do one lesson per day. Other students combine Assimil with Shadowing or Scriptorium. Yet others use it as an excellent supplement to more traditional approach or a core around which they gather their own curriculum.

Assimil experiment group log with a lot of experience concerning the method and individual courses as well. A video review by Arguelles. This includes a nice description of what he could do when he finished the courses.

Assimil Adventure: 6 languages at a time. An experienced polyglot tried to tackle 6 Assimil courses at once, for a wide range of languages, include ancient Egyptian and Swahili. This ultimately proved to be overwhelming, but along the way, he was able to compare different Assimil courses in detail. How far will Assimil take you One of the most informative about the many threads on the topic When to start: Whenever you wish.

Assimil is suitable for all from the true beginners to those in need of refreshing the language or covering gaps. Where are you likely to end, in terms of CEFR levels:.


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But once you have heard them, you cannot do without them; these companions are as pleasant as they are precious. They are interpreted in a living natural way by distinguished Russian artists. The alphabet looks unsympathetic, the declensions and conjugations complex; and yet nearly two hundred million people, most of whom are far from being intellectuals, speak it as naturally as we speak English. One has no need to be learned, or especially gifted to succeed in doing what a young 5— or 6— year old moujik does quite naturally. All you shall need is patience, steadiness in study, and confidence.


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It creates and publishes foreign language courses, which began with their first book Anglais Sans Peine "English Without Toil". Since then, the company has expanded into numerous other languages and continues to publish today. Their method for teaching foreign languages is through listening to records or tapes, and the reading of a book with the text that you are listening to, one side native language, one side foreign language. This method is focused on learning whole sentences , for an organic learning of the grammar. It begins with a long passive phase of only reading and listening, and eventually adds active exercises. Most books contain around lessons, with the active phase starting on Lesson The word "Assimil" comes from assimilate "incorporate or absorb knowledge into the mind".

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