Get the child to write out the words again and again. ‘When I write stuff out over and over it makes it stick in my brain,’ my son told me. Hallelujah. It’s only taken us three years to persuade him that writing out is the best way for him to learn.
quotes in latin Recorded audio lessons have several advantages. For one they normally use excellent native speakers to make the recordings, so you learn the pronunciation right the first time. For another you can offload the ‘learn Spanish language’ lessons to your portable audio devices and take them with you anywhere.
One question that I am frequently asked is “am I too old to learn Spanish?” or “am I too old to learn a foreign language?” The answer to that question is “no, you are never too old to learn a language.” But these are actually excuses for not a foreign language more than they are inquiries about learning a foreign language. Let me borrow a story from history that I hope will encourage you to eliminate your excuses and start learning your language of choice.
Firstly, one needs to understand that English was not originally a written language. There was no English writing until the Romans conquered England and introduced the Latin alphabet. The latin language had only 25 letters and 25 sounds, composed of 5 letters for 5 vowel sounds and 21 letters for 21 consonant sounds. The letter ‘y’ was borrowed from the Greek language and was called the “Greek y”. In English, it primarily functions as a consonant at the beginning of words and a vowel in the middle or ending of words.
Torticollis comes from the latin words of “torti” which means “twisted” and “collis” which means “neck”. So the words combined literally mean “twisted neck”. Which pretty much sums up the way it looks, and certainly the way it feels.
So he concluded, I hope this helps you understand where I come from. I have limited formal education but I have taught myself and have had the good fortune to get help from other sources. My friends here in our company have been the biggest asset for my learning. Also my good friend and tutor in Stratford and then in Italy where I learned a whole lot in 12 short months about language structure and how plays originated and how they are written.
Many of us have already the experience of opening a website whose language is different from ours. I have opened websites in French, Spanish, and Russian without my knowing ahead of time that those were the languages in those websites. I thought they were all in English.