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Re: "Usefull languages"

From:Clint Jackson Baker <litrex1@...>
Date:Wednesday, February 13, 2002, 21:47
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> Based on what I've read, it really makes no > difference in adult (or late > teen) education whether or not you include reading > from the start; I've > read studies that say that over three years, it all > averages out, and at > no point does the more vocal group really have an > advantage. It's also > more comforting to the learner - I have no immediate > need for another > spoken language. But if I can learn to read German, > there becomes open > to me a great range of writings I didn't have access > to before.
I've been taught both: I learned French in high school the traditional way, and Spanish in college the speak-understand-read-write way. I'm better at French, but I think that's because I've known it so much longer, and French and Spanish are similar enough that when I try to speak Spanish I tend to pidgin the two (easy for an English speaker, who has more vocab in common with French than with Spanish). Clint __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Send FREE Valentine eCards with Yahoo! Greetings!