Podcasts / Episode #12
In this episode, I talk about languages that have a reputation for “hard grammar” and the false belief that this has any bearing on the outcome of language learning.
- You don’t need to study grammar to learn to speak a foreign language.
- We learn languages backward (studying grammar rules before speaking) and this is why most people fail.
- Natural language learning involves frequent exposure and heavy repetition of sounds – grammar rules shouldn’t even be a consideration.
- Habit is key.
- Natural dialogues are really all you need to work with.
- Use incorrect grammar on purpose.
- There is no difference between a language with easy grammar and a language with hard grammar.
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Resource: One of the few tools I recommend that frees you from the shackles of burdensome grammar study is Glossika.