Guidelines for Learning Any Language
1) Learn to say, read and write the letters of the alphabet
2) Practice the practical phrases you need to say sooner than later
- Hello, Goodbye. My Name is. What is your name? Nice to meet you.
- Introducing Family and Friends
- Numbers 1 to 100 - My phone number is. What is your phone number? What is your address?
- Books of the Bible
3) Learn 10 nouns - Pronouns that act as a subject, object or possessive
- I, you, he, she, we, they
- Me, you, him, her, us, them
- My, yours, his, hers, ours, theirs
- Book, house, food, coffee, tea, dog, cat, etc.
4) Learn 10 verbs - pick the common verbs - to be, to have, want, go, show, tell, ask, understand, live, eat, drink
5) Learn 10 adjectives - pick common descriptive words - good, bad, fake, true, false, big, small, old, young, beautiful, delicious
Learn the basic grammar for sentence order, and start making basic sentences. After you learn 10 + 10 + 10 you will be able to say 1000 different sentences.
6) Learn 10 connecting words - and, or, nor, but, so, for, yet, however, then
7 Learn 10 location words (prepositions or postpositions) - before, after, beside, on, under, behind, in front of, north, south, east, west
8) Learn 10 adverbs - slowly, quickly, yesterday, tomorrow, never, always, sometimes
9) Increase your understanding of grammar to include:
- more complicated sentence order
- past, present and past tense of verbs
10) Increase your vocabulary - add more nouns, verbs, adjectives, and adverbs- as you learn your new vocabulary, practice using it in a sentence. Practice with your fellow learners often, and don't be afraid to practice with native language speakers who are strangers to you.