For many years I struggled to learn Spanish, and still knew no more than about 20 words and consequently was extremely frustrated. One day I stumbled upon this method as I was laying around with word combinations. Suddenly I came to the realization that every language has a certain core group of words that are most commonly used in a language, and simply by learning them, one could gain ability to engage in fluent communication.
I discovered which those words were, narrowed them down to 350, and that once memorized, one could then connect and create one's own sentences. THE VARIATIONS WERE and ARE, INFINITE!!! By using this incredibly simple technique I could converse at a proficient level and speak Spanish. Within a week I astonished my Spanish speaking friends with my new found ability. The next semester I registered at my university for a Spanish Speaking Course and I applied the same principles I learned in that class (grammar, additional vocabulary, future and past tense, etc.) to those 350 words I already had memorized and immediately I felt as if I had grown wings and learned how to fly. At the end of the semester we took a class trip to San José, Costa Rica. I was like a fish in water, while the rest of my classmates were floundering and still struggling to converse.
Throughout the following months I again applied the same principle to other languages, French, Portuguese, Italian, and Arabic all of which I now speak proficiently thanks to this very simple technique. This method is by far the fastest way to master fluent conversation. There is no other technique that compares to my concept. It is effective, it worked for me and it will work for you. Be consistent with my program and you too will succeed the way I and many, many others have.
on April 04, 2017 :
What a delightful book! As a student of Chinese, I'm always looking for things that can make learning languages easier. I really love the author's approach to languages, and found the Mandarin section most interesting. I shall definitely be using this book whenever I need to get ready to visit another country!
Rowan Kohll, author of the 1-Minute Chinese books.
(review of free book)