Why ‘Speaking’ is Harmful?

Why ‘Speaking’ is Harmful?

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With ALG Thai Language Program, we don’t want you to ‘TRY’ to learn at all! …

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ALG Levels compared with natural language development.

ALG Levels and how we view them

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The ALG program being patterned on the way people naturally acquire language, is designed to enable you to become fluent in a foreign language…

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Language must be ‘studied’

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If it’s evident that adults ‘study’ foreign languages, it’s also just as evident that children do not study. What is it that children do then? What is it that enables them to ‘learn’ without study? They live, they look, they listen, and they learn. Children gather up experiences and simply try to understand what’s going […]

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‘Practice Makes Perfect’

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Just about every adult will agree with this statement. What’s most amazing about it is that children don’t practice their language! They either ‘know’ what they want to say, and they say it, or they don’t ‘know’ what they want to say, and they are quiet.* Where do they gain the ‘know’ from? They ‘know’ […]

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Adult’s CAN’T learn like children do!

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Many people have noticed that children learn second languages perfectly, and that adults almost never do. The conclusion that seems to have been drawn from this is that adults can’t learn like children; that somehow and for some reason, adults have lost the child’s magic! We think that perhaps the reality lies in exactly the […]

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Free Summary of Reading and Writing Thai language VIDEO

Free Summary of Reading and Writing Thai language VIDEO

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These videos are available for free and include the main content of each Thai Language class.

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How to start to leaning thai language

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With a history of over 40 years teaching Thai to expats, our Fluency Course continues to be the most recommended and popular Thai course anywhere.

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MIFS – THE MENTAL IMAGE FLASH

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by David Long. A practical application of the brain theory supporting the ALG Method. This paper addresses some of the main issues the educators and students alike question regarding Practice, Memorization and Testing. MIFS – The Mental Image Flash (MS Word 97 doc format, 56 kb)

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JUST LET ME TRY TO SAY IT

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by David Long answers some of the most frequently asked question on the part of students in the ALG Program. More than just a FAQ sheet, this file goes into more detailed explanation of the method in a practical sense. JUST LET ME TRY TO SAY IT! (MS Word 97 doc format, 60 kb)

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LANGUAGE IN THE BRAIN – A CRITICAL PERIOD?

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by Jonathan Farra is a research paper written in 1999 which considers the evidence for support of the theory of a critical period for acquiring a second language. LANGUAGE IN THE BRAIN – A CRITICAL PERIOD? (MS Word 97 doc format, 132 kb)

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THE SUCCESS OF SILENCE

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by Keith Challenger. (ELCA and Rangsit University) Adult second language learning has been working hard for a generation with communicative techniques to bring students to the level of fluency. We have tended to attribute any shortfall to not enough speaking practice. This paper is suggesting the opposite: that early speaking is the very reason adults […]

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LEARNING LANGUAGES LIKE CHILDREN

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by J. Marvin Brown. July 1992 and revised in 2001 explains the scientific basis of the ALG Approach. LEARNING LANGUAGES LIKE CHILDREN (MS Word 97 doc format, 88 kb)

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