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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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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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FROM THE OUTSIDE IN

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by J. Marvin Brown. This unfinished work by Dr. Brown has two parts. The first part is the story of ALG as a method, and reads in part like an autobiography. It tells the story of how ALG came to be. The second part gives insights into Brown’s theory’s regarding Physics, how the brain works, […]

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The Inner Game of Tennis by W. Timothy Gallwey

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Language: The Control of Perception by Joel B. Judd presents a theory for the brain-language connection using Powers Hierarchical Perceptual Control Theory (HPCT). https://livingcontrolsystems.com/festschrift/judd.html Excerpt:”Powers’ insight was to emphasize the role of behavior in perceptual control. Likewise, the key starting point for linguistics is to observe that language is just as purposeful as other behaviors. One […]

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The Inner Game of Tennis by W. Timothy Gallwey

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Language: The Control of Perception by Joel B. Judd presents a theory for the brain-language connection using Powers Hierarchical Perceptual Control Theory (HPCT). https://livingcontrolsystems.com/festschrift/judd.html There are a few people who are writing, or have written some very related and interesting papers or books. Look for anything written by: William Powers, Gary Cziko, and Stephen Krashen, as well […]

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David H ALG Thai Online Student

David H

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David, an intermediate student, demonstrates his understanding of Thai, while using English to answer.

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Martin ALG Thai Online Student

Martin

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An AUA Thai Student talks about his experience learning Thai (in Thai)

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David Long - ALG Thai Online student

David Long

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One of the reasons that I had chosen to study Thai via ALG, as opposed to more traditional language learning methods, was the claim that students who went through the program and stuck to the ALG methodology ended up with native (or near native) level fluency. The credibility of this claim appeared stronger and stronger to me as I progressed through the program and my comprehension of spoken Thai grew.

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weak syllables-29

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This video was produced by ALG World Co., Ltd. with the cooperation of the AUA Language Center Thai Department in Bangkok, Thailand.

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irregular tones-43

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This video was produced by ALG World Co., Ltd. with the cooperation of the AUA Language Center Thai Department in Bangkok, Thailand.

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