Principles of ALG

  1. Our point of reference or comparison is the native speaker, not other students.
  2. Children are the best examples of how to learn another language.
  3. The adult ability to translate, memorize, and practice can NEVER produce as good of results as naturally learning a language can.
  4. Practice cannot help and in fact it hinders the ability to learn naturally.
  5. Good speaking ability grows out of a good foundation of understanding. Therefore, understanding is what must be gained, not practice speaking.
  6. Exposure to understandable, interesting experiences is the key to learning another language.