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4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent principles and tips
A unique resource that pulls together all kinds of principles--along with hugely practical tips--about learning a new language as an adult.

Robyn Matthew, a self-professed "Word Nerd," knows plenty about this process, both from her own experience and from the literature of the language-learning field. She shares it all - peppered with references from popular...
Published on April 25 2008 by Riça Night

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1.0 out of 5 stars not worth the paper it was written on
I am a recently graduated language teacher and bought this book after reading a glowing review and thinking that it would be a helpful resource for me. I couldn't have been more wrong. Sorry Robyn, maybe you're a great teacher, but your book is nothing more than a "how to in 10 easy steps" list. You offer limited (non-obvious) concrete advice and repeat yourself so...
Published on May 23 2008 by disappointed


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1.0 out of 5 stars not worth the paper it was written on, May 23 2008
This review is from: Language Logic (Paperback)
I am a recently graduated language teacher and bought this book after reading a glowing review and thinking that it would be a helpful resource for me. I couldn't have been more wrong. Sorry Robyn, maybe you're a great teacher, but your book is nothing more than a "how to in 10 easy steps" list. You offer limited (non-obvious) concrete advice and repeat yourself so often that the 364 pages could be easily condensed to about 10. Your incredibly obvious tips are condescending and your ubiquitous references to Hollywood movies is obnoxious ( not to mention lowers your credibility as a language expert)! This books will join others in my give away box.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent principles and tips, April 25 2008
This review is from: Language Logic (Paperback)
A unique resource that pulls together all kinds of principles--along with hugely practical tips--about learning a new language as an adult.

Robyn Matthew, a self-professed "Word Nerd," knows plenty about this process, both from her own experience and from the literature of the language-learning field. She shares it all - peppered with references from popular culture, such as scenes from movies and TV shows - in a relaxed, folksy style.

The professional editor in me ground her teeth at the numerous punctuation and usage errors (e.g., "putting on the breaks in a fast conversation") that abounded in this book, but I learned a lot from it, and now feel inspired to pursue a longstanding goal of truly becoming fluent in another language.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic!, Aug. 7 2007
This review is from: Language Logic (Paperback)
This book is a must have for anyone struggling with or learning a new language. It's loaded with so many learning tips and practical advice.
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