New To Language Bug? Read This!
It’s been a while since I wrote the “About Language Bug” page. In the last few weeks, viewing figures have increased massively. Whilst this is wonderful, I really started to look hard at the site. Now people are actually reading, I figured it was important that the site actually be a bit more presentable. Seeing as I’ve just finished the English Language Tenses series and the Mandarin Project, it’s the ideal time to concentrate on this brief intermission.
As such, in the next few days you’re going to start seeing some changes. I’ll be making it a lot easier to find things you’re interested in reading about.
This post is the first in this new direction. I’ll be updating the About Us page to reflect the mission statement, which I’m sure I’ll be better expressing four months into writing.
Key Language Bug Links to Start You On Your Journey
First off, the best place to start is the Language Bug Language Learning Method page. If you want to learn a new language, then this page is the page to start. It’s an overview of all the steps you need to take to become successful at learning a language.
I won’t reiterate what I’ve already written on that page. Here is an overview though:
1. Learn the IPA.
2. Learn the Alphabet of a new language. An example is here, for Chinese.
3. Learn some new vocabulary, and then memorise it.
4. Start building simple sentences using words you’re familiar with. An example in Mandarin is here. You can also find little hacks to make a little vocabulary build a lot of sentences. Living in all five senses is one way to do this.
5. Once you’ve started learning some grammar and a lot of sentences, it’s time to go from good to great.
Of course, the best way to learn grammar in another language is to be good at it yourself. Here is an overview of the English language tenses so that you can get a grip on sentence construction in English.
One of the best ways to ensure you’re awesome at some thing is to teach it. Teaching English as a Foreign Language is a great way to understand how a language actually works.
Once you’ve done that, you might appreciate our Language Bug weekly round ups. I’m far from the best writer or language learner on the net, which is why I have a weekly reading list of other stuff from around the net that I think everyone will be interested in.
As always, I’m interested in hearing what you have to say. If there are particular things that you’d like to see more of on the site, feel free to contact Language Bug on this site, twitter, or Facebook, or even Google +.
Something I’m keen to do is increase the reviews section of the site. I use a lot of products, you use a lot of products, let me know what needs reviewing on Language Bug!