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  1. Big_Dog

    Big_Dog Administrator Staff Member

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    Synergy - a balanced language learning method recommended by this forum

    L1 - native language; mother tongue; L2 - second language; language learned after native language; L3 - third language; L4 - fourth language; etc

    CEFR - Common European Framework of Reference for Languages

    i+1 - input that is slightly more advanced than the learner's current level as mentioned in Krashen's Input Hypothesis

    SRS - Spaced Repetition Software

    transliterate - to write words or letters in the characters of another alphabet

    L-R - language learning technique that involves bilingual texts and bilingual audio, listening to L2 while reading L1 and vice versa
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  2. Fasulye

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    One of my favourite methods is L3 via L2 - learning.

    Let me explain this method:

    L1 = your native language

    L2 = one of your on the advanced (C1 / C2) - level languages

    L3 = your target language

    To give an example:

    My L1 = German, my L2 = Dutch and I study Danish and Norwegian.

    So I use Dutch bilingual dictionaries to look up Danish and Norwegian words.

    Fasulye
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    What is "triangulation"?

    Triangulation has to do with the "L3 via L2" - method and it is in fact a strategy used by polyglots to learn new target languages easier by profiting from the knowledge of earlier learned foreign languages. So can it for example mean that an English native speaker uses German textbooks to study for example French or Spanish. Or it can mean that someone strategically chooses to learn first German and English to have an advantage in learning Dutch afterwards.

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    As a Norwegian I always have to do L3 via L2 - learning, in my case English.
    Not many language courses exist in Norwegian.
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    It's often done I think, and completely obviosu what learning L3 via L2 is, without any children's level explanaiton.

    I think that when you don't deliberately do this L3 via L2, you do it anyway because you use the knowledge you have of the other lanagues. For example, if you learn the lanagueges of one family, you know very quickly the grammatical patterns and vocabulary as well. When you learn a completeley different language you use the other knowledge. I think it's why we muddle up things and the lanaguegs. I've seen this often, that people write in Spanish but soemtimes use an Italian or French word etc.

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    The Manifest of Done should perhaps be mentioned in this thread and properly attributed.
    Manifest of Done = Getting your task done. May not be done well, but it's done. At least for this time.
    Anki Whore = Someone who uses an SRS more than you do.
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    Today, I was very suprised that a German article BAnna had linked, refered to "passive" vocabulary. http://polydog.org/index.php?threads/zeitungsartikel-sprachen-lernen.199/#post-1694

    In my opinion, reading and listening are NOT passive at all, especillay listening is icnredibly difficult!!!!!!!

    I have leanred the terms "productive" and "receptive". The passive and active seem old fashioned and wrong. Which terms are the ones on polydog?
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    what about "productive" and "unproductive"? ;)
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    You may be right. Feel free to use whichever of these you like.
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    hahaha that's funny and the most accurate one LOL :) :confused:

    ok, thanks :) I don't know if I'm right, it's why I've asked.
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    "Benny-fluency" = somewhere between A1 and A2 (courtesy of LingQ forums)
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    Fluency - A word that generates an infinite amount of meaningless discussion and a deluge over-presciptive definitions.

    It's a word with a broad meaning, you're linguists deal with it! What's the matter with you? :p
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    If (in)famous language learners are going to get their own definitions then I suggest "Moses-glot" = someone who reaches A1 in 10+ languages.
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    Or an Iver-glot (or Iversenglot) who can speak 45379099265333889816632400974417 languages B2-C2 level.

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