Learning Like a Child

I watched my youngest son grow in learning English. He started out just listening to the words that he heard around him. He would speak one word to get what he wanted, but he could understand what was being said to him. The silent period came first. He learned to understand the words first. he is so familiar with the sound of the language now that he will repeat after me just about everything that I say. I have learned more from observing my four year old son than from any book. finding good ways of learning other languages.