There are many myths about language learning, most of them designed to convince us that learning a foreign language is all but impossible for the average person. In Learn Any Language by Janina Klimas these myths are ripped to shreds and flushed away.
A language teacher and speaker of several languages, Klimas addresses the history of language and language teaching in the United States, and then offers detailed, step-by-step guidance that will enable anyone to learn any foreign language, with or without a teacher.
Klimas uses her own experiences and gives examples from several languages to help the novice language student navigate the tricky waters of learning a new language. With more than two decades of language learning and teaching, she has learned the most important element of conveying such instructions; communicating in a clear and unambiguous manner. Her detailed plans for structuring your personal language program don’t require you to be rich or possess a super-high IQ, nor do you need to travel abroad. All you need is the desire to learn and the will to apply these common sense techniques.
I received an advanced reader copy of this book.
I give it five stars.