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Re: strategies for learning new languages
Date: Wed, 26 Mar 2003 17:58:53 -0500
From: Vadim Nasardinov <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: strategies for learning new languages
To follow up on the "learning languages" thread
I'd be interested to hear resident polyglots comment on the following
What strategies do you use for becoming proficient in a new
You gave a good list, but you left out my favorite:
* Read the "formal" language specification (or ANSI standard)
from cover to cover, starting with "Lexical Tokens" and ending
with "I/O Library". If necessary, read it twice.
That aside, I have used all the strategies that you outlined,
though frequently I try to read up on the features that seem
to be "different" from what I already know.