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A Navigation Guide for Top20English.com
Learning a Language 1
Start by using the Top20.com directory for a language to understand basic alphabet or characters, 200 words, some conversational sentences, and elementary grammar.
Learning a Language 2
Prepare for a language course by first learning to read, write and pronounce 200 words.  That is 10 words a day for 20 days. See lists here, here, and here.  You can use or create your own app flashcards and also use  Quizlet and  Memrise online. One has to know about 500 words to be somewhat conversational.  One has to be able to actively use 3000 words to speak a language, with most native language speakers being able to use at least 10,000 and usually 20,000 words.
Learning a Language 3

Use Google Translate to translate and listen to words or sentences in over 90 languages.  Google Translate can also be used to translate texts, webpages,  photo images of something like a menu, and even speech either to or from English.  There is also a Google Translate App in both Android and Apple IOS

Learning a Language 4

Use (cc) Closed Captioned YouTube Videos
Many YouTube videos on the bottom bar have a (cc) closed captioned option.

You can also adjust the speed of YouTube Videos - The settings button option on the bottom bar allows you speed up the video to get through It faster or to slow it down for better understanding

TED Talks are close captioned in over 100 different languages.  There is both a closed captioned and a speed setting logo on the bottom bar of the videos.

 

Go to your TV's menu and turn on subtitles.

 

Netflix allows you to enable or disable subtitles, captions, and alternate audio for many TV shows and movies.

Learning a Language 5

EFL Classroom 2.0 has a nice list of 50 Ways To Learn A Language (without a teacher).


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