METHOD OF BASIC STRUCTURES

Why

The method that is used here, is the result of a personal experience of learning 8 foreign languages, passing numerous language courses and studying how to teach languages. The main problem of the most modern courses offered nowadays is that they are unsystematic. You are offered to learn how to ask "what is your name", "how old are you?" the themes "restaurant" or "shopping", but you don't learn how to build your own sentences.
There is another extreme when teachers are engaged only in grammar and trying to talk about all grammar rules theoretically, even those cases that you could easily remember for granted. It is in order to overcome these two extremes that I started to think about what should and what should not be the content of language training.

What

Having selected the most appropriate technics I came to the method that is actually used by the polyglots that I know to effectively learn a foreign language applying the minimum of effort. The method is built upon repetition and bringing to the automaticity the basic structures of the language, the main element of which is a verb. It is the learning of verbs, their forms and words that can directly follow them, which is the key that most rapidly opens all the doors in this field and thus should be the content of teaching. Through the study of verbs arises their recognition in speech - and hence understanding of most of the content of the sentence and its entire structure, which then allows to guess the missing links.
All verbs are divided into different levels according to their difficulty and frequency of usage. The first (basic) level consists of 90 verbs and a limited amount of words needed to speak basic Russian. Among these words are the adverbs of time, place etc (now, then, today, tomorrow, here, there...) the conjunctions (and, or, because), the prepositions (with, without, after, before, to, in..) divided according to the case (the required form of the followed noun) and a group of personal pronouns with all changes (I, my, me etc.) Mastering these words within the limits of basic structures will soon make you build sentences like «yesterday I wanted to go with you to the university, but you couldn't» and so on.

How

The multiple listening to the basic structures of the language allows you to quickly begin to orientate yourself, recognize and reproduce these structures. So you will need just to sit relaxed on your chair or wherever you are, play my youtube channel and follow the voice looking if needed at subtitles.

But..

Some people ask, what's about other words, we don't use only verbs in our speech? I can say that on the one hand a huge part of nouns in any language is derived from verbs. In practice, this means that by learning verbs, we simultaneously memorize a large number of related words including nouns and adjectives. For example Russian verb "чувствовать"(feel) has this group of related words - "чувство"(sense) "чувствительность"(sensitivity) "чувствительный"(sensitive), "сочувствие" (compassion), "сочувственный"(sympathetic). Another example is the verb "работать"(to work) - "работа"(work), “заработок”(earnings), "работник" (worker), "работающий" (working) "работодатель"(employer), "отработка" (tryout), переработка (overtime work), and others.
On the other hand in each lesson where we build sentences we will touch many words and you are offered to write them down and look through from time to time. The point is that we won't focus on them, you will remember many of them just after having watched the videos, this will happen without any effort.

Thus

Moving along this path you will feel a lot of advantages that distinguish this particular method:
- Quick mastery of many words
- Understanding of statements as structures and thus a more productive catching and reproduction of them
- Acquired skills are consciously developed, and hence will long remain in the memory.