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Wednesday, February 14, 2007

On learning English

No power on earth can stop me from clicking furiously on headlines that say: "Learn to speak English in 10 days flat!" This particular story is about "Jacob Nettikkadan, a 68-year-old philologist," who claims to have perfected an especially fast way of teaching English. The gentleman is quoted as saying:
In 10 days, the learner gets 10 times more knowledge in the language because the method of constructing 1,877 types of sentences in English is through 1,877 usages of verb - one type of sentence based on one usage of verb.
Joy. If that's the kind of English they learn...
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