About the Author:
Reading her book now. Interesting stuff. Krashen sourced her as a form of inspiration for some of his language learning theories.
Speaking of Chat GPT. It is useful in one aspect. I don't have to dictionary search each word (and this is not too efficient to be honest - we learn best through complete context like a sentence). Instead of taking an English sentence and having it translated, I am asking Chat GPT to instead translate from a Tagalog book I am reading and asking it to further breakdown how it came to that conclusion.
So inspired by Krashen and Lomb I am going to read a fiction story that seems compelling and what I'm thinking is, sentence by sentence, I will be in debt to Chat GPT as I make out the words and meaning but what I am hoping is that after a while, I can start figuring stuff out on my own after learning words and concepts. Also studying the common 2000 words separately in an Anki Deck.The Filipino phrase "Laging kapos para sa nais maabot" translates to "Always lacking to achieve what is desired" or "Always falling short of what is desired" in English.
Here's the breakdown:
"Laging" - This word means "always" or "constantly."
"kapos" - "Kapos" translates to "lacking" or "falling short."
"para sa" - "Para sa" means "for" or "to."
"nais" - "Nais" refers to "desire" or "wish."
"maabot" - "Maabot" means "to achieve" or "to reach."
So, when you put it all together:
"Laging kapos para sa nais maabot" means "Always lacking to achieve what is desired" or "Always falling short of what is desired," indicating a continuous struggle or shortfall in attaining one's desires or goals.
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So my learning looks like this roughly:
1.) I read a sentence in the book and figure out its meaning as best as I can.
2.) If I have it mostly figured out, I can simply move on to the next sentence. If not, ask Chat GPT to translate and breakdown.
3.) Continue until the book is finished. At this point, I'll decide if I should pick up another book or actually attempt to re-read this one. Have not decided yet.
Seems like insanity but also after enough repetition and exposure to the same words over and over again and varying contexts...
That could provide the input needed to learn a second language (reading roughly 3,000,000 words). I'm unsure if this is the best way to do this. Think I'll give it a month try though. 45 minutes in and I'm only like 2 paragraphs in....