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How to Use Assimil

Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DOyMFEn-F10&t=24s
1. Listen to the text with the book closed.
2. Listen a second time looking at the translation in your base language.
3. Read the text aloud. Be sure you understand the meaning of each
sentence, comparing it with the translation if necessary.
4. Read the text again, this time without looking at the translation.
5. Listen to the recording twice: first, looking at the base language
translation; second, looking at the target language.
6. Listen to the recording again with the book closed (you should
understand almost everything at this point).
7. Listen to the recording again. Stop it after each sentence and repeat it
aloud.
8. Carefully read the notes several times.
9. Read the exercises. Repeat each sentence several times. If you forget
some words, dont worry and look at your native language translation.
10.
Complete the last exercise.
11.
Listen one last time.

To learn with Assimil, you could use Luca Lampariello's Full Circle
Method and do the following:
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Listen to the dialogues.


Repeat the dialogues.
Read the dialogues while listening.
Read without listening.
Translate the French dialogue into your native language.
Translate your translation back into French.

1. Listen to the text with the book closed. It does not matter if you do not
understand what is said. You will gain a general impression of the
sounds, hearing the pronunciation without being influenced by the
spelling.
2. Listen to the recording a second time while looking at the English
translation.
3. Read the Dutch text aloud (with the aid of the phonetic transcription
if necessary). Be sure you understand the meaning of each sentence,
comparing it with the translation as required.

4. Now read the Dutch text again, but this time without looking at the
translation.
5. Listen to the recording twice, once while looking at the English
translation, and once while looking at the Dutch text.
6. Listen to the recording again with the book closed. At this point you
should understand what is being said.
7. Listen to the recording once more. Stop the machine after each
sentence, and try to repeat it aloud.
8. Carefully read the comments several times. Examine the Dutch
sentences being explained. These notes are very important.
9. Read the exercises. Repeat each sentence several times. The exercises
review material from the current lesson and from preceding lessons. If
you have forgotten certain words, consult the English translation.
10. Examine the examples of sentence structure. They show how words
and phrases are combined in Dutch, which is not always the same as
in English