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Many people believe that English is one of the hardest languages to learn.
But its difficulty really depends on the language you already speak. For example, learning English as a native speaker of another Indo-European language (like Italian) may be easier than learning English as a native speaker of a tonal language (like Vietnamese).
Language fluency is defined in many different ways, but at its most basic, fluency requires the mastery of both the spoken and written word.
Some memorization is always required when learning a new language. You have to know the grammar rules and learn the vocabulary, but there comes a point when flashcards just don’t cut it.
In our modern world of education, we often hear words and phrases like “annotate” and “close reading” that are unfamiliar to us. What does it mean to annotate? What does it mean to master close reading? When students are reading challenging texts, haven’t they always just scribbled random notes in their notebooks about words, phrases, and sentences that they hope to understand later?
At the age of six, native English speakers already command a vocabulary of over 5,000 words, and the average adult speaker has over 70,000 words in his or her arsenal!
Who doesn’t have wonderful childhood memories of sitting cross-legged in front of a devoted teacher or parent who is eagerly opening a storybook—