First steps: week 1

Dear readers,

welcome to week 1 of our first steps tutorial. Telugu is a very special language, full of sweet treasures and hidden knowledge. Many methods and books have been written about learning Telugu, however it has never been easier to learn with that less effort in such a short time. This tutorial gives you a simple, easy-to-follow step-by-step guidance and many people have done that with good success. I hope you will enjoy it too.

Here are the steps to take in this week:

  • How to learn

    Please read the description on how to learn. Some of you know this already or have read the description before. You can proceed directly to the next step. If you are still new to the subject, please familiarize your self with this approach because all the following steps will refer to this description.

  • Get a general idea of the first lesson

    Please listen to Lesson 1 of the book “Vakyanirmanam“ by CP Brown Academy. All explanations are in English and Telugu. At this point it is not necessary to understand the Telugu words or the described grammar. It is just to give you a general idea of what this lesson is about.

  • Active listening

    Please listen to the sentences in exercise 1 to 4 as described in how to learn:

    As soon as you understand all the Telugu words with your eyes closed you are ready to go to the next step.

  • Passive listening

    Please download the MP3 audio files for each exercise and copy them to your MP3 player. You also find these files below the exercises in the yellow boxes. Create a playlist for these 4 audio files and listen to them in a loop. The purpose behind that is to transfer your new knowledge step by step from the short therm memory to the long term memory. So please take your MP3 player along with you, and listen to the sentences as you drive your car, exercise, go for a walk, work around the house, etc.

OK, that is it for now. For those of you who want to know more about the Birkenbihl-Approach, I recommend the book Sprachen lernen leicht gemacht (German) or the Video Sprachen Lernen (also German). There is only one CD course in English available, but it is about Learning in General, not just languages, this is called Memory Optimizer by Paul Scheele Paraliminals and VF Birkenbihl.

Good luck!
Tom