Of course you can also take your time, relax and learn at your pace. This book provides aremarkably effective method (3 times more than traditional learning) to learn Malaysian usingword associations from a language you already know, "English". No more boring learning by repetition or complicated grammar, you will learn words rapidly, easily and with little practice, be speaking like a native, in no time.
“My aim is to provide a method of learning which anyone can use, that not only makes words easy to remember, but is presented in a manner which is engaging, comical and highly effective. It's the method I used to learn the language and love being able to share it with you” - James
The book contains everything you need to speak and write Malaysian for travelling and holidays. You’ll learn the basics quickly, easily, playfully and permanently. Of course, the more you practice, the better, and with Indoglyphs, you’ll be entertained while you learn.
The book is structured to get the most out of using the technique of association. With some diversions for light relief and simplicity of presentation, learning becomes a joy rather than a chore.
Here’s a summary of what you’ll find…
How to get the best out of the book
Here you’ll learn how to use the book to best effect. What your learning style is and how to apply it to get the best out of the book.
How and why it works
This section explains how and why the method is so effective. See www.lingolinks.biz for more details and research results.
Malaysia and its customs in brief
Whenever we travel and whenever we communicate with other people, it really helps to know some of the culture so avoid those embarrassing “foot in mouth” moments.
Over 400 words of Vocabulary
You’ll be guided through over 400 words to learn in an order specially designed to support learning (avoid confusion). Each learning set has a section to check your learning so you can review your progress.
The Language structure
Yes, there is some Grammar to handle, but you won’t really notice. It’s handled in the book using terms anyone can understand and introduced as it’s needed, allowing you to concentrate on vocabulary rather than technical skills.
Some useful phrases
Phrases are introduced to give you practice at making sentences. This book is not intended to be a phrase book, but instead, to give you what you need to be able to make up the phrases yourself.
Slang and sms speak
Having a background will help you navigate the most commonly used forms and give you kudos when you trip them out like a native. Also, if you do enter the realm of texting in Malaysian, this section will help you understand some of the short forms used.
The book has plenty of exercises for you to support you in leaning from vocab to translating simple phrases.
Pronunciation and alphabet
This section is useful to support you in the correct pronunciation of words, especially when reading a word that you’ve never seen before.
Some common Exotic fruits
There are some amazing exotic smells and tastes to be found in Malaysia. This section introduces you to some of the fantastic fruits you will find, and be able to ask for on your travels.
You will learn Malaysian much faster than conventional language courses using the technique of word association. It’s easy, engaging and permanent, no more book worming with boring lists of words – Lingo Links™ sets you free to learn in your way, at your pace and with great results.
James passion in life is teaching and sharing any and everything that makes the biggest difference to him in his life. Born in the county of Essex, England, in 1963, James was a shy child and whilst having his fingers in everything, realised that something was missing in his life.
Educated to Degree level in computer science, James had a thirst to go beyond his seeming limitations. A job in IT Pre-Sales found James needing to quickly pick up communication and presentation skills, redundancy in 1991 gave James the opportunity to travel and expand his horizons.
In the late 90's James became in contractor in IT. This gave him the freedom to explore more and, in 2004, found himself managing an Alternative Holiday center in Greece for four years, in the summer months.
James went on to travel in Asia, and discovered Bali where his writing began. Now spending time between looking after his elderly parents in England and travelling to Asia, James is now developing an application to support a series of language learning books.
James also loves dance, he is a qualified Biodanza teacher (a dance method for improved health and well being), teaches Pilates, teaches and performs Comedy Improvisation, offers Life Coaching, sings and plays guitar.