Some people say that if you can teach something about your target language, then it you to understand it better. Do you agree?

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I agree to this one because language is really part of culture and society. When you explain things, you expand and apply your knowledge and reasoning. So if you do that while learning a language, it gives you an advantage. 

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Yes, absolutely. I am writing a book on Tagalog grammar now, and it has helped me a lot. To be honest though, I can't say for sure if it works better than spending the same amount of time doing "normal" studies.

I'm reading the Malazan Book of the Fallen.

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leosmith wrote:
Yes, absolutely. I am writing a book on Tagalog grammar now, and it has helped me a lot. To be honest though, I can't say for sure if it works better than spending the same amount of time doing "normal" studies.


That's amazing. I wonder what made you start your Tagalog studies. 

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july.lullalove wrote:
leosmith wrote:
Yes, absolutely. I am writing a book on Tagalog grammar now, and it has helped me a lot. To be honest though, I can't say for sure if it works better than spending the same amount of time doing "normal" studies.

That's amazing. I wonder what made you start your Tagalog studies.

I like the Philippines.

I'm reading the Malazan Book of the Fallen.

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Posts196Likes70Joined19/9/2019LocationSão Paulo / BR
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Totally! When you have to teach something, you have to stop and think about the best way to communicate it, you organize the information, consider possible difficulties on the student part, study the issue deeply, and eventually learn something new about what you believed to know thoroughly.

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