Professional Secrets for Mastering Foreign Languages
By: Michael D. Janich

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SPEAK LIKE A NATIVE By: Michael D. Janich

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    This distillation of successful rules, tips and strategies used by the author and other professional linguists from the U.S. State Department, National Security Agency, Central Intelligence Agency, Defense Intelligence Agency and other U.S. and foreign government agencies is one of the most complete and logically structured guidebooks for language study ever assembled. In it you will get:
    The 10 rules of learning a foreign language, which will allow you to begin your study with a proper mind-set and a series of realistic goals and expectations
    The author’s 12-step process for learning a foreign language, a series of activities designed to help you understand the nature of your target language, establish your own definition of fluency, assemble the right materials, organize your study and structure ongoing study programs to achieve your long-term linguistic goals
    Plus 50 proven tips and strategies that professional linguists, interpreters and translators have used to accelerate and enhance their study and application of foreign languages
    No matter what language you wish to learn or the level of fluency you need to attain, this book can help you learn to speak like a native. 5 1/2 x 8 1/2, softcover, photos, 132 pp.

    Michael D. Janich is a two-time graduate with honors from the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center (DLIFLC) in Monterey, California. After completing its basic one-year course in Chinese-Mandarin, he completed intermediate and advanced Chinese training through the National Security Agency, where he served as a political-military intelligence analyst and translator. During his second period of study at DLIFLC, he learned Vietnamese. He then worked as a POW/MIA Investigation Team Leader and an intelligence officer and served as interpreter for official negotiations between the U.S. and Vietnamese delegations.