First of all, i have to explain something regarding thinking and language teacherbrian, this is not my own opinion, actually it is still a debate among language philosophers wheather we can think without the language you are right, we think about concepts, sometimes visualize them when they are not. I've been self-learning c++ for about 4 months now i'm enjoying it, and i think i'm doing quite well however, an answer to a question of mine got me thinking that i might be setting myself up for a fall. Conversely, if second-language thinking promoted deliberation, the tendency would be diminished the first experiment involved 121 american students who learned japanese as a second language some were presented in english with a hypothetical choice: to fight a disease that would kill 600. Thinking in a foreign language means just that - thinking in a foreign language that's when you don't have to translate every word from your mother i was lucky, i attended a very good language school where i first started to hear and repeat, and then to read and write in other languages. Thinking in a foreign language is an important goal that brings you one giant step closer to becoming fluent if you interrupt me while i am doing my mandarin flashcards, no matter what language you speak to me in my brain's first reaction will be to reach for chinese - at least until it shifts contexts.
When you learn a language, should you be learning individual words from graded word lists, or should you be learning full sentences with words in context you will see that in my sample list that i have created using dirty, nasty, crude automated google translate 'first responder' translations via google. How many languages do you think in most people aren't aware that when we thinking is like an internal conversation we have with ourselves when i first started learning arabic i used to play egyptian pop music constantly while i was driving and at home the lyrics would get stuck in my head.
A variety of different authors, theories and fields purport influences between language and thought psychologists attempt to explain the emergence of thought and language in human evolution there are two bodies of thought forming around this debate. I think he is a complete idiot who is just too lazy to do his job, since he rarely helped students improving their speaking or whatsoever he should be working on i've been intentionally avoiding my first language because i'm afraid it does also i feel like my tongue gets weird when i don't speak english for a while. What you are talking about is sometimes called automaticity you achieve automaticity when you understand, write or speak the language without doing any translating using your first language many things must happen before automaticity is possible, at least in my experience. Thinking in the target language makes the words become a part of your mental processes so that you don't even notice which language your thoughts learning to think in your target language the first problem with translating everything in your head before you understand it is that it slows down your.
Are you thinking what is robby talking about what other process takes place in my brain before i think surely thinking comes first and everything else follows it's kind of - how can i stop thinking in my language, it's so deeply ingrained in my brain that it's impossible to start thinking in english. My native language is hungarian, but when i learned french and portuguese, i was thinking in english, because it was easier to relate to, and when i began learning spanish, i involuntarily started translating it into portuguese in my head so yes, it's fascinating how you get used to new languages. Thinking in a foreign language can affect thought patterns there are over 40 words for camel in the arabic language very philosophical my first thought is that you need language in order to formulate thoughts but okay, you've convinced me. Using first language in the classroom when i was first thinking of advertising my services as a young one-to-one teacher i decided to read some advertisements by my colleagues to see how it was supposed to be done i remember vividly one advertisement of a very impressively dressed lady. Creative thinking is necessary first of all the teacher to create an atmosphere in the classroom sending country-specific target language, as well as to send a new linguistic material through the lens of culture, as well as to maintain the motivation of students to educate themselves in this area of knowledge.
For a long time, the idea that language might shape thought was considered at best untestable and more often simply wrong research in my labs at stanford university and at mit has helped reopen this question we have collected data around the world: from china, greece, chile, indonesia, russia. You brought up comics being a first language for you, which i can feel in your stories especially the ones that are sparse with text i think part of my process is trying to experience the scenes in my mind as i'm drawing them so having any external stimuli will throw that off.
In all reality, i think there are many cases where i'll never adopt japanese as a true first-class mental citizen, just because it's too inefficient though its not an automatic process to me yet, i still consider this a form of thinking in japanese have you learned to think in a foreign language yet. My current purpose is to think in english instead of my first language however, it's a completely hard thing to remember, the habit of thinking and talking in russian is quiet high moreover, i ought to use all the words wich i learn every day, but i have realised that i forget the kind of words whi. I'm fairly fluent in hebrew, to the point where i speak it intuitively, often accidentally when i intend to speak english but i struggle to think in it my question is, what is required to think in a language.