English Lessons For Russian Wives
English lessons for Russian wives is one of the best things to do while waiting for your fiance visa to be processed. Private lessons are much less in Russia. Going to America becomes more real to her.
Once you have met the woman of your dreams, and you have decided to bring her to America, there are some practical things that you can do while you are waiting for her to arrive.
One thing is for her to learn as much English as she can before she comes. It is one of the best things you can do for her while you are waiting for the fiancé visa paperwork to be processed.
First of all, it is going to be a lot cheaper for you to give her private English lessons in Russia than it is in America.
English lessons usually can be arranged for two to three dollars per hour. My wife took three two-hour private lessons per week. This was five years ago and the price has probably increased by fifty or possibly one hundred percent, but still it is a lot less than in Amercia.
That worked out to be about twelve to fifteen dollars per week or fifty to sixty dollars per month.
That is much less expensive than one on one English lessons in America. My wife supplemented her private lessons with group lessons a couple of nights per week.
I recommend that you call your fiancé on the telephone a minimum of two to three times per week during the time you are waiting for the fiancé visa to be processed in order to keep your relationship strong.
The phone calls will reinforce what she learns in her English classes.
If she doesn’t speak very much English at first, speak very slowly, using simple words. Use the electronic translator. Spell the words for her she doesn’t know.
Be patient. You will be surprised at how fast her English improves over the waiting period for the visa to processed.
The telephone calls will keep your relationship alive during that agonizing waiting period.
The English lessons enroll her into the reality that her life is going to change soon. It helps her to get through the hardest period – the wait for the fiance visa to be processed.
The hardest period is going to be the period from the time you propose to her and when she actually comes to America.
Approximately forty percent of Fiancé Visa applications fall by the wayside. That is because the couples did not have the resolve to see it through to the end, or they got lazy about completing the necessary paperwork.
You have to find a way to keep the spark alive. You can’t let the romance die because of lack of attention.
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By you paying for her English lessons, you let her know that there is a reason for her to learn a new language – she is going to live in a new country. You are showing her you care about her.
By telephoning her on a regular basis, you keep that romantic spark alive.
I guarantee you that if you do not make the effort to call her frequently or prepare her for her new life by enrolling her in English lessons, you are taking the risk that your spark will die.
The more English she knows before she gets to America, the easier it is going to be for her to make the transition to life in a new country. It will help to reduce culture shock.
If Someone Asked Me How To Learn A New Language
If someone asked me what I would recommend as the most important preparation for visiting a country, I would say learning the native language of that country.
I get many who write and ask what I recommend they do exactly in their language learning quest. The first thing I tell themis to understand that unless they move to one of the big cities in the foreign country they are visiting, they are going to have to learn the native language because not many people outside of the big cities speak Englilsh.
Here is what I would suggest you follow before moving to a foreign country. It will cost you. It isn't cheap. But, you will not be wasting your money like you would if you began taking classroom instruction before developing a high degree of spoken fluency in your new language.
· The Learnables Languages – This picture aural system follows the last forty years of linguistic research in second language acquisition. You receive a true immersion in the language.
· Pimsleur language courses – This is the second stage of acquiring spoken fluency. First, you engaged in INPUT with The Learnables, and then you begin your OUTPUT stage with The Pimsleur language system. This is your first attempt at speaking the language. You will develop much vocabulary and learn how to speak the language.
· Learn The Language Like Crazy – This course is much in the same style and approach as The Pimsleur products. They use the same methodology as Pimsleur. You will learn a tremendous amount of vocabulary as well as get massive exposure to how foreign language is spoken.
Pimsleur is excellent in giving you the exposure to how educated people converse. However, when you are on the streets of a foreign country you will hear a lot of difference in the language you learned with Pimsleur and what you will learn with Learn the Language Like Crazy.
My suggestion is that you need both. The reality is that if you only learned what is spoken on the streets and then tried to interact with educated people in a formal setting, you will come across like a rube. The reality is there is street language and there is formal language. You have to know both and be able to switch back and forth.
· Immersion Plus Language – One of the most misunderstood parts of becoming fluent in any language is the necessity of training your ear in the target language. What I mean is if you cannot hear the euphony or music of the language you will rarely, if ever, be able to understand what someone in speaking to you in the target language.
I went through massive language preparation before coming to a foregin country. What I did not count on was the speed at which the locals spoke the language. It is remarkably fast! This course, by its design, will help you with this problem. It addresses this common issue.
· Smart Language – This will help further train your ear in the music of the language. It is a great program in that it records live interviews with native speakers. It dissects the interviews for grammar and vocabulary and then speaks at different speeds so you can follow with or without a transcript.
An issue with many American second language learners is that they claim because they are "visual learners." They feel they have to take notes, read books, see something written on a classroom chalkboard, or whatever. This is a myth. The courses I list stress listening first, speaking second, and reading third.
What someone is saying when they claim this, related to language acquisition, is if they were born blind they never would have been able to learn how to speak their native tongue. The mechanisms involved in second language acquisition are the very same as when you learned your native language.
If your claim to be a "visual learner", relating to second language acquisition, were valid then if you were born blind, you never would have been able to learn your native language—logical, no?