I want to develop a list of the basic structural patterns of different languages as basic lessons that people can refer to when they start a language, and revisit often to refresh their grasp of these structures. These lessons will consist of audio and text, as well as very basic explanations and a video for each lesson. The videos will also be published on my Youtube channel.
I am looking for collaborators and will pay by the hour. I will attach a start I have made for English in a separate post. I want this English list completed. Ideally this will become 20 or 25 lessons, both for LingQ and as something I could use in instructional videos. I welcome suggestions and questions.
Eventually I want the same for French, Spanish, Italian, German, Japanese, Chinese, and Russian, in fact all of our languages here at LingQ.
Normally I would post this on Odesk, an outsourcing website, but thought that I would first see if there was any interest amongst our members.
I have always found grammar explanations, grammar rules and grammar tables difficult to digest and difficult to remember. My own preferences in language learning, as many of you know, is to concentrate on listening and reading, and to refer from time to time to examples of the basic structures of the language with a minimum of explanation. I need to visit these examples often, at the beginning and at various stages of my learning. That is the purpose of these examples.
Please let me know if you are willing to participate, for English or for other languages. Obviously we want native speakers, and we want the patterns to be relevant for each language. That means that the focus of these examples will vary according to the language. However, to some extent the concepts covered will be similar.