After talking to quite a few people in response to bits and pieces I’ve sent out to the email list, I’m now giving a lot of thought to how to present advice to our learners and potential learners.
One of my current projects is a booklet aimed at people who are just thinking about starting to learn a language - I’ll probably do a Spanish and a Welsh version - and as ever, my most entertaining and creative title is ‘How to Start Learning Spanish’.
Yeah, not great…
Anyone have any better ideas?!
“Teaching languages is hard. Learning doesn’t have to be”
“Set Off on the Right Foot with …Welsh/Spanish”
“Get Off on the Right Foot with …Welsh/Spanish”
“A Bright Start with …Welsh/Spanish”
“How to Stop Worrying and Start Learning … Welsh/Spanish”
“Learn the Right Way - Welsh”
“Effective Learning Methods for … Welsh”
“Succeed with … Welsh”
Good brain-storming there, Stu, diolch yn fawr…
I’m definitely wanting to focus on this being for absolute, absolute beginners…
“Starting from Scratch - Welsh/Spanish”
“To Begin At The Beginning: learning languages - Welsh/Spanish”
“Welsh/Spanish - how to dip your toe in before you take the plunge”
“Untie your tongue: starting a new language - Welsh/Spanish”
Ooh, diolch - I like that Starting from Scratch line…
Nice idea, but I think we’d get sued…
Probably wouldn’t work so well for a book about learning Spanish either.
‘Yes You Can - how to speak Welsh/Spanish for beginners’
‘Welcome to Welsh/ Starting Spanish’
‘Welsh/Spanish made easy’
‘An Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Welsh/Spanish’
“A Gentleman’s Guide to the Basics of the Welch or Cambric Language; Put In the Simplest Terms so as to be also Suitable for Wives and Servants.”
Hilarious but dangerous too
Learn Welsh - Start and continue.
Diolch yn fawr iawn, folks. Ow, I’m seriously tempted by that
Welsh/Spanish: Get Going - Keep Going
(Off-topic, but I swore I’d never buy a book with the “insulting” title “…For Dummies”. However, Windows 8.1 for Dummies is now on my wish-list, as I’ve heard it’s great for taking W8 back to sanity (for people used to older versions of Windows). “Classic Shell” (I think it’s called) is also recommended).
Sorry for the off-topic. As you were.
“Calon Lân - Your Love Affair with Welsh Starts Here”
I’m a bit of a fan of descriptive, no-nonsense titles, so “How to Start Learning Spanish” or even “How to Learn Spanish” actually works for me