Numbers Presented in Native Language

Diana-S1

Diana-S1

Here's a suggestion for presenting numbers in the native language, especially in numbers lessons, such as the two Survival Kit lessons for Module 8.  Rather presenting the numbers as full-text words in the native language (English in this case), present them in numeral form.  This way the learner has the option to think only in the target language (French).

I found it more helpful when I heard the numbers by the French speakers to write the numbers, rather than think of them as English translations.  Similarly, when I saw the numbers as numerals, it was more helpful to think of them only as French numbers, rather than as English numbers to be translated.  This way I was thinking only in French -- no translating.

We've all been trained since our first years in school to read numbers as numerals rather than as full-text words; this is especially true for large numbers.  Why then, should RF, in lessons on numbers, present the the native language as full-text rather than as numerals?
jason-oxenham-ceo

jason-oxenham-ceo

Hi Diana - I like your suggestion. I will get it added to a development list!

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