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Aprender inglés con www.donpotter.net 

Bienvenidos a donpotter.net. Yo fui maestro bilingüe por doce años. Tengo muchas ganas de ayudarles a aprender inglés lo más rapido posible. Ustedes saben que es muy útil saber dos idiomas en los Estados Unidos y muchas otras regiones de este mundo hoy en día. Aquí yo voy a recomendar programas los cuales son muy provechosos y útil para ayudarles dominar mi idioma, inglés.

Por ahora quiero recomendar un libro que mucha gente hispana ha encontrado muy útil en su aprendizaje del inglés. Este libro es muy útil porque les enseña un vocabulario muy amplio en el contexto de una novela muy divertida y recordable. Este libro lleva el título de inglés hecho fácil. Ustedes pueden comprar este libro, el cual es bastante barato: Inglés hecho fácil

LucyMax: Online English Classes for Kids. Un buen program de fonética para niños y niñas de habla inglés y para todos los cuales desean aprender 500 palabras fundamentales en inglés.  

Aquí usted puede aprender los sonidos de inglés: Sonidos de inglés

Muchos programs para ayudarles: Interesting Things for ESL Students.

English Through Pictures by I. A. Richards and Christine M. Gibson. 

Para dominar el inglés rapido es muy importante escuchar a mucho inglés. Aquí está otra edición (gratis) English Through Pictures Book 1. Y aquí está otra en pdf: English Through Pictures Book 1. 

Everyday Language Lessons: Practical English for New Americans

 (1914) by Alfred Junius Markowitz and Samuel Starr. Este libro es uno de los más importantes que he visto. 

La VOA (La vos de los estados unidos) tiene un emision muy util: Special English. Este forma de es inglés muy natural muy facil de intender porque se limita a un vocabulario pequeño.

Aqui es más información tocante El inglés especial.

The Roots of Special English 
On October 19, 1959, the Voice of America broadcast the first Special English program. It was an experiment. The goal was to communicate by radio in clear and simple English with people whose native language was not English. Special English programs quickly became some of the most popular on VOA. They still are. Special English continues to communicate with people who are not fluent in English. Over the years, its role has expanded. It helps people learn American English while they learn about American life and stay informed about world news and developments in science. It provides listeners with information they cannot find elsewhere.

Three Elements Make Special English Unique

It has a core vocabulary of 1500 words. Most are simple words that describe objects, actions or emotions. Some words are more difficult. They are used for reporting world events and describing discoveries in medicine and science.

Special English writers use short, simple sentences that contain only one idea. They use active voice. They do not use idioms.

Special English broadcasters read at a slower pace, about two-thirds the speed of standard English. This helps people learning English hear each word clearly. It also helps people who are fluent English speakers understand complex subjects.

Special English broadcasts to different parts of the world several times a day, seven days a week. Each half-hour broadcast begins with:

•The latest news from around the world
•A different short feature every day about development, agriculture, health, education, economics, news events and American idioms. 
•15-minute in-depth features about life in the United States, news about science and space, American history, popular culture, influential Americans and short stories.

Teaching Tool

Through the years, Special English has become a very popular tool for teaching English, although it was not designed as a teaching program. The short sentences, limited vocabulary and slow pace of speaking make it easy to understand. It succeeds in helping people learn English in a non-traditional way. People around the world practice their listening and speaking skills by recording the programs and playing them repeatedly. Internet users can also listen to programs on the Special English Web site while reading the text. And they can receive scripts of features by e-mail. In countries around the world, many English teachers require their students to listen to Special English. They praise it for the content of the programs and for improving their students’ ability to understand American English. Universities, governments and private companies publish and broadcast Special English materials for use in English teaching.