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Response to Lydia Leftcoast (Reply #1)

Mon Dec 31, 2012, 10:59 PM

2. Now that it's New Years Eve


and the project is slated to begin tomorrow morning, I'm waffling about how to approach it.
The textbook approach outlined in my OP has drawbacks. For one thing, I'd have to know a lot about the grammar before I even got started.

I'm leaning toward translating a book, making up grammar and vocabulary as I need it, and interspersing grammatical explanations where needed. That way I'd have time to let the grammar unfold more gradually over the 30-day span. I'm thinking maybe using McGuffey's First Reader with 801 sentences. I'd have to translate 25-30 sentences per day for 30 days, making up the grammar and vocabulary needed for each day's translations. 30 sentences a day seems do-able.

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