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Excerpt from English for Coming CitizensThe World War has brought home to us, now as never before, the need for effectively Americanizing the millions of non-English residents of the United States. The first and perhaps the most important step inMoreExcerpt from English for Coming CitizensThe World War has brought home to us, now as never before, the need for effectively Americanizing the millions of non-English residents of the United States. The first and perhaps the most important step in this process is the acquisition of English, the tongue in which America thinks and expresses itself- for although the bonds of language are thinner than air, they are more binding than strongest links of iron.The foreigner in this country has, relatively, a greater need for knowing how to speak English than he has for knowing how to read, and he has a far greater need for knowing how to read than he has for knowing how to write. -Moreover, language teachers are agreed that speaking is the psychological basis for reading and writing, and not that reading and writing are the psychological bases for speaking. On this principle the content of the book has been largely selected and organized.The lessons have been written with the purpose of being usable at once by the learner in expressing his needs in English to English-speaking people. In learning a language nothing is more encouraging than to be able to make oneself understood, even though it be only in one sentence.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully- any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.