What the Kwakiutl Language Can Teach You About English

Did you know why many non-native speakers are unable to speak like a native?

It’s because they memorize individual words but don’t know how to combine them into sentences the way a native speaker does.

Every language combines words in its own way, that’s why most 20th century language education methods, based on “word learning” are so ineffective.

There’s no better example for this than the Kwakiutl language, spoken in Canada by native Indians.

In the tongue of the Kwakiutl Indians, you cannot say “the man lies ill” but must phrase it somewhat like this:

“This-visible-man-near-me I-know lies-ill-on-his-side-on-the-skins in-the-present-house-near-us.”

Thankfully, English culture is not so distant from us than that of the Kwakiutl Indians. If we had to phrase English sentences in such a complicated way, we’d probably all go crazy from learning English.

However, English is not easy. It has its own logic and culture and you need to master it to really speak English like a native speaker.

As a quick test, would you phrase any of these sentences the following way:

1, When they returned, they were in for a few surprises.

2, They worked hard until they hit pay dirt.

3, What is your line of work?

The Golden Rule for checking your English skills is to go through an article or the transcripts of a TV show and see if you could express your ideas and emotions the same way, in the same words.

The above sentences (and many, many others) are explained in our course in great detail.

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