Hi everyone. I just joined the forum today. Thank you in advance for considering my question. I'm well into an outline and have done some exploratory attempts at writing a first contact story. I am thinking about ways in which the uber intelligent alien (humanoid) might try to make itself understood to the human protagonist. The alien meets the human protagonist by accident (on Earth) and the alien tries to communicate. It wants to learn to speak English. In this story the alien will eventually learn to speak English, but I'm focused right now on what the first attempts at conversation might look like. Any thoughts, ideas or suggestions would be appreciated. Also, if you've seen this treatment in other works, I'd appreciate a reference I might be able to look up.