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How to learn any language in six months | Chris Lonsdale | TEDxLingnanUniversity

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Chris Lonsdale is Managing Director of Chris Lonsdale & Associates, a company established to catalyse breakthrough performance for individuals and senior teams. In addition, he has also developed a unique and integrated approach to learning that gives people the means to acquire language or complex technical knowledge in short periods of time..
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who's tryna learn a language during quarantine

by Siani Kumar 1 month ago

Takeaways from this talk to save you mins of your life:

Two myths on learning anything:
1. Talent
2. Immersion

5 Principles of Rapid Language Acquisition:
1. Focus on language content that is relevant to you
2. Use Your New Language as a Tool to Communicate from the very start
3. Understand then acquire the language Unconsciously (Comprehensive Input Approach)
4. Do Physiological Training, learn how to pronounce the words that you would need
5. Express your psycho-physiological state and avoid getting overwhelmed

7 Actions for Rapid Language Acquisition:
1. Listen a lot, the tones, pronunciations, other auditory clues
2. Focus on getting the meaning first, for some reason swear words are easily learned more than the important words, just a personal observation
3. Start mixing the words you learn, formula for 1000 phrases = (10 verbs)(10 nouns)(10 pronouns)
4. Focus on the core words, around 3000 words will allow you to speak almost 98% of the language (know what phrases to say, then the pronouns+common verbs + adjectives, lastly glue or combine what you've learned previously)
5. Get a language parent aka a native speaker who: 1) works to understand what you want to say 2)tolerates your mistakes in speech and grammar 3) affirmatively shows he/she understands what you are trying to say correctly 4) matches your vocabulary level when you speak to each other
6. Copy their facial expression when they say words and phrases and if they are not present practice with a visual aid
7. Directly connect words to mental images, for example when you try to remember "fire" in the language, visualize it as well.

by swankehlou 2 months ago

His accent sounds English, American and Australian at different moments

by Liam Burke 1 month ago

I'll be back in six months... I'll try japanese. Remember me. We can't go out because the virus so I'll have plenty time 17/03/2020

by Dani 1 month ago

He forgot one main thing. You should begin to THINK in the language you want to learn. In the process of thinking, which is essentially talking to yourself in your head, use the language you want to learn to express your thoughts. That is very important! When you want to do small talk with somebody in the language you want to learn, think beforehand what you will say, how and why. I found that very useful. I could quickly learn the phrases I needed to but being able to improvise (which small talk actually is) is much more challenging. If you think in your native language and try to simultaneously translate to the foreign language a story, you quickly run into big trouble. That is why you have to learn to think in the foreign language. Then you can become fluent. At least these are my 2 cents...

by Erik Žiak 5 years ago

we're all gonna come out of quarantine as polyglots

by Dreygonball 1 week ago

"You don't even need to immerse yourself to the target language"

"I went to China and learned Chinese from a guy on the train."
"Get help from a native speaker. Listen to everyone around you how they speak".

So immersion.

by FANVACOOLT 1 month ago

this method requires meeting people who are incredibly kind, patient, and care about me lololol

by Anna 1 month ago

I'm in quarantine and I'm trying ro learn french by myself, this was very very helpful, thank you!

by M X 1 month ago


by Kuripop 9907 4 months ago

2nd day trying to learn japanese while quarantined. I’m a native german speaker and am fluent in french, english and spanish. Wish me luck

Day 3: I can remember about 90% of the Hiragana without the tenten. I’ll revise more and soon start with the tenten. I also started to watch a video about the japanese verb group. Nevertheless I have to be pretty fluent in Hiragana to conjugate verbs. I also learnt about the concept of furigana

Day 9: I can read all the hiragana but it‘s hard to remember the correct pronounciation. I struggle with U and hu ( apparently U is pronounced like UGH and Hu is pronounced like Hu & Fu (its kinda a middle thing)) I also managed to learn the tenten :). Currently I‘m watching youtube videos to remember the correct pronounciation and also read hiragana

Day 12: I couldn‘t really study past these 3 days. I listened to japanese videos and know some words and sentences.

Day 13: Today I‘ve learnt particles for instance the question mark Ka etc

by The Anon 2 weeks ago

The audience was so dead there were so many funny jokes 😂

by Unknownx 3 weeks ago

I feel like he’s yelling at me through the screen...

by Favour Emeka 1 month ago

Hey, my native language is Spanish, when I was 8 years I went to the US 3 months, I went to a school I was more a listener.
I didn't talk with the other kids because, I only knew how to say hello, bye, some colors and numbers, I watched videos in English, I heard people talking in english everyday, without noticing it, I was able to understand, I remember telling my mom "Mom! I had a conversation with a girl, I asked her what was her favorite color" Yes, it was very very simple, but for me and my mom wasn't.

I learned English literally by myself, no one translated for me.

The last year I improved a lot, good luck to everyone!
If you want to learn a language, you have to be motivated, you have to take it seriously, try listening songs in that language, watch videos in that language, even if you don't understand, that will help you.

Right now I'm learning Japanese, Korean and French.

I will comeback in 6 months!

by Elizabeth 2 months ago

I can speak American, brittish, Australian, and Canadian fluently!

by Robert Adámek 4 years ago

does anyone get it when you've been learning a language for a while, but you thought you weren't really improving, until one day you watch/read something in that language and it hits you like damnn I understood all of that??
I'm currently learning french, german, korean and yoruba and I made a youtube channel to record my progress.
What are other people learning?

by Oyinda Bello 1 week ago

I'm trying to learn Spanish during the quarantine

by hai tam 1 month ago

I decided to join the "I'll go try it out myself, see you in 6 months guys" train. I promise I will update you with the results.

And just in case you want a little bit of background: Spanish is my mother language. I learned English with the Comprehensible Input Approach 'technique', so I know it works. Personally, it took me about 6 years to get, without taking any English classes or private teachers, to a level that is almost native because I wasn't even trying to learn it consciously. I can understand any speaker and have no trouble expressing myself, I just lack some practice reading because I'm lazy.

My objective is:
Currently A2 French -> B1 French (specially focused on speaking)
Currently Italian beginner -> B1

It might not seem like much, but learning two languages at the same time, while still keeping up with practicing English in an environment where I only use Spanish in my every-day life outside the internet. I think I got a challenge myself.

by DatGuy Sam 1 month ago

This guy is threatened by duolingo to make everyone learn language or his family is in danger

by roon elahi 1 week ago

- How to learn any language in six months
- Principle # 1: Focus on language content that is relevant to you
- Principle # 2: Use your new language as a tool to communicate from day 1
- Principle # 3: When you first understand the message you will unconsciously acquire the language
- Principle # 4: Physiological training
- Principle # 5: Psycho-physiological state matters
- Action # 1: Listen a lot (brain soaking)
- Action # 2: Focus on getting the meaning first (before the words)
- Action # 3: Start mixing
- Action # 4: Focus on the core
- Action # 5: Get a language parent
- Action # 6: Copy the face
- Action # 7: "Direct connect" to mental images

by Diogo Poli Sanchotene 8 months ago

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