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How to Learn a Language Faster And Speak Like a Native

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15 Lessons (48m)
    • 1. Introduction

      0:37
    • 2. What is Learning

      1:28
    • 3. What is a language

      1:36
    • 4. Preparing yourself for learning

      3:39
    • 5. Finding Your Learning Style

      1:45
    • 6. What to Focus On

      1:57
    • 7. What is Accent

      7:19
    • 8. How to Learn an Accent

      2:37
    • 9. Developing your listening skills

      4:22
    • 10. The Instant Method

      4:43
    • 11. How to Learn Words Effectively and Fast

      4:07
    • 12. How to Think in The Target Language

      4:11
    • 13. Apply

      1:19
    • 14. EUREKA!

      3:42
    • 15. How to Choose Resources

      4:10
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Language learning problems...

- I don't know enough words to have a normal conversation
- My accent is hard to understand
- It's taking more time than I thought
- I'm translating in my mind before speaking, and it slows me down

Sounds familiar? :))

I have good news - there are solutions for each of those problems. And they're not new either. Some people have been using them for decades!

Did you ever hear about those “natural” language learners? Who learn faster, speak faster, and have a near-native accent?

And did you ever wonder - just HOW they do it?

Well, you're in luck. Because I reveal all their SECRETS right here.

You see, as much as I hate to say this - I am one of those “natural” language learners. And I believe there is NOTHING natural about me.

Here's what I mean -

Let's say you and I have to get from New York to Los Angeles. You choose a car. I choose a plane. I get there faster.

But does that make me special? No. This was just a random choice.

In the same way, the methods that naturals use are random choices, but they happen to be more effective.

By using the same methods that naturals use – you could improve your skills in unbelievable ways!

That’s exactly what "The Language Recipe" is – precise methods and exercises that I use. Concepts that took me to the next level! Skills that got native speakers to say "I can NOT" or "I can BARELY" tell you're not a native speaker.

By this time, other people have already taken my advice from this material, and you can check out what they think about "The Language Recipe" in the reviews section.

So the methods to improve your language skills are right here, in your hands.

The only question is: Are you ready to get to the next level?

If so - then start this course and change the way you learn languages, forever!

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Valeriu Vataman

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In the beginning - I was the "loser of the class" receiving Fs in the foreign languages

Then - I was the "popular geek" everyone asked for advice on language learning.

Eventually I taught foreign languages and noticed that most of my students are learning a lot slower, the "wrong way", lol.

So I put together this knowledge vault on language learning.

And now - I'm inviting you to see all the methods I use, which can turn YOU into to the popular geek.

Apply this knowledge, and enjoy the results.

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1. Introduction: This is a small introduction to the language recipe course. My name is Oliver, and I speak free languages on a native like Level two, of which I learned from TV shows alone. So without dictionaries or help from teachers, I'm currently on my way to the 4th 1 Even without certifications, I went on to work as a translator into her own line. Here's what I focus on in my course, learning by yourself, speaking like a native, learning a language faster. That's all for the introduction. I'll see you in the course. 2. What is Learning: What is learning? Learning is the process off, acquiring new information or modifying old information? And for this process, motivation is extremely important. Here's right. Number one. Our brains don't have the ability to remember or recall everything in daily use. There are some theories, but say we can remember everything, but we cannot recall everything when we want you. Number two. Our brains have a few essential core instinct. But drive us, for example, the instinct of survival. This instincts are what determine us to do what we do. We eat because we want to survive. We work because we want to survive because our brains main function is to continue life and protect us. And because it cannot remember everything it becomes speaking about the information that it retains. So in conclusion, our brains are motivated to use the space. It has to remember the most important information that is needed for its essential instincts. And here's where motivation shows up. Being motivated means having a good reason to learn something. Therefore, the information that you learn must provide within itself value and benefits for yourself. That's all for this video. I'll see you in the next one 3. What is a language: what is a language? A language is a collection of codes associated with different phenomenons but was invented with the purpose of communicating with each other and expressing ourselves. Here's an example of that. A few 100 or 1000 years ago, a group off, literally people decided to associate the word chair with a wooden object on which people sit because it has been so widely used ever since. If I pronounce the word chair, you will think off a wooden object on which people sit. But if the same group of people had decided to associate the word chair with a person's bottom in our days, it would be considered an offence to look at someone's chair. This collection of codes is stoked to large groups of people within the same country, for sometimes in different countries, to the purpose to communicate with each other. Big groups of people are told that chair means a wouldn't object on which people sit well, my cat, too, and food is something we put in our stomachs through our mouths to continue leaving. So if I come over to your place as your guest and I want to sit down, I will use the same words and codes, but you use so we can understand each other. A language is purpose, Mr Express ourselves and communicate with each other. That's it for this video. I'll see you in the next one. 4. Preparing yourself for learning: how to prepare yourself for learning. Here's an important piece of information like mentioned in my course. I focus on learning by yourself on Learning by yourself means having the tendency to put an effort to understand the new information that you learn without help from someone else. Or compare your results by yourself with the information. But you use to learn you'll have to study and analyze the material without explanations. You'll have to jump out of a mentality. Teach me or I need someone to explain it to me. The first step you should take to prepare yourself for learning is to relax. It has been proven, but a relaxed environment is the most optimal environment for learning new information. Sometimes we may have people in our lives but may not understand language learning, and they will tell us. But it's not worth learning a language. My suggestion is to cut out toxic people from your life, the ones that may try to stop you or the ones which cause stress. Sadly, sometimes these people are our friends and families. Step number to be motivated. If you learn a language just for fun, choose one which you like ever because you like the accent. Or maybe because you like the culture off the native speakers either way, find something that you are truly passionate about in that language. If you're forced to learn a language, for example, in schools or colleges, go for the benefits off. Learning a foreign language These can be job opportunities, personal development or communication options. Step number free. Be aware of the plateau that plateau happens when you stop seeing progress. It is a phenomenon that happens in different industries in language learning. The plateau happens when you learn to express yourself when you're able to communicate a little bit and then your brain stops seeing the necessity to learn more. Here are some things you should do If you're battling that little, remind yourself why you started remembering the reason but got you started with learning might motivate you to finish learning. Go prove it benefits. There are a lot of positive things about language learning, and if you think about it, you may be motivated to learn forever. Switch content. Try another way of learning. Try learning something new, something different. Do something different to keep things fresh. These will help you prepare yourself for learning in general to prepare yourself for learning a language. Here are some things you can do. Step number one defined your goal. It's important to know what you want to achieve with that language. Step number To find your learning style. It's important to know about yourself and how you learn. Best step number free. Choose the desired vocabulary. I suggest up to 3000 words. Choose a list off words, but you know you will use for your defined goal. If you want to learn conversation, you'd have to learn 3000 most common words. If you're a doctor and you want to learn a language for your profession, you'd have to learn words related to medicine, like liver or surgery. Step number four. Create a business plan. This is a learning plan that you will use to reach your goal. In it. You can choose how many words to learn per day, or how many words to learn per month. That's about it for this video. I'll see you in the next one 5. Finding Your Learning Style: finding your learning style. Their four main learning styles visual auditory reading and writing and kinesthetic visual learners are the ones that learn best through videos, images, sketches, graphics and others on appropriate learning method. For this type off, learners are flashcards, auditory learners over. Once we learn best for listening and speaking inappropriate learning method for this type of learners are audiobooks, reading and writing. This learners will learn best for reading the material and practice by writing. Classic books are inappropriate method for this type of learners. Kinesthetic learners are the ones that do as soon as they learn. They will typically learn by speaking or by writing immediately after they learn. They also tend to do things by hand or with their body. So one thing that kinesthetic learners can do is label all of their objects around the house. That means writing the word for table, for example, in their target language and gluing that piece of paper to the table and do the same for every other object in the house, including doors, handles, light switches and so on. There are a few other learning styles, a logical for mathematical learning style means for the learner prefers to receive information in a very organized way from A to Z, a social Lerner will prefer to learn with other people. So for this type off learners, you might want to look into finding a friend with whom you can practice. That's all for this video. I'll see you in the next one. 6. What to Focus On: in this video, I'll talk about what to focus on when learning a language. These will be accent, words, word, order and culture. The reason we should focus on accent is because it implies developing. You're listening and speaking skills. It's also gonna make you sound better on the native. Speakers will appreciate that words because V servic codes that you will use to communicate , and you'll also learn to read and write at the same time, at least in most cases, word order because this is the formula according to which you will use the words. But you learn culture because it will help you understand the language better. Knowing more about native speakers will likely create a bond with the language. Once a bond is formed and you feel familiar with the language and its speakers, it's easier to achieve fluency and proficiency as well. You'll feel like you belong to the ground in psychology, it is said. But knowing the reaction, we can guess what the stimulus waas and knowing the stimulus, we can assume the reaction. What that means is that if I see you crying, which is very action, I can guess what you received some bad news, which was the stimulus. And if I witness you receiving some bad news, I can assume what you will cry, which is very action to the stimulus. The way vis relates to language learning is that implementing small gestures off native speakers may help us subconsciously developed thinking aspect present in native speakers, but will help us get closer to them. For example, Italian speakers use a lot of non verbal language during speaking. I may not know why they do that, but if I implement that in my behavior, I may subconsciously get closer to how they think and how they feel. That's all for this video. I'll see you in the next one. 7. What is Accent: what is accent? The reason we're going to talk about accent is because a wise man once said, In order to solve a problem, we must first know what the problem is. And in order to learn an accent, we must first learn what an accent is living. The official definition aside, according to my definition, accent in language learning is formed from articulation, pitch Braverman stress new sounds, tongue position and mouth position. Articulation is how complete the sound you make is I'll give you a few examples with our sound in the word Khar in American English, British, English and English with a Russian articulation. In American, it would sound something like this car in British. It would sound something like this car with a Russian accent. It would sound something like this car, as you may have noticed, that our was quite different in all three of them. In American, you can hear there are car in British, not so much car and in Russian, very much car. What happens with the American English is after I pronounced the 1st 2 sounds car, I move the tip of my tongue up and start to close my mouth Ah, that forms the R sound in British. I turned the tip of my tongue up, but never bring the tongue up or close the mouth completely. So I stopped in the middle, and that forms, unless articulated, are in Russian. I touched the top off my mouth with my tongue, and as they are attached, I keep pushing air fruit, which forms that very articulated are pitch. Is the general height off your voice. I'll give some examples with American and British English on with a Russian accent as well . Americans keep their tongue in line or slightly above the upper teeth. British speakers keep their tongue mostly upwards, directed even higher than Americans In Russian, however, speakers keep their tongue in line with the lower chief. You can now hear me speaking with the General American accent and now over my accent is and all that great. I'll try to speak with a British accent as well in the Russian, however, because of the fact that I keep my tongue down. That naturally obliges my voice to go lower in pitch, and it leaves a lot of space in the mouth for articulation, which creates was clear, sharp and serious sounds, rhythm and stress rhythm is the general flow off the language, for example, or Russian flow would sound something like this. Russians always tend to, ah, pronounce the first word on, then make a small pause. They also tend to inaugurate a lot. They tend to speak the way do now in Italian. However, ever speaking is much more collard. It's perfectly normally need early to speak something like this. Stress is the most emphasized sound or word. Let's talk about the word pain in Italian. The sound What a stressed is the second e a burn burn. The reason why rhythm and stress are so important is because they're like the dress coat off a language. They're what makes for language sound the way it does. For example, let's take the word Ben. If I pronounce it the way it should be pronounced Bain vanities, Italian. If I pronounce it differently, for example, been a then it sounds closer to French. New sounds are sounds that are specific to a language. For example, are on you in French or you in British Tongue position plays a big role on how the sound comes out. Let's take for example, the S sound there to general ways to pronounce the S sound. Number one is with the tongue down, and number two is with the tongue up, So I'll try to pronounce it with its song down and with its own garb. A lot of times the sound will change dramatically if you just change the tongue position. If you cannot pronounce the sound with a different tongue position, I would advise practicing diction exercises, mouth position. It's pretty obvious your mouth can be closed or open. For example, you can talk something over this with your mall third closed, but don't even open my mouth. Or you can talk something like this where you open your mouth white Lean on your articulate every sound beautifully, so I'll give you some examples with words work and walk with a British accent. What will happen is that I will pronounce the same sounds. I will do the same thing with my tongue and the same thing with my peach and both examples . But what I will change is the mouth position. Here we go work woul when pronouncing the first word, I opened my mouth wider and my lips went to the side with the second example. The word walk. My lips were stretched forward and the inside of my mouth formed the shape off a tunnel. Here's why Accent is so important. Here's an example. I opened up Google Translate, which uses on automated voice, but it works for this example. I wrote in Google translate as difficile upholder Lufthansa, which means is a difficult to learn French. No Google translate has this play button, which lets you listen to how this sounds. So I clicked here French, and the words are from the French language. Now let's hear how it sounds in French is the issue that poem hold of francais. Now let's listen how French words sound with an Italian accent s that should beefy chili the print. Really, Francie. As you can see, the accent was different, and the interesting thing is that if I would know a little bit about how Italian sounds, but I wouldn't know the words from Italian or the words from French. If I would hear that, I would think it's Italian. This is what happens when people learn a language, but they speak it with their native accent. Here's another example, what would happen if a Russian speaker would speak French with a Russian accent? Yes, the difference filled up in the really frenzies. As you were able to hear. That pitch is much lower, and their articulation is much sharper. It sounds nothing like French is the issue that Pond who live won't say. Even with an automated voice, we can still hear the difference. This is why it's so important to learn reaction when you learn a new language, that's all for this video. I'll see you in the next one. 8. How to Learn an Accent: how to learn an accent. Learning an accent comes down to free main steps. Listen, repeat and imitate, repeat and imitate are slightly different. So there are two forms off listening, active listening and passive listening. Active listening means when you listen carefully to single words songs or when you watch movies and you put in effort trying to understand what the people are saying. Passive listening can be when you listen to radio in the background and you're not really trying to understand what they're saying. But you just let it play to get your year used to. The general sound Repeating is when you get your feet wet when you experience when you re from off the language. The General Internation when you get used to new sounds and imitate is the part where you perfect your accent. You will listen more carefully to what you hear and try to pronounce the words as close as possible to the native speakers. You will replicate Avery Freeman stress, which is, by the way, the main thing that will make you sound better. The River Man stress. Have a dress code off a language, even if you don't have a very good pronunciation. It will be easier for native speakers to understand you. If you copy the General Wiffen at this phase, you'll also want to experiment with articulation to get the sounds right. Sound can change greatly if you just change the position off your tongue or mouth. For example, if your desire language sounds lazy, try to use less articulation, which means you start to pronounce the sound, but you stop at the middle. If your language sounds clear or harsh, exaggerate their circulation to create some clear, sharp sounds. Repetition is key to attention once you pronounce a word correctly repeated at least five times. This is important because we use our language daily. If generally we speak with our tongue up or our tongue down every single day, it will be extremely hard at the beginning. Just start speaking with our tongue in another direction. Repeating a single correct word at least five times will help you fix fat. Lastly, but not least learned the specific sounds off a language. These are like doors to the general accent and remember to be proficient as well. Fluency only means that you can speak fast without translating in your mind. Being proficient means speaking correctly. That's all for this video. I'll see you in the next one 9. Developing your listening skills: how to develop your listening skills when learning a new language. It always seems like native speakers talk too fast. This is actually wrong. The reason why we think that is, because during speaking, all the words are connected to each other. We don't make pauses between that spoken words. While we do have spaces between words in written form, we do not have this pauses during speaking. If you try to pronounce slowly any to conversational words, for example, so what, you will notice that the W comes immediately after the oh, there is no space in between them. The reason why native speakers understand themselves is because they know where a word begins and where it ends and other words very familiar with each word. In part, that makes it very easy for the brain to identify each word in part when they're old together. How to actually develop your listening skills. The most effective method is to pronounce single words out loud. This is two times more effective than just listening, because when you pronounce a single word, your brain will have to put in extra attention to where it begins and where it ends everywhere I said. You cannot pronounce a word without giving that extra attention to where it begins and where it ends. This will get your brain used to knowing where word begins and where it ends and how it sounds to. So the next time you will hear a word, even if it will be among stabbers, it will be much easier for your brain to recognize them. Number to reach song lyrics out loud After you read all the lyrics off a song out loud, listen to the song without looking at the lyrics. While it may not happen the first time for second or referred time, you will notice that you start to identify a word here and there. Number free. Watch the same movie with subtitles multiple times. Eventually, you'll remember what the actors air saying in certain scenes, and the next time you'll get Devo scenes instead of reading the subtitles, you'll focus on listening to what the actors are actually saying, because you already know the message. Also, look for lonely words, lonely words over once you can clearly identify as being single questions like why, all right, Okay, never mind. You can also meet lonely words When one actor speaks a lot, the second actor asks a one word question like Why on the second actor speaks a lot again. This is how you'll know what that word means specifically, why Step number four. Listen to any audio material. It can be a song movie or the radio and repeat what you hear as soon as you hear it. For example, you listen to the radio and you hear Welcome to Radio 747 The best music just for you. You will immediately repeat that. Welcome to Radio 747 The best music just for you and efficient tip is to speak. Even if you didn't understand what they said. Try to repeat the number off words, but you heard, even if you didn't understand them, try to replicate the general flow even if you don't pronounce any words. Just try to emit sounds that mimic votes. Words. I used to do that when I was nine years old, and I would repeat what I would hear from movies immediately after I heard it over. At the time, I didn't know it is called shadowing. I was doing it. I believe it helped me a lot, and it will help you to. The more you pronounce words out loud by yourself, the easier your brain will recognize them the next time. The key take away from this video is that to identify a word from a bunch, you need to know how it sounds on its own. And other advice is, don't forget to practice correctly. You probably don't want to learn how to pronounce wrong and then learn a lot of words with the wrong pronunciation. So remember, listen, repeat, imitate. That's all for this video. I'll see you in the next one. 10. The Instant Method: the instant method. This is probably the best way to learn words. As you may know, in schools were learned by translation, we learned what the ankle means. White Casa means house, but a K means why the problems with this method of it one Learning for translation is the reason why people start translating in their mind when speaking. And two, it's an accurate in terms of meanings. Each culture has their own way off understanding and interpreting information and events. By translating, you would express your native thoughts but make the most sense to native speakers. But which may not make sense. Chavous speakers off your desire language. Take, for example, the expressions I don't care and I don't mind in the U. S. If a friend asks you which pair of shoes to wear. If you say I don't care, it means that Ivor pair of shoes is fine with you. However, the appropriate expression in the UK is I don't mind, 1/4 user said, but he used the expression I don't care with her British speaker, and the British speaker obviously got upset because they understood that he didn't care. Think about the word a Laura from Italian or many other words for many other languages. It can be translated into different words in English. But if you only learn. But ah, Laura means so when a native speaker will use the word as van or well, you may not understand. Why did they use that work? That's why it's important to know exactly in which moments to use a word and not learn them by translation. So how do you learn using the instant method at the beginning? Let's assume you learn by translation or with flash cards. As soon as you learn what a word means. You start associating it with its original definition or visual image or memory, or, once you know some more words and are able to understand a bit off a conversation. When you know about free 100 to 500 words, look up the definition off new words in the target language and instantly associate it with its meaning. We learned what Casa means house and in our brains. We know that house is a building in which people leave. As soon as you learn what casa means. You start associating the word casa with its original definition a building in which people leave and you forget about the fact with Casa Means house. Stop associating the word casa with forward house and instead constantly think about the fact that Casa is a building in which people leave. You can never think about it as an image or is the definition or as a memory off your house from childhood. If you use the instant method to learn words, what will happen is you will create a clean vocabulary off that language. A list off words but are directly associate it with fair meaning and not we father words. This will allow you to communicate without translating in your head because you will already know what the word means, just like in your native language. How to apply Vainsteins Method Let's say you learned that Cuando means went instead of associating that word in your mind. Cuando means Wayne Cuando means when make up an imaginary conversation. Maybe imagine talking to a friend who says to you, I'm expecting a package for the mail and then you ask the question Cuando because the word when is a determiner, it helps you determine the time you will use it in an appropriate situation. Envious will create an association for when to use the word quando as another example. You can create a longer sentence. For example, somebody is asking you to go to a party, but you don't want to go to. So they may say, Let's go And you say I was serious when I said, But I don't want to go. Why are you insisting so? Why use the instant method? Let's say you learn the expression. How are you? Which, for example, in Italian is calm ever if you learn with the whole expression means com ever you may associate the word Comey with how so what happens when you come across expressions like calmest I or Kamil Soling? You may think that they're related. You may think that they are not. But either way you will not be exactly sure. So the beauty of instant method is, but using it you will learn exactly went to use a word. All right, that's it for this video. I'll see you in the next one 11. How to Learn Words Effectively and Fast: how to learn words. Step number one. Define your goal and choose a suitable vocabulary. Step number two. Set a goal and break it down into small bits. People who have a hand in changing the world like Elon Musk will often set a big goal and break it down into small bits. So let's say you want to learn 3000 words in one month. If that seems like a lot, break it down into 30 days. That leaves you with learning 100 words per day. If that seems like a lot, break it down into five hours. That leaves you if learning 20 words per hour. If even that seems a lot, break it down into 60 minutes, and that leaves you with one word for three minutes. Step number free. Learn up to 150 Most essential, most used words in your target language. Step number four. Start learning using Method one, which is choose a crop off 20 words from the vocabulary, but you selected and start making sentences with ease. 20 words while also using the 150 most essential words in the target language. So here is you can see, I have two columns off words. One is with commonly used words in English like a and the U and the other is with words. But I assume I would learn in a typical session. So here's just a short list of sentences, but I could make with these words. In this sentence is a large part of the words are most commonly used words. For example, invest Sentence. Will you go with me tomorrow? Four words are most commonly used words, and only two are words that I would learn in a typical session. Using the same words is here you can make more sentences vendor once that are listed here. The beauty of this technique is that it allows you to one learn words in a practical way, because you'd be making sentences based on your own thoughts on not just read sentences from a book that were already written and two. It gives you more time to practice. Remember how I said learn one word in three minutes. If you just learn one word for free minutes and repeat one word for free minutes and then move on to the next one like a machine, you probably won't remember health event. But if you learn all of the 20 words in the beginning and then work with them, you will have more time to practice for words. What you've learned on a higher chance to remember when take advantage off the time but you invest to learn a language. Try practicing, reading, writing, speaking and listening at the same time. When you write a word down, you'll also automatically read it. Your brain needs to do that to make sure doesn't have any errors, which is why it is very hard to write without looking. And when you pronounce a word, your brain will automatically process the sound that it hears. So if you write a word and speak it at the same time, Thea Vertu processes will come naturally. So in essence, you just have to speak out loud while writing to practice all four of these areas. My suggestion is that you use the 20 words grabs method to learn up to 500 or 800 most common word, and after that, start taking 20 words from your target language, and instead of translating them in your native language and applying the instant method. Look up the definitions of those words in an explanatory dictionary from the target language and then continue making sentences with them. An explanatory dictionary is meant to explain words, which means they will use simple common words to explain another word. So if you learn 500 to 800 words, you should be able to understand the definition off a word, and you won't need to translate anymore. That's about it for this video, I'll see you in the next one. 12. How to Think in The Target Language: how to think in the target language, expressive, fought river and written or spoken for him by starting with the first word in the target language. So if you have a fought, don't let yourself think that fought until the end. In your native language, let's say, for example, I have the fought. I like to listen to motivational videos. What I will do is right, the first word for I like in my target language, which is in Italian me piace. And then after that word, I will come up with Italian words for my thought. A school touted. The video motivates Ronaldo. If you think that you will start making a sentence or fought on, you won't know the rest of the words. This is actually a good thing. If you don't know the rest of the words. This is when you will experience the need to know The need to know is a wish to know more accompanied by motivations. No, at its highest. This means that in this moment you'll be the most motivated to learn and remember the word . I'll give you two examples. Imagine you start counting, and when you get to 11 you realize you don't know how to say it because of the fact that you started to count. When you get to 11 your brain will experience a hunger to know it because you gave your brain the command of counting. And when the brain realizes it needs to say 11 but doesn't know how to do it, it will be very motivated to know on memories how to say 11. Like I mentioned in the beginning, the brain is motivated to remember the information that it needs. So if you give it a command and it cannot complete it, it will be motivated to know and remember. Example. Number two. Imagine with new information is a person you have a crush on, and your brain is a polite host. Assuming the person you have a crush on comes to your place as a guest. As a host, you'll be polite. You'll offer them water or a chair to sit because you'll be interested in making a good impression. This is the same that happens with information. When your brain is interested in learning some information, it will offer its special clearance a special place, and therefore it will memorize it easier. The key take away for this video is the first word off. The sentence must be in the target language, and then the other once will come more naturally. By practicing this, you'll be able to make sentences from the beginning to the end in the target language without translating. If you want to be able to react in your target language, when someone asks you a question or when you want to say something for just two seconds, start creating an ounce were in the target language. You don't have to actually say it, but just think it. This is a mental trick, so train yourself to respond in the target language. If you use Siri or other digital assistants and you're learning one of the more popular supported language, set their input language to your desired language. So when you want to know something, you'll have to come up with a question in the target language. If you want to actually think in your desire language before going to sleep. If you revised the events that happened that day, think about them in your target language. If you think about what you need to do today or what you need to buy from the store. Think about it in your target language. This seems simple, but it's extremely effective. Here's an example. If I learn Italian before going to the store, I will think Allora or Pizzonia Pani Borough Coco's adult. This means all right. I need bread, water and something sweet. This will help kick start your speaking and thinking in the target language. Otherwise said to think in a language you must start thinking in a language. That's all for this video. I'll see you in the next one. 13. Apply: applying the information but you learn is extremely important. Don't stack up the knowledge that you learn. I've had some Japanese students that were learning English, and unfortunately, in Japan, the teachers do not focus on speaking or listening. Apparently, they only need English to pass an exam at university, and the exam is in written form. So what happened is they had a lot of knowledge about grammar and words and vocabulary, but they never applied it. So when they would take lessons, they would translate in their mind, and they would find it very hard to speak. The most important part about applying is to start expressing yourself. We use a language to express ourselves, the faster you want to set your target language as your primary language, or to learn it and have a good command over it. You have to start expressing yourself in that language. Otherwise said to settle language is your primary language. You must express yourself in it, so whenever you have a fault, maybe you're hurting. Maybe your first thing. Maybe once you eat, maybe you want to buy a car. Just start expressing your thoughts in that target language as often as you possibly can. That's all for this video. I'll see you in the next one 14. EUREKA!: you, Ika. This is the one piece of information, but you need to speak a language like a native. A big part off a language is its speakers. A language is just a language for everybody. It's a collection off codes in a book somewhere that was once invented. So language is the same for old people. The reason why native speakers are generally the best at using the language are they see it as their main means of communication. They use it every day, and they're familiar with the values and thinking aspect present in very culture. Here is one example the Russian humor, which is very dark. I've often being around Russian speakers, and whenever I were someone else would speak about centimeters or millimeters. They would have a tendency to make sexual jokes. In fact, I've been around Russian speakers so long, but I can already predict what they might think about. If I say something related to centimeters, knowing this type of interpretations and thinking aspect allows me to understand Russians better. Knowing about the mentality, culture and values off a population helps me have a better command over the language that I'm learning. Some studies claim with bilingual speakers will switch for personality when speaking in another language. I can attest to that because when I speak in Russian the way I think changes in general, it's not just the word order. It's how I interpret things when I speak in English with someone about centimeters or millimeters. No dark fought would cross my mind. But if I would speak about it in Russian, I would instantly think about it because that's for wave at. Some Russians interpret things, so what you need to do when learning a language if you want to speak it like a native, is that you have to adopt and internalize some off the values off native speakers, some off the thinking aspect. You need to know more about how they interpret things. How do they look at humor? How do they look at work? How do they look at food? What are their dressing preferences, their religious preferences? And in order to truly speak like a native, you have to internalize some of those values Onley. When you will develop that thinking off force native speakers is when you will start understanding the language better because you will think the way native speakers think in order to speak a language very well, you must not only be proficient and fluent, but also have an offending understanding of fat language. And like I said, a language is just a language for everybody. But native speakers make that language the way it is. Often native speakers will invent their own words but did not necessarily exist in the dictionary off their language. Or they will have specific expressions but have more chances of being understood by a native speaker off that language. For example, the expression It's a two way street from America. It has a higher chance of being understood by Americans than by Oliver speakers. Even if you translated directly because of the way that Americans understand things with other words, to speak like a native, you must think like a native. This is all for this video I'll see in the next one 15. How to Choose Resources: how to find and choose language learning materials, but are actually useful. This is what I'm gonna talk about today. My name is Oliver, the craftiest language learner under found fervor. Do Let's get to the good stuff. First of all, you want to stay away from Google searches like how to learn X language or 10 ways to learn X language when you go to Google and type in how to your basically begging someone to sell you a course or ask for your email address in exchange for a free guide, but promises you to speak in a week and only tells you what you should immerse yourself in the language. So number one. Step up your Google search game, Go to Google and type in X language. Learning for your desire language, plus pdf When you're typing, pdf at Vienna If language learning first of all, you have more chances of finding free content because you're gonna find the PdF's directly on. Second of all, pdf basically translates to books and books. Means what people put in efforts. Write those books and they're more likely to have good information in them. Number two. Some statistics show that 98.8% of Google searches stop at the first page. Don't be one of those guys. The first page of the Google results doesn't mean the best page. It just means that the owner off the website putting effort and did the S e O research to appear on the first page for the keywords that you typed in. In my experience, to find some good results, you have to change your search a couple of times and click at least 20 pages until you find something good number free. After you find a PdF, you have two X ray to see if it has what you need. This is a list of things should look into when deciding to download a book alphabet, because obviously you're going to need to know it fanatics because you're gonna want to know how to pronounce both sounds. Some grammar, like house form questions, negations congregations, some text with translations, some specific details about that language and the most essential vocabulary, which is about 5000 words. What if you're looking for a website or an app to learn a language first of all, make sure they have audio resource is recorded by native speakers in high quality. Also make sure they have some flexibility to give you, in which you can learn words. There isn't wise because phrases can limit you a lot. Here's how immune on average phrase has about five words. If you learn 100 phrases, you're gonna have 100 answers or questions specific for certain circumstances. And the bad thing about this is that your only gonna be able to use these phrases involves specific circumstances. But 100 phrases also translate to 500 words. Now the thing is, with 500 most essential words, you can express most of essential sentences, sentences like I want to Go to their And, of course, you're missing some words like store, school, concert. But if you look at this sentence, all of these words are most commonly used words in the English language. So technically learning phrases is good if you want to learn short term or if you're passing through a country for a few days and you just want to know of essential phrases that will help you get around. But if you want to learn a language for the long term, I would advise you to learn words because they will give you the flexibility to make various phrases, not just the ones to learn at the beginning. Also, make sure the layout off pdf complies with your learning style. A learning style is a way in which a person learns best. So if you want to avoid some confusion and learn faster, find your learning style and choose materials accordingly. That was old for this video. 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