Rise #25 – Use a method that works for you!

Are you a time keeper (you’ve spent a lot of time learning a language – especially in school – but you have little result to show for)? Or are you a bilingual or even a polyglotte?

– Speak from day one (not afraid to make mistakes / direct conversational method)
– Get a lot of input first
– Language Boos : after an hour we were speaking esperanto / it took us a day to speak Slovak!
– Flash cards (no translations at all)
– Translation based only method
– Dissection method
– The gold list method
– Bidirectional translation + fun + quantity + frequency + system
– Don’t teach me, make me learn (language mentoring)
– …

What’s your system? why does it work?

“Polyglots don’t have a special talent! It’s about the approach we take to learning a language. I have a proof to show you that we are not super talented.”

“When they want to learn a language, they find a language school or a teacher, they pay them and expect to be spoon fed: because they pay the teacher, so the teacher teaches them, and the only thing that they are willing to do is to come to the lesson and wait to be taught! And I believe this is the whole problem with unsuccessful language learners because if they did not approach language learning like that, if they were willing to actually give it the effort and the energy that all successful language learner are actually giving it, then they would have very different results.”

Are you waiting to be taught?

> “Languages cannot be taught, they can only be learned.” dixit Lucca Lampariello.

hash tag: language mentor
@Lydia Machova

Let me know what you think of her presentation? 🙂

  • immersion
  • not afraid to make mistake
  • listen a lot
  • speak a lot
  • not worried to make mistakes
  • it can be fun and relaxed
  • Are you okay to make mistakes?
  • The art of simplification!
  • Learn in small chunks! Do it every day! It’s a marathon, not a sprint!
  • Enjoy it!
  • How can you make it a hobby?
  • Reading non-fiction. Personal development books.
  • Use an app to learn grammar?!

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