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How do language hackers learn new language in months and reach native proficiency? These TED talk speakers share with us their tools, principles, techniques to hack our brain and learn foreign languages effectively and speedily.
- How can we learn any language in a few months?
- What are the principles and tools language hackers use to learn new languages?
- What can TED Talks offer us?
- What are other Web sites that will help in language learning?
Dishes - General Hacking Tips Chops - More Language Tips
- Take a deep breathe, and relax. Get things wrong with our sound database.
- Scrap the foreign alphabet.
- Finding a stickler (language friend).
- Shower conversation.
- Buddy formula (target language is best language in common with buddy).
Sid is our resident hyperpolyglot. He grew up in Brazil and after some journeying around the world, he now lives an exciting life in New York where he works as a Sugar Trader.
Teaching has always been one of his passions and he has led groups of young leaders since 2006. He has given workshops, talks and classes in 3 different continents and is currently a Master Teacher in Skillshare where he teaches classes on nurturing happiness and learning foreign languages.
5 principles and 7 actions:
Four words, attention, meaning, relevance and memory,
Use your language as a tool to communicate right from day one
Comprehensible input: understand the message, acquire unconsciously
Physiological training: Speaking takes muscle
- And the final principle is state. Psycho-physiological state.
- Listen a lot. I call it Brain Soaking
- Get the meaning first, even before you get the words.
- Start mixing.
- Start with the tool box,
- Get yourself a language parent.
- Copy the face. You got to get the muscles working right to sound right.
- “Direct connect.”
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. Jan-21-2014 Update. The video transcripts are now available via the following links: http://www.the-third-ear.com/files/TEDx-ChrisLonsdale-Lea
- How? Motivation to learn, passionate about the language.
- Benny Lewis eplains why the below are just NOT true:
- There is a language "gene' or talent.
- You are too old to learn new language.
- Can't travel to the country right now.
- Bad memory for all that vocabulary.
- You're going to frustrate native speakers.
"Some people just don't have the language learning gene." To prove that this statement is patently untrue is Benny Lewis's life mission. A monoglot till afte...
Tim Doner is a senior at the Dalton School in New York City who has studied over 20 languages. His interest started at the age of 13, after several years of French and Latin, when he began learning Hebrew and soon moved on to more obscure tongues such as Pashto, Ojibwe and Swahili. As he describes it, his goal is not to achieve fluency in each, but rather to learn about foreign history and culture through the medium of language. He spends much of his time perfecting his linguistic skills in d
Dr. Conor McDonough Quinn is a documentary linguist, endangered language revitalization worker, and avid learner and teacher of languages. Raised in Portland, Maine, he has lived at length in Indonesia, China, and Oman, and has worked extensively with several indigenous communities of the Northeast. Learning his own family's endangered heritage language (hint: look at the name) in his early teens gave him a passion for helping others to do the same, and led him to pursue linguistics—som
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Craig Makhosi Charnock is the founder of UBuntu Bridge, a Xhosa and Zulu language teaching company. In this talk from TEDxCapeTownED 2012, Craig shares briefly about his personal story and the transformative power of learning a language, before treating the audience to a lesson in some Xhosa basics. By the end, his passionate talk has the TEDxCapeTownED audience on their feet, dancing in appreciate of this energetic and amusing talk.
Tim Morely thinks that every student should learn Esperanto. In this unexpected and persuasive talk, he makes the case that this constructed language can set up a kid for a lifetime of learning languages.
Previously a computer programmer, Tim Morley is now a teacher of English and French. He is pioneering an innovative programme for introducing young children to foreign language awareness using the constructed language of Esperanto.
Judy Thompson, B.A., TESL Certification, professor, author and speaker is an expert in spoken English. A student herself of French and German, Judy knows firsthand the frustrations of learning to speak a new language. Judy lived and taught in South Korea and it was there that she had the first of many revelations about spoken English and how it should be taught.
Newcomers are embarrassed about their accents and grammar mistakes and native speakers are unaware that the way they spea
Kim Potowski is Associate Professor of Spanish linguistics at the University of Illinois at Chicago, where she directs the Spanish heritage language program. She earned her Ph.D. in Spanish linguistics from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.
Founder of Mandarin Starter & Graduate Student studying Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language at the Polytechnic University of Hong Kong. Her team is trying to develop better and more efficient way to assist mandarin learners master Chinese writing systems in a short period of time.
Struggling to acquire second language skills? Trying to help a child or student master understanding, speaking, reading or writing in a language new to them? Find immersion ideas and straightforward memorization techniques, for 2nd language learning. You'll also find candid, honest review of language learning software to help you in your purchase decisions.
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