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How to Learn (But Not Master) Any Language in 1 Hour (Plus: A Favor)

How to Learn (But Not Master) Any Language in 1 Hour (Plus: A Favor)
Deconstructing Arabic in 45 Minutes Conversational Russian in 60 minutes? This post is by request. How long does it take to learn Chinese or Japanese vs. Spanish or Irish Gaelic? I would argue less than an hour. Here’s the reasoning… Before you invest (or waste) hundreds and thousands of hours on a language, you should deconstruct it. So far, I’ve deconstructed Japanese, Mandarin Chinese, Spanish, Italian, Brazilian Portuguese, German, Norwegian, Irish Gaelic, Korean, and perhaps a dozen others. How is it possible to become conversationally fluent in one of these languages in 2-12 months? Consider a new language like a new sport. There are certain physical prerequisites (height is an advantage in basketball), rules (a runner must touch the bases in baseball), and so on that determine if you can become proficient at all, and—if so—how long it will take. Languages are no different. Six Lines of Gold Here are a few questions that I apply from the outset. 2. 3. 4. The apple is red.

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Speech GraphicsSpeech Graphics creates world’s first high fidelity animation of human speech organs » Speech Graphics Oct 14 '13 Author: Speech Graphics Posted in: Press Specialist audio animation studio, Speech Graphics, announced today the launch of the world's first high fidelity animation of the human speech organs. How to Learn Any Language Fast and Never Forget It Preface from Tim Back in 2012, Gabriel Wyner wrote an article for Lifehacker detailing how he learned French in 5 months and Russian in 10, using mostly spare time on the subway. That article went viral. But don’t run off!

Pleasure of learning new words From our very first years, we are intrinsically motivated to learn new words and their meanings. First language acquisition occurs within a permanent emotional interaction between parents and children. However, the exact mechanism behind the human drive to acquire communicative linguistic skills is yet to be established. In a study published in the journal Current Biology, researchers from the University of Barcelona (UB), the Bellvitge Biomedical Research Institute (IDIBELL) and the Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg (Germany) have experimentally proved that human adult word learning exhibit activation not only of cortical language regions but also of the ventral striatum, a core region of reward processing. Results confirm that the motivation to learn is preserved throughout the lifespan, helping adults to acquire a second language.

Planowanie - Learn to Speak a Foreign Language Plan Anyone can learn to speak a foreign language as long as they are willing to put the time and focus into the project. This plan focuses entirely on *speaking* your target language, offering specific tips to get you speaking immediately and improving your expressive ability. By the end of the plan, you'll have engaged in basic conversation with a real person and have the tools and confidence to learn even more. These suggestions are from experienced polyglot Benny Lewis, who blogs at to encourage adult language learners that it's never too late to learn to speak a new language and live their dream of communicating with foreign cultures. Image Credit: MrLonelyWalker/iStock/Thinkstock

3 Strategies that Build Long-Term Memory in Corporate Learners If your corporate learners forget what they learned right after training, were they even trained at all? It’s one of several questions more L&D managers should be asking themselves. These three research-based learning principles should be central to learning design when the goal is retention. Delivering Bad News - Communication Skills Training From MindTools.com Communicating Well Under Pressure Deliver bad news with honesty and empathy. © iStockphoto/Yuri_Arcurs Language differences: English - German Introduction: German is spoken by about 95 million people worldwide, and is the official language of Germany, Austria and parts of Switzerland. English and German both belong to the Germanic branch of the Indo-European language family. Because they are so closely related, they share many features.

How to pronounce the - English Pronunciation There are two ways to pronounce "the":- The first and most common one is short, and sounds like "thuh" Weak 12 Rules for Learning Foreign Languages in Record Time — Tim Ferries Preface by Tim Ferriss I’ve written about how I learned to speak, read, and write Japanese, Mandarin, and Spanish. I’ve also covered my experiments with German, Indonesian, Arabic, Norwegian, Turkish, and perhaps a dozen others.

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