Build a Language Learning Foundation
with Matthew Youlden
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Class duration: 4h 39mSee all 17 lessons
About The Class
Do you have 5 hours to learn that language you always have wanted to learn?
This course is part of the Learn a Language Bundle.
We all know learning a new language to be a daunting prospect. It’s hard to identify where to get started, what elements of speech to focus on, and how to get organized. The fear of making mistakes can be particularly crippling, preventing us from leaving our comfort zones and talking to native speakers.
Join Matthew Youlden from Babbel to develop a cohesive plan for learning your new language. In this class, you’ll learn how to build a language learning foundation.
Matthew believes that if you practice 10 minutes a day for a month you will be conversational in any language you want. He will teach you how to create a blueprint for learning, map your goals, and use your time effectively. Also, with this class you get access to an amazing "Language Workbook for Beginners" designed by Matthew to help you start to learn the language of your choice which is in addition to the in-class exercises that help you put what you learn into practice.
Determine your learning type18:28
Set goals for language learning12:47
Active vs. Passive Learning19:24
Create Your Own Language Learning Schedule24:30
Technique: Emphasize Similarities18:34
Technique: Minimize Differences38:10
Technique: Language Immersion10:47
Work Learning Techniques into your Schedule06:03
Commit to a Daily Routine18:16
Celebrate your Achievements08:09
Discover your language alter ego28:57
Fundamentals of Pronunciation07:30
Pronunciation: Getting to Know Your Mouth20:39
Playing with Tongue Twisters04:58
Acquire a Native “rhythm"26:52
Alphabet & Writing Systems01:59
Matthew Youlden is a man of many words - a linguist, lecturer, translator, interpreter, and polyglot from Manchester, England. Languages have shaped Matthew’s entire life, beginning when he first started learning languages as a child, to now working as a language specialist at Babbel, the industry’s leading language-learning app. At the age of eight, Matthew and his twin brother decided to learn Spanish for recreational fun, armed with only a phrasebook and a dictionary. After seeing how quickly they picked it up, the brothers went on to dedicate their lives to learning new languages. Today, Matthew and his brother have achieved world-wide fame as “The Superpolyglotbros,” using online videos to showcase their abilities to speak in over 20 languages. ... read moreSee instructor's Classes
Bonus Video: Time to Ployglot
Bonus Video: Why learn a language?
Bonus Video: Myths about language learning
Language Workbook for Beginners
My Language Calendar
Bonus Video: Exercise 1 Pronunciation
Bonus Video: Exercise 2 Tongue Twisters
List Of Major Languages
My First 50 Words
Music Listening Exercise
Bonus Video: Getting Started: Take the First Steps
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