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Build a Language Learning Foundation

with Matthew Youlden

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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.

Lesson Plan

  1. 01

    Class Introduction

  2. 02

    Determine your learning type

  3. 03

    Set goals for language learning

  4. 04

    Active vs. Passive Learning

  5. 05

    Create Your Own Language Learning Schedule

  6. 06

    Technique: Emphasize Similarities

  7. 07

    Technique: Minimize Differences

  8. 08

    Technique: Language Immersion

  9. 09

    Work Learning Techniques into your Schedule

  10. 10

    Commit to a Daily Routine

  11. 11

    Celebrate your Achievements

  12. 12

    Discover your language alter ego

  13. 13

    Fundamentals of Pronunciation

  14. 14

    Pronunciation: Getting to Know Your Mouth

  15. 15

    Playing with Tongue Twisters

  16. 16

    Acquire a Native “rhythm"

  17. 17

    Alphabet & Writing Systems


Meet Your Expert

Matthew Youlden

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 more

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Bonus Material

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Get access to exclusive bonus content when you purchase this class.

  • HD Bonus Video: Time to Ployglot
  • HD Bonus Video: Why learn a language?
  • HD Bonus Video: Myths about language learning
  • pdf Language Workbook for Beginners
  • pdf My Language Calendar
  • mp4 Bonus Video: Exercise 1 Pronunciation
  • mp4 Bonus Video: Exercise 2 Tongue Twisters
  • pdf List Of Major Languages
  • pdf My First 50 Words
  • pdf Music Listening Exercise
  • HD Bonus Video: Getting Started: Take the First Steps

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