Skip to main content

Build a Language Learning Foundation

with Matthew Youlden

Log in or Sign up for FREE and get full access to these and thousands of other Open Lessons in our catalog! Already watched the trailer? We've still got you covered with thousands of other Open Lessons in our catalog!

Class duration: 4h 39m

See all 17 lessons
  • 1K students

    100% satisfaction guaranteed

  • Bonus Material

    Workbooks and extra

  • Access anytime

    OFFLINE SYNC WITH iOS APPS

Get the Pass

starting at $25/month*

$299/year or $39/month

Unlock this class plus 1500+ more >

Watch Now

You already have access!

Buy Class

$29

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

    13:07
  2. 02

    Determine your learning type

    18:28
  3. 03

    Set goals for language learning

    12:47
  4. 04

    Active vs. Passive Learning

    19:24
  5. 05

    Create Your Own Language Learning Schedule

    24:30
  6. 06

    Technique: Emphasize Similarities

    18:34
  7. 07

    Technique: Minimize Differences

    38:10
  8. 08

    Technique: Language Immersion

    10:47
  9. 09

    Work Learning Techniques into your Schedule

    06:03
  10. 10

    Commit to a Daily Routine

    18:16
  11. 11

    Celebrate your Achievements

    08:09
  12. 12

    Discover your language alter ego

    28:57
  13. 13

    Fundamentals of Pronunciation

    07:30
  14. 14

    Pronunciation: Getting to Know Your Mouth

    20:39
  15. 15

    Playing with Tongue Twisters

    04:58
  16. 16

    Acquire a Native “rhythm"

    26:52
  17. 17

    Alphabet & Writing Systems

    01:59

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

See instructor's Classes

Bonus Material

Access your course materials here!

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

Similar classes you might like

You know who’d love this class...?

When gift-spiration strikes, grab it. Give this class to a friend who’d love it. For their birthday or just because. (Or just because you missed their birthday.)

GIFT THIS CLASS