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About The Class

Start your language learning journey

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.

Matthew Youlden is a world-wide famous polyglot from Babbel language. He speaks 14 different languages, and has the belief that these anxieties can be turned into a toolkit for learning a language quickly. Once we’ve placed aside the fear of failure, we can jump right into putting our new skills to the test - because conversations in a new language leads to fluency.

Join Matthew to develop a cohesive plan for learning your new language. 

In this class, you’ll learn:

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. Matthew Youlden of Babbel will teach you how to create a blueprint for learning, map your goals, and use your time effectively. He will give you a number of different tools to use to practice your language skills and give you the basics of pronunciation and having conversations. Matthew will show you how to build on established skills by practicing conversational language and acquiring an authentic accent. 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 excercises that help you put what you learn into practice.

Improve Your Language Skills Fast
Do you feel like you have plateaued in your language learning and need to take it to the next level? Matthew talks about strengthening your writing, grammar and syntax through language exercises. He will also teach you to enrich your language vocabulary through hands on and easy to implement techniques. He also gives some tips and trips for language fluency.When you purchase this class you get a specially desinged, ""Language Skills Workbook"" to help you take your language learning to the next level which is in addition to the in-class excercises that help you put what you learn into practice.

Raise Bilingual Children
Lastly, Matthew will touch on how to teach others a language and raise a young person to be bilingual. He will explain the benefits and reasons for raising someone bilingual and how to create and define roles for the bilingual environment. He will show you how to ensure and measure exposure to language by laying out a strategy for creating the most successful bilingual setting. 

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: Get to Know Your Mouth

  15. 15

    Playing with Tongue Twisters

  16. 16

    Acquire a Native Rhythm

  17. 17

    Alphabet and Writing Systems

  18. 18

    Intro to Advanced Language Learning

  19. 19

    Understand Advanced Writing Systems

  20. 20

    Tackle Grammar

  21. 21

    Grammar Exercise

  22. 22

    Syntax: Get The Right Order

  23. 23

    Acquire Vocabulary

  24. 24

    Vocabulary: Recognize Rules & Patterns

  25. 25

    Create Your Own Language World

  26. 26

    Avoid Language Pitfalls

  27. 27

    Techniques For Empowering Your Memory

  28. 28

    Put Language into Practice: Speaking Fluently

  29. 29

    Bilingual Class Introduction

  30. 30

    Bilingual Home vs. Bilingual Setting

  31. 31

    Bilingualism and the Child

  32. 32

    Basics: Establish and Assign Roles

  33. 33

    Measure Language Exposure

  34. 34

    Creating Situations: Techniques For Bilingualism

  35. 35

    Common Pitfalls for Bilingual Learning


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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  • mp4 Exercise 1 - Pronunciation
  • mp4 Exercise 2 - Tongue Twisters
  • pdf List Of Major Languages
  • pdf My First 50 Words
  • pdf Music Listening Exercise
  • pdf Learn 400 Words
  • pdf 7 Must-Do Bilingual Activities
  • pdf Easy Verbal Noun Exercise
  • pdf My Language Calendar
  • pdf Reading and Writing Bilingual Techniques
  • pdf Language Workbook for Beginners
  • pdf Language Skills Workbook
  • HD Bonus Video: Time to Ployglot
  • HD Bonus Video: Why Learn a Language?
  • HD Bonus Video: Myths About Learning
  • HD Bonus Video: Reasons For Raising A Child Bilingually
  • HD Bonus Video: What is Bilingualism?
  • HD Bonus Video: Getting Started: Take the First Steps
  • pdf My Language Calendar
  • pdf Reading and Writing Bilingual Techniques
  • pdf Language Workbook for Beginners
  • pdf Language Skills Workbook

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  • Cris Merton

    January 2016

    Matthew has a beautiful voice! It's so easy to listen to him and this lends a great deal of authority to his already clear and lucid content. Bravo!

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