How to learn any language in six months | Chris Lonsdale | TEDxLingnanUniversity



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I’m Japanese.\nThank you for translating ! 🤝\nI will do my best in English.
Abandoned Channel
I feel like so many modern language teachers contribute too much time to making learning the language fun, than to make it effective. I'd rather learn a language and be able to have a fluent and constructive conversation than to have fun learning it.
Anastasia Romanova
Oh. I'm Nastya and am from Ukraine. I've been learning English for about 7 months from complete scratch. I literally didn't know anything except of some common words that are known for everyone. As for now, I can't evaluate my progress in a proper way, but I'm of the opinion that there are some advancements. Though, I confess that I'm not that good at English; knowledge in this area is still scant. \nTo be frank, I've been working on improving my skills every single day. It was truly complicated to start since I had to combine working, studying and learning English at last (I have no work because it's school time for now). I've been doing this with no teachers or anyone who can help me improve my knowledge. The thing that has been with me since I started learning and for the current day is complete dedication for what I'm trying to get. I've become a fervent admirer of language learning. There was a great amount of obstacles, failures that I had to cope with. I want to highlight that I'm a kind of person that can easily give up. But English is not that thing. I can't surrender. I do not want to do this. I keep learning with a solemn face regardless of fatigue. I really do love this feeling. That thing is motivation - it's what can truly move mountains. And yes, surely, the second but not last important thing is to draw up a schedule and stick to it. This list can be continued, but I'm not sure there is someone who gets this read. \nGuys, you all are awesome and intelligent. A language is not that thing that can easily be learned for a short period of time. But anyways making great efforts leads you to astonishing success. \nI'm 17 y.o., by the way. Going to take my English exam in 5 months. I'm completely scared to mess that up. I always screw up when that's about something truly important.
Ancient Heart
I love seeing how so many people have a desire to learn another language, how many already know multiple languages and those who are willing to help each other. This is what you call a beautiful comment thread that actually feels good to read.
Antonio Martinez
Alguien que hable Español?
Aprende Tu mismo EL RINCON DEL AUTODIDACTA
J´ai apprend a parler français en 5 mois. Thanks Chris
Ashura Watanabe
first step : WILLING TO LEARN
Ayacyte
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BishouNoTeresa
what about People who have to work like 9 hours a day? i cant just start talking Korean to my coworkers lol
Bluecrab2
6:51 That is exactly how babies learn to speak, they listen to the adults and pick it up.
CJ T
It depends on the person, the language, the native language of the learner and how high the cutoff is. 6 months is not enough time to be fluent. Most people who call themselves polygots are really stretching the term. Saying hello in multiple languages doesn't mean you know them.
Charles Santos
The reason why the Australian girl had learned Portuguese fast is because in Brazil people like to talk, and they are very friendly with \nforeigners.\nPs: Of course it is not the only one reason.
Cheyenne Alvis
7:04 Meaning Relevance Attention Memory \n7:58  \n1.Focus on Language Content that's relevant to you.\n2. Use your new language as a tool to communicate from Day 1.\n3. Understand the Message and you will automatically acquire the language\n5. (i think he missed 4 lol) stay happy relaxed in an Alpha Brain state (use Binaurial beats).  don't try to be perfect.  you'll go nuts.  be cool with ambiguity and making mistakes.\n\n12:15 7actions for Rapid language acquisition\n1. Brain soaking.  Listen ALOT.  look for Patterns.  words used often\n2. Get the Meaning first.  Bodylanguage. \n3. Start Mixing words and adjectives. \n4. What is that, what is this, who is that, how do you say this, how do you say that?! (Learn these sentences)  also, you me this that hot cold food please thank you.\nGlue words.  But, And, However\n5. Get a language Parent: They work with you to understand what you're saying.\n6. Copy the Face.  facial movements when talking.\n7. Direct Connect to Mental images.  ie when learning the word Fire, Visualize fire in your mind.\n\nhey guys if you want me to look at other videos and pull the meat out of them (i know alot of you don't have time to set through an entire video to get the data you need) .. please let me know.  thanks.
Chris Lonsdale
+NebulousWeb Thanks for the useful comments. You are correct that motivation/dedication is key.  The motivation and dedication comes directly from relevance, which I talked about in the presentation.  If something isn't relevant to you, it's really going to be hard - most likely impossible - to have the needed motivation.  When you say you don't have Spanish friends, and don't want any, it's very clear that Spanish is not seen as relevant to you or your life.  All the other things you want to learn are much more relevant to you.  Unless you can find a reason to make Spanish relevant and meaningful in your own life, if I were you, I just wouldn't bother trying. The day it becomes relevant is the day you can begin making progress. \n\nIf you decide that Spanish is relevant to you, then I certainly wouldn't recommend conjugating verbs!  Trying to formally learn grammar, and remember lists of words, will result in 100's of hours of invested time with little or no return. Sounds like that has been your experience.  Also, that traditional approach will create a language learning phobia, and a belief that \
Claire Ghethan
My problem is perfection and mastery!I can't but want to learn the exact meaning of every single word!
Crocodile
If I moved to another country and met someone there and got kids. Should I teach my kids my native language?
DARKemLYRICS 01
I speak 5 languages if you are interested than tell me I've got discord
Daniela Faria
as of right now I am bilingual since I grew up speaking both Spanish and English,, I’m currently working on (trying to atleast lmao) learning Korean, i then want to learn Portuguese and Italian just bc I feel that the similarity in Spanish would help me learn it a lot faster or I’m hoping, I would also like to branch out into Japanese.. already these sounds like so many languages but there’s even then still more I want to learn but for now I’m going to prioritize Korean and see where I am 6 months from now :))
Daoudi Mohamed
Beautiful conference.\nThank so much mister
Dark Games - Minecraft
I can translate anything from english to american.
Dave 5400
English poses a problem that most other languages don't have: it is *full* of idioms. Seriously: take any sentence and 9 times out of 10 it will have an idiom in it.\nIt makes English a real pain in the backside to learn and even harder for a native English speaker to learn another language, but I have a theory that this is the reason why English comedy is so plentiful.
Debbie Wilson
This is ridiculous
Donald Everett
Wow! I just learned how to speak Bullcrap after 18 plus minutes of watching and listening to this guy. I can't wait to try my newfound knowledge out at my new job selling used cars
EnjoyFirefighting - International Emergency Response Videos
I experienced that the easiest way learning a completly new language is, when you go abroad for one year during the school time, e.g. in the 11th grade. There you learn most languages within 3 months - after 6 months almost nobody around you actually recognizes you as bring from abroad. I went to Norway for one year, and since I had to move several times and visited friends in neighboring cities, I didn't leanr just the standard Norwegian, but 6 different dialects of Norwegian.\nA friend of mine who went one year to China experienced it very similar, other ones went to the US, to Denmark, Chile etc
Erik Žiak
He forgot one main thing. You should begin to THINK in the language you want to learn. In the process of thinking, which is essentially talking to yourself in your head, use the language you want to learn to express your thoughts. That is very important! When you want to do small talk with somebody in the language you want to learn, think beforehand what you will say, how and why. I found that very useful. I could quickly learn the phrases I needed to but being able to improvise (which small talk actually is) is much more challenging. If you think in your native language and try to simultaneously translate to the foreign language a story, you quickly run into big trouble. That is why you have to learn to think in the foreign language. Then you can become fluent. At least these are my 2 cents...
Get Germanized
I made a similar video on this topic a few days ago! :) Very interesting stuff!
Hanna Zatul
I have one more advice to you, guys. Just read and write comments on YouTube :) For me its much more helpful rather reading books and watching movies. Under each videos you can find a lot of interesting thoughts on different topics, it helps to complete your vocabulary with a lot of useful words
Holy Guardian Angel
Human beings can be truly amazing at anything if they are nourished well!
Jane Silva
I speak and write English, Dutch, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, German and Catalan. Except for Dutch, wich I learned in 7 months, I never went to school to learn any of the other languages. First thing you need to have in mind is: \
Java33
I want to learn sign language
Javier Marin Munoz
I learned 1000 words in German in 3 months, but since I'm a perfectionist I've struggled to speak, because I'm scared it won't be perferct. This video inspired me to JUST DO IT. \
Juilie Thakur
Every language is a song! :)
Jungkook's girlfornd Army
I wanna cat language
LEARN FRENCH WITH VINCENT
Well... it is always tricky to give the idea that everyone would learn at the same pace and reach the same goal in 6 months. I have been teaching for more than 20 years and I have seen so many different situations... that I am always careful when people ask me how long it will take them to be fluent in French. But there is one important fact that people should never forget and it is that we can ALL learn a foreign language, and it will take the time that it will take. Especially when we are talking about French language :)
Michael Harto
how to learn any language faster than 6 months: get a native girlfriend.
Mika TBM
The art thing isn't a good example. You can't learn to draw in 5 days. You can learn to draw one picture in 5 days but actually drawing takes years. You can't learn techniques like that in 5 days no matter how hard you practice. I know it's just an analogy but like,,,,it bothered me.
Mohamed Kassab
I want to learn English. I want a partner to talk with. I will be pleased if you accept my request ☺❤
Morad Mouhsine
Great presentation. I am going to give it a try and learn my parents' native language: tamazight (north african natives). I'll get back to you in 6 months. Peace.
More Earth Now
I like that he yells when he speaks, I'm Greek and I totally understand what he's trying to say.
Nawaf Alsubaie
I like his excitement while he was explaining!
Ncc5
Im currently struggeling to quickly learn my fourth language, I hope this video helps and inspires me!
NiX ,T
*日本人の方いますか?*
Pakevea
Esto es una estafa. Un idioma no se aprende con un móvil en seis meses.
Piano三つ編みさん
I learned english through argument with ex boyfriend \nHe was French and he said argument is French culture.\nHe often loved to beat me with arguments so I had no choice to learned it to beat him!\nAnd we broke up
Qkl Kkin
Hahah para los que dicen hablar varios idiomas a ver si entienden esto, leí con atención que hablan \
Quin Smith-Cameron
Best Ted Talk I've seen
Rainaz omer
Great
Robert Adámek
I can speak American, brittish, Australian, and Canadian fluently!
Saanvi Sharma
I can speak 4 languages perfectly (Telugu Hindi English and my favourite Spanish)
Shushanto Bose
The FIVE PRINCIPLES are:\n\n1. Focus on language content that is relevant to you.\n2. Use your language as a tool to communicate from day 1.\n3. When you understand the message you will acquire the language unconsciously, i.e comprehensible input (Krashen, et al)\n4. Language is not about accumulating a lot of knowledge but is rather a type of physiological training.\n5. Psycho-physiological state matters – you need to be happy, relaxed, and most importantly, you need to be tolerant of ambiguity. Don’t try to understand every detail as it will drive you crazy.\n\n\nThe SEVEN ACTIONS are:\n\n1. Listen a lot – it doesn’t matter if you understand or not. Listen to rhythms and patterns.\n2. Focus on getting the meaning first, before the words. Body language and facial expressions can help.\n3. Start mixing, get creative, and use what you’re learning\n4. Focus on the core – the most commonly-used words, and use the language to learn more (What is this/that? How do you say ? etc.)\n5. Get a language parent – someone who is fluent in the language and who will do their best to understand what you mean; who will not correct your mistakes; who will feedback their understanding of what you’re saying using correct language, and uses words that you know.\n6. Copy the face – watch native speakers and observe who their face, and particular their mouth, moves when they’re speaking\n7. “Direct connect” to the target language – find ways to connect words directly with images and other internal representations.
Silly Violet
17:03 he was out of breath, lol
Sillybelius
Great\nNow speak Finish
Simopr Dev
Who is also here because he is learning German?
Sipping
Any Japanese looking to learn English let me know! I’m willing to trade knowledge and conversation! 😁
Sonia Cilento
Im sorry, and this guy sounds like he’s giving great advice, but as a vietnamese person whos friends with both mandarin and cantonese speakers, i cant stop laughing at the “if you’re a chinese speaker of mandarin and cantonese, and you go to Vietnam, you will understand 60% of vietnamese.” Like sure honey whatever you say
Spanish in Context
Several advice from my experience:\n\n1. First thing you need to do is to SPEAK and to LISTEN from day one. No excuses. \n2. Stop using Duolingo or any other gamification program. It's useless.\n3. Use flashcards, instead. And repeat the sentences in different contexts so you learn them faster.\n4. Create your own dialogues and keep listening to native people, constantly!\n5. Talk to them through skype. Practice, practice, practice!\n6.??\nProfit!
Sun Wu
I am fluent in 5 languages including some of the toughest ones like Mandarin, German , Japanese and currently picking up Spanish so I can tell you that these are absolutely true.
Super_Cool_Guy !
*Mr Chris.....you sound and look really unhealthy man !*
TangTang
sing.. song.. king.. KONG godamit!
Tatiana G
It took me two years for understanding english perfectly. I started with 11 years old, i used to listen and read all the time, LITERALLY ALL THE TIME. I am 17 now, swear to you sir, there's nothing that beats the efforts of someone and the desire of learning. Now I'm on my way to learn korean and I'm doing the same. I have struggled with myself just to find out that every single person has its own time to learn something, many things can collaborate or not. \n\nMy English isn't perfect yet, since I was able to understand it, I stopped studying as hard as I used to and now I see how much It coasted me.
TexasGI47 meets LaDama.SpanishGirl
Shout out to Shushanto Bose who took the time to write this four years ago. I repost for those that do not dive into the comments sections. Thanks again, Shushanto! \n\nThe FIVE PRINCIPLES are:\n\n1. Focus on language content that is relevant to you.\n2. Use your language as a tool to communicate from day 1.\n3. When you understand the message you will acquire the language unconsciously, i.e comprehensible input (Krashen, et al)\n4. Language is not about accumulating a lot of knowledge but is rather a type of physiological training.\n5. Psycho-physiological state matters – you need to be happy, relaxed, and most importantly, you need to be tolerant of ambiguity. Don’t try to understand every detail as it will drive you crazy.\n\n\nThe SEVEN ACTIONS are:\n\n1. Listen a lot – it doesn’t matter if you understand or not. Listen to rhythms and patterns.\n2. Focus on getting the meaning first, before the words. Body language and facial expressions can help.\n3. Start mixing, get creative, and use what you’re learning\n4. Focus on the core – the most commonly-used words, and use the language to learn more (What is this/that? How do you say ? etc.)\n5. Get a language parent – someone who is fluent in the language and who will do their best to understand what you mean; who will not correct your mistakes; who will feedback their understanding of what you’re saying using correct language, and uses words that you know.\n6. Copy the face – watch native speakers and observe who their face, and particular their mouth, moves when they’re speaking\n7. “Direct connect” to the target language – find ways to connect words directly with images and other internal representations.
The Mining Star
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TheLifeandtheTimes
ATTENTION EVERYONE THAT SAYS THEY WANT TO LEARN JAPANESE TO WATCH ANIME WITHOUT SUBTITLES,\n\nJapanese is one of the hardest languages for english speakers to learn and with such a flimsy reason to learn as that you will probably give up after 1-2 months or less.
VINICIUS FREITAS
I'm from Brazil and I learn English with texts or videos in English like this.
Valerian Ardelean
Rubbish! I speak both mandarin and Cantonese and I searched for a Vietnamese video and I don’t understand a single word!
Victor Hugo Jacob
Very Nice tricks Azamat
Wayward A.G
I feel like he's yelling at me
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
I'm wondering why have all people in the comment section learned French?
Yo Yo King Arthur
Hello, I can speak English, Hindi and Bengali. I want to learn French, will anybody help me? Thank you :)
Zero 3
I'm from Saudi Arabia and \nThank you TED and Thank you \nMr. Chris \nI will do my best for learn English \nYour words spurred me .\n💚🇸🇦
Zeynab Fall
I have been in Canada almost 3 years now. At first I was afraid to talk because I didn't want to sound ridiculous but after I have my second baby I needed to do some follow up with a nurse over phone and because my husband was going to work I had nobody to help me translate my words in English. So I started speaking with my mistakes and my bad pronunciation like what the way I am writing now but at the she was able to understand me. Since then I realized that a language is not an art to master but rather a tool to use to survive.
anh pham
This talk is absolute bullcrap\nI am a Vietnamese and I couldnt stop laughing when he said \
as if you are IITian
7:00 where Video starts I got you
caesar bala
How many people are here want to learn Japanese in mind and watching this video ?
challenge accepted
I am a teenager and I’ve loved learning new languages the moment I learned French I surrounded myself in French and I’m almost done sadly I don’t have anyone to communicate with so it takes me a while to build a sentence I taught myself to read and write and I’m still learning I talk to myself in the mirror and when I’m done I’m moving on to Russian. I teach myself as if I’m a baby and build myself up every month!
chanelname969
If he sounds so fierce speaking english I can't even imagine how badass he sounds speaking chinese or japanese!
darklingbrenos
He should have started out speaking Chinese to show that he actually knew it. He said he learned a second language but he never showed evidence of that
disityp
Well, immersion does work just fine. The problem is that westerners living in foreign countries don't immerse themselves at all. They live in a bubble surrounded by people speaking their language.
efcben
I speak English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh, American, Canadian, Australian And a bit of scouse (it was very hard, but 6 months helped me).
eyes shut
As an experienced language teacher, I am not impressed at all. This gentleman uses Krashen's \
infos devirtualis
I watch this video to learn English. I'm the only one ?
jing Yan
I have been teaching Chinese using the same method for 10 years in UK. you have to teach them ask question at the very beginning instead of replying .6 months is possible depends on the individual(kids is even faster) as Vincent said ! I see students graduated from Cambridge University learning Chinese for 3 years, can't order a dinner in China!!! so teaching method is the key. Being creative as a teacher and Being creative as a learner are important.
jitter xross
日本語の場合、6ヶ月で、簡単な会話はできるかも知れないが\n読み書きできるようになるとは思えないな\n\n専門書を読めるレベルでも、書くとなると自然な日本語は、殆ど書けないよね
manisha sherkhan
It's very useful info and finally I got it ...but I am little bit lazy 😭😭..that's y i can't learn a new thing in very quick manner
md kamran
The very off-beat teching style you have been shown in terms of learing second language. This is a very didactic speech as well.\nThanks sir it was helpful for me as a learner.
pascal benbihi
Very interesting Mr Lonsdale. Thank you.
sally chuks
I want to learn german grammars faster , it’s bin a problem since I have in germany since 5 years , I speak but having Problems with the grammars but my mother language is English .. can anyone help me pls .. am sally
tramps like us
I thought he would and should have finished with Mandarin!
xi chen
english is too dominate,for example,many english speaker in asia barely speak the native language,but asians go to america have to speak english.
Алексей Брытков
Good speech and methods for learning. But the mission of learning new languages isn't decision world problems. The mission as I think are immigration and to improve yourself because for speaking with foreigners we already have many technologies and apps. Also about immersion in a new country where people speaking the language that you learn is no working, yeh it's true but actually when you get to the new country you need to understand the language to \
ريحانة المصطفى Rihana Al Mustafa
قناة مميزة وا هادفة وغير هذا نقوي لغة الانكليزية 👍 شيء جدا جميل
いそっぷ
I want to learn English more and more !!!
か か
I am Japanese.\nI am studying English now.\nThis speach is very awesome!
ぴよこ
このチャンネル本当にためになりますね 本を読んだ並の知識が短時間で手に入るって最高ですね
まっさきにまさき
外国語の親見つけるの至難やなぁ、学校の先生とか、、恥ずかしい、、とか言ってたら上達せんのやろうけど、
ジェナアムラアJenna Irmler
That's sexist! I'm offended!
トラベリ
個人的には、当人がどれほど外国語習得を欲しているかが1番の鍵だと思う。\n子供の例を上げてたけど、子供が直ぐに言語を覚えるのはいち早く自分の感情を伝えることで自分のしたい事を分かってもらうためという、必要に迫られているから。\n1番語学を学ぶ時に考えなくてはならないのは、自分がなぜ学びたいのか、どう使いたいのかをよく考えて、明確にすることが必要だと思う。\n\nその答えが自発的であればあるほど、効率は上がるし楽しくなる。\n実際にはそうでなくとも、こじつけてでも自発的に学ぶ気持ちに持って行ければ、効率は上がるはず。
ハートアンジェラ
IN 6 MONTH YOU THINK YOU CAN'T SPEAK A NEW ANGUAJE? UFFFFF WHERE HAVE YOU GUYS BEEN? I LEAR A LANGUAGE IN 5 MONTHS SO NOW I KNOW 13 ANGUAGES LITTLE BECAUSE OF MY STUDY AND MY SCHOOL USE ME TO HELP NEW STUDENT'S AND AM 14 ALMOST 15 \n\n\nV.agela.1
彭泽楷
Well,I learn the English for about 10 months,and now I can understand what spokensman said