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I made this super long English collection for everyone who has started or planned to start learning Italian (but this applies to almost all languages) and those who have started but may not be familiar with some of the things I talked about in the article video. Remember: everyone learns a language in a different way, so what works for me may not be suitable for you. However, when it comes to certain aspects of language learning (such as “speak from the first day” or “speak when you understand the language well”), I have tried to come up with a variety of strategies and perspectives.
Follow the timestamp below to jump to the chapter you are interested in:
1:20-Who am I?
3:54-What is the difference between a person who is successful in language learning and an unsuccessful person (that is, someone who learns language at school but does nothing by himself)?Spoiler: spend all your time learning grammar
6:45-Is it true that you can only learn a language if you live in a language-speaking country?
7:50-Learn multiple languages from scratch at the same time
9:20-Passive stage: Some key ideas for effective language learning.The importance of passive exposure
12:00-Words and grammar. What is more important?
13:33-How to do the passive phase correctly: some resources
16:15-Passive contact: Phase 2 (when you are already familiar with the basic structure and vocabulary of the language)
17:15-My favorite way of reading and listening in a foreign language. LingQ and ReadLang
21:35-TV shows and movies
23:15-YouTube and podcasts
25:40-Use music to learn languages
27:00- Active phase: should you start talking from the first day?
29:00-Speak more to improve your oral English
30:20-Do we need a few sentences to be fluent? The 80/20 rule. Common words vs rare words.
31:55 – The ability to paraphrase: use words you know to explain words you don’t know
32:45-Should you avoid translating from your own language to the target language? Should you “think” directly in the target language?
34:45-Don’t be afraid of mistakes! ! !
36:25-How to start talking: Monologue
37:45-Talk to other people
39:40-How to have a class with the tutor
40:30 – Language exchange activities
41:30-Talk to foreigners on the street 🙂
42:27-The role of writing
43:30-Is pronunciation important?
45:35 – Language learning and age
46:26 – Practice your pronunciation from the beginning
Resources I mentioned:
My Italian study project: http://www.podcastitaliano.com
Multilingual language learning tips on YouTube:
Steve Kaufman– https://www.youtube.com/user/lingosteve
Luca Lamparillo– https://www.youtube.com/user/poliglotta80
Vladimir Skurtetti—— https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCa35MSdCh9gY28WZbBFLnNw
Richard Simcott– https://www.youtube.com/user/Torbyrne
Jane and Lucas– https://www.youtube.com/user/Dacud
Ollie Richards– https://www.youtube.com/user/IWTYAL/videos
Benny Lewis– https://www.youtube.com/user/irishpolyglot
Susanna Zareski– https://www.youtube.com/user/CreateYourWorldBooks
Resources to start learning the language:
Assimilation, self-study, oral
The Story of Italo: 16:28 Insert the card
Alberto Arrighini (Italian Automatic)
Simple language (Italian)
A website that speeds up reading
Luca Lampariello on how to use translators to learn foreign languages
My profile on Italki:
Language communication application: