Becoming Bilingual: Use Languages, Skip Hassle, Have Fun.

Learn how the polyglots do it! This is a common-sense guide to language learning, helping you save time and money.
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Instructed by Wiktor Kostrzewski Language / Other
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  • Lectures 23
  • Contents Video: 5 hours
    Other: 11 mins
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 1/2014 English

Course Description

You can learn any foreign language better, smarter and for less than you think.

Here's why you need this course:


  • Start on your way to DIY your own language learning adventure
  • Find out why language courses are not for everyone
  • Get tools to turn you into a smart and savvy language learner
  • See how good and free materials can speed up your learning
  • Discover new ways of dealing with teachers, tests and language courses

In every language school I've ever been to, people forget about the most important part: you! This course helps you find your polyglot path, and organize everything on your way to successful language use. It won't teach you a language in 3 minutes - but it will let you decide where your time, work and money goes.

I hope you join us today. It's more fun on the multilingual side!

Here's what other learners are saying...


"This is a wonderful course offering great insight into why certain approaches, methods, tools, … do/don't work, both in learning as well as in teaching a language. It is clear that Wiktor has plenty of relevant experience in the sector and he is graciously sharing all the things that did/didn't work for him." - Leslie, Dutch Teacher

"He doesn’t promise you that you will be fluent in a stupidly short space of time, he doesn’t promise that it won’t take time and effort and he doesn’t promise you radical new techniques. Instead Wiktor will give you tools and resources to help you study better on your own and make the most of class time as well." - Chris, student, teacher, blogger

"Road map for Your language skills. No more tools needed - it's all there, ready and accessible." - Nsh

"Made me rethink the whole business of why I try and try to learn Portuguese and keep failing. Very interested to see some of the solutions in practice!" - Marta, language learner and translator

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Get a clear idea of why you want to learn a language.
  • Find out what drives you - and how to stay motivated on your multilingual path.
  • See why some language schools don't really want you to succeed!
  • Discover the good and bad sides of language tests - and prepare better for each of them.
  • Think about language learning materials differently - and start saving money on them by making your own.
  • Become the language learner you deserve to be: never stop having fun with foreign languages!
  • Join us for live sessions and discussions.
  • Get early access to all the polyglot freebies from my website.
  • Credits: Promo video music - Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Photography - morguefile.com - no attribution required, license file: http://morguefile.com/license/morguefile

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.

Curriculum

Section 1: On how things are
20:55

This is an introduction to the course. Perfect for the first session, and to calm your mind if you're still wondering:

- What is this about?

- Why does the course matter?

- What's in it for the learners?

- How to use this course?

Enjoy!

25:28

It helps to explain any new and complex thing in terms which you are very familiar with. So how about food? This lecture will show you different principles and roles within foreign language study.

24:28

You wouldn't be happy about getting tricked by anyone who takes your money. Or would you? In this lecture, you'll see warning signs to stay away from - as well as positive tricks that a foreign language school can play on you!

23:04

Schools are greedy and teachers are too busy to care - miracle methods never work and there's always more words to learn. Why, then, are so many people so good at using foreign languages? You'll get three answers today. Pick your own!

17:17

This is a re-cap of Section 1 - presenting three tasks you can get started with, and three examples of approaching them.

Section 2: On how things can be
13:26

Organizing your own language study process means more than just finding nice folders and labels. It means that your mind is clear to focus on what you're actually doing with the language - instead of thinking about other commitments and deadlines. A huge improvement!

25:41

What if you could write your own language learning materials? Would you gain something valuable, or just waste time and effort? This lecture will help you balance your view and look at course books differently.

20:38

When you set out to learn a new language, you might as well say goodbye to a large portion of your monthly budget. But not everything needs to be bought straight away - and not everyone knows perfectly well what you need. In this lecture, you'll look at good people to talk to - and good questions to ask them. Happy saving!

24:03

Tests can cause panic and stress. But with the right approach, they can be a wonderful help on your language adventure - and lead to certificates which might help you a lot! This lecture shows you how to take control of every step of your testing story.

14:38

This is a summary of what you learned in Section 2. With more practical tasks and examples - and another chance to ask any questions you may have.

Section 3: On how things should be
19:55

Foreign languages are way too much fun, and shouldn't be wasted with the wrong teacher. Luckily, most of them are really good at what they're doing. This lecture shows you how to manage the working relationship you have with your tutors - and how to communicate if things aren't working so well.

15:48

Five simple phrases. That's all you need to turn your colleagues, friends, and anyone you meet into your ad-hoc language tutors. Use them and see if you can expand that awesome phrasebook!

20:00

Online language resources can save you lots of time and money - or they can end up damaging your budget and making you learn lots of unimportant things. This lecture helps you choose the right kind, and justify using (or discarding) anything language-related you'll find on the Web.

12:07

This turns out to be more important than many people think: finding the right motivation, and discovering what drives you to learn a language, may change from day to day and from one task to another. Two models of motivation, and two ideas to help you visualise the right things - this lecture should get you started right!

15:09

How will the language learning landscape change in the future? What would you do in order to remain a successful language user - and to have fun using your skills? This lecture gives you a few ideas to go on. Thanks for watching, and good luck!

Section 4: Extra materials and bonus lectures (watch this space for updates!)
1 page

Use this to boost your motivation, keep going and plan future work smarter. Free to download, print, enjoy and share!

1 page

From flashcards to podcasts, from photocopies to lecture notes - follow these three rules to create usable, relevant and fluency-boosting materials. Free for you to share and enjoy!

2 pages

Go through the questions when you start out your language adventure - or when you're not sure where you went wrong. Share and enjoy as you please!

Live Session 1: Best Communication Strategies
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Live Session 2: Design Your Language Learning Holiday
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2015 1st Quarter Update: 2 Language Learning Ebooks - FREE!
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2015 2 Quarter Update: Flashcard template for lesson and conversation management
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3 pages

Is there money in learning languages? And what exactly can polyglots do for a living? This quick guide is an introduction to five popular jobs for foreign language speakers. It shows you what's involved, and lists popular requirements and skills connected with each profession.

Downloadable PDF - 3 pages. Includes useful links.

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Instructor Biography

Wiktor Kostrzewski, BRAVE Coach, Language Consultant [MA, DELTA, SHTC]

I help people learn: from language training to life coaching, from translator courses to sales support. If you are keen to learn something new, or try to get more out of life, you are the person I want to speak to!

Catch me on the social media by following the links above. If you're joining one of my courses, I'm always happy to help.

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