How many times have you started learning a new language and given up? How often have you found yourself in despair and total frustration with yourself despite your strong ambition to speak that language?
If you want to learn how to prepare for your language learning journey, stay motivated, create your personal timeframes, set specific goals and achieve them, this course is right for you. You are going to benefit massively by completing tasks related to your interests and self-actualisation in order to prepare your own language programme with personal deadlines.
You will discover how important it is to personalise your learning whether it relates to languages or to education in general. By acquiring these skills you can focus on languages and other soft skills development that will help you to unfold your potential. After all a language is just a piece of a huge puzzle.
Apart from the boost of motivation you will acquire new skills that will empower you in struggle with phonetics and vocabulary memorisation. Little grammar hacks will help to start building sensible sentences from the first day. You will also break stereotypes about difficulties in early reading and writing.
Moreover you will discover why cultural intelligence is so important and how you can use it in your personal and business life.
And remember to believe in yourself!
Welcome to the course!
You will immensely benefit from introducing yourself here and joining our closed group of Amolingua students and alumni https://www.facebook.com/groups/1032530610188537/ where you can share what kind of language you're learning and what you'd like to achieve.
The art of goal setting is a must in your learning process. If you want to achieve a particular level in your targeted language, you must know how to identify your goals right.
How often have you found yourself turning off if the material was of no interest to you? Then you know the importance of interest in everything that you are engaging with.
Quite often we forget what we love to do, what keeps us engaged. When we become older, we forget our childhood dreams. Perhaps it's high time to re-discover your motivations.
Regardless what you do in your life you must always have a vision, a bigger vision than yourself then whatever happens to you you will always have this Northern Star showing you the right way.
We all face the problem of losing our construction, difficulty to focus on our tasks. However, there are a few techniques that may help you. On of them mindfulness. Another one is actually encoded into our training with vocabulary in section 3.
Milestones are indispensable for any process. Without them you won't be able to measure your progress. Before starting to learn anything, think about your milestones first.
We all know about the secret of 21 days. The power of habit. However, how to achieve this state of motivation that will become adamant to any excuses?
On which words do you need to concentrate first? How to keep the ball rolling with just a few words at the start?
How to connect your vocabulary and goals? Why are goals so important for your motivation?
How to build simple phrases out of limited vocabulary? How to feel confident about operating a few words?
How to memorise 100 words under 1 hours? Or even faster?
Remember that without repetition your memory won't store information. The art of revision is important. But you don't have to repeat the same information every day.
If you would like to get accountability and share your phonetics practice, then you need to do the following:
1) if you are an owner of an iPhone or iPad, you can share your email and we will send you an invite to our custom video app.You'll be able to record your practice and the videos will be automatically uploaded to your separate profile where we will be able to watch and give you feedback.
2) if you are an Android user, then simply record your videos with your camera and upload them "unlisted" in youtube and share your links with us. We will be able to watch and give feedback.
We're working on the Android version of the app, and you will receive it as well once we get it sorted.
Practice is an important part of phonetics. Don't forget about it! Stay tuned!
Our pronunciation is a must today. Learn how to use a few simple techniques to set your articulation into the right position.
Why is transcription so important? How to read it?
When we start speaking but still don't know how to write, it's frustrating. But it's possible to learn how to do it
When we face a foreign alphabet we get confused and have no idea where to start. However there are a few ways to hack it
How to read when you just start learning a new language and not to lose your motivation?
How to use grammar in context and not to get bored
How to build more complicated phrases and feel confident about your speaking?
Language is an essential part of your learning process. In this section you will also find an excerpt from my book "Language Alter Ego"
Watch my TEDx talk to learn how to use cultural intelligence in your life and business.
Ekaterina Matveeva - is a passionate linguist, polyglot, memory sportsman, teacher of foreign languages and cultures, and founder of Amolingua - ed:tech language start-up.
Ekaterina is the author of books “Language Alter Ego”, “Полиглот по собственному желанию” ("Polyglot of your own will”), academic and popular science articles dedicated to language and cultural learning. She is a TEDx speaker and TV performer outlining the importance of cultural intelligence and memory trainings in our everyday life.
She holds multiple MA in linguistics, cross-cultural communication, education, cultural socio-anthropology from University of St Andrews, University of Bergamo, University of Santiago de Compostela, University of Perpignan, Academy of Finance and Business Vistula and Moscow State Linguistic University.
Ekaterina speaks 8 languages, currently looking towards Asian languages. she can understand another dozen from related language groups.
She is the first female memory sportsman of Russian origin that ever participated at the World Memory Championships.
Her book "Polyglot of your own will" in Russian has become a bestseller influencing lives of thousands of people wiling to take up a new language. Hundreds of students have gone through Ekaterina's language start-up Amolingua achieving their dream - to speak fluently a foreign language.