How To Teach Yourself Any Language
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How To Teach Yourself Any Language

Learn how to teach yourself any language from scratch to fluency, all from your own home.
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Created by Ron Happold
Last updated 10/2016
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  • 37 mins on-demand video
  • 14 Articles
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Learn any language quickly!
  • Make amazing friends from across the world!
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  • This course is spoken in English, as such, you should have a fluent level of English to fully benefit from the lectures.

How To Teach Yourself Any Language

This course is all about using unorthodox and otherwise "informal" methods to learn a language quickly. The philosophy behind this course's methods is that a language is a social tool before anything else. Before you study grammar tables, before you recite all of those boring verb conjugations, you should be able to use the language as a tool for social communication.

The methods taught in this course are very straightforward, and can be applied to any language. 

A mixture of video and text lectures are included in this course, and examples are provided after each theory is explained.

Why should you take this course? Well, learning a new language is like obtaining a new soul. If you want to have the power to see the world in a different way, if you want to make amazing friends from across the world, this course can give you that ability.

Who is the target audience?
  • If you're the type of person that likes to achieve things in an unorthodox way, then this course is for you. My course teaches you how to learn any language quickly by ignoring "formal" aspects such as grammar in the beginning. Language is a social tool, and as such you should be able to have fun by speaking it as quickly as possible! My course is for the student that wants to choose a language, speak it with people, and learn the boring stuff later on.
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Curriculum For This Course
3 Lectures 06:06

Some practical proof that my language learning methods work, and an overview of the course's teaching style.

Preview 02:19

Hello, and welcome to the course!

Preview 02:07

What is fluency? How will this course help you teach yourself languages? This lecture will tell you.

Preview 01:40
Having The Right Mindset
6 Lectures 09:28

Learn why you don't need to be a genius to learn one, two, or eight languages.

Natural Talent And Language Learning

Failure is something we all must face, and embracing failure is the fastest way to learn!

Failure Is Necessary

Why is this language so different? Why is the grammar so random? This lecture will teach you how to overcome these common frustrations.

Don't Ask, Just Absorb

Being able to properly set goals is important, a vague goal will only result in discouragement. This lecture will teach you the correct way to make productive goals.

Properly Setting Goals

Motivation and consistency rely on each other, and celebrating small victories is the best method to keep the cycle going.

The Small Victories

This is a practical example of a basic outline summarizing a week's worth of mini-goals that come together to form an initial specific goal.

Goals Example
Learning A Language
9 Lectures 15:51

How can you quickly learn what those crazy letters mean? Is it even worth it? Find out in this lecture on foreign alphabets.

Preview 04:22

Different Alphabets Text

This lecture will teach you the anecdotal truth behind formal usage of words as a foreigner.

Formal Words

I hate grammar, and I'm sure you do too. So, this lecture will teach you my method to overcome grammar frustration in the early stages of learning a language.

How To Approach Grammar

Learning phrases is the absolute best way to start a new language. This lecture will explain my philosophy behind this concept. 

Essential Phrases

A list of phrases I learn when starting a new language.

Essential Phrases List

This lecture will teach you the painless but very effective grammar rules I learn when starting a new language.

Essential Grammar

This lecture teaches an innovative and fun way to "hack" the language learning process, so that you can immediately speak elaborate sentences.

A Quick Way To Conversations

A list of the conversational connectors I learn when starting a new language.

Conversational Connectors
Staying Efficient
8 Lectures 15:29

Studying vocab, sounds like a simple task. However, there are some extra steps you can take to quickly learn and apply new words.

How To Study Vocab

This lecture will teach you how to efficiently find new words that will actually be of use to you.

Finding New Words

It's very important to track your progress while learning a language. Why? You're gonna find out!

Tracking Your Progress

Two examples here: A daily Chinese journal, and a productive Japanese journal.

Language Journal Examples

It's easy to be "busy, and difficult to "find time". Here are some tips to help you find productive learning time, regardless of how busy your day is.

Finding Time To Learn

Having a good accent separates the "decent" and "amazing" language learners. This lecture will teach you the methods I use to improve accent, and the philosophy behind having a good accent.

Accent Reduction

Did you know that you don't have to travel to the country to be immersed in your target language? This lecture will tell you how that's possible.

Language Immersion

A list of my main techniques to be immersed in my target language right at home.

Immersive Techniques
Practicing With Natives
3 Lectures 06:45

A little story about my first experience chatting with foreigners, and how to reduce social anxiety.

We're All Human

The best part about learning a language! This lecture teaches you how to find and make friends to practice your target language with.

Finding And Making Friends

Learn how to setup your computer for optimal voice and web chatting.

Speaking To Natives Without Traveling
Course Ending
3 Lectures 01:55

This is a template you can use to jump start and language.

Plan Of Action

This is a list of sites I have used over the years for language learning, very helpful!

Language Learning Resources

Wrapping up the course and discussing future plans.

About the Instructor
Ron Happold
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243 Students
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Teacher and Language Learner

My passion is teaching and inspiring people through online courses!

Every course I make stems from my own passions in life - I guarantee if you enroll in any of my courses, you will be filled with genuine knowledge and appreciation for the subject.

My main course topic is language learning, I believe that anyone and everyone should learn at least one foreign language. The problem is that the language learning process has been mystified by commercial language programs. My goal is to demystify the process, and teach people the easy, straightforward path to learning a new language.