Language Learning For Absolute Beginners
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Language Learning For Absolute Beginners

Start Learning Any Language With Confidence Using Our Time-Tested, Practical Strategies
5.0 (1 rating)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
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Created by Gabriel Silva
Last updated 7/2015
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  • 2 hours on-demand video
  • 2 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Get started ASAP with learning a language
  • Gain confidence in the language learning process
  • Use efficient, time-tested methods and strategies to learn your target language
  • Learn about tools and resources needed to learn a new language
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  • ANY beginner language textbook for your target language (from your local library or bookstore)
  • Alternative to the language textbook: any free language learning app (such as Duolingo)
  • Grammar textbook (OPTIONAL)
  • Cue cards (OPTIONAL)

Learn how to develop the right mindset and use the most effective strategies, methods, and resources for learning a new language with absolute confidence. Our course gives beginner language learners powerful tools (used by polyglots and linguists) to learn languages effectively.

Begginer Language Learners: Learn a Language With Confidence & Start Talking Within Weeks

Learn The Key Principles Of Successful Language Learning

Use Learning Techniques for Memorizing Vocabulary

Learn How To Express Yourself Quickly

Develop Good Pronunciation

Learn Grammar Without Stress

Learn Methods Used By Polyglots & Other Successful Language Learners

Many people would love to learn a foreign language but simply don't know how to get started, or perhaps they have tried a language program without much success (usually because it wasn't the right program for them). Fortunately, learning a language can be easy as long as you have the right mindset, tools, and methods. This is what this course focuses on – giving beginner language students confidence to dive into the language learning process.

The course starts presenting the language student with the right mindset including the key principles of successful language learning, followed by a list of suggested resources and how to tackle them. Given that it is often important to have some support when starting to learn a language, the course then moves on to discuss how to work with tutors and language exchange partners - which will help students find the right professionals and people to work with.

Additionally, the course provides a framework on how to set realistic goals and make a language learning plan, which can make a great positive difference in the student's learning progress.

From a more practical standpoint, the course also teaches how to learn important sentences effectively, how to develop good pronunciation, how to use learning techniques for memorizing vocabulary, and how to learn grammar without stress.

Finally, the course will provide students with a time-tested, proven framework to start learning a language, achieve great progress, and pave their way to fluency.

Who is the target audience?
  • People who have little to no experience learning a new language
  • Language students who feel they have "failed" at learning a language in the past
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Curriculum For This Course
32 Lectures
Introduction & Key Principles
5 Lectures 16:56

Course introduction including how to use the course

Preview 02:43

Introducing the 3 key principles of successful language learning

Preview 04:18

What makes someone good at learning languages? Talent? Or the right methods and resources? Gabriel tackles these questions, arguing that anyone can become good at learning languages.

Discussion: What Makes Someone Good At Learning Languages?

Why taking quick action is important when starting to learn a language

Getting Started ASAP: First Steps

What Do You Need To Succeed? Language Learning Resources
6 Lectures 23:54

Introducing different suggested resources for learning a language

Suggested Resources

IMPORTANT: List of Suggested Resources (note - some will be introduced later)
1 page

Why juggling different resources can be extremely useful in language learning

Juggling Language Learning Resources

Are language tutors a good option for beginner language learners? Also, what makes a good language tutor?

Working With Language Tutors (Optional)

An introduction to language exchange partners, including what makes a good one, and why they can have a good impact on language learning

Language Exchange Partners (Optional)

Making a Plan & Getting Started
3 Lectures 08:53

The importance of setting realistic goals in language learning.

Setting Your Goals

How to make a successful plan for language learning and why that is so important for progress

Making a Plan

Section Highlights & Suggested Actions
How to Focus on What You Need to Say
6 Lectures 15:21
Quick Note: The Importance Of This Section

An introduction on what kind of important sentences beginner language learners should focus on when getting started

Important sentences to learn

"Important Sentences" Worksheet
1 page

Once you have a list of important sentences to focus on - what should you do? How to get them translated and get audio files for them

Getting help to learn your sentences

How to study and learn the important sentences in your target language

Studying them carefully

Section Highlights & Suggested Actions
Learning Vocabulary & Tools For Effective Learning
6 Lectures 33:53

Introducing how to review vocabulary with flashcards & how spaced repetition works

Preview 04:57

Once you have your flashcards ready, what to include in them to maximize learning

What Content Should You Include In Your Flashcards?

Introducing the program "Anki", including how to sign up for it and use the software

Introduction to Anki - Creating An Account + Downloading Decks (Optional)

How to create your own flashcards on Anki

Creating Your Own Decks + Flashcards for Anki (Optional)

A brief introduction, with examples, on how to use associations to improve learning

Learning & memorization by association

Section Highlights & Suggested Actions
3 Lectures 16:48

How to develop good pronunciation in a target language can be challenging and requires patience. However, with the right strategies and mindset, anyone can make it happen

How To Develop Good Pronunciation + The Right Mindset

An overview of two simple exercises to develop good pronunciation

Exercises for developing good pronunciation

Section Highlights
How to Learn Grammar
2 Lectures 04:59

An introduction about how to learn grammar efficiently by using examples

How To Approach & Learn Grammar

Section Highlights & Suggested Actions
1 Lecture 03:45

Conclusion of the course and how to take language learning to the next level

Conclusion: What We Learned + Going Beyond
About the Instructor
Gabriel Silva
4.0 Average rating
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11,008 Students
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Educational Consultant, Entrepreneur, Business Owner

With fifteen years of experience as an educational consultant, math tutor, and business owner, Gabriel has over 2,000 online lectures on a variety of subjects, including languages, mathematics, and business. His lessons have attracted over a million viewers and draw enthusiastic reviews from students all over the world.

Gabriel is passionate about providing clear instruction, and his extensive teaching experience (in excess of 10,000 hours of personalized instruction over the years) has equipped him with the power to inspire students and help them succeed in their education. He is an avid language learner, a conspicuous polyglot, and holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree with Honours from the prestigious Sauder School of Business.