How To Learn Any Language
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How To Learn Any Language

A practical course on how to achieve fast progress learning a language, master the basics & going beyond
4.7 (6 ratings)
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.
39 students enrolled
Created by Gabriel Silva
Last updated 7/2015
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  • 2 hours on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Select the right resources to promote progress in language learning
  • Employ learning methods used by polyglots to progress confidently in their target language
  • Improve listening and reading comprehension with time-tested methods
  • Take the right steps to master the basics of their target language
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  • ANY language textbook
  • Language learning app (such as LingQ or Duolingo) - OPTIONAL
  • Grammar textbook - OPTIONAL

Learn popular strategies and methods used by polyglots to conquer the basics of any language, start communicating quickly, and progress confidently into more advanced levels.

Master the Basics of Your Target Language and Start Communicating With Confidence Using Time-Tested Learning Strategies Taught by a Polyglot.

Build the skill to quickly learn how to express what you want and need to say

Improve reading and listening comprehension

Use flashcards effectively to memorize vocabulary the way polyglots do

Improve pronunciation in your target language

Learn grammar without stress

Proven Strategies to Conquer the Basics Of Your Target Language Quickly and Confidently

Many language learners start learning a language with a lot of enthusiasm but start losing motivation once progress starts to slow down. As a result, they stay at a basic level for longer than they should! This course was designed to help language learners avoid that altogether by using proven techniques and strategies to master the basics and reach higher levels of their target language.

Content and Overview

Suitable for language learners who have already started learning their target language, the course starts with an introduction of suggested resources that the language learner can use in order to learn as effectively as possible. Language tutors and/or exchange partners are introduced and discussed, since they can provide good support for the student.

Additionally, the course introduces a method for the student to focus on learning what he or she wants and needs to express in the target language - which is a skill that, if mastered, can contribute significantly to the language learner's ability to communicate in the language. Moreover, the course focuses on how to use flashcards (either with a software or plain paper cue cards) for reviewing vocabulary effectively using "spaced repetition" - a popular and efficient learning method. The method of learning by association is also introduced as an alternative way to learn vocabulary.

The course also focuses on two fundamental skills required for any language learner to progress with confidence: reading and listening comprehension. We discuss what texts the student should read, and how to approach them in order to improve reading comprehension. Similarly (for listening comprehension), we introduce what students should listen to, and how to approach the content, in order to promote progress.

Finally, the course provides a concise overview of how to develop good pronunciation and learn grammar - two activities that language students often find challenging - without stress. To conclude the course, we discuss how to embrace the culture associated with the language in order to stay passionate and continuously promote progress through exposure. With the strategies and tools provided in the course, the language learner should be well equipped to master the basics and advance quickly in his or her target language.

Who is the target audience?
  • Language students who have already started studying the basics of a language
  • Language students who want to go beyond the basics in their target language
  • Students who have no experience learning a language are advised NOT to take this course - they are encouraged to take our "Language Learning for Absolute Beginners" course instead
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Curriculum For This Course
29 Lectures
2 Lectures 06:50
Your Resources
6 Lectures 26:40

Quick Note: The Importance of Getting Resources You Enjoy Using

Choosing The Best Resources For You

Language Tutors (Optional Lecture)

Introducing Language Exchange Partners (Optional Lecture)

Quick Note: Do Consider Getting a Tutor or a Language Exchange Partner
Focusing On What You Need To Learn
5 Lectures 16:58
Quick Introduction: Why This This Section Is Really Important

How To Identify What You Need To Learn & Focus On It

Writing Content In Your Target Language & Getting Help (Optional)

Getting Translations + Audio Files

Mastering the Sentences + Learning From Them
Vocabulary Enrichment: Using Flashcards Effectively
7 Lectures 34:17
Up Next: Learning Flashcards + Memory Techniques

Flashcards: Technology or "Old School" + Introduction to Spaced Repetition

What to Include In Your Flashcards

How To Sign Up For Anki + Upload Flashcard Decks From Their Network (Optional)

How To Create Your Own Flashcard Decks For Anki

Old School Cue Cards? An Introduction To The "Leitner Method" (Optional)

Creating Memory Associations: Introduction + System
Improving Reading & Listening Comprehension
5 Lectures 23:06
Up Next: Reading Comprehension

What To Read in Order to Improve Reading Comprehension?

How to Tackle Texts: Strategies For Improving Reading Comprehension

What To Listen to in Order to Improve Listening Comprehension

How to Use the Audio to Improve Listening Comprehension - The Process
Mastering Pronunciation & Grammar (Without Stress)
2 Lectures 09:28
How To Develop Good Pronunciation

How to Learn Grammar (Without Stress)
Going Beyond: Embracing the Culture Associated With Your Target Language
1 Lecture 03:54
Embracing the Culture Associated With Your Target Language
1 Lecture 02:51
About the Instructor
Gabriel Silva
3.9 Average rating
802 Reviews
11,134 Students
18 Courses
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.