In this video I talk about why it’s important to take time to go over the basics and not rush when learning a language. Learning a language is not a race, and it’s actually better to take time to get a real feel for the language rather than trying to quickly cram all the information into our brains like we did in language classes at school.
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WOULD YOU LOVE THIS TO BE YOU?
How awesome would it be if you could walk into a coffee shop and whether in Paris, Rome, Prague, or any other place you’re chatting to the locals? Imagine you’re in Paris, and so coffee in hand you linger there talking to the owner in French about a film you saw last night.
But, you had the same French class as me, the Tricolore textbook with the flag. I would stare at it hoping a little beret wearing French man would spring out to liven things up. Fingers cramping from long vocab lists and grammar rules dutifully copied from the board, longing for the last three minutes of class when we got to utter the six words we’d been practicing all term
“Café au lait s’il vous plaît”
We knew it must be a phrase of great importance in France, why else would Mrs smith have dedicated an entire term to it.
WHAT LANGUAGES DO YOU DREAM OF?
Perhaps for you it’s travelling through South America using Spanish and Portuguese, a rail journey across Europe changing language with each country, or maybe you just want to understand what your Czech girlfriend’s father is actually saying about you!
HOW CAN I HELP YOU?
I help people to start speaking the languages they dream of and have the confidence to speak with native speakers. I help you stay motivated and accountable. I coach people on fun ways to learn languages, and help them to find the ways that best suit their personalities and lifestyle so that they can reach their speaking goals without getting bogged down by memorizing long vocab lists and lots of grammar rules.
I won`t judge you if you want to vent about things such as how ridiculously complicated the French language is, or “Oh god why can`t we just get rid of this whole masculine/feminine business!” I cannot be the only person who thinks this!
I will help keep you accountable and give you a friendly kick up the butt when you need it!