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How to become a polyglot. The art of motivation.

How to master your time for language learning and set goals to achieve them in any language you want
Instructor:
Ekaterina Matveeva
124 students enrolled
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You will have the ability to memorise foreign words and recall them at ease
You will get the tools to work on your phonetics
You will be able to build simple constructions almost in any language
You will be more creative and capable of thinking out of the box

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! 

Introduction

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Introduction

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. 

How to start learning languages?

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Goal-setting

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.

2
Connecting with your own interests

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. 

3
Re-discovering your motivations

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. 

4
Self-actualisation

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. 

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How to get focused

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.

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Timeframe and milestones

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.

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How to set a habit

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? 

How to learn vocabulary

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Which words should be first and why

On which words do you need to concentrate first? How to keep the ball rolling with just a few words at the start?

2
Your goals and vocabulary

How to connect your vocabulary and goals? Why are goals so important for your motivation?

3
Simple constructions

How to build simple phrases out of limited vocabulary? How to feel confident about operating a few words?

4
Techniques of memorising words

How to memorise 100 words under 1 hours? Or even faster?

5
How to repeat material

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.

"Pardon, what have you said?" - adjusting your phonetics

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How to learn to pronounce new words correctly

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! 

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Techniques on setting your phonetics

Our pronunciation is a must today. Learn how to use a few simple techniques to set your articulation into the right position. 

3
How to deal with transcription

Why is transcription so important? How to read it? 

Do you want to read and write?

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How to learn to write in a foreign language?

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

2
How to learn alphabets?

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

3
Practical advice on your reading skills

How to read when you just start learning a new language and not to lose your motivation?

What about grammar?

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How to use basic constructions

How to use grammar in context and not to get bored

2
How to learn complicated constructions?

How to build more complicated phrases and feel confident about your speaking? 

Is culture important in language learning?

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Creating your language alter ego

Language is an essential part of your learning process. In this section you will also find an excerpt from my book "Language Alter Ego"

2
How to connect with people

Watch my TEDx talk to learn how to use cultural intelligence in your life and business. 

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