Published on Nov 20, 2013
Chris Lonsdale is Managing Director of Chris Lonsdale & Associates, a company established to catalyse breakthrough performance for individuals and senior teams.
In addition, he has also developed a unique and integrated approach to learning that gives people the means to acquire language or complex technical knowledge in short periods of time.
Jan-21-2014 Update. The video transcripts are now available via the following links:
Hank Han10 months ago (edited)
#1: Focus on language content that is relevant to you.
#2: Use your New Language as a Tool to Communicate… from Day 1.
#3: When you first UNDERSTAND the MESSAGE, you will acquire the language unconciously.
#4: Physiological Training is escence!
#5: Psycho-physiological STATE Matters!
7 Actions for Rapid Language Acquisition:
#1: Listen A LOT!
#2: Focus on getting the meaning FIRST!
#3: Start Mixing.
#4: Focus on the Core.
#5: Get a Language Parent.
#6: Copy the Face.
#7: Direct Connect to Mental Images.
None made summary here, hope it will be helpful.
Also minute 7:00 is where he starts on topic.（谢谢@MsChinBKMXMB99的帮助 😉 ）
This video was shot in LingNan University(岭南大学) in China, Hong Kong.
I am learning Russian now! And I have so many likes here, you guys awesome! Keep learning and talking in another language.
GOLDSK966 months ago
I learned 1000 words in German in 3 months, but since I’m a perfectionist I’ve struggled to speak, because I’m scared it won’t be perferct. This video inspired me to JUST DO IT. “It Doesn’t have to be perfect; it just has to work!”
Jane Silva7 months ago
I speak and write English, Dutch, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, German and Catalan. Except for Dutch, wich I learned in 7 months, I never went to school to learn any of the other languages. First thing you need to have in mind is: “If any other person in the world, native or not, can speak this or that language, I can do it too.” People call it determination.
caesar bala3 months ago
How many people are here want to learn Japanese in mind and watching this video ?
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victorkin115 months ago (edited)
Four words: 7:00 Meaning, Relevance, Attention, Memory
1# Principle: 7:12 – 8:00 Focus on language content that is relevant to you.
2# Principle: 8:05 – 8:50 Use your New Language as a Tool to Communicate… from Day 1.
3# Principle 9:00 – 9:38 When you first UNDERSTAND the MESSAGE, you will acquire the language unconsciously.
4# Principle 10:30 – 11:36 Physiological Training!
5# Principle 11:38 – 12:16 Psycho-physiological STATE Matters!
Seven Action: 12:16
1# Action: 12:20 Listen A LOT!
2# Action 12:43 Focus on getting the meaning FIRST!
3# Action 13:28 Start Mixing.
4# Action 13:55 Focus on the Core. (4 Weeks)
4# ~First Week 14:26
4# ~ Second – Third Week 14:39
4# ~ Fourth Week 14:56
5# Action 15:09 Get a Language Parent.
5# ~4 Rules 16:09
6# Action 16:28 Copy the Face.
7# Action 17:12 Direct Connect to Mental Images.
Robert Adamék1 year ago
I can speak American, brittish, Australian, and Canadian fluently!
Pascal Rosier3 months ago
With 7 languages, I consider myself a polyglot. Chinese, Japanese, German, French, Italian, English and Creole. I can say that what this guy is saying is just great.
Jeffrey D4 months ago
Language learners are known for lying about the time they spent studying the language. With the internet now, it has turned into a pissing match among learners, clickbait and outright lies
Great points here, but does anyone believe someone becomes FLUENT in any language, let alone Cantonese, in six months? You can find vids claiming you can be fluent in 2, or 3 months. I swear you cant make this shit up. Theres even a vid here about people learning a language (how much can they learn is the experiment) in an hour!!
I imagine in 100 years we will see vids on how to learn a language in 20 minutes to fluency. All this nonsense is discouraging to other learners and making them feel like failures in their own studies.
dlysele3 months ago
I am living in China for about 3 months and I could order food and have simple conversations. I am waiting to see how my Mandarin would become in another 3 months.
zex kanter4 months ago
Who else here is studying Russian :)
– Drak -9 months ago (edited)
I learned english just by watching youtube videos, anime, movies and by playing video games and I don’t even know when or how the fuck did I learn it, it just came naturally lol
Ancient Heart1 month ago
I love seeing how so many people have a desire to learn another language, how many already know multiple languages and those who are willing to help each other. This is what you call a beautiful comment thread that actually feels good to read.
Poot3 months ago
I’m watching Orange is the new black in german to help me :)
M. Jones3 months ago
This is the opposite of how language is taught in public schools in america. I have a minor in spanish and can’t speak a word. Our education system here is a joke. My college tuition was a waste of money. I actually needed to heal from the experience and how it affected my natural joy and zeal for learning that I got sorely out of touch with.
Gone Under4 months ago
Dark Games – Minecraft1 year ago
I can translate anything from english to american.
Zip Zap6 months ago
Learning languages is the most incredible experience in the world but I am talking about learning them all like a native speaker of each one. Not babbling phrases and saying that you speak a new language. The best way to achieve learning several different languages is not focusing on grammar and all details in it. There are many aspects in grammar books that can be avoided and we know it as teachers. We have to teach new languages accurately including idioms from the very beginning. There are tricks in every language. Avoiding language schools is advisable. They are focusing on making money out of your pocket but not about making you a master of the new language. Try to learn your new language in one month with a good private teacher and then, go and live in the place where they speak the language you are willing to learn. Go to live with a family in that place and enjoy the experience. You should go to practice and not to learn it from zero. I have been teaching seven languages for quite a while and I advise my students to avoid grammar books and levels. This is not going to help them at all. Mexican Polyglot teacher. George Modilevsky. Mexico City.
T West8 months ago
Native tongue: Dutch
Want to learn: Italian
Also my english is very good.. Anyone want to have some conversations?
boxer boxer2 months ago
I know 3 languages… I want to learn more
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381Stratos14 months ago
Come on! All these guy said bullshits. What method he suggest? He lived in China and learnt Chinese! He lived with natives. The example he gave tous about the girl is also the same. She went in Brazil and for that she learnt Porugese in 6 months! I live in Greece I dad not yet the opportunity to go abroad. I try hard to improve my English, and learn some basics in German and Russian. Any adult if he go abroad and live with native speakers can learn a language in 6 months!