How to learn any language in six months | Chris Lonsdale | TEDxLingnanUniversity

20 नोव्हेंबर, 2013
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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.
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  • I love him . his teaching way very interesting

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  • You can speak Chinese means that you can understand 60% Vietnamese???? How????

    Linh VũLinh Vũ10 तासांपूर्वी
  • wow! This is the MOST helpful video I've watched ever about learning a language! When I've watched other videos they were very short videos but the methods didn't seem effective and they were so typical and didn't work and were VERY boring. This video was almost 20 minutes and I took notes and everything and was totally engaged the entire time. I'm taking a class that teaches how to teach and I just noticed that his body language and enthusiasm kept me engaged and so did his interesting tips and I really love this video because all the tips had soooooo much logic behind it and it all finally made since!

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  • the missing island is also name as china ...

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  • Superb.

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  • Great job. Thank you. I would love to see that tape mentioned and shown in: 6) Copy the face. (16:29).

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  • 日本語字幕が無いので観ても意味ありません…

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    • あるわw

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  • Leave your whatsapp number if you are learning English

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  • 10:51 he talks about me. yeah that's me: english deaf :)

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  • I started learning Spanish 3 days ago (21/11/20), just commenting to remind me when I started lol

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  • I want to chance practice with a foreigner, I want to improve my English skills. If you have free time, we practice our English skills.

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  • Thank you so much Sir ❤️

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  • Hi every one, I am learning English and I will back here in March 13th 2021. I will speak English fluency. ( if I wrote wrong, can you help to fix it)

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  • I want to learn Spanish soo much i have it at school but i don't get anythig i hope that this will work

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  • is it possible in 3 months

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  • Is my is my mother goose club out.

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  • Personally I think the most important thing is your will power. Once you have the will to start running, you will be flying. Good luck all.

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  • If you want to go to one precise point in this video here you go : The 5 Principles of learning a new language : 7:59 #1 Focus on langugage content that is relevant to you 8:50 #2 Use your new language as a tool to communicate... from day 1 9:37 #3 When you first understand the message, you will unconsciously acquire the language 10:29 #4 Physiological training 11:38 #5 Psycho-physiological state matters The 7 Actions for rapid language acquisition : 12:21 #1 Listen a lot 12:43 #2 Focus on getting the meaning first 13:29 #3 Start mixing 13:55 #4 Focus on the core 15:11 #5 Get a language parent 16:29 #6 Copy the face 17:12 #7 "Direct connect" to mental images

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  • First of all, portuguese is portuguese and dutch it duch..duch ih harder...

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    • Portuguese is usually considered harder than Dutch

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  • I should try this method ..

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  • Very nice….

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  • I want to learn German 😭😩 I speak English & Arabic

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  • any one from Vietnam ???

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  • Fantastic.

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  • Does this apply for a 5th language?

    • Of course it does...

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  • I learn 40% by reading and writing comments . Thank u all the commenter here nd everywhere

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  • I have started going to a Spanish mass on Sundays. I ordered a bilingual Bible that I plan to start reading. Thus, knocking 2 things out at once. I have been saying I am going to start reading the bible for years, I have been saying I am going to start learning Spanish and haven't done either until recently. I dont want to use the phrase "killing 2 birds with one stone" because that would be animal cruelty, but you know what I mean.

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  • hello weebs who are tryna watch anime w/o subs, or just think its really pretty to speak japanese (:

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  • What I believe I can do it but my brain can't.🤣

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  • Vuelvo cuando podría hablar español

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  • I need speak english

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  • I get motivated just by his body language and voice tone I really like people when they talk about something they truly believe in ..thank yo so much

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  • I want to Know is in those six months he was able to take hsk 6

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  • Everytime when I watch Ted talks I start seeing comments while watching this one I don't see comments... Did you?

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  • "It doesn't have to be perfect, it just has to work."

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  • Thank you very much for this. I am a English native, I move to a Spanish speaking country. Trying to learn Spanish. I know i will !. This video helped.

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    • Claro que lo lograrás, es fácil aprender idiomas cuando sientes seguridad :) No te enfoques en el acento o en la gramática, nosotrxs entendemos bien lo que tratan de decir lxs extranjerxs.

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  • Talks too much about irrelevant the things. Actual methods of learning starts at 8th minute (in the middle of the video), though it's still very blurred.

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    • He wants to first explain why his methods are like they are. It’s much better to give background information about the method rather than just saying “do this”

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  • 1:02c.

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  • I learned fire, but I'm not sure what language.

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  • Why couldnt I find this video when I needed it most?

  • I'll be back as well when I'm fluent in Japanese

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    • Ok but can some russian tell us youtube channels that arent boring?? its pretty hard to find entertainment when its not ur native language

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    • Me too

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  • Ingat.... Ada allah....

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  • Which of these smaller skilled players playing in the wrong era would tear up today’s NHL the most?

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  • I wanna learn english and speak like a native speaker, I'm from Brazil

    • Something helpful is learning idioms and shortcuts(? you’ll sound natural and connected to the language :)

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  • What type of language do you want to learn . Mr Scott is here to help you

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  • I disagree. I think correcting mistakes, in the beginning, is crucial, especially for young learners. "Native level inside" two years? I don't think so! Does he include writing and reading? I have learned basic Mandarin within 2 years (traditional writing in Taiwan). Now I am struggling to learn French. Mandarin is easier for me because I have an interest. That's the first step!

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  • Six months!? There’s guys on MRworlds learning Spanish in one week!

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  • Yang milih Allah SWT like.

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  • 🙏great

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  • Who want to learn Portuguese?

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  • Superb.

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  • A language is is english. So chinese, korea, Russia also speak english

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  • I dont get nothing from this guy

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  • 3:25 Sorry God forgive please i like-1 sorry

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  • Oh yes, of course! And you can also learn classical ballet in six months and dance better than Barishnikov! damn, he's a talkative clown...

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  • i’m a Filipino trying to learn Swedish. it’s been 5 months and not much progress 🤦‍♀️🤦‍♀️

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    • @Lapp Skaus tack sa mycket.. maybe when i'd finally go to sweden i'd see u there but i would never know it was you :))

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    • @storknad man coz why not

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    • wahida ibno any particular reason why you’re learning Swedish out of all languages?

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    • You can do it! Kör på!

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  • i cant wait to finish this show

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  • *_"How to learn any language in six months"_* Nonsense. A lot of it involves memorizing words, something that quite a few people aren't good at. It would take a lot more than 6 months to learn Chinese. Age also plays a role, teenagers tend to pick up a new language much quicker than older people.

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    • H20 do you have anything to support your claims other than your narrow-minded brain?

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    • Neither can you draw in 5 days. In days you might make a better portrait, but you will struggle with the human body, facial expression and other subjects.

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  • 0:22 my love video :X.

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  • 1:40 dog: help my please

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  • My comment for who wanna learn korean

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  • Tàu đến Việt hiểu bằng niềm tin a

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  • His words comes from heart he wants to give the full of him. Apply these to your every day life as a respect to this man

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    • copied

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  • It's informative video.

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  • Omg.

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  • Beautiful love u.

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  • Chris Lonsdale :how to learn a second language in 6 months... Arabic: huh..😂😂😂

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    • Chinese is usually considered harder than Arabic

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  • do not worry, in a years the technology will do this effort for us

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  • Beautiful love u.

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  • Superb.

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  • Beautiful love u.

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  • Hypnopedia

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  • Love you.

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  • He is genius.

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  • at the end of this is till don’t k ow how to learn a language in 6 months

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    • Then learn how to learn it

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  • His words comes from heart he wants to give the full of him. Apply these to your every day life as a respect to this man

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  • Well... i'm from Russia and i disagry with you Chris. "A drowing man can't learn to swim?"... really? I want to tell you a story. In Russia, in the past, most part of russians was living in vilagies, and they found the best way how to lern to swim. You need to take your kid on a boat, go to the middle of lake and throw the kid off the boat. And you know what? 80% that he will start swiming, realy i'm not kidding. What about other 20%? You need to save him and your kid can try again. Now you can use russian style to lern swiming, you're welcome ;)))

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  • At one point he said you can't learn a language by going to that country, like u can't learn to swim while drowning.... But he learnt some Chinese words while he was in a train ride in China???

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  • ¿Seis meses? Anda ya , en sólo un día puedes aprender un idioma y te sobra tiempo. Vaya gente perezosa.

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    • AJAKKkaka

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    • *******5 Principles******** 1) Focus on language content that is relevant to you. (7:59) 2) Use your new language as tool to communicate from day 1. (8:50) 3) When you first understand the message your will unconsciously acquire the language. (9:35) 4) It's physiological training. (speak, listen) (10:28) 5) Physiological state matters. (You're having fun, you're curious, relaxed) (11:37) **********Actions you should take to learn a language****** 1) Listen a lot. (12:21) 2) Focus on getting the meaning first. (Learn by body language etc, patterns you already know). (12:43) 3) Start mixing. (13:28) 4) Focus on the core (Learn 1000 most used words, go for 3000 for pro level) (13:57) 5) Get a language parent. (15:20) 6) Copy the face. (16:29) 7) Direct connect to mental images. (connect sounds, images, feeling with words) (17:12) 8) Thumbs up? so others can see this.

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  • Yang pilih allah like.

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  • Jesus loves you - For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. 17 For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.

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  • Actually this is great advise for me as language learner

  • Who speaks Mandarin Chinese in here and wants an English study buddy? I’m learning Mandarin and would like a speaking partner. I’m only 3 months in so I’m definitely not fluent as life still does happen. But I would love a study partner. Thanks :)

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  • ********5 Principles********* 1) Focus on language content that is relevant to you. (7:59) 2) Use your new language as tool to communicate from day 1. (8:50) 3) When you first understand the message your will unconsciously acquire the language. (9:35) 4) It's physiological training. (speak, listen) (10:28) 5) Physiological state matters. (You're having fun, you're curious, relaxed) (11:37) ***********Actions you should take to learn a language******* 1) Listen a lot. (12:21) 2) Focus on getting the meaning first. (Learn by body language etc, patterns you already know). (12:43) 3) Start mixing. (13:28) 4) Focus on the core (Learn 1000 most used words, go for 3000 for pro level) (13:57) 5) Get a language parent. (15:20) 6) Copy the face. (16:29) 7) Direct connect to mental images. (connect sounds, images, feeling with words) (17:12) 8) Thumbs up? so others can see this.

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  • I sensed this video ends fastly , I am learning Ingles , I can understand almost everything 😍😍😍😍90%

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  • a bit shouty

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  • Im gonna try to learn Russian in 6 months. Hopefully I can.

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    • Oh boy good luck

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  • He said immersion is not important but the steps in learning he mentioned are all kind of immersion senario from day 1

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  • I love this movie.

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  • Thanks

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