How to learn any language in six months | Chris One Simple Method to Learn Any Language 2 days ago   18:27

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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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Atheer Pro
I would like to speak english like a native speakers. Can anyone help me??🙁🙁
Supreme B
Amazing I’m trying to learn how to speak Russian
Helps if you have 3 different books on the language and when you need a change, switch books.
m.suleyman ülküseven
I can understand this video but i can not speak english fluently
I know 10 words in Turkish (bread, beer, one, two, three, five, come here, go away, hello, nothing) but when i was on a vacation in Turkey, walking in the park i heard someone saying "come here" in Turkish. I understood him and i turned around and he was actually talking to me and instead of No i answered him something like "nothing" but he understood me. I felt weird.
I can speak fluent sarcasm :D
K-pop fan
This man is my inspiration to learning Spanish and German ❤️
Shaya Fendez
Very well presented and very good useful information. Thank you!
Mose Murakami
Auntie Rose
I never said ' crazy' .
' how?'. I ask. ' show me'.
Complete nonsense
haris punnakkal
Alex H Yong
I unknowingly was a language parent (16:04) to a French guy who was trying to refine his English! He said "For some reason, and I don't know why, I can understand you really easily compared to lots of other Americans." Thinking back on my style of communication with him, I was consistent with these 4 "parent" points, so that might be the explanation.
Szuti boy
Just learn spanish, portugese and italian. They are very similar and easy to travel from one to the other. :)
If it's useful for someone, my advice is this:
Write a diary about your personal things, your daily tasks, thoughts, in the language you want to learn. It helps a lot.
Crown Defender
How many languages you speak Mr Chris?
Juan Lumen
Sobre todo el chino será así de fácil.
مصطفى الحسين
thanks for you .it is a useful video about learning a new language.
His principles seem very logical but I did not apply any of these to learn French and be fluent in that language. I started at three however.
Javier delgado
i love this video, i get some tips about learn a new language!!!
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One Simple Method to Learn Any Language How to learn any language in six months | Chris 2 days ago   16:29

While few of us will ever take on the ambitious challenge of learning four foreign languages in a year, many of us yearn to be more proficient in another language. The secret to success as it turns out is simpler than you think.

Scott Young is a blogger, speaker and author. He previously spoke at TEDx EastsidePrep about his project “The MIT Challenge” to self-test MIT’s undergraduate computer science curriculum in one year, using their freely available information. His most recent project was with Vat Jaiswal, traveling to four countries, learning languages, with the goal of not speaking English for an entire year. He writes about learning and self-education at his website,

Vat Jaiswal is a graduate student, aspiring architect and filmmaker. His most recent project was with Scott Young on The Year Without English, where he traveled through Spain, Brazil, China, Taiwan and Korea creating four short documentaries on language learning and cultural immersion. He shares his work, including experimental time-lapse photography and an interview series with successful architects, at

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