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

20 nov 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.
Jan-21-2014 Update. The video transcripts are now available via the following links:
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  • English is my second language and I am watching this without subtitles and still understand 98% of what he is saying, but I really want to learn Deutch for no reason, I just want it so I am going to start practicing and in 6 months I hope I learn a lot

    okayrayokayray19 minuti fa
  • El conocimiento es PODER !!! Two thumbs up For your advice !!!

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  • 確かに仰る事は理解出来ます。但し原理のみならず、アクションも共に「合理的な遂行」が難しいので、其処を解り易く知りたいですね。

    J. GoogleJ. Google8 ore fa
  • Anybody can learn a second language in 6 months : You broke my heart ..I have been trying for 2 years 😭😭

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  • Now, I'm more motivated to study Spanish. 😊

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  • watch the video in 2x speed so you can start learning another language 8 minuets quicker than 6 months. yr welcome...

    SparkyRedstoneSparkyRedstone12 ore fa
  • I wanna know how he did the drawing thing in 5 days too

    HaZe7HaZe712 ore fa
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  • I love it!!! So real

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  • I want to learn NORWEGIAN 🇸🇯🇸🇯🇸🇯

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  • Step 1: Have an IQ of 165.

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  • I'll apply this to Fortran!

    Your IT JourneyYour IT Journey18 ore fa
  • That was a great talk. Thank you.

    technowaytechnoway18 ore fa
  • all waffle, no real explanation of any of the titles briefly mentioned

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  • skip the first 8 minutes

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  • Chris.....calm down, you are speaking too fast almost going into hyperventilation or getting anxious!!! For me this is a no-go factor which makes me stop watching!!

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  • Great!!!!

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  • Iam from Indonesia. Please subtitled to Indonesia🇮🇩🇮🇩🇮🇩

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  • I decide learn english for six month

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  • I can do this

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  • Drawing and language is similar. All it takes is paying attention, being ANYALTICAL, and PRACTICE. This was very helpful and motivating. Thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • I started learning Japanese in early December! Currently got the Hiragana, Katakana, and basic grammar. Going to start conversations soon! The Kanji tho

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  • Who else recommend this video in 2021?

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  • A la verga.

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  • Thank you very much 🌞

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  • I absolutely agree with and understand everything he is saying. I just don't understand why he gets so worked up progressively through the presentation.

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  • I am commenting just to remind myself to study Japanese till N4. Target finish date will be June 2021.

    Orenji SanOrenji San2 giorni fa
  • thank youtube for recommending me this video 8 years later

    Mariam ArruaMariam Arrua2 giorni fa
  • it's fine to learn to speak but so many who learn 'Chinese' need to learn to read and write!!

    Lesley ELesley E2 giorni fa
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    Exciting And FunnyExciting And Funny2 giorni fa
  • Want to master a foreign language? Ask a Mormon missionary how they do it. I am not into their religion at all, but I do respect their language learning method.

    NICK ZNICK Z3 giorni fa
  • American living in Taiwan for 13 years. I teach English (highly qualified to do so). I am pretty good with foreign languages. Have very little skill in Mandarin, even being married to a Taiwanese for 14 years. This video was NO HELP at all in any shape, manner, nor form. I do not get his points, at all. And I am rather smart.

    NICK ZNICK Z3 giorni fa
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  • Every body's gangsta untill they try to learn German

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  • who`s watchin this video to practise the English skills?)

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  • Do u guys succeeded in six months?

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  • I can say “soy de Japón. No puedo hablar español.” fluently in Spanish.

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  • I can read your mind. You are trying to cut corners and acquire a language during quarantine.

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  • Okay, can anyone tell me what are those 5 things I to learn to get better in drawing in just 5 days?

    Indrajit SahaIndrajit Saha3 giorni fa
  • Being multilingual is my dream! I'm gonna update this comment every month so y'all can see my progress with these tips :) I'll start with French! This is gonna be a very long comment. Note: my native language is German, not English. #1: French Start: Mercredi, 20 Janvier 2021 (20-01-2021, Wednesday) Mois un Je peux déjà parler un peu de la français, mais je ne suis pas confidente. (Et je ne suis pas sûre que les sentences est vrai...) Remind me please or I'll forget this way too easily 😬

    rottenduckrottenduck3 giorni fa
    • There are some mistakes but we can understand, keep going :D I’m French and it is not an easy language but you can do it ^_^

      PaulinePauline2 giorni fa
    • just writing this so it hopefully winds up in my notifications

      rottenduckrottenduck3 giorni fa
  • Based on my experience, being a second language speaker requires the necessity to speak the language - imagine like you could lose your job unless level you up to a certain point where you can make communications with your target language native speaker. If you are cornered at the necessity to master a second language, there is no option but do that if you want to survive. For Japanese, English is like an alien language - totally different in various aspects such as spelling, grammar, pronunciation and accent, but I am now far from the trouble in communicating with the English native speakers, thanks to the fact that I needed to step up my English ability, without which I could have lost my career. Anyway, it’s a very interesting presentation where I agree to most of the parts. Thanks.

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    Diaz RaquelDiaz Raquel3 giorni fa
  • entendí que él aprendió a comunicarse en chino en 6 meses y que fue por necesidad. mi pregunta: no me moveré de mi país y quiero aprender, digamos... italiano, como aplico los principios y acciones?

    mar geomar geo3 giorni fa
  • i can speak spanish an english, im currently learning japanese and im probably going to start learning italian later on^^ wish me luck lol

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  • Well I'm 2 years now living in Germany and even if I have already done some progress, I'm still lacking when it comes in terms of understanding mostly.

    Stergios TsantziosStergios Tsantzios3 giorni fa
  • Some people just have the language gift. In no time they're communicating.

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  • 日本人居る?

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  • Look at the native speaker's face, but he shows us only the lower part of the face - nose and lips. I love learning languages, but I don't want anyone telling me how long it's going to take me or how easy it's going to be. It's hard, fascinating, and requires opening up and pushing yourself to your limits and beyond. And it is extremely clear to me that English is a terrible language to start out with - 3 forms of the verb and no gender. If you have a good reason to learn a language, go out and do it, and get as much help as you can. I live in a country where 5 major languages are easily accessible, and so those are the ones I've been working on non-stop for years, because if you stop, that's the end of the ballgame. Another extremely important point - I teach 2 of those languages to people who speak the other 3/4.

    Hanadari62Hanadari624 giorni fa
    • This is very insightful! I also understand what you mean about English being hard to start with. It makes Spanish really weird because I never think to check gender. I have Spanish for school and I’m doing fairly well so far, but way school crams it makes it less appealing to learn. I’m going to attempt to learn Japanese since it really interests me and I hope I have good luck with it. Any other tips you can give me that he may not have said?

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  • Very helpful thanks

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  • I'm watching a new tv show. i changed the language setting to Dutch before starting. Its helping me learn

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  • I agree with this bc I took French for 3 years and I barely remember anything I learned last year. I'm a visual person and it takes me a while to understand/ respond to what u say in a different language. Like I can guess, but I won't be able to respond.😅 It's like reading cursive, but can't write it. Plus I don't think I'll use it in my everyday life so... I just wish my middle school teacger was a bit more patient with me and stop giving me tests and quizzes bc they were stressful and I kept drawing a blank. My High school teacher was more understanding and wanted to ditch the books as best as she could. 😂🐩🗼

    Alauna CAlauna C4 giorni fa
  • I'm learning German currently and I'm really hoping I wont give up trying to learn it. Will update this comment later this year if the progress is big, I have the motivation currently lets hope I can keep it :)

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  • He starts explaining it at 7:00

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  • I also want to learn english language

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    • I want to learn english

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    Mark FrankhamMark Frankham5 giorni fa
  • I'm learning Spanish, currently I am at an A2 level but hopefully I will have some level of fluency! I'll come back in 6 months with an update :) Start date: January 17 2020 End date: June 17 2020

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  • Take me 6 months to understand what he's saying! Seems to me the best way is find a good teacher.

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  • I'm learning Russian very slowly. Я не понимаю Русский.

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  • I like how ITworlds suggested me this video after 7 years; however, I just have a question: how can I find myself language parents, or an environment where I can use Japanese or English to communicate? I'm Vietnamese and living in Vietnam, I've study English for a couple of years and I've just started learning Japanese by Duolingo for 3 days. I utterly want to master a new language fast.

    Anh AndyAnh Andy6 giorni fa
  • As a man finally starting to truly see the light at the end of the tunnel after 4 years of scary depression, this excites the heck out of me as I am so ready to find the diamond within. I've been learning guitar and to draw, both being so healing. Finally learning to speak a second language would take things to a whole new level for me. This is truly one of the most eye-opening presentations. World here I come.

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    • I am so glad you are helping and getting better!! I wish you the best on your journey!

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  • Getting a parent is not under my control as a learner. I give up.

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  • Turkish language is melody, mathematics and language of nature. Turkish voice is nice. I suggest Turkish.

    Melih Can ŞahinMelih Can Şahin6 giorni fa
  • Turkish language is melody, mathematics and language of nature. Turkish voice is nice. I suggest Turkish.

    Melih Can ŞahinMelih Can Şahin6 giorni fa
  • Turkish language is melody, mathematics and language of nature. Turkish voice is nice. I suggest Turkish.

    Melih Can ŞahinMelih Can Şahin6 giorni fa
  • Turkish language is melody, mathematics and language of nature. Turkish voice is nice. I suggest Turkish.

    Melih Can ŞahinMelih Can Şahin6 giorni fa
  • Loved this guy what a legend thank you

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  • I am learning mandarin

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  • I think the master key to learn anything is confidence. Tell yourself that you can actually make it even if you don't believe it ( fake it til you make it). I can speak english correctly , I am still not fluent but at least I can handle long conversations and write essays, however it took me too long to be able to do so and that because I was focusing too much on the grammar part which is a mistake. Now that I learned Turkish without actually willing to ( through movies and series), I realized it , so I am not going to make the same mistake while learning Spanish.

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  • Today is Jan 16 2021 I'll be back in July 16 2021 I'll tell you about my experience by learning Mandarins (Chinese). Actually I am currently living in China since 2019. & I don't know much about Chinese language and characters (jokes apart i have passed HSK 1 by cheating). Wish me luck

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