Lesson Transcript

Intro

Becky: Listeners, are you afraid of making mistakes? Are you afraid you won’t be fluent?
Peter: What are your language learning fears?
Becky: Welcome to Innovative Language Learning Sunday News! I'm Becky and I'll be your host. My co-host today is the founder of Innovative Language... Peter Galante!
Peter: Hi everyone! Peter here.
Becky: In this Sunday News, we’re killing off the top 3 language learning fears, Halloween-style.
Peter: Plus, find out how you can get a MONSTER-sized discount to master your language.
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Peter: So, listeners... are you afraid of making mistakes?
Becky: Or are you afraid you won’t be fluent?
Peter: These are some of the common language learning fears we hear from listeners.
Becky: Today... Peter and I are taking the Top 3 language learning fears….
Peter: ...And we’re killing them. We’ll tell you how to overcome them with some effective tactics.
Becky: And whether you should be worrying about them at all.
Peter: But first, listen up. Our Monster-Sized-Sale starts right now!
Becky: So if you want to master your language with our advanced learning system...
Peter:. ..and get a monster-sized 28% OFF...
Becky: ...Take advantage right now. Unlock all of our effective lessons and lesson notes...
Peter: ...plus unlimited access to study tools like line by line dialogues, voice recording tools, and smart flashcards.
Becky: And best of all, you can learn on the go with our exclusive App for the Android, iPhone, iPad, and Kindle Fire.
Peter: Get 28% OFF all Basic or Premium subscriptions until Halloween, October 31st, 2014!
Becky: Just click on the link in the lesson description to get a Monster-sized 28% OFF!
Peter: Now, Becky, here are the top 3 language learning fears according to our users. What do we have first on the list?
Becky: Ooh, the first one is a good one. It’s “I’m not good enough to start speaking yet.”
Peter: Listeners, do you feel like you’re not good enough to start speaking yet?
Becky: It’s a pretty common fear... or misconception, I think... that most learners have.
Peter: Well, here’s how you overcome it.
Becky: One - the best way to get good at speaking is to start speaking from day 1. So if you’re holding yourself back...
Peter: ...because you think you’re not good enough, well, that’s exactly why you’re not good enough.
Becky: You need to open your mouth and start talking!
Peter: Step two to overcoming this fear - In our lessons, you get the exact phrases and scripts for introducing yourself...
Becky: ...making small talk, ordering food, expressing opinions, and much more!
Peter: So, if you think you’re not good enough, the lessons will give you the exact lines to say.
Becky: Fear number two is... “I’m afraid I’ll never be fluent”
Peter: I used to worry about that.
Becky: Really?
Peter: Well, only as a beginner. I started learning Japanese first and, it’s funny because the better my Japanese got, the less I was worried about that.
Becky: So, how can our listeners overcome this?
Peter: First, you’ve got to set small, specific goals. Fluency is a big vague goal.
Becky: Right.
Peter: Arguably, we don’t even speak fluent English. There are over a million words in the English language and we use about 2,000 words.
Becky: So listeners, you should focus on smaller goals...
Peter: ...like being able to introduce yourself or having a 5-minute conversation. Or 10 minutes. Something you can measure so you know you reached it.
Becky: Because you can’t really measure fluency... it’s a pretty vague goal as Peter said.
Peter: Right. But you can measure small goals like... having a 5-minute conversation.
Becky: And as these small goals add up, you’ll be speaking very comfortably!
Peter: Becky, what’s the third and final fear?
Becky: It’s “I’m afraid that I’m not making any progress.”
Peter:  Ah, in other words, getting stuck.
Becky: If you’re afraid you’re not making progress, there are two things you can do right now.
Peter: First, use the dashboard to track your progress. If you need numbers to believe it...
Becky: ...our dashboard tracks all the lessons you’ve completed and shows how much you’ve accomplished.
Peter: Second, try a harder lesson on the site. It sounds crazy and you might not understand it...
Becky: ...but you will in minutes. Our lessons come with line-by-line translations...
Peter: ...and the lesson hosts explain everything. THEN, you’ll be making progress...
Becky: ...because you now understand something you didn’t minutes ago.
Peter: So, these are the top 3 fears. But tell us listeners... what language learning fears have you had?
Becky: Leave us a comment in the comment section!
Peter: And if you want to finally master your language... remember...
Becky: Our Halloween Monster-Sized Sale starts now!
Peter: Get 28% OFF all Basic and Premium subscriptions....
Becky:  Unlock all of our effective lessons and lesson notes...
Peter: ...plus unlimited access to study tools like line-by-line dialogues, voice recording tools, smart flashcards.
Becky: And best of all, you can learn on the go with our exclusive App for the Android, iPhone, iPad, and Kindle Fire.
Peter: Get 28% OFF all Basic or Premium subscriptions until Halloween, October 31st, 2014!
Becky: Just click on the link in the lesson description to get a Monster-sized 28% OFF!

Outro

Becky: Well that’s going to do it for this edition of Innovative Language Learning Sunday news!*
Peter: Bye everyone!*
Becky: Thanks for listening, and we’ll see you all next time.*

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ThaiPod101.com
Sunday at 6:30 pm
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What Thai learning fears have you had? Are you afraid you’re not good enough to speak? Are you freezing up? Let us know!

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ThaiPod101.com
Friday at 10:30 am
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Hi Deryck,


I think it sounds very good to way to study. There's no answer to study a language - if it works with you, that's the best way to study Thai for you : )


Actually, we'd like to ask you to use the review and dialogue track more often if you'd like to check lessons from different series- Listen to the lesson first, and listen to the dialogue and review track over the weekend. That will help you remind what you just learned, and help you develop your listening skills and vocab much better-


Thank you,

Jae

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Deryck
Tuesday at 12:25 am
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Hi, My fear is that I'm wasting too much time and not learning efficiently. I study Thai in one form or another every day and I know I'm learning, but after listening to your Sunday News #95 and setting a 1 year goal, I'm seeing the months disappear and am all over the place with lessons. Sounds silly I know, but I actually think you have too many choices of learning tools. I'm happy they are there, just don't know in what order or time management capacity to use them properly.


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