I Was a Language Idiot Until I Realized This...
Yes, I was a total language idiot in high school.
I took Latin, Hebrew, and Greek classes but every year I felt like I was learning the same thing over and over again. Every year I would have to rummage back through the dictionary to look up the exact same words I looked up the year before.
I kept thinking to myself, I wonder when any of this stuff is going to stick. (Tell me if that sounds familiar!)
To this day I don’t remember anything from any of these classes.
Growing up in NYC I only spoke English. But my dad would take me to Chinatown when I was little and man, it was the coolest thing!
The lights, smells, tastes — it was just wild. I dreamed about someday being able to speak this amazing, intricate, seemingly exotic language, but I never actually thought it was possible to get fluent.
And the first Chinese courses I took in college did little to dispel this idea. I found the Chinese language beautiful but oh-so frustrating.
- Why did 了 work like that?
- What the heck was the little square next to 吗?
- And how do you just say “bring me that pencil” already?!
I felt so confused by teaching materials that were totally irrelevant for beginners.
My teachers would try to explain tiny details about the writing system that didn't make any sense because I didn't have any idea how the language actually worked!
Later I got the opportunity to study Chinese at a university in China, but even then I mostly became fluent outside of the classroom, not during the lessons!
Going to a language school can be a good way to keep yourself motivated and accountable but…
Don’t forget that in the end you have to learn by yourself.
Nobody can learn a language for you.
That’s the cold, hard truth!
And that’s why I’ve developed a method that enables me to learn languages from home, without having to sign up for an expensive language school, or having to go abroad.
This method works 100% from home!
And if you focus on learning the right things, you will be able to learn much faster than the average learner.
In fact, I believe that it’s possible to learn to have a basic conversation in any language including Chinese within just 24 hours.
Yes, 24 hours!
You probably think I’m kidding...
But I can guarantee it’s possible, because I do this all the time on my YouTube channel. You can find tons of videos on my channel that back up this crazy claim.
So how do I pick up languages so fast?