Lesson Transcript

Starting easy with language learning is sometimes the best way to get into a new language.
But before you feel guilty about wanting to learn the easy way, don’t worry.
It's fine to start the easy way. You wouldn't expect to lift 200 pounds on your first day at the gym, right? And language is no different. Start easy so you can build up to tackling greater challenges later!
In this video, we'll explore 7 easy ways to learn a language.
The reason it's okay to start easy is the same as the reason you should start easy in the gym. You just can’t expect to lift 200 pounds on day 1. You start with 5 pounds. Then, you move up to 10, 15, 20. And language is the same way. Learn a few phrases today. A basic conversation tomorrow. In a few weeks, you'll be able to speak for up to 3 minutes in your target language. Then, you'll reach 5, then 10, then 20 minutes.
Success comes step by step. Little by little. So it's important to make things that are easy to do and easy to continue part of your routine.
If you try to study for 2 hours a day with nothing but a big textbook, you may overwhelm yourself, get discouraged, and get tired. You might not stick with it because it’s too hard to do. Things that are easy to do are easy to continue.
So here are some resources to help you learn language the easy way.
Number one: Take Audio and Video Lessons
Listening to audio and watching video lessons is an easy way to consume language. Most of our lessons are 5 minutes on average, so you don’t have to spend too much time at the computer. You can even learn on our app while you’re commuting, working around the house, or out on a walk.
Number two: Take lessons with Alexa.
If you own an Amazon Echo, Dot, or Show, or are planning to get one, you’ll want to make sure to download some apps to help you learn your target language. Take a look through the Amazon skill store! You can listen to lessons and other audio materials actively or passively--whenever the time is right for you.
Number three: Download the lesson dialogues and immerse yourself
With every audio lesson, you get a dialogue track - just the lesson conversation. These are just 5 to 20 seconds long. When you finish a lesson, download the track.
Make a playlist of all of them. Then, play them and immerse yourself in the language.
Number four: The Word of the Day.
This will take you a minute or less. Sign up for our free word of the day email lessons. It'll be a small boost to your vocabulary every day.
Number five: Vocab Slideshows
You can access vocabulary slideshows on any audio lesson or vocab list. Just press play and watch the slideshow. That’s it. This is a fast and easy way to review words from a lesson. You can even put the slideshow on loop to review as much as you want.
Number six: The Daily Dose of language App
This app is for the iPhone, iPad and Android. With this bonus app, you get daily mini-lessons covering phrases, grammar, culture, holidays, slang, and more. Every day is something new. Plus, these lessons will take you just a minute or two to complete.
Number seven: Print Out Our Lessons as Physical Study Material
You might be wondering why you should bother to print anything if all the lesson content is already online. But if you have the material sitting right in front of you, it’s a lot easier to just glance through and start learning.
With our Wordbank study tool, you can create your own word and phrase lists and print them out. Reviewing takes just a few minutes. You can also print out the lesson notes that come with every audio and video lesson. There are also our extensive reading books which help you read faster. You’ll find these in the Lesson Library.
To get all of these resources that will get you learning language the easy way, check out our complete language learning program. Sign up for your free lifetime account by clicking on the link in the description. Get tons of resources to have you speaking in your target language. And if you enjoyed these tips, hit the "like" button, share the video with anyone who's trying to learn a new language, and subscribe to our channel. We release new videos every week! I'll see you next time. Bye!