Lesson Transcript

Hey everyone, welcome to the Monthly Review!
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Okay, today’s topic is:
The Secret to Speaking More of Your Target Language
If you’re like most language learners, then above all...you want to speak and understand more of your target language, right? Well, keep watching. You’ll learn:
How to Prepare “Ahead” of Time to Speak More,
How to Put this Tactic to Use with our Learning Program,
And How to Get Free Cheat Sheets That’ll Get You Speaking More.
But first, listen up! Here are this month’s new lessons and resources.
First — Do you know how to apologize in your target language?
With this printable conversation cheat sheet, you’ll learn all the ways to apologize and show respect... in your target language.
Second — The 7 tested ways to learn language fast.
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Third — Medicine and Medical Treatments
This 1-minute lesson gives you the must-know words and phrases you’ll need...when talking about prescriptions and treatments.
Fourth – The top 25 words for transportation
You’ll learn how to say words like... plane, train, automobile, and much more... in 1 minute, with this quick vocab bonus.
Fifth — Back to School Words &Phrases
Do you know how to say “homework” or “What class are you taking?” If you don’t...
This next 1 minute lesson gives you all the words you need for the school season.
To get your free resources, click the link in the description below right now. They’re yours to keep forever. Ok, let’s jump into today’s topic:
The Secret to Speaking More of Your Target Language
If you’re like most language learners, then above all, you want to speak and understand more of your target language. But how can you speak more...when you’re just starting out? When you can’t yet create sentences off the top of your head? Here’s how.
Let’s jump into part one: How to Prepare “Ahead” of Time to Speak More
So, what’s the secret to speaking more of your target language? It’s something called “preparation.” And believe it or not, you’ve likely used it if you ever had to give a speech or a presentation.
So what do I mean by preparation?
Imagine that you have to go open a bank account in the language that you’re learning. How would you do it? You can go in there, grunt and use body language… or, you can first come up with a list of words and phrases you need to know before you go. Like, “debit card,” “bank account,” “I want to open a bank account,” and “minimum balance.” You may want to look up the grammar rules on how to say “I want to…” Once you know these words and phrases, you translate them into your target language, and you go over to the bank to open an account.
Or, let’s say you were meeting a person for the first time. What are some things you’d say to them? Things like,” what’s your name? My name is, where are you from, I am from,” and so on.
So, you prepare a list of words and phrases, all the things you’d want to say in that situation, you translate them ahead of time so that you can communicate effectively. That’s preparation.
And preparation works because most conversations are predictable to a degree.
For example, most conversations with friends start with greetings and catching up on how you’ve been. And if you know the lines for greetings, catching up, and talking about your weekend… then you can easily handle such a conversation. The point is, the more you prepare..., the more you learn to speak… without needing a teacher.
So, how do you prepare?
Part 2: How to Speak More Through Preparation
Here’s how. If you’re using our learning program….
One: Take our audio and video lessons. You’ll find these in our lesson library and just focus on the conversational lessons. Lessons are just 3 to 15 minutes in length, and in the first minute, you’ll hear a practical conversation. For example, meeting someone new, catching up with a friend, or ordering at a restaurant.
Then, our teachers break down and explain every word and grammar rule. So, you can learn these lines and conversations ahead of time.
Number two: Download the audio dialogue track. This gives you JUST the conversation. So, when you finish a lesson, download it for easy review. Then, make a playlist out of all of them and play the conversations on repeat.
You’ll get them stuck in your head, guaranteed.
Number three: Save the lesson notes. The lesson notes give you the lesson in writing. So, you can read the lesson dialog, the grammar explanations, and cultural insights for every lesson.
So, download and keep the notes for conversations you think are useful. For example, if you want to talk about the weather and you took a lesson on that, then download the lesson notes for that lesson.
Now, if you’re looking to prepare ahead of time for specific topics, then do this next one.
Number four: Use our free PDF conversation cheat sheets. These conversation cheat sheets teach you words and phrases for all kinds of common conversation topics: like weather, hobbies, family, plans, and much more. You can prepare for the most common conversations with these cheat sheets.
If you want to access our free conversation cheat sheets, leave a comment down below, and we’ll give you the link.
Number five: Look up lesson topics in our lesson library. If you want to open a bank account or eat at a certain restaurant and if you don’t know how to talk about these topics, you’ll find a lesson about it in our Lesson Library.
Number six: If you’re a Premium PLUS user, simply ask your teacher to point you to lessons for a certain topic, or even better, ask them for potential lines, and you can even practice speaking. Just record yourself, send it in, and your teacher will provide you feedback on what to say and how.
Number seven: Do it the old school way. Sit down, think of a topic you want to talk about. Make a list of all the words you think you need. All the phrases you want to say or may hear in that conversation.
Then, translate those words and phrases into your target language.
So, let’s recap.
Most conversations are predictable.
So, you can prepare ahead of time by thinking of all the words and lines you’ll need for various conversations.
And you can prepare with 1) our audio and video lessons, 2) conversation tracks, 3) lesson notes, 4) Free PDF cheat sheets, 5) by looking up specific topics in the lesson library, 6) asking your Premium PLUS teacher, and 7) by manually coming up with a list of the words and phrases and translating them.
So, thank you for watching this episode of Monthly Review
Next time, we’ll talk about: Should You Cram when Learning a Language?
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