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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:
English + Chinese Translation:
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well, forgive me if i be wrong, but i don't beliebe in it!
since 2016 that i study every single day. Now that i feel better and a litle bit confiant! i practice my listening so much, my speak and my write. My level of comprehention is better too now! But was hard to arrive here! and i keep on working hard!!
Yes, that’s true. I spent in China 3 years and learned basics for about 6 month.
You have to remember most common verbs as “can, like, want, need, go/went, give/take, etc”; opposites: big/small, this/that, etc. and some phrases about yourself: my name is... I’m....y.o.
In daily life you will combine them: I want this, I can that, I go there.
So, less knowledge and more combinations is a key ;)
Honestly the way I learn best is through music and songs. It always helped me to remember new information and español better. This is definitely motivating me more to learn Serbian (my fiance's language).
I have to choose school subjects at the end of this school year, which really sucks bc i cant. I want to keep all subjects, all but sports, music, RE and arts. But no, i HAVE to keep RE and Sports but i also HAVE to choos between chemistry, biology and physics, between english and french, between economics and history and more. I just want to learn all of them and not just some. Its so unfair. School is not educating me the way i want but its mainly stopping me from being educated more. But what am i supposed o do? Chose the easiest subjects which are not my favourite ones in order to have a good graduation grade. Duh.
BS. I would like to hear him talk Chinese. He didn't reveal anything. How can you be relaxed if you must be under pressure to learn new language. You have to be without safety net in new country not to have people who speak your language then you will learn the fastest. Easy as that.
Immersion, in my opinion - is living in a small village or town - where 5% or LESS can speak your native language - thereby forcing you to learn the local language or starve to death, die of thirst or having to wash your shorts/pants out at least once a day...
Another tip - learn all the cuss words FIRST! That can save you a great deal of embarrassment, if there are words, which pronounced incorrectly sound similar to the cuss words...
How do you dare to deceive people making them believe that they can learn a language in 6 months ?
I have been teaching languages and I and other professors totally agree that to learn WELL a language like english a person needs at least 4 years with about 2o hours per week.
DON´T DECEIVE PEOPLE !!!!!
I think I'm the only one who takes down every single word of this Ted talk. I've been pause-playing this for over an hour plus taking notes---- word per word. (not really) My pen and paper makes me more intelligent than a downloaded content. I need to learn and level up to advanced English.
Naw, I have taught language and learning languages for years and years. People learn at different speeds, and talent IS a factor. I simply do not believe he learned Chinese so well in six months. And if that is not true, what else is he conning us about? What he is saying is not very far from the man who will tell you that to play the flute all you have to do is blow into the instrument and move your fingers up and down over the holes. IT IS JUST NOT THAT SIMPLE.
"If you are a Chinese speaker of Cantonese and Mandarin and you go to Vietnam, you'll understand 60% of what they say to you in daily conversation because Vietnamese = 30% Mandarin + 30% Cantonese". Oh boy, this guy surely needs more scientific findings to back up his assertions rather than preaches about his anecdotal evidence as a gospel truth.
*Says immersing one's self in the country without knowing the language won't work because a drowning man cannot learn how to swim*, *Goes on to describe how he picked up Chinese easily by doing the same thing he just says doesn't work*
I speak spanish, english and catalan. I teach english as a second language. In my opinion this person hasn,t said a single valuable thing in this talk so congratulations, of many ted talks I have listened to this is the sencond most absurd apart from a woman speaking about seduction in Cuba... or something like that. Learn a language in six months... really?? I would speak 10 languages if that was true not just 3.
I speak and write Spanish (mother tongue), English, Italian, French, and Portuguese. Now I am learning German and Russian. The key is to learn your second foreign language. If you master three languages (your mother tongue plus two foreign languages), it is increasingly easier afterward
My own experience of learning French is that putting yourself in conditions when you're forced to listen actively because then you'll have to react to what was said is the best way to improve!!! If you don't have an opportunity of complete immersion into your target language environment (visiting a country), then you should create those conditions artificially by talking to natives daily, having productive dialogues that will motivate you to continue learning because you'll see your own progress and apply your new knowledge.
Nowadays, when there are so many opportunities for talking to people from all over her world, it's quite possible
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Yes, you can learn a language in 6 months, but that doesn't mean you can be proficient in the target language soon, especially it doesn't work generally for ordinary people.
Even native speakers, who speak your target language, cannot control their language perfectly, why language learners in foreign countries can do it in 6 months?
I don't mean some people can't improve their skills of languages.
Actually we all can reach some levels someday with learning properly, at least I believe so.
However such a tone talk that we can learn a language with ease if you simply do this seems to be a kind of fraud to me.
I'm a Japanese contributing to learn English over 6 months, but I never feel my skills satisfied proficiency.
Is it just me or when I learn a new language I think about how I wrote my native language when I was five?
I'm also going to leave a small tip to help with fluency in any language~
INTONATION, What does the sentence make people feel like? How is the sentence said? Is it like THIS or LIKE this?
Intonation is like putting stress onto a specific part of a sentence to change a meaning, for ex Chinese is a tonal language so it's much more important because you can say two different words with a different intonation. But this can be done with any language even English
Ex) Did *_you_* eat the cake? vs Did you *_eat_* the cake?
intonation -> emphasis
putting emphasis on different words in a sentence or conversation
I'm fluent in english, spanish, russian, latvian and french. I'd need more practice in latter one , also arabic, gallic, polish and portugese. Who's interested in any of those combinations? I believe the communication with native speakers is above all the rest of the needed practices✌
Hey Guys!/ Bon jour tous le monde! Je suis Tina and je veux practique le francais.. Ok..this is as far as I could get right now.
I am a Native English speaker from Canada and I was wondering if any Native French speakers would want to chat with me on a regular basis to work on learning a new language. I can help you with English Grammar/Spelling and sentence structure and hopefully vice versa, lol.
Send me your skype if you are interested!
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They aim to correct chemical imbalances of neurotransmitters in the brain that are believed to be responsible for changes in mood and behavior.
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These are the most commonly prescribed type of antidepressant.
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SNRIs raise levels of serotonin and norepinephrine, two neurotransmitters in the brain that play a key role in stabilizing mood.
Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) are the most commonly prescribed antidepressants. They are effective in treating depression, and they have fewer side effects than the other antidepressants.
SSRIs block the reuptake, or absorption, of serotonin in the brain. This makes it easier for the brain cells to receive and send messages, resulting in better and more stable moods.
They are called "selective" because they mainly seem to affect serotonin, and not the other neurotransmitters.