* Intensive Language Practice by Linguagile
If you have the chance – or obligation – to spend some time in a foreign country, you may feel a bit funny and awkward in your initial contact with the language. You will depend on your own efforts for your most basic needs, from buying food to asking for directions.
While this survival mode can be a bit challenging, it will also be the perfect opportunity for intensive language practice.
With the inevitable daily interactions with people, you’ll soon be able to engage in a basic conversation without too much effort.
Many people around the world struggle to become fluent in English
- In spite of all the technology and the endless learning resources available.
- After trying different methods, some people simply give up, totally frustrated. Without reaching English fluency level.
- Learning alternatives are endless.
- Even so, learning a second language is still experienced as a Herculean task.
- By too many people!
In this article, we learn:
Yes, you read it right. Language learning is a universal problem.
It’s more than clear that the problem is not a lack of alternatives.
- The question is not what kind of training to adopt.
- The question is HOW to study English.
- HOW is the most important part.
- HOW to effectively study and practice English. Not just to pass a test. Or to participate in a competition.
- HOW to adopt a regular Practice to exercise what you have learned so far.
- HOW is precisely the point that you need to focus your attention on.
- So you feel you’re on the right track to speak English fluently and confidently.
Up to now, there was no practical and effective approach to learn and practice foreign languages
Suppose you need to be fluent in English to be qualified for that job. Or, you want to move to another career.
For some reason, you cannot go abroad at this moment to speed up your English.
Perhaps you don’t want to wait until Teleporting becomes available to become Fluent in English.
- It’s a totally New Concept based on more than 30 years of extensive language studies.
- Combined with the advanced linguistic research that I conduct regularly
- In English, French, German, Italian, and Portuguese.
- It allows you to make the most of all the resources available for Language Learning worldwide.
- Giving you all the benefits of an English Immersion Program Online.
20 Minutes Into The Future
Mix your natural curiosity with passion.
Add a Daily Dose of Intensive Language Practice. Let the conversation flow.
With 20 minutes a day, English Fluency is on your way.
The Intensive Language Practice is the comprehensive Approach for mastering foreign languages through Deliberate Practice.
See how you can start using The Intensive Language Practice Demo here.
Some of the Benefits of speaking English as a Second Language
Besides improving your resume and increasing your chances to get a better job, there are many more benefits to speaking The Most Universal Language.
Some linguists describe the following benefits of mastering a second language:
- Your mental connections will improve.
- You increase your mental agility.
- You optimize your memory.
- You will take your intelligence to new levels.
In a recent article by medicaldaily.com: Bilingualism And Brain Health: Learning A Second Language Boosts Cognitive Function, Even At Old Age, we learn:
- Bilingualism may not necessarily make you smarter, but it can keep your brain healthy and active.
- Whether someone is a lifelong bilingual or just recently learned, there are plenty of mental health benefits.
- It’s never too late to learn a new language, for your brain’s sake.
- In addition, being able to speak more than one language may delay mental illnesses, like Alzheimer.
“ If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head.
If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart. ” ― Nelson Mandela.
I can add a few more reasons why it’s important to become fluent in English.
English As The Starting Point
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Even if you have only basic notions of English, you can begin to adopt some daily habits, which will advance your practice in a way that will surprise you.
There’s no limit to what you can discover when you do your Searches In English.
- You’ll find the answers to all your questions.
- From the most frugal to rocket science.
- All major scientific breakthroughs, advancements, and discoveries are published in English.
You can start to experience rich interactions with people from different languages and cultures.
Without leaving the comfort of your home.
What you need to do to become fluent in English
- Do you want to speak English? Just speak!
- To want to speak is the most important.
- Forget the rules and don’t pay too much attention to your mistakes.
- It’s your decision to learn and practice English that will make all the difference.
- You can complement your practice with Online English Teaching Games.
- Subscribe to my Fluent in English updates, and receive actionable tips twice a month.
Some people try to avoid speaking when learning a new language because they don’t want to make mistakes.
- Mistakes are inevitable when you learn and practice a language.
- When you make a mistake you have the chance to review and correct it.
- With this dynamic, you incorporate the newly acquired information.
- Don’t try to hide your mistakes.
- Your mistakes will help you become fluent in English faster if you accept them.
You don’t have to be a genius to speak a second language
Many people believe that speaking foreign languages is for geniuses.
Or for little children, because they have a special talent for learning languages fast.
Children have a lot of curiosity. And they’re not worried about making mistakes.
If they don’t get it right the first time, they just repeat it as many times as necessary. They never give up.
Some articles describe bilingual people as gifted creatures.
This may be flattering to those who achieve some success in a foreign language.
But it’s a discouragement to many other people who are struggling with learning a language.
Anywhere in the world, people feel lost when they try to speak the first words in another language.
This is a natural feeling of insecurity. It’s not incompetence.
We often read: “Talent is overrated”.
I say this is the understatement of the century.
- It’s scientifically proved that innate talent is a myth.
- Some myths are extremely appealing to most of us.
- So, they become untouchable, almost sacred.
The question of innate talent is the focus of the new book Peak: Secrets from the New Science of Expertise by Florida State University psychologist Anders Ericsson and science writer Robert Pool, The Myth of Talent
Ericsson and Pool argue that, with the exception of height and body size, the idea that we are limited by genetic factors—innate talent—is a pernicious myth.
“The belief that one’s abilities are limited by one’s genetically prescribed characteristics….manifests itself in all sorts of ‘I can’t’ or ‘I’m not’ statements,” Ericsson and Pool write.
I don’t mean to raise controversy, just want to demonstrate that you can become fluent in English, or in any other language that you choose, by adopting The Intensive Language Practice.
With 20 minutes a day, English Fluency is on your way.
It’s going to be a lot easier and much more pleasant, if you forget a few myths, while you enjoy your ride to the World of Bilingualism.
One of the greatest examples of rare talent in the world is Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
Mozart wrote his first opera at age 12.
He’s considered the greatest prodigy of classical music, to this day.
In this article published by theguardian.com in January 2006, you can discover a new angle about this story.
Now, as the 250th anniversary of the composer’s birth approaches this month, one filmmaker is setting out to prove that such astounding achievements were a product more of hard graft than genius, as has often been assumed.”
The Guardian also showed that Mozart was the son of music teachers.
And his talent was not simply a gift from God, it was the result of tremendously difficult work.
I recently received this book “The Talent Code” from the author, Daniel Coyle.
It’s quite enlightening.
In The Preface, Daniel Coyle Says: “Greatness Isn’t Born. It’s Grown. Here’s How.”
A truly extraordinary work by an engaged researcher and scholar who traveled the world to discover how the great masters reach the highest level in each of the skills that they perform.
See this review by GoodReads:
A New York Times bestselling author explores cutting-edge brain science to learn where talent comes from, how it grows—and how we can make ourselves smarter.
How does a penniless Russian tennis club with one indoor court create more top 20 women players than the entire United States?
How did a small town in rural Italy produce dozens of painters and sculptors who ignited the Italian Renaissance?
Why are so many great soccer players from Brazil?
Curiosity leads to all inventions and discoveries
When we arrive on this Planet, we’re naturally equipped with a lot of curiosity and abundant motivation to learn. And to explore the unknown.
For a number of reasons, most people seem to have decided, too early, that these essential traits have an expiration date.
So, they don’t allow the Inner Child to have a voice.
I have always believed that curiosity is the most valuable human asset. And that we all preserve part of it, no matter how old we are.
What qualifies me to propose a solution for the problem of language learning?
As a communication Professional with a life dedicated to the study and research of languages, I have received a few diplomas in my long career.
A Certificate of Proficiency in English from the University of Michigan, English Language Institute. Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA, and a few other diplomas and certificates from the USA, Brazil, and Germany.
But, a diploma alone is just a promise.
You don’t need promises. You need a Solution.
An effective approach to becoming fluent in English.
Let’s move on.
I began to work before I was 12 years old.
At 14, I received my first English lessons from my dear Father.
A passionate and accomplished Teacher of languages.
He devoted his life to perfect the half dozen languages that he mastered like few and lectured like none.
Under his guidance, and mostly on my own, I always worked very hard on English Grammar exercises.
And that was pure hard work.
But the Grammar routine was a ride in the park compared to the lessons of English phonetics given by my Father.
In some sessions, I’d try to reproduce the sound of a semivowel 55 times.
And it was never right.
It was around that time that I decided to continue to learn English on my own.
Driven by passion and curiosity. Not imposed by a set of rules
Soon, I began to spend most of my time doing just what I liked most:
Listening to American pop songs, and writing all the lyrics from my favorite singers, like Frank Sinatra and Elvis Presley, among others.
Fully energized and constantly motivated, I used to go to the movies at least once a week to watch American films.
- Whenever I could, I sat in the first row on the balcony.
- Always placing myself so that the subtitles were blocked from my view.
- I was determined to advance my English comprehension.
- So, blocking the subtitles was the way to watch films!
By following my own intuition and adopting my own way of learning, I felt much more stimulated to go on.
Although I didn’t know it then, I was naturally building the foundation for my Approach for studying and practicing foreign languages, The Intensive Language Practice.
The Escape From Phonetics Fanatics
To this day, the simple mention of phonetics instantly teleports me to the world of My Fair Lady, based on George Bernard Shaw’s Pygmalion.
I see myself as a male reincarnation of Eliza Doolittle ( Audrey Hepburn ), being submitted to endless sessions of English phonetics by the most relentless perfectionist in the world.
That’s how I remember the indefatigable and unwavering Professor Henry Higgins. Masterfully interpreted by Sir Rex Harrison.
In many countries, some schools and universities still follow a 200-year-old lecture model.
- They preserve rigid standards that discourage participation and comprehension.
Making language learning excessively long, uninteresting, and unproductive.
- By encouraging too much competition, instead of stimulating curiosity and participation, some teachers only complicate learning.
Language learning is not a logical process
Contrary to what many language teachers say, rules constrain more than stimulate advancement.
When you learned to speak, you were not required to follow rules.
If you’re passionate about a language, follow your passion. Let your curiosity show you the way
See this article that I published recently:
Throughout my long and rewarding career in Brazil, the USA, and Germany, I have often been called by clients and friends who were looking for a more effective way to reach fluency in a foreign tongue. So, I decided to share the first steps of The Intensive Language Practice for free.
You’re invited to a voyage of unlimited discoveries and personal growth
- Bring your most important companion: your Inner Child.
- This creature too often forgot, and who has unlimited curiosity.
- A lot of enthusiasm and desire to know what the World has to offer.
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