Effective Language Learning

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1 Introduction Who is this ebook for? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . How can I quickly learn to speak English/Polish/etc fluently? . . . . . . How this ebook came to be . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . The 3 steps to speaking any language fluently . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1. Get the language in your brain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2. Overcome your fear of speaking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3. Practice speaking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . What’s in this ebook? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 1 2 2 4 4 5 5 6

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Theory
My story 2.1 2.2 My failures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Finding motivation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . iii

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Learning Polish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Why this method works 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6 Why traditional methods fail . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Grammar mathematics – what you’re not doing! . . . . . . . . . . Language learning is more like learning karate . . . . . . . . . . . How the brain learns languages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . The BIG problem . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . The advantages of self-study . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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The three ingredients for successful language learning 4.1 4.2 4.3 Time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Motivation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . An effective method . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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The importance of listening 5.1 5.2 5.3 Pronunciation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . The writing system isn’t the language! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Listening is the natural way . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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What is grammar good for? 6.1 6.2 Putting your mind at ease . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Helping you recognize patterns . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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In writing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Using language above your level . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Vocabulary is the biggest challenge! 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 How many words do I need to know? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Vocabulary is learned consciously . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Vocabulary is best learned in context . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Forgetting is a natural part of remembering . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Practice
Using the theory in practice 8.1 An overview of this part . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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The three parts of an effective method 9.1 9.2 9.3 Interesting content . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Understand the content . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Review what you’ve learned . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

10 What is your goal? 10.1 My goal with Polish . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10.2 Choosing your goal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10.2.1 Pick your goal for now . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

10.2.2 Start with your biggest priorities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10.2.3 Be honest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10.3 Complete the worksheet! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Planning your daily routine 11.1 How to find the time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11.2 How to schedule your time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Learning a language with Harry Potter 12.1 Required materials . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12.2 My daily routine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12.3 Step-by-step guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12.3.1 Step 1: Review...
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