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Have you ever felt disappointed, frustrated, discouraged, or even angry while learning another language — or maybe just with aspects of it, like pronunciation, grammar or remembering vocabulary.
Or do you find that your foreign language skills are holding you back in your studies, career or personal life?
What I’m about to show you could change your language learning experience and possibly life forever.
If you agreed with any of the above, chances are you are learning like most other language learners world wide.
The rates of successful language learning world wide are truly alarming. Independent studies have shown, for example, that less than 5% of adults who study English as a second language ever make it to full proficiency. My personal experience would back that. Rates of foreign language acquisition for children at school is typically even lower than that.
You may be wondering why what you are doing is so wrong, if so many people are doing the same thing you are. Well, do you want to get the same results they’re getting?? I wouldn’t think so!
But it doesn’t have to be that way. I want to let you in on a little language learning secret.
You see, a common trait shared by most successful language learners is they enjoy learning Why? Because they’ve figured out ways to learn that are fun…
It’s important to remember that effort does NOT necessarily lead to success. Digging a large hole with a spoon will require a lot of effort! The issue is to work smarter and find the right tools, and to enjoy it. Because without that we will soon give up.
Most language learners just keep using the wrong tools and find it all too hard. That’s why so many give up. Don’t get me wrong, learning languages isn’t going to be a walk in the park. However, everything changes when you start getting results and you enjoy the process.
This is one of the most common complaints I hear. It can be just so frustrating. I know because I have personally experienced it, not to mention having seen so many language learners suffer with this problem. After you try so hard and keep forgetting it is not surprising that so many language learners get disillusioned and end up believing that they don’t have what it takes.
The thing to understand that forgetfulness happens to you for the most part because the way the language is learned not because you are deficient in some way. Just consider the things you do recall effortlessly – like songs, birthdays, some juicy gossip – and you will then see what is possible!
In our modern society, and that includes most parts of the world, as there are very few parts that are not moving forward, there are increasing demands on our time. Time can become so precious that it really does seem like there is not enough time. Language learning does need time, so it is usually one of the first things to suffer when pressure builds on your available time.
Well of course that may well be case but by making some simple changes to how you learn you can experience increased effectiveness so the lack of time can become less of a factor.
Many language learners experience frustration because they are not advancing as well as they expect despite all their best efforts. Anyone would get frustrated if their progress does not eventually match their efforts. This frustration many times leads to disempowering beliefs, which only worsens the situation.
Again, once we change the how, the frustration starts to diminish because results starts to flow.
This happens because you were frustrated. You want to put off learning because inwardly you are expecting more hard times and difficulties with no progress. So rather than suffer more, you just avoid doing it! We can do this in many things but in language learning the result is poor language skills
Once you start to enjoy language learning AND getting results, it is amazing to see how the procrastination disappears as a factor.
It has been shown that one of the biggest factors that holds language learners back is fear. Fear is present a lot of the time because of a lack of confidence in one’s own abilities. Overcoming one’s fears is one of the factors language learners need to master.
By learning to understand the source of fears and how to become more confident in your language and hence yourself, fears start to diminish.
Just because people used candles for thousands of years does not make them the best way of providing light during the night. Imagine finding the power of using “electricity” in language learning!
Your beliefs about what is possible could have been holding you back. Our beliefs are one of the strongest forces in our lives. If you believe language learning is hard, then it will be. The reality is our past does not have to control our future. We CAN change our beliefs once we experience learning as not hard and not a grind.
Much of the time our beliefs are built on what we heard or experienced. However 2 people can see a glass half full and they may believe different things about what is in that glass. The one who believed it was half empty would approach it in quite a different way to the person who believed it was half full.
Not knowing what works and what doesn’t can hold you back and create those beliefs we were just talking about. Most of us were never educated beyond being told to study, memorise, practice and repeat. There is much more to language learning than that!
The truth is – there are some simple steps you can easily take to transform your practices and your beliefs. Once you know what to do you can literally “unlock” your language learning potential.
My name is Andrew Weiler. I have been in the language learning field for over 30 years and in that time I have learned languages, taught languages and trained language teachers. Over that time I have seen and trialled many different approaches and techniques with myself and language learners and have observed first hand what problems people commonly face. Most language learners I have seen believe (usually deep down) that they have not the required memory, intellect or capacity to learn another language well. The reason for that, is that the ways they have been taught or the way they are learning do not work. It’s not because they don’t have the capacity.
Most language courses get students to study grammar, memorise vocabulary, repeat after the teacher or a model. The “new” communicative model of language teaching, a more “recent” innovation and other blended systems have promised much but have delivered little, so improved rates of language learning have not been seen.
I became aware that most language learners were struggling, as I had in some of my language classes at school when I was young, so I looked far and wide to find ways that would overcome the problems they were having. I finally did come across approaches and understandings that I saw and experienced that did deal successfully with these problems. So I set about transforming my teaching, and eventually saw the the results of my students start to improve, many times dramatically. The answers came in the form of:
These three understandings revolutionised what I did as a teacher and also what I did as a learner.
The next piece of the jigsaw fell in place when I decided to investigate how it is that some people can become extraordinarily successful in different areas of life. By examining the lives of some successful people, it was most revealing to find the commonalities they displayed. Interestingly I discovered parallels between these commonalities and the three answers I came to above, as well as a host of other factors. I took out what was relevant and applied them to the area of language learning.
One of these factors was the importance of beliefs in determining a person’s future. This explained a lot about some of the puzzling behaviours that I witnessed. I then set about applying some of the strategies that successful people use in my life and brought them into my teaching. Immediately there were positive changes with my students and I could see that I had discovered some missing pieces to the jigsaw.
One of the biggest misconceptions people have about learning foreign languages is if you follow the course, the teacher, the program you will learn the language. Nothing can be further from the truth.
At one level I believe every one understands this, but most people don’t know what to do to not be dependent upon instruction. It is impossible to get to the higher levels without becoming more and more independent. Very few people really teach you this or even talk about how you can drive your own learning. I am going to show you exactly what you need to do so you can start to take control.
Most language learners spend a lot of time “studying”. However their progress does not match the amount of time they spend studying grammar, vocabulary and conversations. They either forget what they learn or are not able to use it when they need it. Most of the energy used in learning is wasted. No wonder people say they don’t have enough time to learn.
I will show you how to change that so when you learn a new language it will be more fun and your retention rate will be REALLY high.
Are you afraid of communicating in a foreign language because you make frequent grammar mistakes? I guarantee you’re neither the first one nor the last.
Do you remember being instructed to memorize countless formidable grammar tables? Have you ever wondered how on earth you could ever pick out the correct ones during an actual conversation?
Find out a simple approach to learn grammar that doesn’t require learning tables but simply gets you to learn it while you are going about your everyday life.
Andrew’s book is about much more than language learning. He explores the inner workings of our learning faculties to unlock the learning potential inherent in all of us. He takes us on a journey of self-discovery which gives us the opportunity to understand learning and how this can be utilised in mastering language. And since language is man’s highest learning accomplishment, the lessons can be extrapolated into any area our interest and motivation may take us. But success requires attention and effort, and Andrew’s passion for his subject can carry us to new heights of insight if we but labour with him.
AbdulKarim Galea, Principal
Australian International Academy, Australia
This book is a holistic exploration into human motivation, inspiration, passion and ‘way’ with a focus on language learning. It reminds us of our insecurities and hurdles we are all confronted by in life but also paints a clear picture of our innate abilities as humans to learn and cope with those challenges in life. Awareness and intuition should be at the core of everything we undertake and language learning should be no exception! Included in this book are some exceptional tools, analogies, activities and methods for motivated learners to really start the ball rolling towards proficiency and mastery of a second language.
Ilana Grosman, English Language Teacher
By taking on Andrew Weiler’s suggestions…..students can at last take full responsibility for their own language and learning. They can learn to understand their own temperaments and develop true listening skills with sharper focus. They can learn to pay attention and tune into their own experiences in powerful ways. ‘Language learning unlocked’ is sure to be a revelation to frustrated educators in mainstream environments.
It brilliantly describes concepts that science and education have been merely grasping at in the past decade. ‘Language learning unlocked’ uncovers the missing links in education. It examines the importance of attention and awareness with breath-taking precision. The lessons laid out in this book serve as an exciting launching pad for inspired evolution in learning as we know it. It is a blue print of the learner experience that we cannot do without in the 21st century.
Sylvia Guinan English Language Teacher, Blogger, Materials Developer
What I have put together I have learned from some of the great educators and most successful people. You are getting here distilled insights and strategies for language learners that not even language teachers use, as they are still using methods that have only produced the kind of results that I referred to before.
By following the suggestions made you can start to unlock your language learning potential. These strategies will set you on a path that will enable you to learn to use whatever resource you have access to in a way which will give you maximum reward, enjoyment and satisfaction.
All of this has been put in a book where you will find tools, shortcuts and strategies that will make your language learning more effective. In addition, by purchasing this book you will be able to immediately access 7 custom built bonuses, ALL created to enable you to transform your language learning as quickly as possible.
Language Learning Unlocked is the combination of years of research, learning languages and teaching languages. It provides the missing keys for many people who have had difficulties in learning another language.
The single most important principle any language learner must keep foremost in their mind when learning a foreign language
An understanding of human memory that will literally save you hundreds of hours and a lot of frustration when learning foreign vocabulary
How to use your time you never knew you had to keep learning instead of wasting these times
To ensure that you have the best possible chance of getting real value from the book so you can immediately start using what you are learning I have included 7 bonuses with it. These bonuses are absolutely FREE of charge to you, once you purchase the book. They are designed to help you better understand what you can do to unlock your language learning potential AND to provide tools you can use to immediately implement what you are learning
The total value of these bonuses is $170. So by purchasing this book you have access to understandings and strategies that could by themselves completely transform what you do and you also can right now download 7 different bonuses that individually could do exactly the same. So put it all together and you can have access to a really large array of tools at your fingertips.
You may be wondering will this book be worth the money I spend on it. Even ignoring the value of bonuses ( which is hard to do once you have seen all that is included) imagine in a few months time if you had not bought the book. You may well have enrolled in the next you-beaut course ( spending a lot more than the price of this book), spent hours and hours studying grammar, vocabulary, conversations etc but still you feel frustrated with your progress. Still you are wondering what you can do to make it go better. Or heaven forbid, you may even be considering giving it up because you have made so little progress! All this, depending on your situation might mean missing out on a job or a promotion, or that opportunity or perhaps improving the relationships with people who speak that language (maybe even your relatives or colleagues).
Or consider having bought the book. You’ll have new perspectives on what you need to do to improve your language learning. Only one of these views could completely transform the effectiveness of your language learning. You will literally have numerous new strategies and ideas you can work through, many of which you will unlikely find anywhere else. You will find yourself inspired to try new ways of learning because you now understand that learning another language is our birthright not something we should be struggling with endlessly. It is only a matter of figuring out what needs to be done to achieve that. And in this book a lot of that work has been done for you to guide you in what to do and where to look.
So now you have read quite a bit about what is in the book. If there are things that you have read have tweaked your interest then you owe it to yourself to explore further and purchase this book. The alternative is to continue with methods that on average result in statistics like these: only 5% of people who attempt to learn a second language achieve success.
The odds of beating these odds if you keep on using the same mindsets and methods is small. Change is what is required all over the world to transform these appalling statistics. Why wait for the rest of the world to take on board that change is needed? Purchase the book now and find out just what you can do to become an excellent language learner.
If you’ve ever thought there must be an better way to learn a language then you at least owe it to yourself to try the ideas and strategies suggested in the book. The ideas and methods put forward in Language Learning Unlocked have already helped so many people from all over the world.