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How To Learn a New Language - an Advice For Beginners

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Published on Jan 12, 2009

People are comfortable using LingQ as intermediate and better learners. What about beginners?

Tips to learn English: http://www.howtolearnenglishtips.com

Timelines:
0:05 LingQ VS other language systems.
0:59 Initial advice on getting started in language learning.
2:32 Why I appreciate continuity.
3:19 Is LingQ so hard to deal with for beginners?
4:01 Three content collections in LingQ.
4:39 My recommendation for beginners today.
5:18 How to tackle languages with an alien writing system.
6:32 Simple connected mini-stories.
7:48 People need basic explanations.
8:39 Work summary for beginners.

Visit https://www.LingQ.com
My Blog: http://blog.thelinguist.com/
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Comments • 194

Anthony Salazar
just gonna have my #eveningcocktail real quick
Ryan Anderson
Hi! I have recently taken an interest in learning German. I have watched many of your videos, but I’m still unsure where to officially START. I am a beginner and have not began learning yet because I do not want to start learning the wrong way. What I want to know, for now, is what should be my FIRST step? Should I look for a language learning application on my phone, should I buy a book, should I listen to lectures or stories through my phone, etc.? I have recently installed the app "Duolingo", but, like I said before, I do not want to START in the wrong place. I have enjoyed watching your videos and I am truly inspired by what you are doing. Any answer would be much appreciated! Thanks!
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Nikola Zadro
love story in the background kept thinking immortal tech was about to spit
Shaun Patterson
Jack and coke?
RyanM
wow steve, you remind me of my sifu! you resemble him and he too speaks chinese, albeit cantonese. 
poincare
What is that beautiful piano piece in the background?
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mykimikimiky
in 10 minutes story he has to drink 10 times ... wtf is that ? whiskey ? wow. alcoholism promotion or maybe it's some kind of dehidration disease.
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elvis manhattan
Dude you are great and you reamind me of the word STFU
S S
Really like your channel. BTW in my case, I started learning Spanish from scratch using Fluenz. It gave me a good base. The rest of my learning happened essentially by listening and watching, just like you preach, stuff that is interesting to me.
John Doe
Just wanted to say thanks for telling us about WHO IS SHE on lingQ. Most resourceful thing I have found so far to help me learn Russian. Thanks a lot Steve!
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