Lesson Transcript

Intro

Becky: Listeners, are you afraid of making mistakes? Afraid you’ll never get fluent?
Peter: What are your language learning fears?
Becky: Welcome to Innovative Language Learning Sunday News! I'm Becky and I'll be your host. My co-host today is the founder of InnovativeLanguage.com... Peter Galante!
Peter: Hi everyone! Peter here.
Becky: In this Sunday News, we’re killing off the top 4 language learning fears, Halloween-style.
Peter: Plus, find out how you can master your language with an exclusive MONSTER deal...
Becky: ...28% OFF Basic and Premium... and 2 free Audiobooks!
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Peter: Listeners... are you afraid of making mistakes?
Becky: Are you afraid you won’t reach fluency?
Peter: These are common language learning fears we hear from listeners.
Becky: So, today... Peter and I are taking the top 4 language learning fears….
Peter: ...And we’re killing them. You’ll learn how to overcome them with effective tactics.
Becky: And whether you should be worrying about them at all.
Peter: But first, listen up. Our Halloween Monster Sale starts right now!
Becky: Get a Monster 28% OFF all Basic or Premium Subscriptions...
Peter: and 2 Free Audiobooks as gifts when you upgrade.
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Peter: That’s hundreds of audio and video lessons by real teachers...
Becky: ...New lessons every week, lesson notes to read with, Premium study tools...
Peter: ...Mobile apps so you can learn anywhere, anytime, and much more.
Becky: Get a Monster 28% OFF Basic or Premium
Peter: ...and 2 Free Audiobooks as gifts by October 28th, 2016.
Becky: Listeners, that’s just $2.88 a month and up to $67.20 in total savings.
Peter: Use this exclusive coupon code: MONSTER2016
Becky: Or even easier, if you’re on the site, click the link in the lesson description right now!
Peter: Now, Becky, let’s talk language learning fears.
Becky: Alright!
Peter: What’s first on the list? What are our listeners terrified of?
Becky: The first one is... “I’m afraid I’m not good enough to start speaking. I freeze up.”
Peter: That’s a really good one. Listeners, do you feel like you’re not good enough to start speaking?
Becky: It’s a pretty common fear... or misconception, I think... that most learners have.
Peter: Here’s how you overcome it.
Becky: Step one - the best way to get good at speaking is to start speaking from day 1.
Peter: So if you’re holding yourself back because you think you’re not good enough...
Becky: ... well, that’s exactly why you’re not good enough.
Peter: You need to open your mouth and start talking!
Becky: Now, that’s easier said than done. Listeners, if you’re wondering what to say....
Peter: ...Here’s step two. In our lessons, you get the exact phrases and scripts...
Becky: ...for introducing yourself, making small talk, ordering food, expressing opinions, and much more!
Peter: So, if you don’t know what to say, the lessons give you the exactly what you need.
Becky: Or step three- Learn with your own teacher with our Premium PLUS plan.
Peter: That’s right, Becky. Listeners, with Premium PLUS, you learn with your own teacher.
Becky: They’ll tell you what to say and how to say it...
Peter: ...so you truly learn to speak like a native! Step four- Talk to yourself.
Becky: Oh yea, I remember you said you used that yourself to get good.
Peter: Yes because sometimes you just don’t have a friend to talk to.
Becky: I thought you had like 3 kids, a wife... and so many friends, Peter!
Peter: We’re talking language learning, Becky.
Becky: Still talking to yourself! Alright! But I think it does work because I tried it after you said that you did it... and it works!
Becky: Fear number two is... “I’m afraid I’ll never be fluent”
Peter: I used to worry about that one too.
Becky: Really?
Peter: Well, only as a beginner. I started learning Japanese first and, it’s funny because the longer I kept at it, the better my Japanese became, and the less worried I was about fluency.
Becky: So, how can our listeners overcome this?
Peter: First, set small, measurable goals. The problem is...fluency is a very big, vague goal.
Becky: That’s true.
Peter: I mean, what is fluency exactly? There are over a million words in the English language and we use about... Becky?
Becky: ...2,000 or so?.
Peter: So listeners...
Becky: ...focus on small, measurable goals.
Peter: Set a goal like... being able to introduce yourself in 5 lines...
Becky: ...Or having a 5-minute conversation.
Peter: Something you can measure so you know you reached it.
Becky: Right, because you can’t measure fluency. It’s a pretty vague goal.
Peter: Also, Becky, it’s just a matter of time. Getting good at a language is simply about putting in the time.
Becky: Right. Listeners, simply put, the longer you stick with learning a language... the better you get.
Peter: And that’s a guarantee. Okay Becky, what’s the third fear?
Becky: The third fear is... “I’m afraid that I’m not making any progress.”
Peter: If you’re afraid you’re not making progress, there are two things you can do right now.
Becky: First, use the dashboard to track your progress. If you need numbers to believe it...
Peter: ...our dashboard tracks your progress. Just take a look at the progress reports and stats.
Becky: Second, try a harder lesson on the site. It sounds crazy and you might not understand it at first...
Peter: ...but you will in minutes. Our lessons come with line-by-line translations...
Becky: ...and the lesson hosts explain everything. Then you’ll be making progress...
Peter: ...because you now understand something you didn’t minutes ago.
Becky: The fourth fear is... “I’m afraid of not understanding anything I hear.”
Peter: This is very common. You hear advanced grammar and vocabulary...
Becky: ...and it goes completely over your head. That’s my biggest fear, Peter.
Peter: To beat this ... if you’re taking an advanced lesson, simply read along.
Becky: Reading along with our line-by-line tool is the best way to instantly understand advanced conversations.
Peter: The translations and scripts are right in front of you.
Becky: Peter, what about in real-life situations?
Peter: Great question! For real-life situations, learn useful phrases like “Can you say it more slowly?,” “Can you use simpler words?” or “I don’t understand what that meant.”
Becky: There’s nothing wrong with saying that you didn’t understand something. Or with asking for help.
Peter: Exactly. And our Survival Phrases lessons cover must-know phrases like this.
Becky: So, these are the top 4 fears. But tell us listeners...
Peter:... what other language learning fears have you had?
Becky: Leave us a comment in the comment section!
Peter: And if you want to finally master your language, now is the chance.
Becky: Get a Monster 28% OFF all Basic or Premium Subscriptions...
Peter: and 2 Free Audiobooks as gifts when you upgrade.
Becky: You unlock our proven language learning system, with over 500 million lessons delivered.
Peter: That’s hundreds of audio and video lessons by real teachers...
Becky: ...New lessons every week, lesson notes to read with, Premium study tools...
Peter: ...Mobile apps so you can learn anywhere, anytime, and much more.
Becky: Get a Monster 28% OFF Basic or Premium
Peter: ...and 2 Free Audiobooks as gifts by October 28th, 2016.
Becky: Listeners, that’s just $2.88 a month and up to $67.20 in total savings.
Peter: Use this exclusive coupon code: MONSTER2016
Becky: Or even easier, if you’re on the site, click the link in the lesson description right now!

Outro

Becky: Well that’s going to do it for this edition of Innovative Language Learning Sunday News!*
Peter: Bye everyone!*
Becky: Thanks for listening, and we’ll see you all next time.*

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