Videos are excellent resources for learning, relating and applying the knowledge gained. Watching videos can help language learners achieve their goals.
Here’s a list of top video resources that benefit all language learners. They cover all aspects of language learning and topics like language learning techniques, the benefits of being bilingual, how language shapes the way we think, and learning a language with confidence.
Watch these videos and up your language-learning game like never before.
The secrets of learning a new language by Lýdia Machová
This video is for all new language learners who are sceptical about learning a new language. The speaker shares that you don’t need some unique talent or a “language gene,” says Lýdia Machová. This upbeat, inspiring talk reveals the secrets of polyglots (people who speak multiple languages) and shares four principles to help unlock your hidden language talent while having fun. The four principles she discusses are enjoyment, method, system and practice. Watch this video to understand how these four principles can improve your language-learning game.
The benefits of a bilingual brain by Mia Nacamulli
The more, the merrier. Well, it applies to language acquisition too. Knowing more than one language can make certain things easier, like travelling or watching movies without subtitles. The video highlights other advantages of having a bilingual (or multilingual) brain. The speaker, Mia Nacamulli, details the three types of bilingual brains and shows how learning more than one language keeps the brain healthy, complex and actively engaged.
How language shapes the way we think by Lera Boroditsky
We are aware that there are about 7,000 languages spoken worldwide, and they all have different sounds, vocabulary and structures. But how they shape the way we think is the question we get answers to in this video.
The beauty of linguistic diversity is that it reveals just how ingenious and flexible the human mind is,” Boroditsky says. “Human minds have invented not one cognitive universe, but 7,000.
Cognitive scientist Lera Boroditsky shares examples of language learning from an Aboriginal community in Australia that uses cardinal directions instead of left and right to the multiple words for blue in Russian, suggesting the answer is a resounding yes.
Learning a Language? Speak it like you’re playing a video game by Marianna Pascal
“Don’t focus on yourself. Focus on the results you want to achieve”.
Marianna Pascal shows that the secret to confidently speaking a new language is about attitude, not ability. Marianna Pascal helps professionals achieve greater success in life through effective English communication. She began her career as an actor and performed across her native Canada in film, television and on stage for 15 years. Marianna improves how people relate to their bosses, clients, colleagues and other key stakeholders in their professional sphere and helps them ace their communication skills. Marianna is also the Official Communication Trainer for Miss Malaysia World.
Being a second language learner by Seongyeon (Yeonie) Heo (Yeonie) Heo
This video explores how second language learners truly feel and think when finding limitations in the languages they have learned. It further highlights the importance of courage to make mistakes and learn from them. The talk touches on various points like asking native speakers to understand the experience of language learners, learning from their own experience and the simple joy of learning multiple languages.
That’s how you learn a new language: 7 Effective Methods
There are many ways to learn a new language. This video has summarized the seven most powerful ways to learn a language. The video explains how to use the seven ways to learn and ace a language. The seven mentioned ways are Drown Yourself to Swimming, Immersion, Mnemonics, Scriptorium, Shadowing, Tech and Apps and Get a Study Buddy.
How to learn any language easily by Matthew Youlden
Polyglot and linguist Matthew Youlden explains easy steps to learning a new language and debunks popular myths about language learning. Matthew has already studied over 20 languages and aims to share his joy in languages. He believes anyone can quickly learn a new language with the right tools and a healthy dose of fun.
How to make language learning fun & effective
The video shows how to supercharge your language learning and immerse yourself in a native-level environment. It highlights three key ways for language learning and methods to acquire the language based on your interests and resources, making it more fun and easy. The video will help you identify your “why” behind language learning, find resources, and have an immersive learning experience.
7 Tips for learning a new language
This video is for all learners who want to learn a new language before getting professional help. If you’re keen to start learning a new language but don’t want to invest in classes and resources, this is the video you must watch. The video shows seven ways to start learning a new language alone and in the comfort of your home.
Why we struggle learning languages by Gabriel Wyner
The only barrier to learning a language is memory. – The process of language learning is the process of forming memories – nothing more, nothing less. If you understand that and how memories are formed, you can progress in a way you’ve never dreamed possible before.
Gabriel Wyner is an author, opera singer and polyglot based in Chicago. After reaching fluency in German in 14 weeks with the help of the immersive Middlebury Language Schools, he fell in love with the language learning process, spending two months in intensive Italian courses in Perugia, Italy. Searching for ways to bring the immersion experience into the home, he developed a system that rapidly builds fluency in short, daily sessions. In 2010, his efforts paid off. He learned French fluently in 5 months, then Russian in 10 months. This video is a must-watch for all language fanatics. It will make your language learning journey super fun and will answer many questions for you.
We hope these videos help you embark on your language-learning journey with excitement, confidence and joy.
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