Learning How to Learn a Language

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Course Description

Why do people fail to learn a language? What are the secrets of those who are successful? Come on a journey with Dr. Shane Dixon and Dr. Justin Shewell as they help to explain the science behind your brain! In this online course you will learn about two major groups: those who fail, and those who succeed. By learning about the pitfalls that language learners fall into, and learning the principles upon which languages are actually learned, you will be able to create a language ecosystem that will boost your language learning power. What is a language ecosystem? It is a powerful paradigm that will help you find a community, build up language resources, and use proper techniques. By the end of the course you will have five keys to learning a language. These 5 keys will not only transform the way you think about languages, but also give you access into the world of successful language warriors everywhere.

Who this course is for:

  • Learners of all levels who want to learn a language in a natural, immersive way. Learners who have struggled to learn languages in the past. Learners who would like to understand HOW languages are learned. People who are cool.

Expected Outcomes

  1. You will learn how to create a language ecosystem, one that will strategically connect you to dozens of resources. Students will know how to approach language learning in a fun way that won't be intimidating. Requirements Know what language you would like to learn. With a computer, a journal, and desire, we can teach you HOW to learn a language. Learn powerful tools to gain mastery in any language. Join a community of learners that will support you. Description Why do people fail to learn a language? What are the secrets of those who are successful? Come on a journey with Dr. Shane Dixon and Dr. Justin Shewell as they help to explain the science behind your brain! In this online course you will learn about two major groups: those who fail, and those who succeed. By learning about the pitfalls that language learners fall into, and learning the principles upon which languages are actually learned, you will be able to create a language ecosystem that will boost your language learning power. What is a language ecosystem? It is a powerful paradigm that will help you find a community, build up language resources, and use proper techniques. By the end of the course you will have five keys to learning a language. These 5 keys will not only transform the way you think about languages, but also give you access into the world of successful language warriors everywhere. Who this course is for: Learners of all levels who want to learn a language in a natural, immersive way. Learners who have struggled to learn languages in the past. Learners who would like to understand HOW languages are learned. People who are cool. Show more Show less Course content 6 sections • 40 lectures • 3h 27m total length Expand all sections Before You Begin 1 lecture • 3min Three Steps to Language Learning 2 questions Welcome to the Course by Drs. Dixon, Shewell, and Oakley Preview 03:27 An Active Task Approach: The Explorer 8 lectures • 43min Introductory Video: Make Your Language Teacher Useless Preview 08:13 A Rude Awakening: The Francois Gouin Story Preview 04:41 Poll Question 1 question Reading: Unforgettable Stories, Francois Gouin 1 question The Good Language Learner is Active: The Classroom Trap and The Gouin Effect 05:00 Reading: Two Lies about Language Learning 1 question Checkpoint 1 5 questions Fundamental Metaphor: A Language Warrior EXPLORES 04:51 Micro-video 1: Connections Create Community 05:55 Micro-video 2: Community Creates Connections 05:07 Micro-video 3: The Ecosystem 05:41 Find Resources Now! 1 question Micro-video 4: The Ticket Principle 03:37 Checkpoint 2 4 questions The Chat It Up Challenge (What, Already?) 2 questions Reading: The Art of Teaching and Studying Languages, by Francois Gouin 1 question Optional Reading: Frequently Asked Questions 1 question You've Earned a Badge! 2 questions Language Learner Awareness: The Scientist 8 lectures • 39min What Polyglots Can Teach You…about You Preview 04:37 Language Learner Awareness Preview 04:38 Reverse Quiz: Take this quiz before you study the reading! 3 questions Entering Innerspace 06:49 Checkpoint Quiz: Take the quiz again now that you have watched the last video! 3 questions Fundamental Metaphor: A Language Warrior is a SCIENTIST 02:50 Micro-video 1: Monitoring: Taking Mental Notes and Seeing Your Progress 05:03 Micro-video 2: Journaling and Summarizing 05:29 Micro-video 3: Think Alouds: Examining the Cavern of Your 04:49 Micro-video 4: Soliciting Feedback: Awareness Comes in Pairs 04:19 Checkpoint Variant 1 3 questions Checkpoint Variant 2 5 questions Meet Your Community: The Cheat Card Method 1 question You've Earned a Badge! 1 question Language Learner Flexibility: The Sensei 7 lectures • 36min What Do Professional Linguists Think of Rosetta Stone and Duolingo? 05:32 Use Strategies Flexibly: A Language Warrior BENDS 03:46 Three Young Women 1 question Checkpoint 3 questions The Grasshopper Meets the Sensei 03:37 Micro-video 1: Recombination and Chunking: Language is Legos 05:54 Micro-video 2: Your Special Secret Talent: Eva's Story 05:42 Micro-video 3: Culling for Answers and Resources 04:16 Micro-video 4: Hedging and Repairing 07:32 Checkpoint 5 questions Meet Your Community: Share Your Special Secret Talent 3 questions You've Earned a Badge! 1 question Focus on Form: The Scholar 9 lectures • 49min Small Note for Native English Speakers and You On-the-move Humans 1 question Focus 06:58 Focus on Form 04:36 Fossilization 06:30 Checkpoint 5 questions Language Warriors Must Be Scholars 04:22 Micro-video 1: The Pomodoro 05:32 MIcro-video 2: Pomodoro Continued 05:23 Micro-video 3: Selective Attention, Deep Practice, and Chunking 06:16 Micro-video 4: Deep Practice Continued 03:47 Micro-video 5: Mastery Learning 05:58 Checkpoint 5 questions Meet Your Community: Pomodoro 3 questions You've Earned a Badge! 1 question Focus on Meaning: The Friend 7 lectures • 37min Focus on Meaning 06:35 Our Five Metaphors 03:31 Checkpoint 4 questions Micro-video 1: A Desperate Need 05:01 Micro-video 2: A Negotiation of Meaning 08:20 Micro-video 3: Let the Field Lie Fallow 07:08 Micro-video 4: The Language Map 01:54 Checkpoint 4 questions Epilogue 04:24 Meet Your Community: Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram Connect 3 questions You've Earned a Badge! 1 question Instructors Shane Dixon Professor at Arizona State University 4.3 Instructor Rating 76 Reviews 386 Students 1 Course Dr. Shane Dixon is a beloved language instructor and the primary designer of ASU's online TESOL certificate program, Teach English Now!-- the largest TESOL Certificate program in the world. He was recognized by Coursera with the 2016 Learner’s First Award , given to the top design team as indicated by learner reviews and course ratings. He is the author of three books and several articles, including the Amazon bestselling 100 TESOL Activities: Practical ESL/EFL Activities for the Communicative Classroom and The Language Learning Guidebook:Powerful Tools to Conquer Any Language . Dr. Dixon holds a doctorate in educational technology from Arizona State University and a master’s in English language planning and policy from Brigham Young University. Show more Show less Justin Shewell Educational Technologist, Language Warrior 4.3 Instructor Rating 76 Reviews 386 Students 1 Course Dr. Justin Shewell has a PhD in Educational Technology from Arizona State University, and a Masters in TESOL from Brigham Young University. He has been teaching English and training other teachers of English for the last 20 years. He has taught English in Asia, the Middle East, and the United States. He is the co-designer and main director/producer of the largest online TESOL certificate program in the world, Teach English Now! , and has produced Learning How to Learn a Language with Dr. Shane Dixon. He is the author of several books, book chapters, and articles, including 50 Ways to Teach Online and 50 Ways to Learn a Language (both available at Amazon.com). Show more Show less Udemy Business Teach on Udemy Get the app About us Contact us Careers Blog Help and Support Affiliate Impressum Kontakt Terms Privacy policy Cookie settings Sitemap © 2021 Udemy, Inc. window.handleCSSToggleButtonClick = function (event) { var target = event.currentTarget; var cssToggleId = target && target.dataset && target.dataset.cssToggleId; var input = cssToggleId && document.getElementById(cssToggleId); if (input) { if (input.dataset.type === 'checkbox') { input.dataset.checked = input.dataset.checked ? 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