#147 - This Man Will Be Fluent in 6 Months

August 17, 2022

I know the title is a little ridiculous, but just listen and you'll understand what I mean.

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[00:00:01] I want to introduce you to a Turkish man named Alex who has set a big goal for himself. It's a goal that I not only support, but it's also a goal that I genuinely believe he's capable of achieving. And that goal is to speak English fluently in six months. Alex recently tagged me in one of his TikTok videos in which he explained how he uses my video lessons to learn new English words. So out of curiosity, I went to his profile and clicked on his very first video and I'm going to play that video now.

Alex: [00:00:41] "Hi, guys. I promised myself. That is become a fluent speaker in English. Also, I want to understand English TV series without subtitles. My level is A1 or A2. I...honestly, I don't understand English videos or English content exactly. My goal is to become fluent speaker and also, I want to achieve that in just six months. Now, I'm speaking English without any context. I'm recording this video for my improvements in English. Also, I want to see, I want to share this process of my English. You can follow me and check my English. I will share...I will continue sharing new videos, sharing my process. Thank you for watching."

[00:02:12] First of all, Alex, if you're listening to this, I want you to know you are fucking awesome, man. You've only just gotten started on your journey, but I'm already proud of you. Now, why am I sharing Alex's videos with you today? Well, first, I'd like you guys to go follow and support Alex on his mission to become fluent in English. So check him out on TikTok at Englishin6months. That is the word "English", E-n-g-l-i-s-h; the word "in", i-n; the number 6; and the word "months", m-o-n-t-h-s. That's Englishin6months and I'll leave a link to his profile. I forgot the word. I'll leave a link to his profile in the description for this episode.

[00:02:57] Now, the second reason I'm sharing these videos with you is so that you can see a perfect example of someone who has decided to just live his life in English. He's at a beginner level. He has no teacher. He's not paying for any courses. And he's not traveling to a foreign country. He simply set a goal for himself, and now he's using four simple tools to achieve it. And those tools are creativity, energy, effort, and the Internet. So the first one, creativity. He's creating some form of content to document his journey, right? Each one of these videos is a piece of content. It's like a video diary. So you might not think of it as creative work, but he is creating videos to document his journey.

[00:03:44] The second tool, energy. And you can think of energy as time. Alex is investing time into his studies. He's making sure that he dedicates a particular amount of time to studying and recording a new video every day. The third tool is effort, and a lot of people will watch hours of lessons on YouTube or TV series on Netflix, and they believe they're learning English. But this is a very passive way of learning that doesn't require much effort. It's like watching the highlights of a soccer game and thinking that alone is going to make you a great soccer player. Active learning requires real effort. So instead of just watching a TV series, you should take notes, search for definitions and examples, talk to an English speaker who can explain context and culture, and then find a way to put that new information into practice.

[00:04:38] And the fourth tool, the Internet. If you're listening to this right now is because you have access to the Internet. And the Internet can either be a tool or a toy, depending on how you use it. At the moment, Alex is using the Internet not just to be entertained, but to be educated. So in these next few clips, you're going to see how Alex uses a simple method for learning new vocabulary and improving his speaking skills every day. Let's do it.

Alex: [00:05:08] "I tried to say in English what I will do. I am telling my thoughts in English. In this way, I'm learning new words. In addition, I am practicing immediately. I don't know how to say, "My T-shirt is ironed T-shirt." So I checked my dictionary. It is wrinkled t-shirt. So I...I have to iron my wrinkled T-shirt before wearing my T-shirt. Now I'm ironing my T-shirt. I like to wear ironed clothes."

[00:06:15] Now, I know you guys can't see the videos right now, but as you heard, Alex was ironing his T-shirt and he wanted to talk about it in English. And when he came across the word he didn't know how to say in English, he stopped what he was doing, searched for it, and then continued ironing his shirt. And now he's learned a new word through real experience, not just a video on TikTok or YouTube that he's going to forget within the next 24 hours. And he's so much more likely to remember the word. And I'm sure he had a lot more fun learning it in real life, as opposed to watching a video and then writing the words down in a notebook and then reading those words again and again.

[00:06:52] Now, obviously, if that's the way you prefer to learn, then there's nothing wrong with that. But if you've been following me for a while, then you already know. My philosophy is that you should simply live your life, and life will inevitably teach you the language. So let's check out a few more of Alex's videos. In this one, he was making ice cream with his wife and he came across some more opportunities to learn useful English vocabulary. Let's check it out.

Alex: [00:07:20] "Hi, guys. I and my wife are making ice cream. Making ice cream is not my business, and my...my ambition is speaking and practices English. Also, I...I want to learn new words while we are making ice cream. I'm just helping her. I am mixing milk and cream. We made banana ice cream and strawberry ice cream, mulberry ice cream. They will taste...are delicious, and we want to make the chocolate ice cream and vanilla ice cream. While I am mixing milk and chocolate, I'm learning new words. For example, I don't know the fire...fire things. Its so...it's called, um, stove? Yes. Gas stove. I'm using the gas stove all day. Also, my wife is... Especially my wife is using it. But I don't know how to say in English. I have learned and I practice immediately. There are many words I have to learn. I think I am learning fast when I try to say my thoughts like that. Also saying what I'm doing right now. Ingredients for making chocolate ice cream are Nutella, milk, cream, and chocolate. Well, how to make ice cream? Really I don't know. My wife is making now. I'm watching and I'm looking forward to taste it."

[00:10:11] So, in this clip, you heard Alex himself talk about how he noticed that he learns faster when he immediately puts a new word or phrase into practice and he tries to express his thoughts verbally. So listen to this video that he made the next day.

Alex: [00:10:29] "I and my wife made ice cream yesterday and we ate it. They were delicious. When we were making ice...ice cream. I, I try to learn new words, and immediately I want to apply it. So I have learned the meaning of stove. In this morning, I was watching TikTok videos. Tony was talking about a phrasal verb in his videos and that is "a watched pot never boils." He said "stove" in its description. I got it, its meaning. I felt better. I understood. And by the way, I want to share a good news. Tony Kaizen has start to follow me in TikTok, who is a famous teacher in TikTok. I have been following him in my other TikTok account. I'm so glad to him follow me. Thank you so much, Tony, for sharing excellent videos. Thank you."

[00:11:56] Alright so, I really believe TikTok is constantly listening to everything I'm saying and then trying to find videos related to what I've been talking about. Because there have been countless times when I was talking about something, and a few minutes or hours later I see three or four videos about that subject on TikTok and it's cool, but it's creepy as fuck at the same time. And you see Alex, you know, kind of had the same experience, right? He learned the word "stove" and then saw that word in one of my videos the next day.

[00:12:25] And that just goes to show you the benefit of constantly consuming the language and then immediately trying to use it in real life. Like eventually, you're going to start to hear the same words and phrases all the time, and you'll quickly memorize them without having to study for hours every day. And once you understand and know how to use those daily words, you will have become conversational. And once you're conversational, you can learn any new words or expressions with ease, my friend. But you've got to master the fundamentals first. And Alex is showing all of us how to do it. Exactly that. Now in this next video, Alex talks about the effect that emotion has on your ability to learn and remember things. So let's check it out.

voice in the background: [00:13:10] "Wow. Yeah. Bitter pill..."

Alex: [00:13:13] "I watch videos for learning new words and phrasal verbs, etc. I want to join these conversations. If I don't have any words to say, if I don't have any idea, I just say "thank you". I typed "thank you for this video". She gave my answer for like "don't mention it". I don't know "don't mention it" means. I...I was very surprised. I don't understand what she means. I checked the dictionary and I learned it's mean like "you are welcome". Also, I knew many alternatives like that. I guess I will never forget it because I learned while I am live in. I mean, I learned these words by living. I felt emotion. I need to more like that. I need to feel more emotion while I am learning something. Because I don't live in the United States or another country speak English. I don't have enough friends can speak English. Unfortunately, I have to speak my little language in my jobs. Anyway, that's all. I'll try to practice all day. Thank you for watching. Have a good day."

[00:15:09] One of the main reasons people don't learn the language or any other skill is because they tend to do it very passively. For example, you sit down and you watch a YouTube video or a course online, or maybe you scroll on your phone, which doesn't require you to think or even speak like a normal human being. You might even join an online community, but then you enter only to read messages and not to interact with anyone. Which is fucking insane to me, bruh. I find it so interesting that even after opening up our Discord server to any and everyone who wants to join, we've got hundreds of people on the server now, but there are only three or four who actually show up to interact with people.

[00:15:48] You can lead a horse to water, but you cannot make the horse drink. And a lot of you out there are sitting there staring at a river, a crystal clear, icy blue, fresh river of running water. But you refuse to drink. My friends, Alex has done what so many are afraid to do. Without taking any expensive courses, traveling to a foreign country or studying grammar for 6 hours a day, Alex has found a way to live his life in English every day with virtually $0 invested. And I say virtually zero because he already had a phone and access to the Internet when he started. And that's all he needs to learn a language. Now, of course, there are a bunch of great resources out there that one can pay for. And to be honest, the price isn't really the question, because you can't really put a price on a proper education. I mean, that's what enables you to do anything and everything you want and need in this life. Right? So it's really a question of effectiveness. What's the most effective way to learn how to speak? Speak. Make mistakes, get corrected, and speak again. This is the simple process of learning how to speak a language.

[END OF EPISODE]

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[00:00:01] I want to introduce you to a Turkish man named Alex who has set a big goal for himself. It's a goal that I not only support, but it's also a goal that I genuinely believe he's capable of achieving. And that goal is to speak English fluently in six months. Alex recently tagged me in one of his TikTok videos in which he explained how he uses my video lessons to learn new English words. So out of curiosity, I went to his profile and clicked on his very first video and I'm going to play that video now.

Alex: [00:00:41] "Hi, guys. I promised myself. That is become a fluent speaker in English. Also, I want to understand English TV series without subtitles. My level is A1 or A2. I...honestly, I don't understand English videos or English content exactly. My goal is to become fluent speaker and also, I want to achieve that in just six months. Now, I'm speaking English without any context. I'm recording this video for my improvements in English. Also, I want to see, I want to share this process of my English. You can follow me and check my English. I will share...I will continue sharing new videos, sharing my process. Thank you for watching."

[00:02:12] First of all, Alex, if you're listening to this, I want you to know you are fucking awesome, man. You've only just gotten started on your journey, but I'm already proud of you. Now, why am I sharing Alex's videos with you today? Well, first, I'd like you guys to go follow and support Alex on his mission to become fluent in English. So check him out on TikTok at Englishin6months. That is the word "English", E-n-g-l-i-s-h; the word "in", i-n; the number 6; and the word "months", m-o-n-t-h-s. That's Englishin6months and I'll leave a link to his profile. I forgot the word. I'll leave a link to his profile in the description for this episode.

[00:02:57] Now, the second reason I'm sharing these videos with you is so that you can see a perfect example of someone who has decided to just live his life in English. He's at a beginner level. He has no teacher. He's not paying for any courses. And he's not traveling to a foreign country. He simply set a goal for himself, and now he's using four simple tools to achieve it. And those tools are creativity, energy, effort, and the Internet. So the first one, creativity. He's creating some form of content to document his journey, right? Each one of these videos is a piece of content. It's like a video diary. So you might not think of it as creative work, but he is creating videos to document his journey.

[00:03:44] The second tool, energy. And you can think of energy as time. Alex is investing time into his studies. He's making sure that he dedicates a particular amount of time to studying and recording a new video every day. The third tool is effort, and a lot of people will watch hours of lessons on YouTube or TV series on Netflix, and they believe they're learning English. But this is a very passive way of learning that doesn't require much effort. It's like watching the highlights of a soccer game and thinking that alone is going to make you a great soccer player. Active learning requires real effort. So instead of just watching a TV series, you should take notes, search for definitions and examples, talk to an English speaker who can explain context and culture, and then find a way to put that new information into practice.

[00:04:38] And the fourth tool, the Internet. If you're listening to this right now is because you have access to the Internet. And the Internet can either be a tool or a toy, depending on how you use it. At the moment, Alex is using the Internet not just to be entertained, but to be educated. So in these next few clips, you're going to see how Alex uses a simple method for learning new vocabulary and improving his speaking skills every day. Let's do it.

Alex: [00:05:08] "I tried to say in English what I will do. I am telling my thoughts in English. In this way, I'm learning new words. In addition, I am practicing immediately. I don't know how to say, "My T-shirt is ironed T-shirt." So I checked my dictionary. It is wrinkled t-shirt. So I...I have to iron my wrinkled T-shirt before wearing my T-shirt. Now I'm ironing my T-shirt. I like to wear ironed clothes."

[00:06:15] Now, I know you guys can't see the videos right now, but as you heard, Alex was ironing his T-shirt and he wanted to talk about it in English. And when he came across the word he didn't know how to say in English, he stopped what he was doing, searched for it, and then continued ironing his shirt. And now he's learned a new word through real experience, not just a video on TikTok or YouTube that he's going to forget within the next 24 hours. And he's so much more likely to remember the word. And I'm sure he had a lot more fun learning it in real life, as opposed to watching a video and then writing the words down in a notebook and then reading those words again and again.

[00:06:52] Now, obviously, if that's the way you prefer to learn, then there's nothing wrong with that. But if you've been following me for a while, then you already know. My philosophy is that you should simply live your life, and life will inevitably teach you the language. So let's check out a few more of Alex's videos. In this one, he was making ice cream with his wife and he came across some more opportunities to learn useful English vocabulary. Let's check it out.

Alex: [00:07:20] "Hi, guys. I and my wife are making ice cream. Making ice cream is not my business, and my...my ambition is speaking and practices English. Also, I...I want to learn new words while we are making ice cream. I'm just helping her. I am mixing milk and cream. We made banana ice cream and strawberry ice cream, mulberry ice cream. They will taste...are delicious, and we want to make the chocolate ice cream and vanilla ice cream. While I am mixing milk and chocolate, I'm learning new words. For example, I don't know the fire...fire things. Its so...it's called, um, stove? Yes. Gas stove. I'm using the gas stove all day. Also, my wife is... Especially my wife is using it. But I don't know how to say in English. I have learned and I practice immediately. There are many words I have to learn. I think I am learning fast when I try to say my thoughts like that. Also saying what I'm doing right now. Ingredients for making chocolate ice cream are Nutella, milk, cream, and chocolate. Well, how to make ice cream? Really I don't know. My wife is making now. I'm watching and I'm looking forward to taste it."

[00:10:11] So, in this clip, you heard Alex himself talk about how he noticed that he learns faster when he immediately puts a new word or phrase into practice and he tries to express his thoughts verbally. So listen to this video that he made the next day.

Alex: [00:10:29] "I and my wife made ice cream yesterday and we ate it. They were delicious. When we were making ice...ice cream. I, I try to learn new words, and immediately I want to apply it. So I have learned the meaning of stove. In this morning, I was watching TikTok videos. Tony was talking about a phrasal verb in his videos and that is "a watched pot never boils." He said "stove" in its description. I got it, its meaning. I felt better. I understood. And by the way, I want to share a good news. Tony Kaizen has start to follow me in TikTok, who is a famous teacher in TikTok. I have been following him in my other TikTok account. I'm so glad to him follow me. Thank you so much, Tony, for sharing excellent videos. Thank you."

[00:11:56] Alright so, I really believe TikTok is constantly listening to everything I'm saying and then trying to find videos related to what I've been talking about. Because there have been countless times when I was talking about something, and a few minutes or hours later I see three or four videos about that subject on TikTok and it's cool, but it's creepy as fuck at the same time. And you see Alex, you know, kind of had the same experience, right? He learned the word "stove" and then saw that word in one of my videos the next day.

[00:12:25] And that just goes to show you the benefit of constantly consuming the language and then immediately trying to use it in real life. Like eventually, you're going to start to hear the same words and phrases all the time, and you'll quickly memorize them without having to study for hours every day. And once you understand and know how to use those daily words, you will have become conversational. And once you're conversational, you can learn any new words or expressions with ease, my friend. But you've got to master the fundamentals first. And Alex is showing all of us how to do it. Exactly that. Now in this next video, Alex talks about the effect that emotion has on your ability to learn and remember things. So let's check it out.

voice in the background: [00:13:10] "Wow. Yeah. Bitter pill..."

Alex: [00:13:13] "I watch videos for learning new words and phrasal verbs, etc. I want to join these conversations. If I don't have any words to say, if I don't have any idea, I just say "thank you". I typed "thank you for this video". She gave my answer for like "don't mention it". I don't know "don't mention it" means. I...I was very surprised. I don't understand what she means. I checked the dictionary and I learned it's mean like "you are welcome". Also, I knew many alternatives like that. I guess I will never forget it because I learned while I am live in. I mean, I learned these words by living. I felt emotion. I need to more like that. I need to feel more emotion while I am learning something. Because I don't live in the United States or another country speak English. I don't have enough friends can speak English. Unfortunately, I have to speak my little language in my jobs. Anyway, that's all. I'll try to practice all day. Thank you for watching. Have a good day."

[00:15:09] One of the main reasons people don't learn the language or any other skill is because they tend to do it very passively. For example, you sit down and you watch a YouTube video or a course online, or maybe you scroll on your phone, which doesn't require you to think or even speak like a normal human being. You might even join an online community, but then you enter only to read messages and not to interact with anyone. Which is fucking insane to me, bruh. I find it so interesting that even after opening up our Discord server to any and everyone who wants to join, we've got hundreds of people on the server now, but there are only three or four who actually show up to interact with people.

[00:15:48] You can lead a horse to water, but you cannot make the horse drink. And a lot of you out there are sitting there staring at a river, a crystal clear, icy blue, fresh river of running water. But you refuse to drink. My friends, Alex has done what so many are afraid to do. Without taking any expensive courses, traveling to a foreign country or studying grammar for 6 hours a day, Alex has found a way to live his life in English every day with virtually $0 invested. And I say virtually zero because he already had a phone and access to the Internet when he started. And that's all he needs to learn a language. Now, of course, there are a bunch of great resources out there that one can pay for. And to be honest, the price isn't really the question, because you can't really put a price on a proper education. I mean, that's what enables you to do anything and everything you want and need in this life. Right? So it's really a question of effectiveness. What's the most effective way to learn how to speak? Speak. Make mistakes, get corrected, and speak again. This is the simple process of learning how to speak a language.

[END OF EPISODE]

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[00:00:01] I want to introduce you to a Turkish man named Alex who has set a big goal for himself. It's a goal that I not only support, but it's also a goal that I genuinely believe he's capable of achieving. And that goal is to speak English fluently in six months. Alex recently tagged me in one of his TikTok videos in which he explained how he uses my video lessons to learn new English words. So out of curiosity, I went to his profile and clicked on his very first video and I'm going to play that video now.

Alex: [00:00:41] "Hi, guys. I promised myself. That is become a fluent speaker in English. Also, I want to understand English TV series without subtitles. My level is A1 or A2. I...honestly, I don't understand English videos or English content exactly. My goal is to become fluent speaker and also, I want to achieve that in just six months. Now, I'm speaking English without any context. I'm recording this video for my improvements in English. Also, I want to see, I want to share this process of my English. You can follow me and check my English. I will share...I will continue sharing new videos, sharing my process. Thank you for watching."

[00:02:12] First of all, Alex, if you're listening to this, I want you to know you are fucking awesome, man. You've only just gotten started on your journey, but I'm already proud of you. Now, why am I sharing Alex's videos with you today? Well, first, I'd like you guys to go follow and support Alex on his mission to become fluent in English. So check him out on TikTok at Englishin6months. That is the word "English", E-n-g-l-i-s-h; the word "in", i-n; the number 6; and the word "months", m-o-n-t-h-s. That's Englishin6months and I'll leave a link to his profile. I forgot the word. I'll leave a link to his profile in the description for this episode.

[00:02:57] Now, the second reason I'm sharing these videos with you is so that you can see a perfect example of someone who has decided to just live his life in English. He's at a beginner level. He has no teacher. He's not paying for any courses. And he's not traveling to a foreign country. He simply set a goal for himself, and now he's using four simple tools to achieve it. And those tools are creativity, energy, effort, and the Internet. So the first one, creativity. He's creating some form of content to document his journey, right? Each one of these videos is a piece of content. It's like a video diary. So you might not think of it as creative work, but he is creating videos to document his journey.

[00:03:44] The second tool, energy. And you can think of energy as time. Alex is investing time into his studies. He's making sure that he dedicates a particular amount of time to studying and recording a new video every day. The third tool is effort, and a lot of people will watch hours of lessons on YouTube or TV series on Netflix, and they believe they're learning English. But this is a very passive way of learning that doesn't require much effort. It's like watching the highlights of a soccer game and thinking that alone is going to make you a great soccer player. Active learning requires real effort. So instead of just watching a TV series, you should take notes, search for definitions and examples, talk to an English speaker who can explain context and culture, and then find a way to put that new information into practice.

[00:04:38] And the fourth tool, the Internet. If you're listening to this right now is because you have access to the Internet. And the Internet can either be a tool or a toy, depending on how you use it. At the moment, Alex is using the Internet not just to be entertained, but to be educated. So in these next few clips, you're going to see how Alex uses a simple method for learning new vocabulary and improving his speaking skills every day. Let's do it.

Alex: [00:05:08] "I tried to say in English what I will do. I am telling my thoughts in English. In this way, I'm learning new words. In addition, I am practicing immediately. I don't know how to say, "My T-shirt is ironed T-shirt." So I checked my dictionary. It is wrinkled t-shirt. So I...I have to iron my wrinkled T-shirt before wearing my T-shirt. Now I'm ironing my T-shirt. I like to wear ironed clothes."

[00:06:15] Now, I know you guys can't see the videos right now, but as you heard, Alex was ironing his T-shirt and he wanted to talk about it in English. And when he came across the word he didn't know how to say in English, he stopped what he was doing, searched for it, and then continued ironing his shirt. And now he's learned a new word through real experience, not just a video on TikTok or YouTube that he's going to forget within the next 24 hours. And he's so much more likely to remember the word. And I'm sure he had a lot more fun learning it in real life, as opposed to watching a video and then writing the words down in a notebook and then reading those words again and again.

[00:06:52] Now, obviously, if that's the way you prefer to learn, then there's nothing wrong with that. But if you've been following me for a while, then you already know. My philosophy is that you should simply live your life, and life will inevitably teach you the language. So let's check out a few more of Alex's videos. In this one, he was making ice cream with his wife and he came across some more opportunities to learn useful English vocabulary. Let's check it out.

Alex: [00:07:20] "Hi, guys. I and my wife are making ice cream. Making ice cream is not my business, and my...my ambition is speaking and practices English. Also, I...I want to learn new words while we are making ice cream. I'm just helping her. I am mixing milk and cream. We made banana ice cream and strawberry ice cream, mulberry ice cream. They will taste...are delicious, and we want to make the chocolate ice cream and vanilla ice cream. While I am mixing milk and chocolate, I'm learning new words. For example, I don't know the fire...fire things. Its so...it's called, um, stove? Yes. Gas stove. I'm using the gas stove all day. Also, my wife is... Especially my wife is using it. But I don't know how to say in English. I have learned and I practice immediately. There are many words I have to learn. I think I am learning fast when I try to say my thoughts like that. Also saying what I'm doing right now. Ingredients for making chocolate ice cream are Nutella, milk, cream, and chocolate. Well, how to make ice cream? Really I don't know. My wife is making now. I'm watching and I'm looking forward to taste it."

[00:10:11] So, in this clip, you heard Alex himself talk about how he noticed that he learns faster when he immediately puts a new word or phrase into practice and he tries to express his thoughts verbally. So listen to this video that he made the next day.

Alex: [00:10:29] "I and my wife made ice cream yesterday and we ate it. They were delicious. When we were making ice...ice cream. I, I try to learn new words, and immediately I want to apply it. So I have learned the meaning of stove. In this morning, I was watching TikTok videos. Tony was talking about a phrasal verb in his videos and that is "a watched pot never boils." He said "stove" in its description. I got it, its meaning. I felt better. I understood. And by the way, I want to share a good news. Tony Kaizen has start to follow me in TikTok, who is a famous teacher in TikTok. I have been following him in my other TikTok account. I'm so glad to him follow me. Thank you so much, Tony, for sharing excellent videos. Thank you."

[00:11:56] Alright so, I really believe TikTok is constantly listening to everything I'm saying and then trying to find videos related to what I've been talking about. Because there have been countless times when I was talking about something, and a few minutes or hours later I see three or four videos about that subject on TikTok and it's cool, but it's creepy as fuck at the same time. And you see Alex, you know, kind of had the same experience, right? He learned the word "stove" and then saw that word in one of my videos the next day.

[00:12:25] And that just goes to show you the benefit of constantly consuming the language and then immediately trying to use it in real life. Like eventually, you're going to start to hear the same words and phrases all the time, and you'll quickly memorize them without having to study for hours every day. And once you understand and know how to use those daily words, you will have become conversational. And once you're conversational, you can learn any new words or expressions with ease, my friend. But you've got to master the fundamentals first. And Alex is showing all of us how to do it. Exactly that. Now in this next video, Alex talks about the effect that emotion has on your ability to learn and remember things. So let's check it out.

voice in the background: [00:13:10] "Wow. Yeah. Bitter pill..."

Alex: [00:13:13] "I watch videos for learning new words and phrasal verbs, etc. I want to join these conversations. If I don't have any words to say, if I don't have any idea, I just say "thank you". I typed "thank you for this video". She gave my answer for like "don't mention it". I don't know "don't mention it" means. I...I was very surprised. I don't understand what she means. I checked the dictionary and I learned it's mean like "you are welcome". Also, I knew many alternatives like that. I guess I will never forget it because I learned while I am live in. I mean, I learned these words by living. I felt emotion. I need to more like that. I need to feel more emotion while I am learning something. Because I don't live in the United States or another country speak English. I don't have enough friends can speak English. Unfortunately, I have to speak my little language in my jobs. Anyway, that's all. I'll try to practice all day. Thank you for watching. Have a good day."

[00:15:09] One of the main reasons people don't learn the language or any other skill is because they tend to do it very passively. For example, you sit down and you watch a YouTube video or a course online, or maybe you scroll on your phone, which doesn't require you to think or even speak like a normal human being. You might even join an online community, but then you enter only to read messages and not to interact with anyone. Which is fucking insane to me, bruh. I find it so interesting that even after opening up our Discord server to any and everyone who wants to join, we've got hundreds of people on the server now, but there are only three or four who actually show up to interact with people.

[00:15:48] You can lead a horse to water, but you cannot make the horse drink. And a lot of you out there are sitting there staring at a river, a crystal clear, icy blue, fresh river of running water. But you refuse to drink. My friends, Alex has done what so many are afraid to do. Without taking any expensive courses, traveling to a foreign country or studying grammar for 6 hours a day, Alex has found a way to live his life in English every day with virtually $0 invested. And I say virtually zero because he already had a phone and access to the Internet when he started. And that's all he needs to learn a language. Now, of course, there are a bunch of great resources out there that one can pay for. And to be honest, the price isn't really the question, because you can't really put a price on a proper education. I mean, that's what enables you to do anything and everything you want and need in this life. Right? So it's really a question of effectiveness. What's the most effective way to learn how to speak? Speak. Make mistakes, get corrected, and speak again. This is the simple process of learning how to speak a language.

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