The English language is one of the most dominant in the world. Presently, there are 1,121 million native and non-native English speakers. English is also the language of the internet, as 54% of the content online is English. As such, there is a high demand in the market for institutions that teach English. The good news, however, is that you don’t have to look for a physical facility. All you have to do is go online.
Kale Anders is a serial entrepreneur in the language learning niche. At age 25 years, he started an online academy where he teaches English. Kale found his calling when he visited Mexico back in 2016. It took him three months to learn Spanish. He did this by discovering a new and unconventional way of learning a foreign language. Motivated by his success, he taught himself language learning theory. He then decided to share what he learned on YouTube.
Currently, Kale Anders is one of the most famous YouTubers in the online learning space. As of today, Kale’s YouTube channel has over 1,000,000 subscribers and his Instagram over 700,000 followers.
English 101 Tips
One of the first things that you have to do when learning a new language is to set concrete goals. What do you want to achieve in 90 days? Is your goal to be able to engage in a pleasant conversation in English? Do you want to learn the language so you can read in English? Or so that you can give fluent speeches in the language? The goals you set are important as they influence the linguistic actions that you will take. Try to define your goals within the four core frameworks of language. These frameworks are reading, writing, listening, and speaking.
The second step towards learning a language in three months is your attitude. Most people view learning a new language like a chore. The new learners get anxious when they think about grammar rules, sentence structure, or word use. According to Kale, this attitude is what makes language learning difficult.
“When you talk in your native language, you don’t think much about it. You just talk.” says Kale. According to this language guru, you learn a language fast by engaging in a conversation with speakers of that language. Still, your success depends on your attitude. Kale insists that studies show that students with a positive attitude and high levels of motivation are likely to learn a language faster.
When Kale moved to Mexico, he did not consider Spanish as a barrier. Instead, he saw it as an opportunity. He fell in love with the cuisine, culture, and people. Kale immersed himself in Mexican life. The result? He mastered the language in three months.
Make it Fun
In traditional language institutions, the teacher begins by teaching the learning core elements of the language. These are elements such as grammar rules, sentence construction, and vocabulary. Kale notes that this approach is wrong. Instead of helping the learner develop a positive attitude towards this new language, the teacher immediately thrusts the learner into this foreign language. Kale argues that one way to learn a language quickly is by creating memories. Have fun by going to social media and engage in a conversation with native speakers. Look for friends who share your interest in language learning. This approach motivates you to use English regularly.
Kale also insists that learners should use different apps to help them in their learning, such as Tinder. “Love and affection make people do crazy things, and finding love is a fantastic motivation to learn a new language,” he says.
It would help if you immersed yourself in a language entirely so that you can learn it quickly. Traditional schools prioritize teaching grammatical rules as a way of learning. However, research shows that students who learn grammatical rules end up performing poorly. Kale advises learners to spend most of their time listening and reading as opposed to speaking and writing. He argues that English is not a phonetic language like Spanish. As such, the learner is in a better position to speak the language if he/she engages in listening. “It all comes down to spending a huge amount of your time listening, reading, and working on your vocabulary. Output and grammar learning activities can help when you are at an intermediate level, but, most of your time should be spent consuming and actively listening to the language,” says Kale.
Are you trying to learn English, or are you a recent English student? Kindly share your experiences with us, as well as tips that helped you learn the language quickly.