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Five videos that will inspire you to learn a new language


Learning a new language is never easy. It takes consistent effort and a strong desire to succeed. Fear not however, here is a list of some of the most motivational videos that will get your enthusiasm bubbling.


Colombia University professor John McWorter gives us four reasons for learning a foreign language. His talk is captivating and thought-provoking, and is a must-watch for all English speakers who struggle to find the motivation to take the first steps in learning a new language.


Polyglot Alex Rawlings describes to us the state of mind needed when learning a new language which leads to success. For him, staying motivated is all about being interested in the content you are learning. Just as important is setting realistic goals which build your confidence along the way.


Echoing the sentiment of the previous videos, Lýdia Machová shares with us the secret she has found to learning a language: making the process enjoyable. As she states, there are many different ways expert language learners do this, but the thing they all have in common is it gives them a positive activity that they don’t mind doing every day.


This fun and delightful video is equally impressive as it is thought-provoking. 7 reasons to learn languages are communicated to us by polyglot Matthew Youlden, IN SEVEN DIFFERENT LANGUAGES. Any speaker of the foreign languages he talks in will be shocked with the command and ease with which he expresses himself, not to mention his impeccable accent.


Because nobody wants to be this guy.