WORKSHOPS: How to learn any language fast and remember it forever
We’ve all gone through language classes, and very few of us can speak the languages we studied. Many of us walk away believing that “we’re not very good at languages” – that language learning is a matter of talent, and if you don’t have it, that’s the end of the story.
But suppose that talent wasn’t the problem. Suppose, instead, that you just weren’t learning in the most efficient way you could.
In these workshops, I’ll show you what went wrong back in your old language classes. I’ll take you on a tour of the research on memory and learning, and show you a way to steadily learn a language – and remember it – in less than an hour a day.
Video: The Science of Memory (The first 20 minutes of the workshop)
Attend the Workshop
At the moment, the best (and most affordable) way to attend my workshop is to attend online at CreativeLive.com. You’ll find a comprehensive course, leading you through 18 hours of language learning goodness. Then, if you have questions, I’m happy to answer them either through the contact form on my website (for smallish questions, please!), or for more comprehensive/customized attention, through a private session at Popexpert.com (feel free to use coupon code fluent15 to drop 15% off the price).
Later, once I get a little further with delivering my Kickstarter goals, I’ll start travelling around again and offering workshops around the US (and occasionally, internationally!). But for now, do check out CreativeLive; we made something pretty marvelous, and I think it’ll help a lot of people.
Teaching at organizations and schools
I’ve offered variants of my CreativeLive workshop to private groups, schools and organizations. If you’d like me to put on a 1-3 day workshop at your organization, contact me and let’s see if we can set something up.
About Gabe Wyner
Gabriel Wyner is an author, opera singer and polyglot based in Los Angeles, CA. After not getting anywhere in 5 years of high school language classes, he reached fluency in German in 14 weeks with the help of the immersive Middlebury Language Schools. As a result, he fell in love with the process of language learning, going on to spend two months in intensive Italian courses in Perugia, Italy. Searching for ways to bring the immersion experience into the home, he began to develop a system that rapidly builds fluency in short, daily sessions. In 2010, his efforts paid off. He learned French to fluency in 5 months, and then Russian in 10 months.
Born in Los Angeles, Gabriel graduated summa cum laude in 2007 from the University of Southern California with dual degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Vocal Arts Performance, and was awarded the Renaissance Scholar’s prize for excellence in unrelated disciplines. He then moved to Vienna to pursue triple Master’s degrees at the Konservatorium Wien in Opera, Lieder and Voice, and graduated with honors in 2011.
Currently learning Hungarian, Gabe is looking forward to Japanese next year. His book on language learning – Fluent Forever: How to learn a language fast and never forget it – will be published on August 5, 2014 (Harmony Press/Random House).