The Language Hacking Guide explains exactly what you need to do to speak a language quickly.Rather than read through the guide to find out my one major ‘secret’, I can tell you right now. You need to speak the language from day one.
No years of studying grammar, no expensive and complicated software, no “magic pill” to master a language while you sleep, you just need to speak it. Speak it regularly, speak it confidently, and speak it immediately. The more you speak, the quicker you will improve.
Even though this may be obvious, how you actually speak a language that you have just started to learn seems almost impossible to many people. So they’ll wait until they are “ready”. That wait may be years, or they may simply never even try.
But it’s not actually that hard! That’s what the Language Hacking Guide is about.
The social/confidence context of a language ignored in academic courses
It sounds so obvious, but most courses skip the most crucial aspects of communication and focus on nothing more than the content, as if knowing the grammar and a list of random words will magically have you speaking fluently.
Hiding away in your room with an audio course is never going to get you to speak the language. Only practice can do that. I have met thousands of people who have been disappointed by such courses that completely ignore these crucial questions, all of which are the focus of the Language Hacking Guide and are discussed and explained in detail:
How to practise a language every day for free with natives even if you can’t travel to their country. (p. 164)
How to easily express all you’ve learned even if you’re a shy introverted person like so many other beginning language learners. (p. 127)
How to make sure that natives won’t feel frustrated at your “feeble” attempts to speak their language. (p. 117)
When you will be ready to speak. (p. 55)
What to do if you suddenly have to move to your spouse’s country or for work reasons, or have an upcoming trip and don’t have the time to invest months into input-based learning. (p.158)
And there are a bunch of other questions more relevant to the human aspect of speaking a language that you can never get the answer to in grammar/vocabulary courses. I have learned all of these the hard way through years of field testing in immersion environments. Why should you have to go through the same struggle? All the information in the Guide has been compiled to help best guide people towards fluency in their target language as quickly as possible.
What is included in the Language Hacking Guide and how much is it?
The guide is an instant download that includes:
New: Entire book in English, read by me as an audio-book in 42 MP3 files.
E-books with the core information in four formats: standard PDF (for reading on a computer screen), ePub (for iPad / iPod / Sony reader / Android etc.), Mobi (for reading on the Amazon Kindle) and printer-friendly versions.
Full translations of the Guide to be read in several languages. All content (the 32,000 word e-book in 4 separate file formats* and the worksheets) is provided right now in English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Chinese, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Dutch, Irish, Czech, Vietnamese, Arabic, Hindi, Romanian, Tagalog, Russian, Japanese, Korean and Turkish. Even more will be on the way in a few months. All of the content was translated by natives so that you can get immediate exposure to your target language to get a feel for it and attempt to read it, using the English (or other) version as a reference.
Lists of many free resources for practising any language. No expensive courses required. This means you will save money that you may otherwise waste on courses.
Worksheets to perform tasks to make sure you are on the right track. Also translated.
Almost 3 hours of audio interviews with some of the Internet’s best known language learners and polyglots, to see what has helped them achieve so much with their languages. English transcripts are also included.
*Note: Mobi format on Kindle does not fully support Hebrew, Chinese, Hindi & Arabic so I have not included these mobi files. It does however support the PDF versions of these languages very well! ePubs of all languages are included.