As promised, today will be your veryfirst day of language learning.
Welcome to my kanji wall, perfect for the firstday of language learning, right? Your first step is to click the link in thedescription.
It will take you to a page with 34 languages listed.
Chooseyour language to go to your designated website.
The rest of this video will benavigational.
Now let's get started, shall we? Although the link is in the description,I will walk you through how to get to the Day 3 page: eternal-sakura.
Com -how to learn a language in 10 days – day 3.
Here you will find 34 languages, so selectyour language, and it will take you to a website such as this.
I plan to learnChinese in the future, so why not now? It will ask you for your level.
Let's create our free lifetime account.
A free lifetime account is an account thatremains free with learning tools, but you will not get the same benefits of apremium subscription.
Since I do not know Chinese at all, I would be anabsolute beginner.
I highly recommend signing up for theWord of the Day daily email, and I will show you why later.
It's time to activatemy account.
If you recognize this website and itturns out that you have an old account set up, please PM me your email addressif you're on Facebook or Instagram.
Alternatively, please email [email protected]
Com with the Subject "Please Give Me Premium" andsend the email address that you use for that account.
I will have your accountupgraded to a 7-day free trial.
When you sign up, it will ask you for yourlevel.
I do not know any Chinese, so I will be on the easier level.
They placed me in the absolute beginnerlevel, which is accurate.
Get started, and as you can see, you can start your freetrial without any payment information.
I will quickly show you all the features forpremium.
I will not go into detail because we will do that throughout the next few days.
First, I would like to show you the lesson.
You have video, and you have audio.
Eachvideo lesson is in HD.
You also have access to the lesson notes which you candownload here.
These are the lesson notes.
It has vocabulary, sample sentences, grammar, and extra information.
Another feature for premium is line-by-line audio.
It is one of my favorite features.
You play a line.
You can recordyourself and compare your speech to the native speaker's.
You have vocabulary words that you canadd to your Word Bank.
I will show you your Word Bank in just a second.
You can also take a quiz that is true or false, writing quizzes.
You can also display the writing — Oh, there are two different types of Chinese?Let's do traditional.
Okay, you can display writing questionsin a different language.
You also have a slideshow.
I personallydo not play English audio.
Oh, wow! I know nothing about Chinese.
Okay, so here we go.
This is a slideshow.
So there's the vocabulary and the sample sentences,along with the kanji or whatever characters your language uses.
You also have seasonal vocabulary inwhich some lessons have this — have pathway vocabulary where it shows youall the vocabulary for that entire pathway.
This one has 651 words.
Wow! 55 lessons.
Now let's show you your other learningtools.
Here's your word bank as I promised.
Theword bank stores all the words that you've learned.
You also have a grammar bank that shows you all the grammar points inyour language.
You have SRS flashcards, otherwise known as space-repetition flashcards.
You can add a new deck.
You have accessto 2000 Core Word List.
2000 Core Word List has the mostfrequently used words and/or phrases in your language, and as you can see, it's not alwaysexactly 2000.
I'm sure they're gonna make it 3000 word list at some point in thefuture.
Let me show the vocabulary lists.
You have full access to the vocabularylists, but say you want to learn about technology.
Who uses Yahoo anymore? Internet.
Allthese words, and you have access to all of them.
There are many vocabulary lists.
It's countless, like I could keep scrolling all day long.
You have a dictionary in which you canadd any word.
You can also add them to your word bank.
A little special feature you have isInner Circle.
Inner Circle is a monthly newsletterthat presents methods in successful strategies for learning a language.
You also have some special apps that youcan download.
Of course, I recommend downloading Innovative Language App, soyou can learn languages on the go.
Daily Dose gives a different lesson daily.
It's usually about culture.
One day, it can be about a holiday.
The next day, itcan be about a slang word in your language.
You also have WordPower.
I honestly haven'tused WordPower that much, but it has basically all 2000 of your core words.
If you are Intermediate level and you want to learn reading and writing, you haveextensive reading and reading comprehension to practice.
Aim for lessons that touches on areas thatyou can need to improve such as vocabulary.
Maybe it's grammar.
Maybe you want conversational skills.
Just aim for that or any lesson thatyou would like to learn.
If you are a beginner or absolutely new toyour language, you are more than welcome to browse as many lessons as you'd like.
However, there are four particular pathways I highly recommend.
Before Itell you those pathways, I do have to let you know that all 34languages do not have these, including Korean.
I know for a fact that Chinese andJapanese do.
But my favorite four pathways are "Introduction to (your language).
" It is highly important to understandyour language before jumping into it.
For example, the Japanese language has asystem with three different types of characters: hiragana, katakana, and kanji.
So my introduction pathway taught me what to expect in future lessons.
So you'lllearn about pronunciation, grammar, writing, and basic bootcamp with usefulwords and phrases for beginners.
My next favorite, which is really helpfulbut you probably wouldn't even expect it to be helpful, is the "Top 25 QuestionsYou Need to Know.
" It includes "Where do you live" and "How longhave you been studying (your language).
" Believe it or not, but these questionshappen to be some of the most common questions my language exchange partnersask me in Japanese.
I now know how to answer them, thanks to this pathway.
So thefirst two pathways I have mentioned: "Introduction to" and "Top 25 Questions You Need to Know" are available for all 34 languages.
However, the next two I'mabout to mention are only for select languages.
The first one is the "Can"series.
The "Can" series prepare you forconversations of various questions that include action verbs.
It can prepare youfor conversations about the weather, your family, how to give your contactinformation.
Do they ask the — Yes, they do.
They ask the same question as in Japan:What's your email address? Getting the digit— Getting the digits in China.
Myabsolute favorite series of all time as a beginner is the Gengo series.
Itimproves your conversational skills, while teaching you basics like how tosay your numbers and time in that language.
The Gengo series has access toassessments and quizzes.
As you can see, you can take the quiz.
This is multiplechoice.
However, for a handwritten or writing assessments, as you can see, that is onlyfor Premium Plus members, not premium.
The pathways I just mentioned to you arenot requirements.
Those are just my recommendations.
I want you to choosepathways that are of interest.
You can feel free to explore the website evenfurther.
The premium subscription is yours for the next seven days.
Just beaware that we will likely go over the things that you explore again in thenext few days.
In additional to creating your free lifetime account, I would like you to goto your app or a play store and search for a dictionary in your language.
This isa dictionary I have.
It's a Japanese dictionary by Renzo Inc, if you have aniPhone.
I believe it was free for me.
Let me show you the features that I love about thisdictionary.
So I can search for words: "kiku: to listen.
" It has sample sentences,and it also has conjugations to show me how to say it formal and informal, past tense,negative tense in Japanese.
It also teaches me how to write kanji.
So kiku has this kanji (聞,) in it and it shows me how to write it.
Another featureI like about this is if someone texts me in Japanese and I am not sure whatthey're saying, I can always paste the text, and it'll translate for me.
Anyway,I also has references.
If your language has a standardized test like Japanese,which is called the JLPT, it'll allow you to study.
So if I want to study these words,I hit the three dots in the corner, hit study.
As you can see at the top, it has790 flashcards.
This is the SRS system, and this is what I really love aboutthis app.
You can click on it.
It'll show the translation, the meaning.
You can alsocreate your own list.
So say if I want to save "kiku" in one of my list.
Oh, it's already saved in one.
So I will go to my list, and I can study these also.
Butthat is my dictionary.
I do want to briefly show you the Daily Dose.
So this is my daily dose of the day.
Todayis about in case of emergencies.
So it has health issues like a heartattack or sprained ankle.
Oh, phrases related to emergencies.
"I need a doctor.
" "Call thepolice.
" And do you see here at the bottom, it says, "Want to learn more vocabularyrelated to emergencies.
" You can click here to learn more, and they'll take youto the vocabulary list in Japanese Pod 101.
Today you learned how to createyour dashboard and add several pathways.
On Day 4, I will show you how you cansuccessfully complete a lesson, in terms of reading, writing, listening, andspeaking.
I will see you tomorrow.
Have fun with your pathways! Bye!.