The Institute of Rapid Language Learning has devised a program for learning languages in the easiest, fastest way possible.
The approach combines ancient memory techniques with the latest developments in brain research. For instance, our capacity for visual memory is astounding. And with creative or lateral thinking, you can become a walking dictionary within days.
Learning a language isn't really difficult. The vocabulary of most educated native speakers consists of 3,000 key words, whilst tabloid newspapers use less than 1,000.
The three principles of learning subconsciously.
If you have struggled to learn a language in the past, like me, the hardest part was (1) remembering enough words to express yourself simply. You only need (2) a basic understanding of grammar to make simple sentences and get yourself understood. But if you don't have the words, you can't even begin to express your thoughts, feelings and desires.
But that's not enough. Because people talk fast and, even when they speak slowly to you, it all sounds like a stream of noise - remember those squawking sounds of the grown-ups in the Charlie Brown cartoons?
Your ear needs to be able to (3) pick out the spoken words that are often distorted because of the grammar or the informal ways of speaking. It's a bit like trying to pick out a tune from a jazz improvisation. If you don't appreciate jazz then it all sounds like a tuneless noise. But if you love jazz then you can hear the riff or underlying melody, no matter how far from the original it has been transformed.
These three principles form the basis of a revolutionary approach to teaching languages that I developed after years of research. I founded the Institute of Rapid Language Learning to continue finding effective ways to learn a foreign language quickly and easily, and to develop courses based on these approaches.
A course designed for lazy dummies.
I have always loved traveling and learning languages. I love meeting people and learning about themselves and their culture. Trouble is, I'm not a natural born linguist. And I'm a naturally lazy person. Learning a language used to be really hard work for me. Especially arduous was trying to memorize the lists and lists of words. And there always seems to be more useful words to learn.
I've traveled quite extensively and it was also hard work to learn the language of the country I was living and working in. I discovered that once I began to develop my basic vocabulary, however, that my love of music helped me to 'hear' the individual words in conversations. Learning to play an instrument meant that I developed an ear for language as well as for music.
Vocabulary and Music.
After years of research and trying different approaches, I've discovered that the two most important factors in being able to communicate in a foreign language are 1) having a core vocabulary and 2) developing your ear so that you can pick out those basic words in a conversation. With a few simple grammar rules, you will be able to understand the greater part of a conversation and be able to express yourself with confidence.
After that, it's all about refining your language skills. You can learn that either by picking it up - like children do as they grow up - or by going to conversation classes - or by following a more traditional, advanced level, course that discusses the finer points of grammar and idiomatic means of expression.
Tip! The best way to pick up Hebrew (by osmosis).
If you are not in Israel then one of the best ways to pick up the language is by watching movies with a Hebrew soundtrack. It's all about enjoying yourself, so choose movies that you enjoy for their own sake. Movies that you can watch over and over again... One advantage of this is that you already know the meaning of the dialog, so when you subsequently listen to the movie in Hebrew, your mind will begin to make the necessary connections - subconsciously and without any effort on your part.
In the Resources section, we have a list of selected movies, ranked according to your level, which we recommend that you purchase. Watch them a few times in English or with the English subtitles, and then watch the movie in Hebrew. Switch off the subtitles every now and again, so that your full attention is on the dialog.
You'll be surprised at how much Hebrew you pick up. At first, you will only be able to recognize the odd word here and there. But after a while, you will begin to understand individual sentences and pick up various idiomatic expressions.
It's a wonderful feeling when the mental fog begins to clear and you can actually enjoy the movie in its original native form.
Try the demo.
[Temporarily withdrawn for further development] The course is designed primarily to help you build a core vocabulary without effort and within days. Try the demo yourself and learn 20 words in ten minutes. It's free. Look at the cartoons and listen to the sample sentences. You will be amazed at how your ear will pick up the 'cartoon' words. And you might even understand most of the Hebrew sentences! We deliberately don't give you the translation because we talk directly to your subconscious mind.
My personal money back guarantee.
Once you see for yourself how easy it is, sign up for the beginner's course. You will also find yourself increasingly motivated as you progress. When have you ever felt that when following traditional language courses!?
And with our 30-day no quibble money back guarantee, you can't lose. I don't think you will, but you could even cheat by signing up, completing the course over the next few weeks then ask for a refund! In which case, we might just ask you to make your refund request in Thai or Hebrew...