Learn what Really Matters and Hold your first Conversations in Real Spanish!
Have you ever tried to learn Spanish?
We know, getting started with Spanish can be frustrating…
Trust me, I know how difficult it can be to learn a foreign language like Spanish.
Although I now speak over 10 languages, I was once in the same boat.
In fact, I used to be terrible at languages at school. I still remember how after failing an oral English exam my teacher told me I’d be better off not choosing a career where I’d have to speak English or any language other than my native tongue.
With that kind of advice, you can imagine how I believed I’d never speak a language confidently.
But in the end, only one simple principle changed everything for me…
The most important principle to learning languages quickly that most people forget
Okay, so, I promised to tell you my big secret...
Well, if you’re familiar with our method you know that learning first things first is the key to quick progress in the beginning.
The Pareto principle (also known as the 80–20 rule) states that you get 80% of the results from 20% of the work. This principle can be applicable in language learning as well.
Because to speak a language fluently you need to become good at two things:
1. You need to know a lot about the language. That means that you need to know many words and you need to know how the grammar works.
So it’s not so much about “how much you know”, but about how well you can use what you’ve learned.
Which will help you communicate effectively with those around you and genuinely express who you are.
You see, learning a language is not just about learning a bunch of words. Your fluency is going to depend on how well and quickly you can put the words and grammar you know together.
At school we learn a lot of words and grammar. The problem is that we don’t spend enough time practicing what we have learned.
We don’t spend enough time constructing sentences that are personal to us.
Just learning is not enough, you need to activate what you learn inside your brain.
And using it was exactly what I was doing as a student in China.
I not only focused on the words that I could use after the lessons in the real world, I created personalized combinations out of the words I learned through talking to people.
Every time I learned a new word, I tried to use it in a sentence. Sometimes when I was studying, but later also in conversations with my teacher and native speakers.
I learned, in other words, through speaking.
Which helped me make meaningful connections, because I wasn’t expressing what I had learned in a textbook. I was expressing myself.
By using what you’ve learned you aren’t just less likely to forget new words, you also train your brain to quickly produce sentences in your new language.
If you practice doing this long enough, you’ll eventually become fluent.
But WAIT, who are you guys?
Who exactly are you guys and what do you know about learning languages?
Well, Lucas and I have dedicated the last ten years of our lives to learning foreign languages and we’ve tested all the major courses and methods.
Not only have we learned many foreign languages for fun, we’ve also lived in many different countries where we had to speak multiple languages on a daily basis. We designed this course for people who want to speak a foreign language in the real world, not just to pass an exam.
This language learning journey has brought Jan to over 100 countries and I’ve learned over 10 languages. Lucas speaks even more languages than Jan.
Over the years we’ve also interviewed many of the world's most accomplished language learners. We’ve learned what works and implemented it in our own methodology.
We also regularly speak at language events all over the world. We don’t just give these talks in English. Below you can see Lucas giving a presentation in Russian, in various cities in Russia, and even in Kyrgyzstan.
Helping people from all over the world to learn foreign languages is what makes us feel alive.
''After about 14 lessons I installed Speaky and found a couple of language exchange partners. We started exchanging messages and I realized that I could understand about 60% and I could communicate on the basic level. And I felt so inspired that the second half of the course was even easier and more productive! ''
What you'll get...
Now, let us tell you exactly what you will get when you enroll in the Boostcamp;
Each Boostcamp contains 21 modules and each module includes the following:
- PDF files with the vocabulary of each module. We’ve added images and translations for each word for better memorization.
- PDF files with example sentences for the words that we teach. This way you learn to make sentences from the start and will better memorize the new vocabulary.
- High quality MP3 recordings. We’ve included native speaker audio so that you get your pronunciation just right.
- High quality video lessons. Each module includes multiple video lessons where you will learn to build sentences with the words that you’ve learned. All videos combined include more than 3000 drill exercises.
- Recordings of the original lessons with real students.
You will have access to the recordings of the lessons where we teach our students live.
Watching these recordings will give you the feeling that you are in the classroom with Lucas and the other students. You will also see our students making quick progress which will keep you motivated throughout the entire course.
- We’ve also included Anki Flashcard Decks for each module. This will allow you to reinforce the words and sentences that you have learned by using Anki’s Spaced Repetition System.
These flashcard decks are a great tool to keep everything that you learn fresh in your mind and not forget it anymore!
'I have researched and tried at least a dozen different language learning tools, software and approaches. This Boostcamp thing is the only approach that I found that had me speaking, conversing, and understanding what I said on day one.”