How to speak Dutch with confidence: 7 Tips & Tricks (Audio Inside)

Intro

Chigusa: Want to speak your target language with confidence? Peter: …and impress native speakers? Chigusa: Learning to do this is actually quite simple. Chigusa: Welcome to this episode of Innovative Language Learning Sunday News! I’m Chigusa and I’ll be your host. My co-host today is the founder of InnovativeLanguage.com, Peter Galante! Peter: Hi everyone! Peter here. Body Chigusa: In this Sunday News, you’ll learn the 7 ways to improve your speaking skills… Peter: …so you can speak with confidence. Chigusa: …and how you can use our lessons to achieve all of this. So, how do you start speaking with confidence… even if you’re a beginner? Peter: Listeners, we’ll get to this in just a second. But first, listen up! Chigusa: If you want to master the language fast with our language learning system… Peter: Here’s your last chance to get up to 35% OFF… Chigusa: …with the Ready, Set, Speak Sale. Peter: You get instant access to fast audio and video lessons by real teachers… Chigusa: …that get you speaking from your very first lesson. Peter: Just follow our learning pathway of lessons… and absorb the language in every lesson. We take you from zero… to speaking the language with confidence. Chigusa: You also get Study Tools that help you master lessons faster… Peter: …mobile apps so you can learn anywhere, anytime… Chigusa: …and you can even get your very own teacher. Peter: Get up to 35% OFF Basic, Premium, or Premium Plus – that’s as low as $3/month. Chigusa: Click the link in the comments section to take advantage right now… Peter: …and start speaking from the very first lesson! Chigusa: Get up to 35% OFF all plans, but hurry because this sale ends tomorrow, April 25th, 2022. Peter: Alright, Chigusa, now you’re a native Japanese speaker, right? Chigusa: Yes Peter: So here’s a question for you. Imagine you’re speaking in Japanese with a learner… Chigusa: Alright. Peter: How can you tell how good they are…? Chigusa: Hmmm. Based on HOW they talk and respond if I ask them something, I guess. Peter: What do you mean by that? Chigusa: Like If they start pausing, like searching for words or if there’s a delay… I know they’re a beginner. So I go easy on them. But if they respond quickly, then that means they understand what I said… Peter: If they have a high fluency …this means their Japanese is at a pretty high level, right? Chigusa: Yes, most of the time, that’s the case. Peter: What about accents? Chigusa: Not so important. As long as you’re understood, I think you’re good to go. Peter: So, listeners, there are a few reasons why you should learn to speak faster and …with confidence. Chigusa: First, you generally sound better… Peter: Two, if you can respond quickly, it means you understand what you hear… Chigusa: …and that means your language skills are quite good. Peter: And three – this is the best one – native speakers will treat you differently… Chigusa: …because they can see you have put in the work to speak the language. Peter: So, here’s how you improve your fluency. Anyone can do it. First, Number One: Read out loud. This is a basic rule, but it’s a must. Chigusa: Yes, because if you’re reading out loud, you’re essentially practicing speaking. Peter: So, when you’re taking our lessons, read the dialogue out loud – as you hear it. Chigusa: So you can read along with the dialog tool, the lesson notes, or the transcript. Peter: Two: Read like a child reads their first book. So, picture a child learning to read. Chigusa: First, they go slow… and sound everything out. Peter: On the second or third try, they’re now at a normal pace. Chigusa: And on the fourth or fifth try, they can read it all quickly. Peter: So, this example applies to language learning. If you’ve ever come across a complex sentence… Chigusa: …read it slowly, then speed up, and then you’ll be able to say it easily. Peter: And again, just read along – out loud – as you listen or watch a lesson. Chigusa: Three: Use the Dialogue Breakdown Tool. Peter: Listeners, this tool breaks down the lesson conversations… into individual lines. Chigusa: You can listen to the audio for each line. You get the meanings… Peter: And you can re-read and review each line as much as you want. Chigusa: Four: Use the voice recorder to record and compare yourself with native speakers. Peter: Just click on the microphone icon next to each line in the Dialogue section. Chigusa: You can also use this to perfect your pronunciation if you want… Peter: …but the goal here is just to speak at a confident, native-level speed. Chigusa: You’ll find this tool in the Dialogue section for all of our lessons. Peter: Five: Repeat and review old lesson conversations as much as possible. Chigusa: Reaching native-level speed takes a few tries… Peter: …so if you download the lesson dialog tracks, you can re-listen to the conversations again and again. Or you can re-read the dialog lines… Chigusa: …until you’ve mastered them all. Peter: Six: Shadow the conversations. Repeat what you’ve heard out loud. Chigusa: Listeners, this tactic is important… Peter: …But it is tricky when you’re doing a brand new lesson… Chigusa: …Because you’re not used to the conversation. Peter: But when you’re reviewing dialogs from lessons you’ve done… Chigusa: ….Then, it gets super easy to do. So, just listen to the dialog and repeat what you hear – as you hear it. Peter: Seven: Send recordings to your Premium PLUS teacher for feedback. Chigusa: If you want to speak with confidence… Peter: …then there’s no better confidence boost than feedback from a native speaker. Chigusa: And you get just that with a Premium PLUS teacher. Peter: You can record yourself reciting a lesson dialog or anything that you’d like to do or say… Chigusa: …and your teacher will give you specific tips on how to improve. Peter: So, listeners, take these tips, choose at least 1…and practice, practice, practice. Chigusa: Yes, being able to respond quickly, speaking with confidence… it’s not something you get on your first try… Peter: But, it’s something you can EASILY get with a few tries. Chigusa: And by the way, we’re giving away a bonus PDF guide called “7 Review Tactics &Learning Tools” to help you learn language even faster. Peter: So, if you want it, leave a comment on this Sunday News. Chigusa: …and we’ll reply with the link. Peter: And remember… Chigusa: If you want to master the language fast with our language learning system… Peter: Here’s your last chance to get up to 35% OFF… Chigusa: …with the Ready, Set, Speak Sale. Peter: You get instant access to fast audio and video lessons by real teachers… Chigusa: …that get you speaking from your very first lesson. Peter: Just follow our learning pathway of lessons… and absorb the language in every lesson. We take you from zero… to speaking the language with confidence. Chigusa: You also get Study Tools that help you master lessons faster… Peter: …mobile apps so you can learn anywhere, anytime… Chigusa: …and you can even get your very own teacher. Peter: Get up to 35% OFF Basic, Premium, or Premium Plus – that’s as low as $3/month. Chigusa: Click the link in the comments section to take advantage right now… Peter: …and start speaking from the very first lesson! Chigusa: Get up to 35% OFF all plans, but hurry because this sale ends tomorrow, April 25th, 2022.

Outro

Chigusa: Okay, well that’s going to do it for this edition of Innovative Language Learning Sunday News! Peter: Bye everyone! Chigusa: Thank you for listening, and we’ll see you all next time.

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