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How to Learn a Language on Your Own

Hi there, Steve Kaufmann here today. I want to talk about how to learn languages on your own.

If you enjoy these videos, please subscribe. You can click on the bell for notifications. And by all means, join me at LingQ where I learn languages. So it doesn't really matter whether you're at a school or entirely on your own, to my mind, to be a successful language learner you have to be independent.

It is you and the language. So it's, I think the first part of learning languages on your own is to have that independent mindset. I'm going to learn this language. Uh, so that, it's my responsibility. All the things that happen during my journey to fluency are going to be, you know, dependent on me, the learner. I think that's, that's the first thing that's very important to be independent.

Uh, so this is going to affect the language learning materials that you search for their grammar rules that you look for explanations about whatever you do. It's going to be dependent on you, the learner. And remember, I've mentioned this before the sort of three keys to language learning that I once heard from a professor at San Diego university in the States language learning success depends on three things.

Your attitude, the time you spend with the language and your ability to notice. Now, the ability to notice will develop on its own if you have the right attitude. And if you spend enough time, so enough of the theory, and I should say too, that the importance of being independent and responsible for your own actions, doesn't just apply to learning languages.

It applies to so many things in life. You have to take charge, whatever happens to you are things that may be beyond your control, what is within your control is how you react to these things. And so with language learning, you know, it can be lonely. It can be a bit frustrating, therefore, anything that makes it easier,

obviously that's a good thing. So I, I want to digress a little bit by mentioning, you know, how LingQ helps me be an independent language learner. One feature is the playlist or in my own case, I tend to go to, you know, listen to the course audio so that I always have the audio of whatever course I'm on with me.

I can be listening in the car on sort of Bluetooth through my car radio. I can be listening on my AirPods while I'm working out, while I'm doing the dishes. So it makes me sort of my own language learning, you know, language lab with me all the time. I think that's important. Okay. You may want to sort of say, well now how do I get started?

I know nothing. I know don't know the language. I know nothing. Well, because you're going to be an independent language learner, you have to make investments. So you are going to invest in books. At least I do. So, you know, I have not ever tried learning Dutch. We have Dutch it LingQ one day. I think I will tackle Dutch.

And so I saw this book. Essential Dutch Grammar. It's in the, uh, Dover, I believe series. And these are excellent grammar books because they're very small, very thin, no exercises, no drills, which I avoid, like the plague. I just want a brief overview initially of the language, which I can flip through. And then I need this as a reference from time to time I go back to it.

So that's one investment. You can also invest in starter books, which also will give you a bit of an overview of language and some sort of, a bit of content. Second thing about language learning is the need to find content all the time. Major activity is looking for content. When I was a language student in Hong Kong, I spent a lot of time in the bookstores and in behind me here, lots of books, Chinese books, Chinese with glossaries after every chapter.

But I was constantly looking for new material, even though I had material already, I would buy stuff that I think I'm going to need in the future because you can never get enough. Um, you know, content. In terms of starter books. To me, it almost doesn't matter which starter book you use. You can use several starter books.

One common theme as an independent language learner is it's good to cover the same material in different books. It's good to cover, you know, sort of grazing, interleaving. It it's good to, you know, do you know, typically these starter books, have you at the restaurant and the post office and stuff like that, do it in different books.

And this is again, it's true for studying anything. If you're doing history, you're better off to read three different books about the same period in history. Uh, in order to finally have the, sort of get an understanding and remember some of the key events and so forth, if you've covered them from different perspectives.

The same is true in language learning. Now I have a preference now for our mini stories, but I do believe that they're typical of the kind of story that is a great way to get started as an independent learner. But if you're learning Polish, you could use a Piotr's material that Real Polish.pl if you're learning English, AJ, Hoge is a wonderful source of these kinds of stories or content with.

You know, different points of view, uh, circling questions, lots of repetition. You're listening to it over and over again. It becomes almost hypnotic. You're listening to it. And slowly this material is washing over your brain and getting the brain used to the language. You're not worried about writing exams.

You're not worried about doing drills, answering questions. You're just letting the language come in, listening and reading. Every so often if you're curious about a point of grammar, you can look it up. You can Google a conjugation of a particular verb. Uh, if you're on LingQ, you can, when you look up the word in the dictionary, we also have a conjugating dictionary.

So you can look at the conjugation and then forget it. Don't try to ace anything or master anything, or remember anything, just keep letting the language wash over you. So as an independent learner, That's sort of the initial period. Now, if you, if you are in a classroom environment, the learning still is done by you as an independent learner and what you do outside the classroom

is at least as important as what you do inside the classroom, because inside the classroom, the teacher decides what you're going to study. The teacher decides what they're going to teach you. You may not be interested in what they're teaching you, ready for that particular point of grammar. As an independent learner,

after the classroom, you go home and you're curious about a certain tense or a certain, you know, declension you can look it up. So the attitude of an independent learner. It doesn't necessarily mean that you aren't in a formal class. It just means that you are determined. You have made the decision that you are going to learn this language.

Uh, so the, so the initial period, I definitely recommend, uh, repetitive listening to relatively simple stories with high frequency vocabulary. Now the next stage, and I've said this many times is to find material that is now interesting, authentic, but not too difficult. There is a shortage of that kind of material, but it does exist.

And so here again, you've got to look on the internet search for the material. You can get on our forums, at LingQ and see what other people have recommended very often anything that's of a conversational nature, podcasts, these kinds of things are going to be easier than more formal material like a book or something.

And even when you move towards authentic material like books, I have found, uh, because I'm interested in history. Non-fiction for example, history is easier than literature. I'm more familiar with the subject matter. The vocabulary used is sort of more relevant to things that are of interest to me than more literary language.

But as an independent learner, you have to move from the sort of relatively easy call it sheltered, protected material with lots of repetition. Uh, you have to move from that to, uh, you know, genuinely authentic material where you are going to be driven more by your interest in the subject matter than, uh, sort of to learn the language after a while.

You're not saying I want to learn the language. I want to learn the language, which is how you're motivated at the beginning. But rather I'm interested in what they're talking about. And therefore I am learning the language because I am pursuing my interests. Now, learning a language can be a lonely activity.

It can be all consuming. Uh, if you are spending an hour a day, it's not too bad. If you're spending two or three or four hours a day, you get consumed in this thing and it starts to take a space in your brain, which can lead sometimes to a sense of frustration. And so you, sometimes you have to take a break from it.

It also helps in my view to have some sort of very specific goals like here, again, at LingQ, we have, you know, uh, goals in terms of number of, of LingQs created in other words, number of words, you have saved, number of words, you have learned, number of words, you have read. So that as you're in this fog of trying to, you know, come to grips with this language and sometimes feeling as if you're not making,

progress. Uh, if you can see that, actually I have read so many words. I have learned so many words, these very concrete goals or milestones can be motivating and help keep you moving when you're in the doldrums. And make no mistake that there will be periods as an independent language learner where you're doubting yourself,

doubting your ability, feeling a sense of frustration, and you just have to persevere. You have to keep going through that. And that's where obviously your original commitment as well as your interest in the subject matter. So it doesn't matter if I'm improving because I'm enjoying what I'm doing, but also some of these specific concrete goals, uh, can help you.

Uh, okay. I'm kind of, I'm fighting the language right now, but at least I. I saved a hundred words or I, I read so many words or these kinds of things that can kind of confirm to you that you actually are moving because make no mistake as long as you continue to spend time with the language, listening, reading, speaking, writing, and, uh, if you're remain motivated and even if the motivation flags a little bit, the more time you spend with the language, the better you are getting the brain is absorbing all of this,

uh, stimulus and forming patterns out of it. And sometimes you have the impression that you're not making any progress and all of a sudden, surprisingly, you know, three months later, certain things come together for you. So to that extent, I think being in a classroom can be motivating. Because you're with other people, you have a teacher, hopefully stimulating you, you have other people that you meet.

It's a social, it's a get together opportunity, a learning entirely on your own, for some people can be a bit of a lonely experience. Although I think it's the more efficient way to learn is to do it on your own listening, reading, writing, and then getting online. You know, if you're not in a classroom, I mean, eventually you have to speak, but you can find people online.

There's iTalki. And or at LingQ we have tutors, so you can get on and talk to people. Because every so often, you know, you can't just be listening and reading totally in your own little cocoon. Uh, you, you want to connect to people. You want to see what you can say, get some reaction from other people.

And so therefore I think it is important to connect with people online. In my own case, two or three times a week would be a lot. Uh, and, and, uh, and then I get of course, the reports from my tutor, which I analyze and slowly I improve my accuracy in that language. So, you know, within the limits of this, uh, video here, I just wanted to touch on, on what I consider to be some of the highlights of learning a language on your own.

Uh, I have done other videos on a similar subject and I would offer these to you as further, uh, discussion of the same subject. I don't remember quite what I said. There may be. I repeat myself, but one is called, become an independent learner. And the second one is called learn languages for your own reasons.

So I invite you to go and look at those two as well. Thank you for listening. Bye for now.


How to Learn a Language on Your Own

Hi there, Steve Kaufmann here today. Ciao, Steve Kaufmann qui oggi. I want to talk about how to learn languages on your own. 自分で言語を学ぶ方法についてお話ししたいと思います。

If you enjoy these videos, please subscribe. You can click on the bell for notifications. And by all means, join me at LingQ where I learn languages. そして、ぜひ、私が言語を学ぶLingQに参加してください。 So it doesn't really matter whether you're at a school or entirely on your own, to my mind, to be a successful language learner you have to be independent.

It is you and the language. So it's, I think the first part of learning languages on your own is to have that independent mindset. I'm going to learn this language. Uh, so that, it's my responsibility. All the things that happen during my journey to fluency are going to be, you know, dependent on me, the learner. 私の流暢さへの旅の間に起こるすべてのことは、あなたが知っているように、私、学習者に依存するでしょう。 I think that's, that's the first thing that's very important to be independent.

Uh, so this is going to affect the language learning materials that you search for their grammar rules that you look for explanations about whatever you do. ええと、これはあなたが何をしているのかについての説明を探す文法規則を検索する言語学習教材に影響を与えるでしょう。 It's going to be dependent on you, the learner. それは学習者であるあなたに依存するでしょう。 And remember, I've mentioned this before the sort of three keys to language learning that I once heard from a professor at San Diego university in the States language learning success depends on three things. そして覚えておいてください、私がかつて米国のサンディエゴ大学の教授から聞いた言語学習の3つの鍵のようなものが言語学習の成功は3つのことに依存する前にこれを述べました。

Your attitude, the time you spend with the language and your ability to notice. Now, the ability to notice will develop on its own if you have the right attitude. And if you spend enough time, so enough of the theory, and I should say too, that the importance of being independent and responsible for your own actions, doesn't just apply to learning languages. そして、あなたが十分な時間を費やすなら、理論は十分であり、私も言うべきですが、独立して自分の行動に責任を持つことの重要性は、言語の学習だけに当てはまるわけではありません。

It applies to so many things in life. それは人生の非常に多くのことに当てはまります。 You have to take charge, whatever happens to you are things that may be beyond your control, what is within your control is how you react to these things. あなたは責任を負わなければなりません、あなたに何が起こってもあなたのコントロールを超えているかもしれないものであり、あなたのコントロールの範囲内にあるのはあなたがこれらのことにどう反応するかです。 And so with language learning, you know, it can be lonely. そして、言語学習では、それは孤独になる可能性があります。 It can be a bit frustrating, therefore, anything that makes it easier, それは少しイライラする可能性があります、したがって、それを簡単にするものは何でも、

obviously that's a good thing. 明らかにそれは良いことです。 So I, I want to digress a little bit by mentioning, you know, how LingQ helps me be an independent language learner. One feature is the playlist or in my own case, I tend to go to, you know, listen to the course audio so that I always have the audio of whatever course I'm on with me. 1つの機能はプレイリストです。私自身の場合、私はコースの音声を聞く傾向があります。そうすれば、私が一緒にいるコースの音声を常に聞くことができます。

I can be listening in the car on sort of Bluetooth through my car radio. I can be listening on my AirPods while I'm working out, while I'm doing the dishes. エクササイズをしている間、料理をしている間、AirPodsで聞くことができます。 So it makes me sort of my own language learning, you know, language lab with me all the time. ですから、私はいつも自分の語学学習のようなものになっています。 I think that's important. Okay. You may want to sort of say, well now how do I get started? ちょっと言いたいかもしれませんが、どうすれば始められますか?

I know nothing. I know don't know the language. 私は言語がわからないことを知っています。 I know nothing. Well, because you're going to be an independent language learner, you have to make investments. さて、あなたは独立した言語学習者になるので、あなたは投資をしなければなりません。 So you are going to invest in books. At least I do. So, you know, I have not ever tried learning Dutch. We have Dutch it LingQ one day. ある日、オランダ語のLingQがあります。 I think I will tackle Dutch.

And so I saw this book. Essential Dutch Grammar. エッセンシャルオランダ語文法。 It's in the, uh, Dover, I believe series. それは、ええと、ドーバー、私はシリーズだと思います。 And these are excellent grammar books because they're very small, very thin, no exercises, no drills, which I avoid, like the plague. そして、これらは非常に小さく、非常に薄く、演習もドリルもありませんので、ペストのように避けている優れた文法書です。 I just want a brief overview initially of the language, which I can flip through. And then I need this as a reference from time to time I go back to it. そして、私は時々それに戻る参照としてこれを必要とします。

So that's one investment. これが1つの投資です。 You can also invest in starter books, which also will give you a bit of an overview of language and some sort of, a bit of content. Second thing about language learning is the need to find content all the time. Major activity is looking for content. When I was a language student in Hong Kong, I spent a lot of time in the bookstores and in behind me here, lots of books, Chinese books, Chinese with glossaries after every chapter. 私が香港で語学学生だったとき、私は本屋で多くの時間を過ごしました、そしてここで私の後ろにはたくさんの本、中国語の本、毎章の後に用語集付きの中国語がありました。

But I was constantly looking for new material, even though I had material already, I would buy stuff that I think I'm going to need in the future because you can never get enough. でも、すでに素材を持っていたのに、足りないので将来必要になると思うものを買いたいと思っていました。 Um, you know, content. In terms of starter books. To me, it almost doesn't matter which starter book you use. 私にとって、どのスターターブックを使用するかはほとんど問題ではありません。 You can use several starter books. いくつかのスターターブックを使用できます。

One common theme as an independent language learner is it's good to cover the same material in different books. 独立した言語学習者としての共通のテーマの1つは、同じ資料を異なる本でカバーするのが良いということです。 It's good to cover, you know, sort of grazing, interleaving. ある種の放牧、インターリーブをカバーするのは良いことです。 It it's good to, you know, do you know, typically these starter books, have you at the restaurant and the post office and stuff like that, do it in different books. 通常、これらのスターターブックをレストランや郵便局などに持って行って、別の本でそれを行うのは良いことです。

And this is again, it's true for studying anything. そして、これもまた、何でも勉強するのに当てはまります。 If you're doing history, you're better off to read three different books about the same period in history. あなたが歴史をしているなら、あなたは歴史の同じ時期についての3冊の異なる本を読むほうがよいです。 Uh, in order to finally have the, sort of get an understanding and remember some of the key events and so forth, if you've covered them from different perspectives. ええと、最終的に理解するために、いくつかの重要なイベントなどをさまざまな観点からカバーした場合は、それらを理解して覚えておく必要があります。

The same is true in language learning. Now I have a preference now for our mini stories, but I do believe that they're typical of the kind of story that is a great way to get started as an independent learner. 今、私はミニストーリーを好みますが、それらは独立した学習者として始めるのに最適な種類のストーリーの典型であると信じています。 But if you're learning Polish, you could use a Piotr's material that Real Polish.pl if you're learning English, AJ, Hoge  is a wonderful source of these kinds of stories or content with. しかし、ポーランド語を学んでいる場合は、Real Polish.plが英語、AJを学んでいる場合は、Piotrの資料を使用できます。ホーグは、この種のストーリーやコンテンツのすばらしい情報源です。

You know, different points of view, uh, circling questions, lots of repetition. あなたが知っている、異なる視点、ええと、循環する質問、たくさんの繰り返し。 You're listening to it over and over again. It becomes almost hypnotic. それはほとんど催眠術になります。 You're listening to it. And slowly this material is washing over your brain and getting the brain used to the language. Und langsam überschwemmt dieses Material Ihr Gehirn und gewöhnt das Gehirn an die Sprache. You're not worried about writing exams.

You're not worried about doing drills, answering questions. You're just letting the language come in, listening and reading. あなたはただ言語を取り入れ、聞いて読んでいるだけです。 Every so often if you're curious about a point of grammar, you can look it up. You can Google a conjugation of a particular verb. Uh, if you're on LingQ, you can, when you look up the word in the dictionary, we also have a conjugating dictionary.

So you can look at the conjugation and then forget it. Don't try to ace anything or master anything, or remember anything, just keep letting the language wash over you. 何かをエースしたり、マスターしたり、何かを覚えたりしようとしないでください。言語を流し続けてください。 So as an independent learner, That's sort of the initial period. ですから、独立した学習者として、それは一種の初期の期間です。 Now, if you, if you are in a classroom environment, the learning still is done by you as an independent learner and what you do outside the classroom さて、あなたが教室環境にいる場合でも、学習は独立した学習者としてあなたによって行われ、あなたは教室の外で何をしますか

is at least as important as what you do inside the classroom, because inside the classroom, the teacher decides what you're going to study. The teacher decides what they're going to teach you. You may not be interested in what they're teaching you, ready for that particular point of grammar. あなたは彼らがあなたに教えていることに興味がなく、その特定の文法のポイントの準備ができているかもしれません。 As an independent learner,

after the classroom, you go home and you're curious about a certain tense or a certain, you know, declension you can look it up. So the attitude of an independent learner. だから、独立した学習者の態度。 It doesn't necessarily mean that you aren't in a formal class. それは必ずしもあなたが正式なクラスにいないことを意味するわけではありません。 It just means that you are determined. それはあなたが決心していることを意味します。 You have made the decision that you are going to learn this language.

Uh, so the, so the initial period, I definitely recommend, uh, repetitive listening to relatively simple stories with high frequency vocabulary. ええと、そう、そう、最初の期間、私は間違いなく、ええと、高頻度の語彙で比較的単純な物語を繰り返し聞くことをお勧めします。 Now the next stage, and I've said this many times is to find material that is now interesting, authentic, but not too difficult. 次の段階です。これは何度も言いましたが、今では面白くて本物であるが、それほど難しくない資料を見つけることです。 There is a shortage of that kind of material, but it does exist. そのような素材は不足していますが、存在します。

And so here again, you've got to look on the internet search for the material. そして、ここでも、インターネットで資料を検索する必要があります。 You can get on our forums, at LingQ and see what other people have recommended very often anything that's of a conversational nature, podcasts, these kinds of things are going to be easier than more formal material like a book or something. LingQのフォーラムに参加して、会話の性質を持つもの、ポッドキャストなど、他の人が頻繁に推奨しているものを確認できます。これらの種類のものは、本などのより正式な資料よりも簡単になります。

And even when you move towards authentic material like books, I have found, uh, because I'm interested in history. そして、あなたが本のような本物の資料に向かっているときでさえ、私は歴史に興味があるので、ええと、見つけました。 Non-fiction for example, history is easier than literature. たとえばノンフィクションでは、歴史は文学よりも簡単です。 I'm more familiar with the subject matter. 私はその主題にもっと精通しています。 The vocabulary used is sort of more relevant to things that are of interest to me than more literary language. 使用される語彙は、より多くの文語よりも、私が興味を持っていることに関連性があります。

But as an independent learner, you have to move from the sort of relatively easy call it sheltered, protected material with lots of repetition. しかし、独立した学習者として、あなたはそれが多くの繰り返しで保護された、保護された材料と呼ばれるような比較的簡単なものから移動しなければなりません。 Uh, you have to move from that to, uh, you know, genuinely authentic material where you are going to be driven more by your interest in the subject matter than, uh, sort of to learn the language after a while. ええと、あなたはそれから、ええと、あなたが知っている、あなたがしばらくして言語を学ぶようなものよりも、主題へのあなたの興味によってもっと動かされるであろう真に本物の資料に移らなければなりません。

You're not saying I want to learn the language. あなたは私がその言語を学びたいと言っているのではありません。 I want to learn the language, which is how you're motivated at the beginning. 私はあなたが最初にやる気を起こさせる方法である言語を学びたいです。 But rather I'm interested in what they're talking about. しかし、むしろ私は彼らが話していることに興味があります。 And therefore I am learning the language because I am pursuing my interests. したがって、私は自分の興味を追求しているので、言語を学んでいます。 Now, learning a language can be a lonely activity. 今、言語を学ぶことは孤独な活動になる可能性があります。

It can be all consuming. Es kann alles aufwendig sein. それはすべて消費する可能性があります。 Uh, if you are spending an hour a day, it's not too bad. ええと、あなたが1日1時間過ごしているなら、それはそれほど悪くはありません。 If you're spending two or three or four hours a day, you get consumed in this thing and it starts to take a space in your brain, which can lead sometimes to a sense of frustration. 1日に2、3、4時間過ごしていると、このことに夢中になり、脳内のスペースを取り始め、フラストレーションを感じることがあります。 And so you, sometimes you have to take a break from it. そして、あなたは、時々それから休憩しなければなりません。

It also helps in my view to have some sort of very specific goals like here, again, at LingQ, we have, you know, uh, goals in terms of number of, of LingQs created in other words, number of words, you have saved, number of words, you have learned, number of words, you have read. So that as you're in this fog of trying to, you know, come to grips with this language and sometimes feeling as if you're not making, ですから、この霧の中にいるときは、この言語を理解し、時には自分が作っていないように感じるようになります。

progress. 進捗。 Uh, if you can see that, actually I have read so many words. ええと、あなたがそれを見ることができるならば、実際に私はとても多くの言葉を読みました。 I have learned so many words, these very concrete goals or milestones can be motivating and help keep you moving when you're in the doldrums. 私は非常に多くの言葉を学びました。これらの非常に具体的な目標やマイルストーンは、やる気を起こさせ、低迷しているときにあなたを動かし続けるのに役立ちます。 And make no mistake that there will be periods as an independent language learner where you're doubting yourself, そして、あなたが自分自身を疑っている独立した言語学習者としての期間があることは間違いありません、

doubting your ability, feeling a sense of frustration, and you just have to persevere. あなたの能力を疑って、欲求不満の感覚を感じて、そしてあなたはただ忍耐しなければなりません。 You have to keep going through that. あなたはそれを経験し続ける必要があります。 And that's where obviously your original commitment as well as your interest in the subject matter. そして、それは明らかにあなたの最初のコミットメントと主題へのあなたの興味です。 So it doesn't matter if I'm improving because I'm enjoying what I'm doing, but also some of these specific concrete goals, uh, can help you. ですから、私がしていることを楽しんでいるので、私が改善しているかどうかは関係ありませんが、これらの特定の具体的な目標のいくつかは、ええと、あなたを助けることができます。

Uh, okay. I'm kind of, I'm fighting the language right now, but at least I. I saved a hundred words or I, I read so many words or these kinds of things that can kind of confirm to you that you actually are moving because make no mistake as long as you continue to spend time with the language, listening, reading, speaking, writing, and, uh, if you're remain motivated and even if the motivation flags a little bit, the more time you spend with the language, the better you are getting the brain is absorbing all of this, 私は今、言語と戦っていますが、少なくとも私は100語を保存しました。または私は、あなたが実際に動いていることを確認できるほど多くの単語やこれらの種類のことを読みました。なぜなら、あなたが言語、リスニング、リーディング、スピーキング、ライティングに時間を費やし続ける限り、間違いを犯さないからです。そして、あなたがやる気を維持していれば、やる気が少しでも、より多くの時間を費やすことができます。言語、あなたが脳をより良く得ることはこれらすべてを吸収しています、

uh, stimulus and forming patterns out of it. ええと、刺激とそれからパターンを形成します。 And sometimes you have the impression that you're not making any progress and all of a sudden, surprisingly, you know, three months later, certain things come together for you. そして時々あなたはあなたが何の進歩もしていないという印象を持っています、そして突然、驚くべきことに、あなたは知っています、3ヶ月後、あなたのために特定のことが一緒になります。 So to that extent, I think being in a classroom can be motivating. Insofern denke ich, dass es motivierend sein kann, in einem Klassenzimmer zu sein. ですから、その範囲で、教室にいることはやる気を起こさせることができると思います。 Because you're with other people, you have a teacher, hopefully stimulating you, you have other people that you meet. あなたは他の人と一緒にいるので、あなたには先生がいて、うまくいけばあなたを刺激し、あなたにはあなたが出会う他の人がいます。

It's a social, it's a get together opportunity, a learning entirely on your own, for some people can be a bit of a lonely experience. それは社交的であり、集まりの機会であり、完全に自分で学ぶことです。一部の人々は少し孤独な経験になる可能性があります。 Although I think it's the more efficient way to learn is to do it on your own listening, reading, writing, and then getting online. 学ぶのがより効率的な方法だと思いますが、自分で聞いて、読んで、書いて、そしてオンラインになることです。 You know, if you're not in a classroom, I mean, eventually you have to speak, but you can find people online.

There's iTalki. And or at LingQ we have tutors, so you can get on and talk to people. また、LingQにはチューターがいるので、乗って人と話すことができます。 Because every so often, you know, you can't just be listening and reading totally in your own little cocoon. たまに、あなたが知っているように、あなたはあなた自身の小さな繭の中で完全に聞いたり読んだりすることはできません。 Uh, you, you want to connect to people. You want to see what you can say, get some reaction from other people.

And so therefore I think it is important to connect with people online. In my own case, two or three times a week would be a lot. 私自身の場合、週に2、3回はたくさんあります。 Uh, and, and, uh, and then I get of course, the reports from my tutor, which I analyze and slowly I improve my accuracy in that language. So, you know, within the limits of this, uh, video here, I just wanted to touch on, on what I consider to be some of the highlights of learning a language on your own. ですから、これの範囲内で、ええと、ここのビデオで、私が自分で言語を学ぶことのハイライトのいくつかであると私が考えるものについて触れたかっただけです。

Uh, I have done other videos on a similar subject and I would offer these to you as further, uh, discussion of the same subject. ええと、私は同様の主題について他のビデオを作りました、そして私はあなたに同じ主題のさらなる議論としてこれらを提供します。 I don't remember quite what I said. There may be. あるかもしれません。 I repeat myself, but one is called, become an independent learner. And the second one is called learn languages for your own reasons. そして2つ目はあなた自身の理由で言語を学ぶと呼ばれています。

So I invite you to go and look at those two as well. ですから、この2つもご覧ください。 Thank you for listening. Bye for now.