Step 1: Learning to understand words
Start a lesson and read only the English text while listening to the lesson in the foreign language.
The English word-for-word translation sounds strange, but has the advantage that you automatically learn the rules of the foreign language.
At first, pause the lesson after every 3 to 5 words. Use the short pauses to reflect for a moment on what you have heard. Your subconscious will repeat what you hear like an echo. The better you understand the text, the fewer breaks you take.
Tip: We recommend that you start with the speed set at "Slowest".
We call this step active listening. Do this until you understand every single work of the lesson without reading the English version, even after a day’s break. Never learn for more than 10 minutes at a time. You should then take a break of at least 10 minutes.
You can learn your language with one ten-minute practice session per day. Practicing several times a day will accelerate your learning success.
Step 2: Internalizing the pronunciation
Now that you understand the words, you can prepare your brain to speak.
To do this, simply run the lesson in the background while doing another activity.
For example, you can focus on your work, play sport or watch a film.
Set the volume so that you can just hear the text.
We call this step passive listening. The more often you listen passively, the easier it will be for you to speak.
Further steps: Starting to speak
After passive listening, pronouncing all the words in the lesson correctly will be a piece of cake. Start by speaking along with the text softly at a slow playback speed.
If you do not want to disturb others, you can also "speak along" silently.
Practice rehearsing short passages of text while pausing the playback.