Lesson Transcript

Intro

Chigusa: Want to speak your target language with confidence?
Yuriy: ...and actually impress native speakers?
Chigusa: Learning to do this is actually quite simple.
Yuriy: In this Sunday News, you’ll discover the 7 ways to improve your speaking skills...
Yuriy: ...so you can speak with confidence...
Chigusa: ...so you can respond quickly...
Yuriy: ...and how you can use our lessons to achieve all of this.
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 Yuriy.
Yuriy: Hi everyone! Yuriy here.
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Yuriy: Listeners, we’ll get to this in just a second.
Chigusa: But first, listen up!
Yuriy: If you want to start speaking the language with our complete learning program...
Chigusa: The “You Can Speak” Sale starts now.
Yuriy: Get a BIG 31% OFF Premium or Premium PLUS
Chigusa: ...and start speaking from your very first lesson...
Yuriy: You learn conversations with our bite-sized audio/video lessons
Chigusa: Our teachers explain every word and grammar rule, and get you speaking.
Yuriy: We guide you from lesson 1, 2, to 3... until you reach your goals
Chigusa: ...whether you're learning for travel, or if you’re aiming for fluency.
Yuriy: You can learn anywhere, anytime - at your pace - with our Mobile App.
Chigusa: You get powerful Study Tools to master words, grammar and conversations fast...
Yuriy: And with Premium PLUS, you can even get your own personal teacher.
Chigusa: So, get 31% OFF Premium or Premium PLUS.
Yuriy: That’s as low as $6.90/month or $0.23 a day.
Chigusa: But hurry because this sale ends soon.
Yuriy: Just click the link in the comments section to get 31% OFF right now.
Yuriy: Alright, Chigusa, you’re a native Japanese speaker, so here’s a question for you.
Chigusa: Okay, go ahead.
Yuriy: Imagine you’re speaking in Japanese with a learner...
Chigusa: Alright.
Yuriy: How can you tell if they’re good or... if they’re still a beginner?
Chigusa: Hmmm. Based on HOW they talk and respond if I ask them something.
Yuriy: What do you mean by that?
Chigusa: Well, if they start pausing, searching for words. 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...
Yuriy: ...which means their Japanese is at a pretty high level, right?
Chigusa: Yes, most of the time, that’s the case.
Yuriy: And what about the accent?
Chigusa: Not so important. As long as you’re understood, you’re good to go.
Yuriy: So, listeners, there are a few reasons why you should learn to speak faster and ...with confidence.
Chigusa: First, you generally sound better...
Yuriy: Two, if you can respond quickly, it means you understand what you hear...
Chigusa: ...and that means your language skills are quite good.
Yuriy: And three - this is the best one - native speakers will treat you differently....
Chigusa: ...because they can see you put in the work to speak the language.
Yuriy: So, here’s how you do it, listeners. 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.
Yuriy: So, when you’re taking our lessons, read the dialogue out loud - as you hear it.
Chigusa: And you can read along with the dialog tool, the lesson notes, or the transcript.
Yuriy: Two: Read like a child reads their first book. So, picture a child learning to read.
Chigusa: Right! First they go slow... and sound everything out.
Yuriy: 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.
Yuriy: 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.
Yuriy: And again, you can do this with our lessons. Just read along - out loud - as you listen or watch a lesson.
Chigusa: Three: Use the Dialogue Study Tool.
Yuriy: 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...
Yuriy: 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.
Yuriy: 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...
Yuriy: ...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.
Yuriy: Five: Repeat and review old lesson conversations as much as possible.
Chigusa: Reaching native level speed takes a few tries...
Yuriy: ...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.
Yuriy: Six: Shadow the conversations. Repeat what you’ve heard out loud.
Chigusa: Listeners, this tactic is important...
Yuriy: ...But it is tricky when you’re doing a brand new lesson....
Chigusa: ...Because you’re not used to the conversation.
Yuriy: Exactly. But when you’re reviewing dialogs from lessons you’ve already done...
Chigusa: ...Then, it gets super easy to do. So, just listen to the dialog and repeat what you hear.
Yuriy: Seven: Send recordings to your Premium PLUS teacher for feedback.
Chigusa: If you want to speak with confidence....
Yuriy: ...then there’s no better confidence boost than feedback from a native speaker.
Chigusa: And you get just that with a Premium PLUS teacher.
Yuriy: You can record yourself reciting a lesson dialog, or any dialog of your own...
Chigusa: ...and your teacher will give you specific tips on how to improve.
Yuriy: So, listeners, take these tips, choose at least 1...and practice, practice, practice.
Chigusa: Yeah, being able to respond quickly, speaking with confidence... it’s not something you get on your first try...
Yuriy: But, it is something you can EASILY get with a few tries. And remember...
Yuriy: If you want to start speaking the language with our complete learning program...
Chigusa: The “You Can Speak” Sale starts now.
Yuriy: Get a BIG 31% OFF Premium or Premium PLUS
Chigusa: ....and start speaking from your very first lesson..
Yuriy: You learn conversations with our bite-sized audio/video lessons
Chigusa: Our teachers explain every word and grammar rule, and get you speaking.
Yuriy: We guide you from lesson 1, 2, to 3... until you reach your goals
Chigusa: ...whether you're learning for travel, or if you’re aiming for fluency.
Yuriy: You can learn anywhere, anytime - at your pace - with our Mobile App
Chigusa: You get powerful Study Tools to master words, grammar and conversations fast...
Yuriy: And with Premium PLUS, you can even get your own personal teacher.
Chigusa: So, get 31% OFF Premium or Premium PLUS.
Yuriy: That’s as low as $6.90/month or $0.23 a day.
Chigusa: But hurry because this sale ends soon.
Yuriy: Just click the link in the comments section to get 31% OFF right now.

Outro

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

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