BGP 026: Idahosa Ness - How to Hack a Foreign Language
Our guest today is idahosa Ness from Mimic Method. Idahosa is a language hacker, and he’s taught thousands of people around the new world to learn new languages through his system of mimicking song lyrics.
We're actually going through his program right now to learn Spanish pronunciation (or in David's case, perfect his) before we move to Spain in October - and we can honestly say it's awesome! Highly recommend checking it out.
Listen to this week’s show and learn:
-What first made Idahosa so passionate about learning languages
-The 2 things that separate great language learners from everybody else
-The 2 biggest challenges most people have to learning languages
-How and why Idahosa started Mimic Method
-Why you should learn pronunciation before grammar
-Idahosa's 80/20 rule for pronunciation
-How any 2 songs can give you exposure to all the possible sounds in a language
-A simple way to slow down songs, mimic them, and start learning pronunciation by yourself
-The biggest mistake to avoid when trying to learn a foreign language
-How to tune into the flow of a language and understand the core rhythms
See full show notes at http://beastlygentleman.com/