Expanding our limits by learning a language

The full transcript is here.

“how
can
you
help
a
normal
adult
learn
a
new
language
quickly,
easily
and
effectively?

Now
this
a
really,
really
important
question
in
today’s
world.

We
have
massive
challenges
with
environment
we
have
massive
challenges
with
social
dislocation,
with
wars,
all
sorts
of
things
going
on
and
if
we
can’t
communicate
we’re
really
going
to
have
difficulty
solving
these
problems.

So
we
need
to
be
able
to
speak
each
other’s
languages,
this
is
really,
really
important.

The
question
then
is
how
do
you
do
that.

Well,
it’s
actually
really
easy.

You
look
around
for
people
who
can
already
do
it,
you
look
for
situations
where
it’s
already
working
and
then
you
identify
the
principles
and
apply
them.

It’s
called
modelling
and
I’ve
been
looking
at
language
learning
and
modelling
language
learning
for
about
fifteen
to
twenty
years
now.

And
my
conclusion,
my
observation
from
this
is
that
any
adult
can
learn
a
second
language
to
fluency
inside
six
months.

Now
when
I
say
this,
most
people
think
I’m
crazy,
this
is
not
possible.

So let me remind everybody of the history of human progress, it’s all about expanding our limits.”

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