My book Language Master Key: How to Unlock Your Brain’s Ability to Learn Any Language is now available for sale at Amazon. To purchase the book, click the link for your region:
- United Kingdom
- The Netherlands
If you’re learning a new language, then you have to learn four different skills: reading, writing, listening, and speaking.
Out of all these…
Listening is the most important skill to develop.
You can learn a language without reading or writing it, the way humans did for tens of thousands of years before the development of writing systems. But you can’t learn a language without hearing it.
Hearing a language–its sounds, its rhythms, its intonations–is vital to your brain being able to process it, learn it, and absorb it.
In my time as a language student, I’ve had over twenty language teachers, I’ve taken dozens of language courses, and I’ve read over a hundred language-related books and textbooks.
Something I noticed in my studies: the aural component of language is downplayed. It’s not outright ignored. It’s just not paid nearly enough attention, especially in traditional language classes.
So I wrote Language Master Key to try and give the subject the attention it deserves.
The book provides:
- An explanation of exactly why sound is so vital to your brain’s ability to process language
- Step-by-step instructions on how to take advantage of this phenomenon yourself
- A detailed guide on how to perform the activities in the program
- A sample 21-day program for you to follow, based on one of my personal favorite ways to study
This 30,000-word book took me several months to write and to get just right. It draws on over a decade of my experience as a language learner, translator, and professional technical communicator. It’s on sale for
$7.99 $4.99 US dollars (or whatever the equivalent of that is in your country’s currency).
If you considering that…
…an hour with a tutor goes for $10 to $20…
…commercial language learning courses and software costs anywhere from $50 to $300…
…a language class costs $150 to $500, or much more if you’re paying university tuition…
…airfare for immersion courses cost several thousand dollars…
$7.99 $4.99 is a reasonable price for a tool that will tell you exactly how you can get where you want to be in your language goals.
If you are familiar with a previous version of the book, this version contains the following updates:
- It’s been formatted for Kindle and Kindle readers.
- I’ve made updates and corrections based on feedback received from readers.
- References have been added.
So check it out and let me know what you think.