If you thought Batman had it bad. Think again.
Nothing compared to what you have to contend with as a language learning superhero.
If you're learning a new language, then your path to fluency is literally littered with villains who have it in for you so bad that it makes Gotham City look like a soft play area.
But fear not, all is not lost.
You can defeat these villains.
In fact, if you do learn to defeat these villains you will discover that you can become fluent in your new language faster than you ever thought possible.
And the reason is this: learning a new language is actually not that hard.
Plenty of people have done it at all ages.
And there are books, websites, and even articles like this one from yours truly, telling you how to do it.
You can follow a method like the StoryLearning method to learn a new language faster than you ever thought possible.
The reason people have such a hard time getting fluent in a new language…
Can you guess what it is?
It's the language learning villains.
You see it's not learning a new language that's hard…
It's sticking with it that's hard.
Most people know what it's like to make lots of progress..
To feel like you're learning more and more…
Only to have something pop up unexpectedly and sabotage your progress for days for months, sometimes even for years.
Meet The Language Learning Villains
And the culprit — It's these villains!
I guarantee you know these villains, probably a few of them.
You probably don't even realise it.
For example, if you've ever woken up one morning and thought to yourself
That's one of them.
If you've ever walked away from a potential conversation in your new language out of fear or nerves… That's one of them.
If you've got so worked up over confusing grammar points that you wanted to bury your head in the sand and cry…
Guess what, that's another villain at work.
Now, the thing that makes these language villains so dastardly is that they are often hiding in plain sight…
Biding their time…
Just waiting for the right moment to make an appearance and make your life miserable.
Some of these villains even pretend to be a friend…
Hiding in plain sight, looking all innocent, and harmless…
Until one day you realise that they were never your friend at all.
They were just actually more like a covert operative waiting for instructions from some higher power to derail your language learning progress.
Know Your Enemy – How To Defeat These Villains
But the good news is you can learn to deal with these villains and banish them from your life completely.
Once you know who they are, what is in their bag of tricks,
You can stuff garlic in their mouth, run a stake through the heart, nail in the coffin so tight that they’ll never see the light of day again…
Or you can just tell them to go away…
Up to you,
Point is, once you know how to deal with these language villains, you are in control of your language learning.
No one's going to get in your way or slow you down ever again.
In this series I'm going to introduce you to the six villains of language learning,…
who they are… what they want …
And how to deal with them.
So settle it, buckle up…
Maybe make yourself a cup of tea and let's get into it.
You’ll find the first villain lurking right here.
And if you're searching for the others, here's where you'll find them: