Funny story about this TEDx.
We had decided, as you’ll see from the video, to open with a question to the audience. We wanted to know how many people had put effort into learning a language, but they still can’t hold conversations in it. We were expecting about half the room to raise their hand.
When we presented, nearly everyone raised their hand. Some people put up both hands.
Clearly, learning languages is a problem for many people. We believe we know what the solution is, and it’s actually quite simple. In the above TEDx, Vat and I discuss what we discovered about language learning, from learning four languages in a year.
Special thanks to Benny Lewis, both for inspiration about this project and for making a brief appearance in the video!