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Intro

Becky: Listeners, are you afraid of making mistakes? Are you afraid you won’t be fluent?
Peter: What are your language learning fears?
Becky: Welcome to Innovative Language Learning Sunday News! I'm Becky and I'll be your host. My co-host today is the founder of Innovative Language... Peter Galante!
Peter: Hi everyone! Peter here.
Becky: In this Sunday News, we’re killing off the top 3 language learning fears, Halloween-style.
Peter: Plus, find out how you can get a MONSTER-sized discount to master your language.
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Peter: So, listeners... are you afraid of making mistakes?
Becky: Or are you afraid you won’t be fluent?
Peter: These are some of the common language learning fears we hear from listeners.
Becky: Today... Peter and I are taking the Top 3 language learning fears….
Peter: ...And we’re killing them. We’ll tell you how to overcome them with some effective tactics.
Becky: And whether you should be worrying about them at all.
Peter: But first, listen up. Our Monster-Sized-Sale starts right now!
Becky: So if you want to master your language with our advanced learning system...
Peter:. ..and get a monster-sized 28% OFF...
Becky: ...Take advantage right now. Unlock all of our effective lessons and lesson notes...
Peter: ...plus unlimited access to study tools like line by line dialogues, voice recording tools, and smart flashcards.
Becky: And best of all, you can learn on the go with our exclusive App for the Android, iPhone, iPad, and Kindle Fire.
Peter: Get 28% OFF all Basic or Premium subscriptions until Halloween, October 31st, 2014!
Becky: Just click on the link in the lesson description to get a Monster-sized 28% OFF!
Peter: Now, Becky, here are the top 3 language learning fears according to our users. What do we have first on the list?
Becky: Ooh, the first one is a good one. It’s “I’m not good enough to start speaking yet.”
Peter: Listeners, do you feel like you’re not good enough to start speaking yet?
Becky: It’s a pretty common fear... or misconception, I think... that most learners have.
Peter: Well, here’s how you overcome it.
Becky: One - the best way to get good at speaking is to start speaking from day 1. So if you’re holding yourself back...
Peter: ...because you think you’re not good enough, well, that’s exactly why you’re not good enough.
Becky: You need to open your mouth and start talking!
Peter: Step two to overcoming this fear - In our lessons, you get the exact phrases and scripts for introducing yourself...
Becky: ...making small talk, ordering food, expressing opinions, and much more!
Peter: So, if you think you’re not good enough, the lessons will give you the exact lines to say.
Becky: Fear number two is... “I’m afraid I’ll never be fluent”
Peter: I used to worry about that.
Becky: Really?
Peter: Well, only as a beginner. I started learning Japanese first and, it’s funny because the better my Japanese got, the less I was worried about that.
Becky: So, how can our listeners overcome this?
Peter: First, you’ve got to set small, specific goals. Fluency is a big vague goal.
Becky: Right.
Peter: Arguably, we don’t even speak fluent English. There are over a million words in the English language and we use about 2,000 words.
Becky: So listeners, you should focus on smaller goals...
Peter: ...like being able to introduce yourself or having a 5-minute conversation. Or 10 minutes. Something you can measure so you know you reached it.
Becky: Because you can’t really measure fluency... it’s a pretty vague goal as Peter said.
Peter: Right. But you can measure small goals like... having a 5-minute conversation.
Becky: And as these small goals add up, you’ll be speaking very comfortably!
Peter: Becky, what’s the third and final fear?
Becky: It’s “I’m afraid that I’m not making any progress.”
Peter:  Ah, in other words, getting stuck.
Becky: If you’re afraid you’re not making progress, there are two things you can do right now.
Peter: First, use the dashboard to track your progress. If you need numbers to believe it...
Becky: ...our dashboard tracks all the lessons you’ve completed and shows how much you’ve accomplished.
Peter: Second, try a harder lesson on the site. It sounds crazy and you might not understand it...
Becky: ...but you will in minutes. Our lessons come with line-by-line translations...
Peter: ...and the lesson hosts explain everything. THEN, you’ll be making progress...
Becky: ...because you now understand something you didn’t minutes ago.
Peter: So, these are the top 3 fears. But tell us listeners... what language learning fears have you had?
Becky: Leave us a comment in the comment section!
Peter: And if you want to finally master your language... remember...
Becky: Our Halloween Monster-Sized Sale starts now!
Peter: Get 28% OFF all Basic and Premium subscriptions....
Becky:  Unlock all of our effective lessons and lesson notes...
Peter: ...plus unlimited access to study tools like line-by-line dialogues, voice recording tools, smart flashcards.
Becky: And best of all, you can learn on the go with our exclusive App for the Android, iPhone, iPad, and Kindle Fire.
Peter: Get 28% OFF all Basic or Premium subscriptions until Halloween, October 31st, 2014!
Becky: Just click on the link in the lesson description to get a Monster-sized 28% OFF!

Outro

Becky: Well that’s going to do it for this edition of Innovative Language Learning Sunday news!*
Peter: Bye everyone!*
Becky: Thanks for listening, and we’ll see you all next time.*

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SpanishPod101.com
Sunday at 6:30 pm
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What Spanish learning fears have you had? Are you afraid you’re not good enough to speak? Are you freezing up? Let us know!

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SpanishPod101.com
Tuesday at 2:53 pm
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Hello Steve!


Thank you for posting!

If you become fluent or not is very individual, I think. It depends on how much you practice everyday and how much work you really put into it. I also think it depends on how easy it is for you to learn languages.


I do think it could be a little difficult to be fluent with the speaking and pronunciation, if you can not practice speaking with anyone. I would suggest you to get a Spanish speaking friend!


I do wish you the best of luck in your Spanish learning, and if you have any questions, let us know! We will try to help you as much as possible so you can reach your goal!


Engla

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Steve
Saturday at 8:47 pm
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Hello . I'm Steve. Can I get really fluent in spanish only by taking the courses of this site . I am afraid of not being fluent after I put loads of work. Besides, I don't have a partner with whom I can pratice my spanish.

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Thursday at 6:36 pm
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Hello lee j won,


Do not worry. Just try studying even for some minutes everyday, develop a study habit, no matter how little time you can allot. The important thing is you are getting used to doing a certain habit and before you know it studying is already part of your daily routine so you learn continuously. Also, don't forget to try making studying enjoyable for you.


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lee j won
Sunday at 9:28 pm
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also i do feel i'm getting stuck!!:laughing:

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lee j won
Sunday at 9:26 pm
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:laughing: yeah i agree with peter ... i still worry about that.:disappointed: and also i don,t really (some times) i should do spanish:flushed: