What’s the Best Way to Learn a New Language? (Hint: it’s Guided Immersion)

By OptiLingo

There are too many different language-learning programs and techniques to go through them all one-by-one, but suffice it to say some are more effective than others. Language “games” are more novelty than learning tool and high-school language curriculum generally teach to vocabulary or grammar tests, rather than promoting functional language acquisition.

And yet, toddlers pick up the language they need (and want) with apparent ease. So, how can we make language learning for adults feel less like cramming for a test and more natural?

Try Guided Immersion

I developed guided immersion after my personal quest to learn my family’s native (and dying) language, Circassian. (If you’re interested in that story, you can read it here. Simply put, Guided Immersion pairs the language-learning style of toddlers with the latest in language- learning research, customized for adult learners.

We start by focusing on common phrases and words, which are put into the context of everyday situations with native speakers. That means you hear how the language is spoken in the real world, rather than a classroom setting.

You may not know this, but you use one part of your brain to translate INTO English and a different part of your brain to translate FROM English into another language. So, with Guided Immersion, you’ll experience the lesson content in both your target language and English, in both directions.

During lessons, you’ll also learn how and why a certain word or phrase is used. Which means, rather than memorize countless grammatical rules and figuring out when to apply them, you’ll learn them by doing.

Think of Guided Immersion like HIIT (high-intensity interval training) for your brain. Much like HIIT workouts help you get better results in the gym with faster workouts. Guided Immersion uses a Spaced Repetition System (SRS) to re-present content at targeted, graduated levels to achieve fluency faster.

The Guided Immersion system is designed to fit into (and work around) your life. If you can spend just 30 minutes a day, you can be on the road to quickly learn a new language. There are no boring drills. No note taking or homework outside of lessons. In fact, you’ll be learning and speaking starting with your very first lesson. While each lesson includes a list of all vocabulary used, there’s no pressure to memorize these words. They are there for context, you will learn them when you are ready!

Ready to get on the road to stress-free fluency? Click here to see what languages you can learn with Guided Immersion!