You love learning languages.
But something isn’t quite right.
You’ve not got people around who also love languages - no one to share your successes (and your struggles) with.
You’re not making the progress you’d like, and have read the same page 37 times over in your coursebook.
You’ve got all the stuff - the books, the apps, the audio - but the problem is, no-one's ever taught you how to learn languages.
Let’s change that.
Language Study Club is a monthly subscription club for all language learners who want to do better.
For language learners who realise that to do better, you have to connect with others.
For language learners who know that words and grammar aren’t enough, you need to learn how to learn.
For language learners who are committed to succeeding.
For language learners like you.
When you join Language Study Club, you’re instantly accepted into a community of language learners like you:
who care, who love languages, and who want to constantly get better at language learning.
In other words, you’ve got people on your team.
People who are rooting for you and supporting you to do the best you can.
But Language Study Club gives you more than community.
Every month of Language Study Club has a focus topic.
Each month, you get a Video Lesson, Workbook, Mini Challenge and Live Q+A about that topic.
With the monthly new content from Lindsay Williams of Lindsay Does Languages and Shannon Kennedy of Eurolinguiste, when you join Language Study Club, you’re always improving how you learn languages.
When you join Language Study Club, here’s what you get:
New content every month (released weekly) focusing on one topic to improve your language learning.
Week 1 - The Video Lesson:
At the start of the month, you’ll get a brand new video (normally between 15-30 minutes) that will explain and inspire on the theme of the month.
Sometimes we get scientific and include research into language learning, psychology and more.
Sometimes we base things on our personal experience.
Sometimes we bring on an expert guest.
Week 2 - The Workbook:
The following week, you’ll get the Workbook, giving you a chance to learn and expand upon what was shared in the Video Lesson.
Previous Workbook tasks help you to:
learn the International Phonetic Alphabet to improve pronunciation
develop a growth mindset to boost your motivation
create your personal conversation script
& much more
Week 3 - The Mini Challenge:
Your chance to put everything into practice for the week and see how your language learning will improve.
Because nothing says progress like actually trying stuff out in real life.
Week 4 - The Live Q+A:
To wrap up each month, we’ll meet for around 40 minutes online to discuss the topic and answer your questions.
The Live Q+As tend to happen at a time suitable from West Coast USA to Europe.
If that's not your timezone or you can't make the Live Q+A, recordings are always made available after.
Private Facebook Community:
Even when we’re not live, during the rest of the month, you can ask questions and share your successes and struggles in the Private Facebook Community.
As well as a weekly check-in with the new content, expect monthly recommendations for language lovers as part of the Not Always a Book Book Club!
Ready to up your language game? Click below to join Language Study Club now.
STARTING JANUARY 2019
TWO NEW FEATURES FOR LANGUAGE STUDY CLUB
REALLY COOL NEW FEATURE #1:
Not-Always-A-Book Book Club
Overwhelmed with choices of stuff to consume? (Books, music, podcasts, videos...argh! Where to begin?!)
Missing some buddies to chat with about that cool language-related stuff?
Not-Always-A-Book Book Club is for you.
Shannon + I will take it in turns to share something language related to enjoy each month to get the conversation going.
It could be a book about language, a film not in English, some music in a different language, a foreign language Netflix show...the options are endless!
We'll make our choices as accessible as possible so we can all join in.
It's like a book club, but not always with a book. Haha!
REALLY COOL NEW FEATURE #2:
Speak Easy Sessions
How many times have you struggled to actually practice and speak that language out loud?
How many times have you said "What? What?! I can't hear you!" at a noisy IRL language meet-up?
How many times have you not even been able to make the IRL meet-up because it's too far away or too expensive?
Speak Easy Sessions solves all these problems.
Speak Easy is weekly live video chat sessions open to all members of Language Study Club. (Starting January 2019)
Shannon and/or I will be co-ordinating the sessions and arranging breakout rooms for the languages you want to practice.
We'll also be sharing regular language-related things for Not Always a Book Book Club + bringing talking points to each session too, so you'll have plenty to talk about, whatever your level.
Speak Easy means you can practice speaking the languages you're learning in peace from the comfort of your own home. Easy.
As Speak Easy is a new feature, and unlike anything else we've found online, you might have some questions.
We've anticipated some of the most common ones:
Will this work for my timezone?
Ahh the dreaded timezones!
I (Lindsay) am typically based in the UK (GMT) so will be hosting Speak Easy sessions at Europe + Africa friendly times.
Shannon is typically based on the West Coast of the USA (PT) so will be hosting Speak Easy sessions at USA, Canada + Latin America friendly times.
We're planning on hosting 2 sessions each per month, so you should get at least 2 chances to join for your timezone.
Australia + Asia, we hear you! And if Speak Easy is a popular feature, we'll see what we can do about rolling out an option that is friendly to your timezones too.
Will the sessions be recorded?
We will record sessions as a safety measure (even though we trust you're all awesome and lovely, it's best for us to cover ourselves.)
We'll keep these secure on our own computers and hard drives for 3 months and won't share the files with anyone.
We're not planning on uploading the recordings for you to watch back as we don't anticipate that being very useful for you at this stage. However, we're open to the idea if the feedback says that's what you want!
What if there's no one there who speaks/learns the language I do?
We're aware that there's a lot of languages out there that you're learning. And we'd be crazy if we attempted to promise you there'll always be someone to practise with.
However, Shannon + I have studied between us (to varying levels depending which day of the week it is):
English, French, Spanish, Italian, German, Portuguese, Dutch, Mandarin, Japanese, Esperanto, Indonesian, Korean, Russian, Croatian, Hungarian, Guarani.
And at least one of us will always be on hand to answer your language learning questions, learn some of the language from you, or listen to you practice speaking.
(Believe me, sometimes it's much less scary to speak that language to someone who doesn't understand than someone who does!)
Does this replace my language lessons?
Not really. It's not language lessons.
Speak Easy is a safe place to practice speaking languages within a supportive community of fellow language obsessed folk. An incredibly valuable thing that we both wanted for ourselves + so wanted to bring to you too.
Why should I sign up for Language Study Club now if the Speak Easy sessions don't start until January?
December's monthly topic is all about setting better language learning habits.
That's the perfect topic to start with before things kick off in the New Year!
Plus, it gives you a chance to get chatting and meet other members of Language Study Club in the Facebook Group before Speak Easy sessions start in 2019.
TAKE A LOOK AT ALL THE PREVIOUS MONTHS OF LANGUAGE STUDY CLUB YOU GET INSTANT ACCESS TO WHEN YOU SIGN UP TODAY...
Here’s what happens next…
Lindsay and Shannon are both experienced language learners. Lindsay Williams is the language-obsessed chica behind Lindsay Does Languages and Shannon Kennedy is the adventurer and language fanatic behind Eurolinguiste. For the first time, they are coming together to provide a place for language lovers to hang out online every month and learn something new to continually boost their language learning process, Language Study Club.