Arsenio’s ESL Podcast: How NOT to Learn a Language in 90 Minutes

These videos kill me — seriously. If learning a language was that advanced, all language centers would cease to exist and there wouldn’t be applications or anything else (accessible) for people to learn a language. This is almost like not “back to the future,” but “to the future.”

So, how did this podcast and everything create itself, why, and what to do when you see these things.

Englishpod 101 — Ad pod 101

With the titles “learn _______ in 90 minutes,” they knew the ad would score on YouTube because of search engines and people looking for the “easy way out,” which is almost the majority of the world. So, when the video starts, it’s the same girl talking about the same subscription (which apparently is free)…and this is for every one of these videos. So, what happens is about 20-40 million views later, you got people subscribing and buying these services. RAS (Reticular Activating System). If you believe and see it over and over, it becomes true (although this doesn’t directly relate to the RAS, but it’s close).

Is it possible to actually learn a language in 1.5 hours? Well, Ana Cibrian, who I had brought onto the podcast before, believes it could be between 3-7 days, but nonetheless, it’s the idea that they’re trying to lure in these learners by buying their product. Not trying to knock the hustle, but you can’t create trust from the stakeholders like this.

Commit to Lifelong Learning

This is the basis. In order for you to learn anything and keep your brain/mind fresh, you have to continue doing things that challenge you: physically, mentally, emotionally, etc. I met a guy by the name of Josh. Josh was an exchange student from America, but he was going to one of the universities out here in Thailand with a few friends on exchange. Nonetheless, he had already been to Argentina, where he learned fluent Spanish. I witnessed this when him and I were sitting on the beach with one of my friends Mook. A chilean, who overheard the conversation, walked up to him and talked to him about his experience. He began speaking perfect Spanish, and I was AMAZED. He even learned some pretty good Thai because he’s just one of those people who can pick things up VERY quickly.

He has committed to learning….there’s no graduation from getting “better” at life.

So, if you guys are looking for quick, easy fixes, that’s not how life works. You need to find that passion and continue innovating yourself, your mindset, and figure out the blockages you have.

Podcast

These videos kill me — seriously. If learning a language was that advanced, all language centers would cease to exist and there wouldn’t be applications or anything else (accessible) for people to learn a language. This is almost like not “back to the future,” but “to the future.”

So, how did this podcast and everything create itself, why, and what to do when you see these things.

Englishpod 101 — Ad pod 101

With the titles “learn _______ in 90 minutes,” they knew the ad would score on YouTube because of search engines and people looking for the “easy way out,” which is almost the majority of the world. So, when the video starts, it’s the same girl talking about the same subscription (which apparently is free)…and this is for every one of these videos. So, what happens is about 20-40 million views later, you got people subscribing and buying these services. RAS (Reticular Activating System). If you believe and see it over and over, it becomes true (although this doesn’t directly relate to the RAS, but it’s close).

Is it possible to actually learn a language in 1.5 hours? Well, Ana Cibrian, who I had brought onto the podcast before, believes it could be between 3-7 days, but nonetheless, it’s the idea that they’re trying to lure in these learners by buying their product. Not trying to knock the hustle, but you can’t create trust from the stakeholders like this.

Commit to Lifelong Learning

This is the basis. In order for you to learn anything and keep your brain/mind fresh, you have to continue doing things that challenge you: physically, mentally, emotionally, etc. I met a guy by the name of Josh. Josh was an exchange student from America, but he was going to one of the universities out here in Thailand with a few friends on exchange. Nonetheless, he had already been to Argentina, where he learned fluent Spanish. I witnessed this when him and I were sitting on the beach with one of my friends Mook. A chilean, who overheard the conversation, walked up to him and talked to him about his experience. He began speaking perfect Spanish, and I was AMAZED. He even learned some pretty good Thai because he’s just one of those people who can pick things up VERY quickly.

He has committed to learning….there’s no graduation from getting “better” at life.

So, if you guys are looking for quick, easy fixes, that’s not how life works. You need to find that passion and continue innovating yourself, your mindset, and figure out the blockages you have.

Podcast

These videos kill me — seriously. If learning a language was that advanced, all language centers would cease to exist and there wouldn’t be applications or anything else (accessible) for people to learn a language. This is almost like not “back to the future,” but “to the future.”

So, how did this podcast and everything create itself, why, and what to do when you see these things.

Englishpod 101 — Ad pod 101

With the titles “learn _______ in 90 minutes,” they knew the ad would score on YouTube because of search engines and people looking for the “easy way out,” which is almost the majority of the world. So, when the video starts, it’s the same girl talking about the same subscription (which apparently is free)…and this is for every one of these videos. So, what happens is about 20-40 million views later, you got people subscribing and buying these services. RAS (Reticular Activating System). If you believe and see it over and over, it becomes true (although this doesn’t directly relate to the RAS, but it’s close).

Is it possible to actually learn a language in 1.5 hours? Well, Ana Cibrian, who I had brought onto the podcast before, believes it could be between 3-7 days, but nonetheless, it’s the idea that they’re trying to lure in these learners by buying their product. Not trying to knock the hustle, but you can’t create trust from the stakeholders like this.

Commit to Lifelong Learning

This is the basis. In order for you to learn anything and keep your brain/mind fresh, you have to continue doing things that challenge you: physically, mentally, emotionally, etc. I met a guy by the name of Josh. Josh was an exchange student from America, but he was going to one of the universities out here in Thailand with a few friends on exchange. Nonetheless, he had already been to Argentina, where he learned fluent Spanish. I witnessed this when him and I were sitting on the beach with one of my friends Mook. A chilean, who overheard the conversation, walked up to him and talked to him about his experience. He began speaking perfect Spanish, and I was AMAZED. He even learned some pretty good Thai because he’s just one of those people who can pick things up VERY quickly.

He has committed to learning….there’s no graduation from getting “better” at life.

So, if you guys are looking for quick, easy fixes, that’s not how life works. You need to find that passion and continue innovating yourself, your mindset, and figure out the blockages you have.

Podcast

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