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Let's Get Started with Learn Out Live “There are many ways to learn a language and just as many schools, methods and approaches.” Introduction So you've found us and down-

state of an infant who – as we

language learning, in short:

loaded this ebook. Thanks!

all know – learns a language

how we do it, why we do it

without consciously using his

and what we offer to our stu-

brain or thinking, but simply

dents.

What this book is about

by exposure and repetition. There are many ways to learn

Please Note:

a language and just as many

While we are neither dog-

Reading this little booklet

schools, methods, opinions or

matic followers of one of

will not take much of your

approaches.

those methodologies, nor do

time but you may consider

we believe that there is one

printing it out for the full

Some of them promise you to

and only one right way to

reading pleasure if you don't

learn a language as quickly as

learn that fits for everyone,

feel comfortable with read-

possible.

we still have our own ideas

ing on-screen.

about the sometimes rickety Others say that people should

road of learning a language.

forget about learning struc-

If you don't have a printer, also no problem. The trees

ture, grammar, irregular con-

On the following few pages

jugations, declinations, etc –

you will find out about our

and return to the primordial

particular approach to online

will thank you.

“He who does not know foreign languages does not know anything about his own.” ~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe 1


Let's Get Started with Learn Out Live “Each of us takes in and processes information in a very different way.” 1. Individuality will be less effective than it What works for some,

very different way.

could be.

will not work for others

Our solution: Styles, Types and Tastes

We've already hinted at the problem above:

Since all lessons and courses So, now that we've estab-

at Learn Out Live are private

lished this simple recogni-

sessions between you and a

There are many different

tion, let's look at the ways in

teacher this allows us to pay

ways of learning a language

which learners differ:

full attention to your learning

and admittedly a lot of hype and hot air why method “X”

style and adjust our selection 1.

Learning Style

of material, exercises and

is the best. But, in fact – such

Maybe you've heard it before

homework

(if

desired)

statements are simply false.

that there are a variety of

what works best for you.

to

learning styles, the most comThe reason is simple: Every-

monly mentioned being aud-

Instead of you having to ad-

body is different. Any lesson,

itory, visual and kinesthetic.

just to our “method” of teach-

class or course that teaches

In plain English this means

ing, we always adjust our-

while not paying utmost at-

that each of us takes in and

selves to your learning style.

tention to this obvious fact,

processes information in a

“If I'm going to sing like someone else, then I don't need to sing at all.” ~ Billie Holiday 2


Let's Get Started with Learn Out Live “If it's relevant to your goal, it is relevant to us.” 2. Goals

there and if there's a need we

food, fashion, architecture,

Learning a language can have

are also always glad to pro-

historical periods, literature,

a very open-ended meaning if

vide additional information

and so on. Obvious, right?

it is not defined according to

about cultural aspects, open-

goals.

ing

times of

offices and

We always try to provide ma-

everything else that may not

terials that we believe are in-

Some people want to pass a

be directly related to the lan-

teresting and appealing to a

basic standardized test, oth-

guage, but if it's relevant to

student's taste.

ers want to apply for a visa,

your goal, it is relevant to us.

gain entry to a foreign univer-

In any case, we work together

sity, work in a business or be

3. Tastes

with students and have regu-

able to read and understand

The nature of private lessons

lar talks about the way you

classic and contemporary lit-

allows a teacher to respond

would like to customize your

erature in its many facets.

and address a student's indi-

experience.

viduality in all its aspects. It is only obvious that the

As you can see, we do not of-

nature of the goal will define

We

the process and planning.

about

have

spoken

fer any pre-fabricated courses

different

or blanket solutions, every-

learning styles and goals but

thing is custom tailored and

Wherever you want to go is

also each and every person

always new, always fresh.

great. We will help you to get

has different tastes in music,

the

already many

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit. ” ~ Aristoteles 3


Let's Get Started with Learn Out Live “If you travel a lot, simply take your lessons with you!” 2. Integration Whatever

you've

done

did so we can do a seamless

If your phone supports Skype

continuation with new things.

you could even take lessons from the peak of Kilimanjaro

before, let's build on it! “Wherever you Are”

or

from

the

beaches

of

Hawaii. (Although we do re-

We noticed over time that a lot of people who come to us

Our tag-line is not just some

commend to minimize dis-

in order to learn a language

kind of marketing stunt. You

traction, learning is theoretic-

mostly already have some

really can learn with us from

ally possible from anywhere .)

kind of learning experience,

wherever you are. Media

either as formal courses, basic training in school or de-

All you need is access to a

rived from self-studies online.

computer that is connected to

In our sessions we integrate

the Internet and runs Skype.

multiple forms of media: Audio, Video, Text, etc. You'll

We always make sure to “pick up” students where they are.

If you travel a lot because of

probably agree that not using

So, part of what we do con-

your job, etc. and don't want

the huge online resources of

sists of finding out what you

to discontinue your learning

native speakers and vistas,

already learned and how to

process, no problem – simply

would simply be crazy.

re-activate or strengthen all

take your lessons with you.

of that hard work you already

“Learning occurs in the mind, independent of time and place. ” ~ Plato 4


Let's Get Started with Learn Out Live “No contracts, cancellation periods or hidden costs.”

3. Flexibility Lesson Packs (Credits) Scheduling has never before been so convenient

is like a credit. You can use up those credits as you go

We don't have any recurring

along. Some students sched-

payments. That means the

ule from lesson to lesson.

At Learn Out Live we have

following: No contracts, can-

Others prefer to have fixed

the biggest respect for the

cellation periods or hidden

times and days during the

simple fact, that sometimes –

costs.

week with their teacher.

that you cannot predict, op-

If, after the free trial session,

In any case, feel free to move

portunities that want to be

a student decides to continue,

your lesson schedule around

taken, sudden developments,

he or she can either purchase

whenever there's a need.

changes etc.

single lessons as she goes

things happen in life. Events

along In other words:

or

purchase

lesson

packs (which offer some juicy

Also, please note that those credits don't expire!

discounts). You don't have to rigidly follow our schedule. Instead,

As long as we're here, alive Move, cancel, postpone

make your own, change and adapt whenever necessary.

Each lesson you book with us

and breathing, you can take your lessons.

“There is no such thing as a little freedom. Either you are all free, or you are not free.” ~ Walter Cronkite 5


Let's Get Started with Learn Out Live Thank you for Reading :)

Appendix Core Subjects We hope that reading this little ebook was helpful.

Media Literacy (clicking on the languages

Content Production

will open the related link)

Publishing

Marketing

and much more...

If there are further questions or you would like to submit

Arabic

feedback regarding this guide

English

please send us an email to:

French

info@learnoutlive.com

German Hebrew

Thank You.

Japanese Spanish

Having said that... Additional Subjects If you got interested you can now go ahead, check out our

If you are interested in the

language departments if you

following subjects please fol-

haven't already done so and

low the links and also email

book a first free trial session.

us at info@learnoutlive.com

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