Lesson Transcript


Chigusa: What if you could save native conversations...
Peter: ...listen to them as many times as you want...like you would with a song?
Chigusa: And what if you had 100s of practical, everyday conversations… that you knew in and out… simply because you’ve listened to them so many times?
Peter: Imagine how better your listening and speaking skills would be...
Chigusa: Well, there is an easy way to do this.
Peter: And in this Sunday News, you’ll find out about a special Premium Tool...
Chigusa: That gives you practical conversations...
Peter: That you can save and review over and over
Chigusa: Welcome to this episode of Innovative Language Learning Sunday News! I'm Chigusa and I'll be your host. My co-host today is the founder of InnovativeLanguage.com, Peter Galante!
Peter: Hi everyone! Peter here.
Peter: So, how can you immerse yourself in native conversations?
Chigusa: It’s a good question… and I think most learners want to be able to do that. If you’re listening to a conversation over and over, it’ll get stuck in your head… and you’ll be able to speak more.
Peter: Exactly, Chigusa. And I could relate. Back when I was learning Japanese, my goal was to speak on a conversational level… like you would with a friend. For example, “How are you? How’s your weekend? Want to grab a drink tomorrow?” And when I’d go out with my native-speaking friends… I’d hear them have these conversations with each other… I understood some of what they were saying… but there were always new words or grammar patterns… that kind of went past me. So I always wished I could save those conversations and learn from them.
Chigusa: Yeah, learning directly from those conversations… would really improve your language.
Peter: It really would. But it’s kind of hard.
Chigusa: Yes, you can’t ask your friends to repeat what they were saying word for word. So, what happened with your Japanese?
Peter: Actually, I did. The first time you ask them, they’re always happy to accommodate After 50, they’re not really that happy to accommodate. Eventually, I reached that conversational level… but it took a lot of hard work, a lot of trial and error. And it would’ve been much easier if I could learn and immerse myself in those conversations. So for our listeners, that’s why… Many of our lessons are conversation-based…
Chigusa: And… that’s why you get a special tool lets you save and replay conversations as much as you want
Peter: It’s called the Dialogue Track.
Chigusa: The Dialogue track is just a 10 to 30-second long audio track with the conversation of the lesson.
Peter: So, just the conversation, without any translations.
Chigusa. For example, Let’s say you’re doing a 5-minute lesson about ordering food at a restaurant.
Peter: In that lesson, you first hear a conversation. Then our teachers explain every grammar rule and translate every word. By the end, you know what it all means, and you’re done with the lesson.
Chigusa: Then, if you want to save that conversation… or listen to it, without retaking the whole 5-minute lesson…
Peter: That’s where the dialog track comes in. It gives you just the conversation in the target language.
Chigusa: So, listeners, here’s what makes the Dialogue Tracks so powerful.
Peter: Number One: You can quickly review the conversation without retaking the lesson.
Chigusa: The dialog track is just 10 to 30 seconds long. So it won’t take you long.
Peter: Number Two: You'll remember the conversations easier.
Chigusa: Listen on repeat like you would with a song...
Peter: ...and the words, phrases, and grammar rules will stick better. Remember, you’ve already learned - the lesson has already been explained to you, so you're just refreshing information you’ve already learned.
Chigusa: And the more you come back to re-listen, the better it will all stick.
Peter: Exactly. Actually, Chigusa, repetition like this... is a super powerful learning tactic. The more you repeat anything, the better you get at it.
Chigusa: That’s very true. And the Dialogue tracks make it easy to re-listen and remember the conversations.
Peter: Number Three: You’ll speak more of your target language.
Chigusa: So, if you have 10, 20, or 100 dialogue tracks like that...
Peter: Then you have 10, 20, or 100 conversations that you’ll know inside out...
Chigusa: ...and that you can use in real life. For example, conversations like... catching up with friends, talking about family, introducing yourself, and much much more.
Peter: Again, it’s the repetition that gets you speaking more. Okay, Number Four: You improve your listening skills...
Chigusa: ...and can immerse yourself in the language.
Peter: So imagine you finished 20 lessons, and you downloaded 20 dialog tracks to your phone.
Chigusa: That’s 20 conversations.
Peter: Exactly. You can create a playlist and play those 20 tracks...
Chigusa: ...and get used to the language, and immerse yourself.
Peter: So, listeners, to recap, here’s what you do to make the most of the Dialogue Tracks.
Chigusa: After you finish a lesson, download the dialogue track. Save to your computer or phone.
Peter: Listen to it on repeat whenever possible. Just like you would with music.
Chigusa: If you’ve finished 20 lessons, you should have 20 dialog tracks.
Peter: Then create a playlist of these dialog tracks...
Chigusa: ...so that you can listen to all kinds of conversations for review.
Peter: And try shadowing the conversation that you hear.
Chigusa: In other words, repeat what you hear.
Peter: This will become easy once you’ve heard the conversation enough times.
Chigusa: But, if you’re still struggling with a word or two, go back to the lesson...
Peter: ...and check the line-by-line breakdown of the conversation, and you’ll get it.
Chigusa: Now, Peter, the Dialogue Tracks are a Premium feature, right?
Peter: Exactly. If you’re a Premium or Premium PLUS user, you already have access.


Chigusa: Okay, well that’s going to do it for this edition of Innovative Language Learning Sunday News!
Peter: Bye everyone!
Chigusa: Thank you for listening, and we’ll see you all next time.