Last year, I was invited to speak about learning languages through Conversation Based Chunking™ at Langfest, the biggest language conference in North America.I had a great time, and the people at Langfest were so kind to record the talk and put it on YouTube!I cover the whole Conversation Based Chunking Method, give plenty of examples in
Learn To Speak . Effortlessly
Through the Power of Conversation Based Chunking™
(No word lists, grammar drills or translating in your head required)
3 Keys to Achieving Effortless Conversations in any Language with Conversation Based Chunking™
Observe, Don't Invent
Don't build clumsy, unnatural sentences by translating in your head from your mother tongue. Use the Power of Observation and Chunking to identify patterns in what native speakers say– and have fluent, native-like sentences roll off the tongue without resorting to guesswork.
Use Conversational Learning Materials
Apply Chunking to Conversational Learning Materials (e.g. dialogues), not written language. That will help you understand native speakers, and see how they speak (and how you should too). From the very beginning!
Get Comfortable Speaking About Relevant Topics In Fast-Paced 12-Week Cycles
Structure your language learning around 12-week cycles to install solid habits that make progress consistent and inevitable.
Hi! I'm Lukas Van Vyve
I'm a linguist, author, speaker, and the conceiver of Conversation Based Chunking™ for language learning.
I've learned to speak 6 languages fluently myself, and discovered along the way that becoming fluent is not just about memorizing grammar rules and word lists. It’s not even about immersing yourself in the culture.
Speaking a language fluently and naturally stems from observing and deconstructing how native speakers speak— and then building a system to help you speak like them.
Thousands of students are now using Conversation Based Chunking™ to learn Spanish, German, French, Italian, English and many other languages. Read on to learn how you can become one of them!
Check Out the Effortless Conversations Book
This book is for language learners who want to achieve effortless conversations in their language of choice. Effortless Conversations is available in eBook and paperback format.
From the Effortless Conversations Blog
A while ago, I met up with my friend Jan Van der Aa, co-founder of Language Boost. He read my book “Effortless Conversations” and liked the concept of “Conversation Based Chunking™” to learn Spanish and other languages, so we decided to make a super quick video for his channel explaining the basics of this approach to
10 best YouTube channels to learn Spanish: For beginners and intermediate language learners, free and paid
Nowadays, one of the best (and free) resources to learn Spanish is YouTube. There are plenty of amazing YouTube Channels for Spanish students that cover grammar, conversation, different accents. The fun part: the teachers in the different channels all have their own teaching style. Moreover, the video format allows their character to shine through (some
You’re starting to learn Spanish! ¡Felicidades! (Yes, that’s how you say congratulations 🙂 ) In this article, you’ll find a step-by-step guide that shows you exactly how to learn Spanish when you’re a beginner. You’ll discover which steps you should take when starting out so you can say your first sentences as quickly as possible.
One of the best ways to improve your Spanish is listening to Spanish audio a lot. The more, the better! In the past, you might’ve found it difficult to find enough Spanish listening resources, but in the past years, there’s been a huge surge in Spanish podcasts, both for language learners as for native speakers.
If you’ve recently started learning Spanish, you might have asked yourself the question: So how long will it take me to become fluent in Spanish? This is a normal question to ask, but in reality, it’s so vague that the answers you’ll get are usually all over the place. “It’ll take years of relentless studying
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