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<ul><li><p>Let's Get Started with Learn Out Live</p><p>Introduction</p><p>So you've found us and down-</p><p>loaded this ebook. Thanks!</p><p>What this book is about</p><p>There are many ways to learn </p><p>a language and just as many </p><p>schools, methods, opinions or </p><p>approaches.</p><p>Some of them promise you to </p><p>learn a language as quickly as </p><p>possible.</p><p>Others say that people should </p><p>forget about learning struc-</p><p>ture, grammar, irregular con-</p><p>jugations, declinations, etc </p><p>and return to the primordial </p><p>state of an infant who as we </p><p>all know learns a language </p><p>without consciously using his </p><p>brain or thinking, but simply </p><p>by exposure and repetition.</p><p>While we are neither dog-</p><p>matic followers of one of </p><p>those methodologies, nor do </p><p>we believe that there is one </p><p>and only one right way to </p><p>learn that fits for everyone, </p><p>we still have our own ideas </p><p>about the sometimes rickety </p><p>road of learning a language.</p><p>On the following few pages </p><p>you will find out about our </p><p>particular approach to online </p><p>language learning, in short: </p><p>how we do it, why we do it </p><p>and what we offer to our stu-</p><p>dents.</p><p>Please Note: </p><p>Reading this little booklet </p><p>will not take much of your </p><p>time but you may consider </p><p>printing it out for the full </p><p>reading pleasure if you don't </p><p>feel comfortable with read-</p><p>ing on-screen. </p><p>If you don't have a printer, </p><p>also no problem. The trees </p><p>will thank you.</p><p>1</p><p>There are many ways to learn a language and just </p><p>as many schools, methods and approaches. </p><p>He who does not know foreign languages does not </p><p>know anything about his own. ~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe </p></li><li><p>Let's Get Started with Learn Out Live</p><p>1. Individuality</p><p>What works for some, </p><p>will not work for others</p><p>We've already hinted at the </p><p>problem above:</p><p>There are many different </p><p>ways of learning a language </p><p>and admittedly a lot of hype </p><p>and hot air why method X </p><p>is the best. But, in fact such </p><p>statements are simply false.</p><p>The reason is simple: Every-</p><p>body is different. Any lesson, </p><p>class or course that teaches </p><p>while not paying utmost at-</p><p>tention to this obvious fact, </p><p>will be less effective than it </p><p>could be.</p><p>Styles, Types and Tastes</p><p>So, now that we've estab-</p><p>lished this simple recogni-</p><p>tion, let's look at the ways in </p><p>which learners differ:</p><p>1. Learning Style</p><p>Maybe you've heard it before </p><p>that there are a variety of </p><p>learning styles, the most com-</p><p>monly mentioned being aud-</p><p>itory, visual and kinesthetic. </p><p>In plain English this means </p><p>that each of us takes in and </p><p>processes information in a </p><p>very different way.</p><p>Our solution:</p><p>Since all lessons and courses </p><p>at Learn Out Live are private </p><p>sessions between you and a </p><p>teacher this allows us to pay </p><p>full attention to your learning </p><p>style and adjust our selection </p><p>of material, exercises and </p><p>homework (if desired) to </p><p>what works best for you.</p><p>Instead of you having to ad-</p><p>just to our method of teach-</p><p>ing, we always adjust our-</p><p>selves to your learning style.</p><p>2</p><p>Each of us takes in and processes</p><p> information in a very different way.</p><p>If I'm going to sing like someone else, then I </p><p>don't need to sing at all. ~ Billie Holiday</p></li><li><p>Let's Get Started with Learn Out Live</p><p>2. Goals</p><p>Learning a language can have </p><p>a very open-ended meaning if </p><p>it is not defined according to </p><p>goals. </p><p>Some people want to pass a </p><p>basic standardized test, oth-</p><p>ers want to apply for a visa, </p><p>gain entry to a foreign univer-</p><p>sity, work in a business or be </p><p>able to read and understand </p><p>classic and contemporary lit-</p><p>erature in its many facets.</p><p>It is only obvious that the </p><p>nature of the goal will define </p><p>the process and planning.</p><p>Wherever you want to go is </p><p>great. We will help you to get </p><p>there and if there's a need we </p><p>are also always glad to pro-</p><p>vide additional information </p><p>about cultural aspects, open-</p><p>ing times of offices and </p><p>everything else that may not </p><p>be directly related to the lan-</p><p>guage, but if it's relevant to </p><p>your goal, it is relevant to us.</p><p>3. Tastes</p><p>The nature of private lessons </p><p>allows a teacher to respond </p><p>and address a student's indi-</p><p>viduality in all its aspects.</p><p>We have already spoken </p><p>about the many different </p><p>learning styles and goals but </p><p>also each and every person </p><p>has different tastes in music, </p><p>food, fashion, architecture, </p><p>historical periods, literature, </p><p>and so on. Obvious, right?</p><p>We always try to provide ma-</p><p>terials that we believe are in-</p><p>teresting and appealing to a </p><p>student's taste.</p><p>In any case, we work together </p><p>with students and have regu-</p><p>lar talks about the way you </p><p>would like to customize your </p><p>experience.</p><p>As you can see, we do not of-</p><p>fer any pre-fabricated courses </p><p>or blanket solutions, every-</p><p>thing is custom tailored and </p><p>always new, always fresh.</p><p>3</p><p>If it's relevant to your </p><p>goal, it is relevant to us.</p><p>We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, </p><p>therefore, is not an act but a habit. ~ Aristoteles</p></li><li><p>Let's Get Started with Learn Out Live</p><p>2. Integration</p><p>Whatever you've done </p><p>before, let's build on it!</p><p>We noticed over time that a </p><p>lot of people who come to us </p><p>in order to learn a language </p><p>mostly already have some </p><p>kind of learning experience, </p><p>either as formal courses, ba-</p><p>sic training in school or de-</p><p>rived from self-studies online.</p><p>We always make sure to pick </p><p>up students where they are. </p><p>So, part of what we do con-</p><p>sists of finding out what you </p><p>already learned and how to </p><p>re-activate or strengthen all </p><p>of that hard work you already </p><p>did so we can do a seamless </p><p>continuation with new things.</p><p>Wherever you Are</p><p>Our tag-line is not just some </p><p>kind of marketing stunt. You </p><p>really can learn with us from </p><p>wherever you are.</p><p>All you need is access to a </p><p>computer that is connected to </p><p>the Internet and runs Skype. </p><p>If you travel a lot because of </p><p>your job, etc. and don't want </p><p>to discontinue your learning </p><p>process, no problem simply </p><p>take your lessons with you.</p><p>If your phone supports Skype </p><p>you could even take lessons </p><p>from the peak of Kilimanjaro </p><p>or from the beaches of </p><p>Hawaii. (Although we do re-</p><p>commend to minimize dis-</p><p>traction, learning is theoretic-</p><p>ally possible from anywhere .)</p><p>Media</p><p>In our sessions we integrate </p><p>multiple forms of media: Au-</p><p>dio, Video, Text, etc. You'll </p><p>probably agree that not using </p><p>the huge online resources of </p><p>native speakers and vistas, </p><p>would simply be crazy.</p><p>4</p><p>If you travel a lot, simply</p><p>take your lessons with you!</p><p>Learning occurs in the mind, </p><p>independent of time and place. ~ Plato</p></li><li><p>Let's Get Started with Learn Out Live</p><p>3. Flexibility</p><p>Scheduling has never be-</p><p>fore been so convenient</p><p>At Learn Out Live we have </p><p>the biggest respect for the </p><p>simple fact, that sometimes </p><p>things happen in life. Events </p><p>that you cannot predict, op-</p><p>portunities that want to be </p><p>taken, sudden developments, </p><p>changes etc.</p><p>In other words:</p><p>You don't have to rigidly fol-</p><p>low our schedule. Instead, </p><p>make your own, change and </p><p>adapt whenever necessary.</p><p>Lesson Packs (Credits)</p><p>We don't have any recurring </p><p>payments. That means the </p><p>following: No contracts, can-</p><p>cellation periods or hidden </p><p>costs.</p><p>If, after the free trial session, </p><p>a student decides to continue, </p><p>he or she can either purchase </p><p>single lessons as she goes </p><p>along or purchase lesson </p><p>packs (which offer some juicy </p><p>discounts).</p><p> Move, cancel, postpone</p><p>Each lesson you book with us </p><p>is like a credit. You can use </p><p>up those credits as you go </p><p>along. Some students sched-</p><p>ule from lesson to lesson. </p><p>Others prefer to have fixed </p><p>times and days during the </p><p>week with their teacher.</p><p>In any case, feel free to move </p><p>your lesson schedule around </p><p>whenever there's a need.</p><p>Also, please note that those </p><p>credits don't expire! </p><p>As long as we're here, alive </p><p>and breathing, you can take </p><p>your lessons. </p><p>5</p><p>No contracts, cancellation </p><p>periods or hidden costs.</p><p>There is no such thing as a little freedom. Either you </p><p>are all free, or you are not free. ~ Walter Cronkite</p></li><li><p>Let's Get Started with Learn Out Live</p><p> Appendix</p><p>We hope that reading this </p><p>little ebook was helpful.</p><p>If there are further questions </p><p>or you would like to submit </p><p>feedback regarding this guide </p><p>please send us an email to:</p><p>info@learnoutlive.com</p><p>Thank You.</p><p>Having said that...</p><p>If you got interested you can </p><p>now go ahead, check out our </p><p>language departments if you </p><p>haven't already done so and </p><p>book a first free trial session.</p><p>Core Subjects</p><p>(clicking on the languages </p><p>will open the related link)</p><p>Arabic </p><p>English </p><p>French</p><p>German</p><p>Hebrew</p><p>Japanese</p><p>Spanish</p><p>Additional Subjects</p><p>If you are interested in the </p><p>following subjects please fol-</p><p>low the links and also email </p><p>us at info@learnoutlive.com</p><p>Media L iteracy </p><p> Content Production</p><p> Publishing</p><p> Marketing</p><p> and much more...</p><p>Creative Writing</p><p>Biblical Hebrew</p><p>Business English</p><p>Business German</p><p>Additional Links</p><p>Learn Out Live Blog</p><p>Learn Out Live Shop</p><p>10/13/2010</p><p>6</p><p>Thank you</p><p> for Reading :)</p><p>See also:</p><p>www.learnoutlive.com</p></li></ul>