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5 techniques to speak any language | Sid Efromovich | TEDxUpperEastSide

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Never miss a talk! SUBSCRIBE to the TEDx channel: http://bit.ly/1FAg8hB Sid is our resident hyperpolyglot. He grew up in Brazil and after some journeying around the world, he now lives an exciting life in New York where he works as a Sugar Trader. Teaching has always been one of his passions and he has led groups of young leaders since 2006. He has given workshops, talks and classes in 3 different continents and is currently a Master Teacher in Skillshare where he teaches classes on nurturing happiness and learning foreign languages. Sid is also the founder of I Embrace You (formerly called Hug Don't Hate), based in Boston. After presiding over the organization and leading over 100 volunteers annually, he was recognized with the top leadership award in his graduating class at Boston University. He also holds an MBA from Purdue University and from Leibniz Universität. http://guywiththesmile.com In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)
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xxxolic _ (1 hour ago)
Mohamed Bourizi (8 hours ago)
This guy is just awesome. I speak : Arabic, French, English, Spanish and now learning Dutch 😌 who wants to practice ?
Moo G Soe (14 hours ago)
This man can follow his dreams
Moo G Soe (14 hours ago)
I know how to speak 2 language's
애Harj (15 hours ago)
this was useless
甯古 (1 day ago)
毛 笑死
milo tanzanite (1 day ago)
I really wish he could be my languages teacher. He is such a very lovely teacher.
Vlad Zolotoff (3 days ago)
I can speak 12 languages but I don't know what they are...
Nguyet Pham (23 hours ago)
Thanks for ur humor, ur comment makes me feel good in a bad day
Nowah T2ylor (3 days ago)
it kinda sounds like puta lol
teriyaki god (4 days ago)
anyone tryna teach me japanese or something i know spanish and english lol
Rose Quartz (4 days ago)
I know Japanese, Swedish, English, Spanish and French. Duolingo really helped for Spanish and french! (Although I did go to classes aswell) f
Coulson Kyser (6 days ago)
13:21 is all the 5 steps you came 4
Daniel (6 days ago)
I really like his voice!!!!! 😂
Waleed Nassar (6 days ago)
Portuguese: Brazilian flag PRESS F FOR PORTUGAL
Darlene Burgess (6 days ago)
Yes, because the language of Brazil is Portuguese. Just like pretty much the rest of South America speaks Spanish. However, both languages have dialects that are different than their European parent country. Much like Australian and American English (or any other "English speaking language". It's all different dialects, but we can pretty much understand each other - unless the person speaking is uneducated or doesn't want to be understood, in which case they will use a lot of slang or archaic words instead of a "standard" English.
Spegnag Maglorious (7 days ago)
I had a shower conversation this morning Then I realized that it was five-thirty AM and I was loudly talking to myself in Spanish
SUNISHA K S (8 days ago)
13:55 Awesome !!
Stuit3rb4l (10 days ago)
Without these techniques you can't learn to speak any language... Einstein! Thanks for sharing your personal story but it's more common than you know, apparently...
Denise Parungao (10 days ago)
He's so happy I wanna hug him
larissa andrade (10 days ago)
Your Portuguese is incredible!! 😍
Jannis Johannsen (11 days ago)
he has so strong accents
Aayushi Singhal (11 days ago)
that was awesome
Tiffany O'Meally (11 days ago)
Mateus Moura (12 days ago)
3:37 Punheta 🤣
Junior Oliveira (13 days ago)
I really Loved it
ANIME HiNz 360 (12 days ago)
as well I want to learn English but in exchange I can help you learn French if you are interested contact me on whatsap +212648374302
海老フライ (13 days ago)
How many languages can u speak ? I can speak 3
ANIME HiNz 360 (12 days ago)
I want to learn English but in exchange I can help you learn French if you are interested contact me on whatsap +212648374302
GT Global Prosperity (15 days ago)
I plan to speak 10 languages, this will help me! Thank you Sid :)
Justin Larios (15 days ago)
I can speak Spanish
I speak only Portuguese... and I can to say that these guy's pronunciation is perfect. Is he brazilian?
Alma Navarrete (16 days ago)
So I have to watch ted talks on the weekly for my language teaching class, and this is by far the best one I've watched. I agree with this completely. I used to do this when I was learning French and it was working perfectly until I got an A in both my classes, filled the language requirement, and put the language away. Also worked when I was learning English (I'm a native Spanish speaker), and I didn't even realize I was using these techniques. Loved the talk and will definitely be sharing.
Sungat Orakbay (17 days ago)
Hello everybody from Kazakhstan!)) I am learning English and my goal is IELTS 7.0 score in 3 month. Who is want to practice with me?
I am BATMAN5051 (17 days ago)
This guy is mad sus
Super Iliani (18 days ago)
This man speaks 5/9 that i want to learn...I get excited when he talked greek, he knows my own language😀😀😀😀😀 edit after 1 second:when he put fire in chinese i knew how to read it in japanese cause i'm learning
ANIME HiNz 360 (12 days ago)
I want to learn English but in exchange I can help you learn French if you are interested contact me on whatsap +212648374302
Liberty Davis (18 days ago)
I am English speaker trying to learn Spanish. I would love to find a buddy!
teriyaki god (4 days ago)
hey spanish is my first language, i could help you
ANIME HiNz 360 (12 days ago)
I want to learn English but in exchange I can help you learn French if you are interested contact me on whatsap +212648374302
Candice Zhang (18 days ago)
Totally agree w the 5 th one!
Dennis HCLF Dev (18 days ago)
Can you tell me an actual way to learn lol? He didn't even talk about learning vocabularies, but here we go about with fancy techniques.
Emrah Uncu (19 days ago)
I'm learning Spanish on my own. Correct me if I 'm wrong but as far as I know, the "r" in the word "puerta" isn't rolled.
hntrains (19 days ago)
Geek power!
Gustavo Rocha (19 days ago)
Je suis learning French... I don't know nothing yet, but I hope to learn not only this language, but a lot of them. I am Brazilian too, as this guy, and my dream is to be able to speak English so well as him... his accent is so perfect and I hope one day I can get there too.
ANIME HiNz 360 (12 days ago)
I want to learn English but in exchange I can help you learn French if you are interested contact me on whatsap +212648374302
Amy Smith (19 days ago)
when i was younger and could not spell my family members would spell to talk about me and i had no idea
메리139 (20 days ago)
I'm 15 years old. I know armenian, russian and english. Also I learn korean.💖
Emily Loves_Always (20 days ago)
muito inspirador ❤️🇧🇷
Yanan (20 days ago)
Haha i could actually read the fourth word 火
Adade Augustine (21 days ago)
I want learn french can someone please give any French movie with subtitles
Maria Beviar (22 days ago)
Being raised as a polyglote already helps!
texasleprechaun (22 days ago)
Sid is the definition on a happy life. Do something you love.
Everton David (22 days ago)
I need a friend for talk english wich me. I'm from Brazil.
GamerTheNameless (22 days ago)
How could I apply technique 5 if I want to learn North Korean?
Pashtun Times (23 days ago)
Lol I know 8 of them
لين الاحمد (24 days ago)
I want to learn English 🤗 Can you help me please
Gabriel Avila (24 days ago)
ayaan ahmed (24 days ago)
Anyone who speaks turkish as a native i wanna to learn that language
Ge Re (24 days ago)
very good!
Privet! I want see you learn Russian *without* first learning Alphabet in 6 months! :-)
Musa Akman (25 days ago)
Ben hayatımda bu adam kadar cimri gormedim insan bi tane bari sir verir yok 5 teknik miste falanmista yok sevmek lazimmis onu herkes biliyo aq
Faith B (26 days ago)
I want to learn more languages, Jeg snakker lit Norsk, men jeg vil lære mer. I speak a little Norwegian but I want to learn more.
Kateryna Ishchenko (27 days ago)
When you say that you speak the languages what do you mean exactly? You can bla-bla or you know the business language and you can write emails and etc?
🕃MissLaurawhh🕄 (27 days ago)
If you read this you HAVE TO follow me ❤❤❤
Lweesa (27 days ago)
I can speak 1.french 2.italian 3.russian 4.english 5.arabic
ILIA S. (27 days ago)
Speaker is so much enjoyable maybe he is high?
devakshi (28 days ago)
Is there anyone from INDIA?
Asre Salim (20 days ago)
From Brazil (28 days ago)
Matador de Elfos (28 days ago)
puta merda, ele é brazileiro, passada estou viadinho, como assim :O
Márcio Divino (28 days ago)
Sou brasileiro e quando você falou em português... perfeito :) Nunca tinha visto nenhum extrangeiro falar português como você falou kkkk
Luana Caroline Firmino (29 days ago)
I'm from Brazil and he definitely is amazing! Speak portuguese perfectly!
N H (29 days ago)
I've always wanted to learn German as my dad's German. Although, the problem is that he grew up speaking English, so he doesn't know how to speak German. Are there any good websites/youtube channels etc to learn it? I also want to learn Russian. Would learning German to a decent extend help me with Russian?
Jaelynn Bill (29 days ago)
Lol. Ive always said the alphabets and writing are useless when learning a language. But everyone thinks you should learn the written words and alphabets first. But i try to learn new words and sounds and sentence structures first. Learn how they actually write later. Kids dont learn by writing first. They start by mimicking
Mckeown's hour (30 days ago)
Great idea
魔法少女VIVI (30 days ago)
I have shower conversations in English!! I'm a native English speaker though. lol
kenny lars (30 days ago)
I speak rubbish
The Beer (30 days ago)
I want him as my English teacher. Or... maybe German? More like German, i like my present English teacher too much to change her
Nick Pavia (1 month ago)
This dude's voice/demeanor is so grating. I couldn't get through the video. A woman giving a presentation in valley girl speak would probably be more tolerable than this.
CH. (1 month ago)
Chino es mi idioma nativo, y me gusta mucho aprender el idioma de espanyol. Pero luego me influye mucho la pronunciacion espanyola al hablar ingles 😆 . Es tambien muy interesante saber como la gente aprende el idioma de chino si no es hablante nativo, es que chino no se escribe por a-z 🤔
teriyaki god (4 days ago)
el chino es MUY difícil. Lo intenté y casi muero en el intento lol
Thao (1 month ago)
omg I love you thank you xoxo
I've just gave a tumbs up because he is cute
Pham Chau (1 month ago)
Hi. I want to learn English better but do not have a parter. If you want to exchange languages, please tell me. I will teach Vietnamese and you will teach me English. Or we also learn English together. Thanks very much.
Zuzka Millerova (1 month ago)
Very inspiring. My native language is Czech, I speak english and want to learn spanish. Do someone want to practice spanish with me?
João Alberto Andrade (1 month ago)
ele é brasileiro, por isso seu português é tão bom, o inglês também é excelente, já as outras línguas não sei...
张逢春 (1 month ago)
dm nare (1 month ago)
Hi everyone) I'm just looking for someone who is a native speaker hah. To have a great conversation! If you are interested in that. Please write to me in comments here! Also I can help you with russian! Have a good day!
Alice OF (1 month ago)
Cara , o seu Português é excelente!!!!! Congratulations!
Bladimir Rojas (1 month ago)
Anyone interesting in learning spanish, I'm a spanish speaker and i just wanna speak english , we can exchange languague. +505 86138005 whatsapp.
Maldita Lisiada (1 month ago)
I speak Polish. What's your superpower?
Ranty M (1 month ago)
Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese are the same
Martín Mejía (1 month ago)
His spanish if so good! I’m amazed
Marina Giacomessi (1 month ago)
this man is wonderful!! He has a lot of positive energy!!
hatehypocrisy1 (1 month ago)
i did not like his techniques ,sorry.
Rockylol (1 month ago)
I can speak Chinese and English. I wanna learn Malay and Korean. Any wanna be buddies to learn?
PhuongThao (1 month ago)
Amazingly inspiring attitude about language learning. I've applied some of the techniques mentioned in his talk. Yes, I speak to myself whenever and wherever as long as I'm sure I'm not bothering others. I'd love to be able to speak Spanish and Chinese. I speak my mother tongue, English and Japanese. I must admit that being multilingual is really fun. You see different versions of you whenever you switch codes. 😂
Deborah Maedke (1 month ago)
The #1 way to learn is to be truly interested and motivated. No exception.
Michael J Freeman (1 month ago)
Thank goodness for good teachings... With Respect!.......One of the best videos placed together .. CREATIVE to the core of language thank you for bringing the youtube and tools together for All our zeighgeist momentsPS 5 Star....
Lucas Melo (1 month ago)
The people he is your name de teacher?
TSMtoes BBBrendyn (1 month ago)
Trying to learn Haitian Creole
Isaiah The Flame (1 month ago)
Same here!!!!
Gio Hadchity (1 month ago)
I am 12 and i can speak 3 languages fluently ( English , Arabic and French ) and I’m learning spanish
Michael J Freeman (1 month ago)
Congratulations Gio... Your parents taught you very well at home.
Elif Gödüş (1 month ago)
I’m from Turkey and I want to learn Spanish I just installed an app for this but I’m not sure how much could that be helpful
Elif Gödüş (1 month ago)
Michael J Freeman merhaba
Michael J Freeman (1 month ago)
Merha ba Elif....
Gabriel Ordaz (1 month ago)
Nothing really works ...
Jasper Lee (1 month ago)
Well Chinese is indeed hard for English speakers cuz his pronunciation is nowhere close enough to other languages he speaks.
H H (1 month ago)
Thank you,it's very helpful for me
Lucas Costa (1 month ago)
Wow! I'm brazilian and thought myself: He spoke portuguese almost or completely without accent! 👏🏽👏🏽
A Lost Witch (1 month ago)
I want to learn Danish
A Lost Witch (1 month ago)
Correction: i *WILL* learn Danish
Estoy estudiando inglés y ruso, si alguien quiere ayudarme yo le ayudo con el español .comuniquese
Cindy Gowie (6 days ago)

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