— Nathaniel Drew & Johnny Harris —

The Ultimate Language Learning Guide

The Ultimate Language Learning Guide

A practical guide to learning a language for travel

About This Course

Learning a new language is the best way to immerse yourself in a culture. But, most language learning tools focus strictly on rules, obscure vocabulary and situations that you will never encounter. In this course, Johnny Harris and Nathaniel Drew teach a language learning method that is practical, science-based, and optimized for actual speaking. This method rejects the traditional form of language learning and instead prioritizes the most effective, useful elements of a language so you can start speaking sooner. This course will help you mentally reframe the process of language learning, and introduce you to a new mindset that will help you as you start (or restart) your language learning journey. Johnny and Nathaniel dive into their distinct learning styles so you can customize your language journey. Throw out everything you learned in high school and start new with a different way of acquiring a language. This course also has a suite of language learning resources including a master startup list of essential vocabulary.

What you will learn

  •  The major psychological elements to language learning

  •  How to prioritize what to learn first

  •  How to create a custom language list and plan

  •  How to memorize using three different methods

  •  How to set up an effective language learning practice

  •  What tools you can implement into your practice

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In this lesson, Nathaniel Drew and Johnny Harris jump into the first important topic of the language learning journey: motivation. Nathaniel and Johnny share their motivations and explain why motivation is your fuel.


This lesson covers the second psychological struggle you will likely face in your language learning journey; calibrating expectations.

Confidence (Part 1)

Johnny Harris introduces confidence as a critical player in the language learning process and shares two ingredients you need to cultivate this skill.

Confidence (Part 2)

Nathaniel Drew discusses the “confidence killers” of language learning, including how to identify them and how to refocus yourself when they do come up.

Positive Association

Mindset is half the battle when it comes to learning a new language. In this lesson, Johnny Harris explains positive association, what it is, and how it can be key to helping you make language learning a lasting habit.

The Bigger Picture

Don’t lose sight that learning a new language is a process. Nathaniel Drew uses this lesson to remind you to stay on track with your goal and let go of anything that could inhibit your progress.

Meet Your Instructors

Nathaniel Drew is a travel photographer and filmmaker who fell in love with languages many years ago and has dedicated himself to slow traveling and documenting his experiences around the world online. His desire to tell stories is rooted in his belief that stories are a powerful tool to make sense of both the world, and our own lives. He is currently based in Paris and has spent time living in Italy, Mexico, the United States and Argentina. Johnny Harris is a one-man-band filmmaker and journalist. Formally educated in international relations and self taught as a cinematographer and motion graphics artist, Johnny uses visual storytelling to bring viewers to new places and show them why things happen the way they do. Johnny’s visual style relies on cinematic videography, beautiful digital cartography, and rigorous journalism to make even the most complicated issues accessible to a broad audience.

The Ultimate Language Learning GuideBy Nathaniel Drew & Johnny Harris