Learning a language? Speak it like you’re playing a video game | Marianna Pascal | TEDxPenangRoad

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    Marianna Pascal shows how the secret to speaking a new language with confidence is all about attitude, not ability.

    Marianna Pascal helps professionals achieve greater success in life by communicating effectively in English. Marianna began her career as an actor and performed across her native Canada in film television and on stage for 15 years. Today, Marianna improves the way employees relate to their bosses, clients, colleagues and other key stakeholders. Marianna is also the Official Communication Trainer for Miss Malaysia World.
    An award-wining speaker, Marianna is known for her humorous speech on DE-film titled "Local English or Standard English" which has been seen by over a million people worldwide. Marianna is also the author of the best-selling book series English Fast & Easy. The most recent was #2 on Borders' Best-Selling List for non-fiction.

    This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at ted.com/tedx

Marianna Pascal
Marianna Pascal

I just wanted to say thank you to all of you for your awesome messages! The main reason I wanted to do this talk was to help you and others like you all around the world to feel the confidence you deserve to feel. I know that you've spend years and years studying English at school, and all you really wanted to do was speak, communicate, listen and understand and have others understand you. TED gave me this opportunity to tell you just trust yourself, whatever your level is, because with the right attitude you have what it takes right now. Please feel free to reach out to me if you need more support. Thank you again for watching.

Vor year
mzairib bakri
mzairib bakri

Hi marianna, do you have english online course?

Vor 9 Tage
Early Music on the viola EMV Daniel Prazeres
Early Music on the viola EMV Daniel Prazeres

amazing messages for all of us, I’m a professional musician and this approach about confidence it’s perfectly applicable in music. Thanks 🙏🏼

Vor 9 Tage
Kevin Montoya
Kevin Montoya

Thanks for this video. Now I feel more safe to speak with others.

Vor 9 Tage
Eloise Reinhardt Omura
Eloise Reinhardt Omura

Awesome Ted Talk!! Thank you for your speech!!!😍

Vor 11 Tage
huda Ahmed
huda Ahmed

Thanks 🥺❤️

Vor 15 Tage
Close Open
Close Open

"Don't focus on yourself, focus on the results you want to achieve". It's a really good advice

Vor 6 Monate
Клиноклаз
Клиноклаз

that's a pretty common advice for people who have social anxiety actually. it turns out that learning style in schools is merely damaging your mental health

Vor 8 Tage
DS-FightFor Win
DS-FightFor Win

yeah it is so good advice for who wants to improve their english

Vor 2 Monate
5TEEN ANSHU
5TEEN  ANSHU

Focus on yourself, not your results If you alive then your results are alive

Vor 2 Monate
Risma Achmad
Risma Achmad

Good quote

Vor 2 Monate
shahid khan
shahid khan

Yes it's right

Vor 4 Monate
Shakir Husain
Shakir Husain

1. "Don't focus on yourself, focus on result that's you want to achieve." 2."English not art to be masterd, English just a tool to use to get result." These are best advice for me to changing my English learning life. Thanks.

Vor 3 Monate
Aaron Burke
Aaron Burke

Thanks for the notes, very helpful

Vor Tag
RASHa Gamal
RASHa Gamal

I agree with you 👌

Vor 4 Tage
𓉢日̊语̰學̚んて͆̈るඞ̻̽𓀒
𓉢日̊语̰學̚んて͆̈るඞ̻̽𓀒

I should have this thought about my Japanese, once I have the opportunity to go to Japan my hopes are that I'll be in company with people who only want to communicate in Japanese. Many people in Japan like to take the chance of speaking English with foreigners.

Vor 2 Monate
Kim Lý
Kim Lý

"English today is not an art to be mastered. It's just a tool to use to get a result." Thank you for your sharing. It's really helpful for me

Vor 7 Monate
Ngọc Bảo
Ngọc Bảo

ng việt hem😁😁

Vor 5 Monate
Naeem Faheem
Naeem Faheem

I studied the English language for 12 years during my whole childhood education and still I wasn't able to communicate, let alone write a single coherent sentence. It all changed when I made a friend from the UK and she kind of made me comfortable with speaking English. Before I realized it, I graduated college (Bachelor's Degree) and when I gave my interviews for Software Developer jobs (they are usually held in English), I was speaking more fluently and comfortably than my interviewer which was so surprising for me because even now, I don't know a single grammar rule and yet I can clearly process my thoughts in English. It has become more of an intuitive thing rather than something that I need to study for or something. After realizing all of this, I have decided to start learning Italian and I am going to replicate this whole process again so wish me luck xD PS: I have started providing English content writing services and it's been awesome since then. My clients are usually from English speaking countries and they are happy with what I provide. I never thought I would get so far in English so if you feel stuck, always remember you can do it

Vor year
Mistercham Standup Comedy
Mistercham Standup Comedy

I have spent my whole life speaking English and Chinese.... n the thing is... I just realized that I need one or two more languages instead of just focusing on chinese and english.... Speak fluently in English is no longer a benchmark, or even a thing for me...

Vor 12 Tage
Marisa Antoniacci
Marisa Antoniacci

Buona Fortuna!

Vor Monat
Saparuddin Figo Ms
Saparuddin Figo Ms

my speaking is not as good as my writing ,what should I do to improve my fluency

Vor 2 Monate
Leticia Guerrero
Leticia Guerrero

Gracias carnal por los ánimos,mira hoy precisamente mire éste vídeo, ami me gusta mucho el ingles,pero yo no tengo una formación de estudios pero si me gustaría a hablarlo, no al cien,sino que me entiendan,gracias y bendiciones.

Vor 6 Monate
ony
ony

@Naeem Faheem very good point, I think it's fair to say body language and especially face expressions are easily recognised, babies can tell if someone is happy or sad, and even a dog can, so yes it makes perfect sense.

Vor 6 Monate
黃純芝
黃純芝

Language is for using, not for being perfect. Mistakes make perfect. Keep trying.

Vor 2 years
Pheng Yang
Pheng Yang

Thank you

Vor 2 Tage
Eldor Elmurodov
Eldor Elmurodov

Yeah. Agreed

Vor 19 Tage
Mickey Lau
Mickey Lau

You are right

Vor 25 Tage
Kamal preet
Kamal preet

@tuongvi tran i

Vor Monat
sinthiafs
sinthiafs

The higher your level in any language the higher your concern and need to speak it flawless. When you know your level is low you know the other person is not expecting much from you...

Vor year
Thiên Tân Hoàng
Thiên Tân Hoàng

You’re so wrong. Just keep that attitude and you will feel how harsh life is.

Vor 20 Tage
Apoy
Apoy

This is true and I agree with you.

Vor 7 Monate
LJWheels
LJWheels

As an English professor teaching ESL at the high school level for the first time, well, you just blew my mind with this. You NAILED it!!! I cannot WAIT to share this with my students, and to figure out ways that we, together, can speak English/Spanish like we are playing a video game...Fearlessly and focused on the recipient, not ourselves. My students are practicing English and I'm practicing Spanish and this video, your ideas, are a game-changer. THANK YOU Marianna Pascal!!

Vor 8 Monate
Rodrigo Montero
Rodrigo Montero

You might find very useful Italiano Automatico, by Alberto Arrighini. He also mentions quite frequently Stephen Krashen's theories about learning languages naturally, not by getting bored to death with grammar.

Vor 6 Monate
Tony Khong
Tony Khong

What an encouraging speech. I've been learning Mandarin from about 5 months and was inhibited to speak it with native speakers. Immediately after listening to this talk, I called up two native speakers from China via WeChat and I spoke with them the first time in Mandarin. I did a pretty good job. :)

Vor year
Aini Stirman
Aini Stirman

it's been a year, so how about your mandarin?

Vor 5 Tage
Nguyễn Hiền
Nguyễn Hiền

10:07 "This language belongs to you. It's not an art to master, it's just a tool for you to get the result." Amazinggg!! This idea actually changes my mindset in my journey to learn languages.

Vor 5 Monate
Failedpuberty6x
Failedpuberty6x

Most people aren't even perfect in their native language but for some reason, we think we should be perfect in another one.

Vor 2 years
𓉢日̊语̰學̚んて͆̈るඞ̻̽𓀒
𓉢日̊语̰學̚んて͆̈るඞ̻̽𓀒

@Pollyana Sousa As I'm noticing there's words that only exist in Japanese that don't exist in English, my native language is English and my understanding of Japanese is still growing. I'm not advanced in Japanese but I've been finding that I noticed spoken words gradually and I just cannot find an English equivalent to some of the words I've acquired thus far.

Vor 2 Monate
Mai Ngân
Mai Ngân

So true and so inspiring!

Vor 4 Monate
S • K
S • K

That's the comment. 👏🏻

Vor 6 Monate
민서
민서

I can TOTALLY feel this! So glad that this was not only me, and lots of ppl were struggling with similar feelings when speaking English. YES, we were taught to make less mistakes as possible, and it was not about 'communicating' even with simple words, but about creating 'perfectly structured' sentences when we didn't even have chances to actually speak with our mouths, or write with our hands. Schools just taught us to check the right boxes out of 5 choices, where one of them had teeny tiny grammar mistakes that even native speakers would sometimes make.. and head on to the next question.. This is ridiculous. INEFFECTIVE.

Vor 9 Monate
Natalie Gommon
Natalie Gommon

I am a language teacher and trainer and I recently did a masterclass related to international English. I was surprised at how positive the response was. How much of a 'lightbulb moment' it was for language learners. Your talk is along the same lines, so well done for getting it on to TED so that many other people can learn from it!

Vor year
kaal apn
kaal apn

Hi. Would you like to teach English online to those who are not privileged

Vor Monat
Jyoti
Jyoti

Please, start online classes on YouTube 🙏🙏

Vor 7 Monate
Gilmer Tugahan
Gilmer Tugahan

Don't focus on yourself, focus on the person you're having a conversation with. It's not about you, it's about them and the message you want to come across.

Vor 14 Tage
Yanis Perret
Yanis Perret

Wow, I am a french english-learner and this goes right into my heart. I always focused on my grammar and syntaxe etc... And I've never thought this way... The language is not only an art to be mastered but a tool to play and have fun with. True inspiration !

Vor year
SAFXAB
SAFXAB

@Nadiah hello , i'm a french speaker and would like to learn english , if you're interested ..

Vor 5 Monate
Nadiah
Nadiah

Hello, how's your English now? I'm trying to learn french, I could teach you a bit of English or speak with you and then you can teach me french if it's OK.

Vor 6 Monate
Andre Castanhare
Andre Castanhare

"English is not an art to be mastered; it's just a tool to use to get a result." Perfect!

Vor year
Chourouk Guiassa
Chourouk Guiassa

Exactly dear

Vor 9 Monate
Vagaboarder
Vagaboarder

💙

Vor 10 Monate
marwa abdelhamid
marwa abdelhamid

Very awesome quote

Vor 10 Monate
Nari Kang
Nari Kang

I used to think "English is an art to be mastered", but after I watched this, I've changed my mind!  Thanks a lot for the speech!

Vor 11 Monate
Susannah Lorenzo
Susannah Lorenzo

Excellent talk. I've been an English teacher since I was 16 years old, and I am almost 57 now. I do agree with this approach. I've always used my own method because traditional techniques miss the fun.

Vor year
sonu jose
sonu jose

Great 👍

Vor 3 Monate
Ana Makes Things
Ana Makes Things

I really love the message of this talk. That being said, I think it's also worth mentioning that there's a segment of the population for whom doing anything they're bad at is very very hard. To use the video game analogy: if they had been playing this game for a while and they keep being bad at it, they will stop because they don't have the capacity or the tools to deal with failure. If your self-worth is *wrongly* tied with what you produce, you will feel terrible being bad at a video game or speaking a language. Unless this is addressed or, at least, acknowledged, no amount of uplifting ted talks will make someone change their attitude towards long-term progress vs. chasing the instant gratification of doing something right this one time.

Vor 5 Monate
livvyshin
livvyshin

Good point!

Vor Monat
Sanad
Sanad

What an amazing speech. I was so confused my whole life about why I can’t speak. Now I see.

Vor year
Бекболсун Орозов
Бекболсун Орозов

are you Kyrgyz

Vor 4 Monate
Nimo_hodan Mohamed
Nimo_hodan Mohamed

english

Vor 4 Monate
Thiri Shwe Yee
Thiri Shwe Yee

She is really right. Many people focus on their pronunciation and grammar. They don't focus on the listeners. Languages are to communicate not need to be flawless.

Vor year
HungryBirb
HungryBirb

this is beautiful. this is what I need to hear

Vor 3 Monate
📸: iambshd
📸: iambshd

@aysh candy Hi! Have you passed your test?

Vor year
Olga T
Olga T

One doesn't foced on his/her pronunciation or grammar when he/she is fuent in this language snd he/she speaks automatically. And it needs time and a lot of effort. It's like a millionare cannot understand a starving person.

Vor year
jphvnet
jphvnet

French people do not agree on that hahaha. If your pronunciation is not perfect they won't make any effort. It's frustrating

Vor year
Judilyn Baccay
Judilyn Baccay

I am impress in this video its reminds me on how to communicate others that Character, attitude is very important in speaking not the right pronunciation not the right grammar but honestly as long as you both understand each other thats enough

Vor year
최윤수
최윤수

"English is not an art to be mastered, it's just a tool to use to get a result like a computer game." It impressed me a lot. To consider English just to be a tool, I think that I need to use English as a tool of the thing that makes me pleased, such as listening to music, watching videos, and studying science.

Vor year
Phương Anh Phạm
Phương Anh Phạm

I have learned English for 11 years, but now i cannot communicate with ppl fluently. At my school, i were taught only grammar and vocabulary, so my listening and speaking skills were so weak. As I become a freshman at a university specializing in languages, i think that i have to try my best and i'll practice English more. Thanks for your motivating speech. I love this so much!

Vor Monat
Ann Marie Stewart
Ann Marie Stewart

I watched this after taking an online Spanish lesson where I felt all three of those symptoms of the brain shutting down. If there had been a panic button, I would have been ready to push it. I needed to hear all of this, even at 41 years old as a seasoned teacher. I teach English as a second language and I want my students to make mistakes so that they have the ability to answer and get practice in speaking. It's hard to be as gracious with yourself.

Vor 10 Monate
Akiva Raza
Akiva Raza

The speaker is amazing. I just watched the whole video to hear her. The message was clear from the very beginning but I still kept on listening because I just wanted to listen to her telling the stories and narrating her thoughts. And I am a very impatient person.

Vor 4 Monate
sensei chailand
sensei chailand

As a English language learners, this speech encourages us to speak in English with confidence emblem though we make mistakes. Thank you for your speech.

Vor 3 Monate
Mixolydian
Mixolydian

Well, I've been living in UK for the past 5 years, working mostly in customer service, and most of what she says it's true. There is one caveat though, learning intonation and accent is almost equally as important as being confident. Being confident opens you many doors to start having conversations with native speakers, but if you want to keep them engaged, communicate deep thoughts clearly, make them feel comfortable around you in the long term, and bonding with them in friendships(which in turn can help you get better positions in the company you are working in for example) or relationships you definitely need to become like them in the way they speak. I'm not saying you can't form friendships/relationships if you don't speak exactly like them, but it certainly helps you to make them feel more comfortable around you.

Vor year
Oysha Abduraxmonova
Oysha Abduraxmonova

Ted talk always give for everybody useful ideas.Bravo😉

Vor 4 Monate
Amit Vatsa
Amit Vatsa

English is not the art to be mastered it is tool to be used to get result...😊❤️

Vor 8 Monate
Ali Salloum
Ali Salloum

In my opinion you talked about a very important point that shows how we should not be shy from ourselves while speaking english.. Mistakes makes you beter when you learn from it. Thank you very much.. I hope i could speak fluently like you oneday❤️

Vor 17 Tage
Mauricio Moreno
Mauricio Moreno

I like watching this kind of video thank you for sharing all experiences and motivate to us for improve our English, since 2020 I've been learning English and sometimes I feel like all knowledges in this language it erased in my mind but I know is temporary and I continue my learns step by step.

Vor Monat
Indri Boentaran
Indri Boentaran

Very insightful. Thank you Marianna. Perfection vs effectiveness, focus on how to understand vs to be understood. I think these principles apply basically in all languages.

Vor 5 Monate
iamntbatman
iamntbatman

As an English teacher with years of experience teaching in Asia I can concur that this is 100% accurate. Confidence in using a language as a communicative tool is the key to development as a user of that language.

Vor 3 Monate
Avid O
Avid O

This can be applied to almost anything you want to learn. Don't be afraid of mistakes and have fun learning.

Vor 4 years
석환호
석환호

I will actively accept what you say. Wht you’re saying is like a mindset I’m supposed to have.therefore I am graetful to you

Vor year
Alia Phoenix
Alia Phoenix

@TheDisorderliness I guess it would apply whenever you're learning. Focus on the information and getting it right, make mistakes when learning by asking any questions you may have not covered by whoever is teaching you, and if you're ever hesitant or confused never be afraid to talk to others. If you do that, then by the time you're ever near a real person, you would've made those mistakes when they had no consequences. Of course mistakes will still happen, but by then you would be better equipped to handle them and hopefully prevent any major consequences.

Vor 3 years
VArsovski10
VArsovski10

That is all fine but not all people had tolerant parents (or even worse, judging siblings for that matter).. The sad part is that the "proper defense" in this particular case is for the child to not care of the criticism of those who it is supposed to trust the most.. IDK how some can do it, felt like life's biggest obstacle (and it even today partially is) to me though

Vor 3 years
Roldan Liquigan
Roldan Liquigan

Are you a native speaker from usa ect?if yes i give you a huge THANK YOU

Vor 3 years
Laurent Pingault
Laurent Pingault

@TheDisorderliness 3 ingredients of fast learning are 3 youth qualities : curiosity, fun and adventure. My son learned to drive in one month thanks to simulators, which are actually like video games. I guess surgeons apprentices start by operating on corpses. And they study anatomy and surgery on very beautiful 3D images virtual (forgive my globish)

Vor 3 years
Dieu Thao Nguyen Tran
Dieu Thao Nguyen Tran

Thank you so much for this video. It's very motivational to me and encourages me a lot to keep striving for my English speaking. I do love the quote of the presenter, which is "English is a tool to get the result you want, not an art to master. Speak it with Clarity not correctness" Love your words! Love your spirit! Cheers up to all of the non-native speaker out there to keep boosting your own confidence to conquer any languages

Vor 7 Monate
Hugo Crisnejo
Hugo Crisnejo

Loved this Ted Talk.. really useful AND motivating for people like me , people who would like to improve our comunications skills to take our profesions to the next level😃

Vor 8 Monate
Trần Thị Như Ngọc
Trần Thị Như Ngọc

This talk make me feel so happy and comfortable to hear. I get a new mindset about learning English. Now, I feel more confident about learning English. Beacause it is just a tool for me to use to get a result. Thank you Marianna so much. A wonderful talk!

Vor 7 Monate
Lucelina Gaze
Lucelina Gaze

Nice talk, we as English teachers have a very difficult task; building on our students' confidence when they are surrounded by quite a demanding culture. When the very system implements levels of English and keenly keeps track of your level of English, pronunciation, fluency. I totally agree on the part when you mention that foreign countries focuss more on accuracy than fluency. We as teachers sometimes get disheartened by the fact of not seeing the immediate results on our students, but don't give up; let us continue pushing forward towards communication!

Vor 11 Monate
Nabil Abou Hilal
Nabil Abou Hilal

Schools taught us alphabets TED is teaching us facts

Vor 3 years
Hamza KorkmaZ
Hamza KorkmaZ

So study to learn how to write at school, learn how to speak with TEDx. To be honest, i have been learning English nearly for 7 years, but i am not good at speaking not just me all of people that i know. I can not still understand why they do not change the learning system, they continue to teach us as if it's perfect system😑. I have been taught the same grammer mistakes from 7 years to the now.

Vor 4 Monate
Kunti Harijan
Kunti Harijan

Very true.

Vor year
Kunti Harijan
Kunti Harijan

@hitesh kansara 🤣

Vor year
FL Agro Farm JB
FL Agro Farm JB

School taught us alphabets and rules Ted taught us facts and skills

Vor year
Aml Mn
Aml Mn

Indeed

Vor year
learn English daily
learn English daily

Thank you for this beautiful lecture♥️ I have just learned not to focus on your self just focus on the other person and part your mistakes away

Vor 2 Monate
20urb414 Muskan sarfaraz
20urb414 Muskan sarfaraz

You give so much positive thoughts about speaking English it may possibly that I do mistake while writing a comment but it doesn't matter for me the only thing matter is writing a comment 😊

Vor year
Smileyy
Smileyy

Fantastic! As the world has always been transforming and never stops changing, we humans are growing to adapt. Right now we really shifted our focus to many different things instead of allowing our brain to be hard-wired on things or methods that aren't efficient. English is a beautiful language. I am not a native speaker but I also can use the language efficiently. It's indeed a very cool tool! :D It's the language that connects me with people all around the world. Love it!

Vor year
Mistercham Standup Comedy
Mistercham Standup Comedy

I watched it like 3 years ago... and now, I am learning Japanese, I can say... this video is not about language, it's about confidence.

Vor 12 Tage
유제훈
유제훈

What an impressive lecture. As she said, to learn a language very well, we should begin to enjoy learning it. If we feel pressured to learn a language, we will never learn it properly. We should see language as a tool for communicating with others, not some kind of art to be mastered.

Vor year
Geri Henry
Geri Henry

Very well said, thank you. Many of my elderly Navajo speakers understand this same concept. The communicate the important words and get by wonderfully. They are not trying to learn full sentences of English, they learn enough. And that's the way it should be, because English was never their first language, and it never should be. We should all speak our Native languages with confidence. ;)

Vor 5 Monate
Sayed Hussain Agha
Sayed Hussain Agha

I have been through the same condition. The real extremely important point in this must watch video is to focus on the person you talk to and the results you want to achieve.

Vor 10 Monate
Edgar
Edgar

WHAT A SPEECH. Amazing seriously, simply unbelievable. The things she says are so true. I have always thought the very simple thing. In this life, it´s almost all about being effective. That´s the only thing that truly matters. The goal is being able to communicate with another person, and as a result, explain to someone whatever message you desire to express. Great talk. So recommended, above all to beginners students.

Vor 9 Monate
Debora Nestal
Debora Nestal

English today is not an art to be mastered it's just a tool to use to get a result and that tool belongs to you. Love this. Well done!

Vor 4 years
Jordana Barcelos
Jordana Barcelos

I swear I started to read this comment right in the moment when she started to say this hahaha

Vor 2 years
RIchard Venegas
RIchard Venegas

Agree, I was always worry about mistakes that I’ve been doing and totally lost focus when I was talking. Now, I think, if they can understand what I’m saying is enough for me.

Vor 2 years
Frank Blackcrow
Frank Blackcrow

I met a woman from Germany that would have disagreed with that, as that when I met her at a friends place.. a farm.. she had books up to her chin on the subject.. thesaurus after dictionary and other books on vernacular and of old and new diction and of slang and other books that no one ever reads.. German people are weird like that.

Vor 2 years
Rama Krishna
Rama Krishna

మన

Vor 2 years
nguyen Anh
nguyen Anh

I just wish that all teachers can hear this statement

Vor 2 years
Anon 1602
Anon 1602

I think this does not just apply to English today but to any language that we struggle to learn and understand. Loved the speech, gave me a lot of motivation. Kudos to you. 👏🏽👏🏽

Vor 8 Monate
Yee Ching
Yee Ching

Omg! She's read my mind! I've always been afraid to have a conversation in English with others.. I'm afraid of making mistakes like grammar mistakes that might let people notice my actual english level is low..as she said,i always focus on myself for pretending like a English native speaker.. Excellent talk! It's really inspired me a lot! Much appreciated!

Vor 3 Monate
Minh Huy
Minh Huy

A very useful and practical lesson for all English learners Unfortunately, many school in the world perfer to teach English as Maths or Physics with plenty of grammar structures

Vor year
Online Voice
Online Voice

I agree with you when it comes to English as a foreign language, or English for speakers of other languages. However, for high school requirements, the focus is still on proper/formal English which general English learners lacked.

Vor year
Prabhu Ji
Prabhu Ji

She is absolutely right. Fear of being judged don't let people speak their hearts out.

Vor 2 years
Parvy Govil
Parvy Govil

This is the BEST TED TALK EVER on how to learn language. Thanks, Marianna. You really solved one of my biggest challenges that I face while speaking and the ones that bring my confidence down. I watched this talk 4 times in a row to absorb each and every hack that you shared towards the end. I was actually looking for an answer to the question in my head, that was, why in the world do I start feeling nervous at a point into any conversation, no matter who is in front.I unlocked the answer today. THANK YOU SO MUCH.

Vor 3 Monate
✨Emma✨
✨Emma✨

Thank you. I don't speak English but I always feel bad when my pronunciation is not good. In my English classes I understand everything but the words do not come out of my mouth and I feel that my teacher makes fun of me internally, making me feel helpless, but with this talk I realized that I am doing wrong and I do not care if I get five on my exam or if my parents reprimand me I am not to do perfect just to do better

Vor 8 Monate
Sasi Kirana
Sasi Kirana

I think practising directly to speak, encouraging ourselves n dare to speak will help us a lot. Don't be afraid making mistakes because practice makes perfect

Vor 11 Monate
Celia Bernardes
Celia Bernardes

As an English learner and now a teacher, I also see English as tool to get a result. But if you want to build strong bonds and relationships with native speakers you should really master the language, remembering that learning is a journey and you can enjoy the climb. I like Hadar Shemesh's videos on YouTube about it. She's great!

Vor 3 Monate
Cristiana Slautin
Cristiana Slautin

"You can't go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending"

Vor year
Vishwanath Naik
Vishwanath Naik

Wow !! Great

Vor 2 Monate
Hansen Lee
Hansen Lee

Use chinese:你不能改变你的出生,但可以改变你的未来!

Vor year
study india
study india

I want to improve my English conversation anyone here to help me.

Vor year
Quang Thịnh Phùng
Quang Thịnh Phùng

This's rather rare video that I've watched from the beginning to the end and she's one of the least inspirational people who made me hang on every her words ! She pointed out some viewpoints which are similar to mine, especially one about the fact that shools focusing hard on the full correctness gets in the way of students' comfort to develop. You can do both make mistakes and hold conversations as long as you get your results --- that's objective of languages. They're created and designed to make our life easier, not tougher ! Big respect for Marianna Pascal, your views and ways of delivering ur speech actually blew my mind

Vor 7 Monate
Gustavo Soares
Gustavo Soares

Da pra usar o conteúdo desse TED em TODAS as áreas da vida. Simplesmente amei.

Vor 10 Monate
Barb
Barb

Agora é só tentar ter a confiança da moça no caixa da farmácia 🤣👋

Vor 5 Monate
14_Adinda Tarigan
14_Adinda Tarigan

This video is so nice, it helps me to be more encourage train my english. The first point we all have implementation fr this video is we have to be confidence even we have low level in english. Thank you

Vor 2 Monate
Mustafa Attia
Mustafa Attia

I can understand everything in the video without translat anything in my mind to my first language I'm so proud 🙏

Vor 6 Monate
Lan Lê Thị Hồng
Lan Lê Thị Hồng

Mustafa Attia v

Vor 6 Monate
Ale Ale
Ale Ale

same! and all thanks to yt videos🤗

Vor 6 Monate
Nihat Baştan
Nihat Baştan

@Odalis Rivera my experience of achieving it was trying to defend my country's image against racists lol. I guess you achieve it by communicating

Vor 6 Monate
Mustafa Attia
Mustafa Attia

@Odalis Rivera use it a lot Chat with people Practice on YouTube Listen too I think listening is the important thing and watch movies tv shows make your day just English I promise in 6 month you will understand and maybe talk without translat anything for your your first language in your head Try to forget your language

Vor 6 Monate
Odalis Rivera
Odalis Rivera

How can I achieve it?

Vor 6 Monate
Saifon Sow
Saifon Sow

" English is not an art to be mastered ,it's just a tool to use to get results " Thank you so much for this quote !

Vor 2 years
Mazzy Alfandi
Mazzy Alfandi

English is not an art to be mastered ,it 's just a tool to use toget results

Vor year
Sajidul Islam
Sajidul Islam

I enjoyed the entire speech thank you very much ma'am 😘

Vor 9 Monate
Lover Of LAWS
Lover Of LAWS

This video is really very helpful for beginners who wants to speak english language but they feel shy or under confident due to apprehension of Judge by cool or mean people. So guys forget to be judged and speak or speak English and put a comment without think of grammatically mistake.😊 just express yourself 🙏HARE KRISHNA 🙏❤️

Vor 8 Monate
Đào Phan
Đào Phan

I love this video so much. I am a person who is very lack of confidence about my english level. My pronunciation is bad and I am not good at grammar too. This video changed my mind, she is right, english is not an art to be mastered, it's a tool to get results. Thanks for meaningful speech!

Vor 8 Monate
Somoshree Panja
Somoshree Panja

Thanks to you ma'am for your so valuable speech. I can connect With your opinion. This video is so important for we Indians as Malaysians.❤️

Vor year
Abu-Aley
Abu-Aley

This is not about languages; this is about life attitude.

Vor year
임정수
임정수

i agree, sometimes we lose the main goal, and get punched by side effects, so we need to remind this video and focus on main goal! it's really important life attitude!

Vor year
t
t

Yeah, this is not just about a language, it is about the key to SUCCESS, i.e. to be focused in what we want.

Vor year
LancelotGraal
LancelotGraal

Thank you! I am training to be an English teacher and this talk really helps me understand this key concept my didactics lecturer and seminar tutor keep telling me: language is to communicate, to achieve a goal, to perform a task, to get something you want or need. And it is a bit difficult for someone like me to fully accept this, as I learnt English with the goal of mastering it and making it my art. I studied English language and literature in university, read John Donne and Henry James, wrote countless essays, worked really hard to have a perfect British accent and now, obviously I do struggle to see this beautiful language as just a tool. It is a work of art to me. So your talk helps, because what you say is true, what the English language represents for me has got no place in my classroom. The only thing that matters in there is what my pupils need.

Vor 7 Monate
Victoria Doroshko
Victoria Doroshko

Hi) It is really great video. I want to say thank you. I think we have a problem even when we speak in our language. One person can explain just only in 10 words, and you can understand him, other person can explain you something about 20 minutes and in the end you don't understand what he was talking about. And I absolutely agree, that we need to focus on context or subject in our speach, but don't focus on our mistakes and rules.

Vor year
토바이토 로바♡
토바이토 로바♡

this is exactly what i needed to hear. i understand and speak french so well. like i can admit it and even though i know i get so self conscious and overthink what im about to say when someones talks to me that it gets to a point where i cant communicate what’s in my head in words. ive been learning french since i was 10. i’m 20 now and everytime someone speaks french in front of me i devout all my focus on responding with NO mistakes which usually dosent get the convo anywhere and leaves me awkward and red as a tomato. this woman is right. languages aren’t art to master and perfect, if u can communicate your ideas you should be confident enough to speak your thoughts out loud! so who cares if u made a mistake?? thank u ma’am!!!! much love

Vor 10 Monate
Bahasa: Learn Chinese with Movie Clips
Bahasa: Learn Chinese with Movie Clips

I once heard a Malaysian kid asking his dad in Malay, "Dad, what does "a" mean?" "It means 'one', son," replied his Dad. I snickered a little to myself at that definition- That's not how we native-English speakers would define it at all! But then I realized that the father's definition was very practical - Unlike English, the Malay language does not have any articles (a, an, the). Defining "a" as "one", however imprecise, was really all his son was needed to get by. It made me realize that languages are just a tool; being practical and functional is much more important than being 100% grammatically correct.

Vor 20 Tage
Yong En
Yong En

As a Malaysian, she express the accurate situation in Malaysia while speaking English, we just scare our grammar is wrong, our accent is weird, and afraid of speaking English. Now I know that I should focus on the results and effectiveness of English communication, Thanks Marianna!

Vor year
Luis Canales
Luis Canales

Sorry...i didnt get when she spoke about the ingeenery meeting...help please

Vor 3 Monate
Tony Z
Tony Z

I think that depends on your final goal. For our first language, we can easily recognise who has better language skills and that will impact our judgement about them. Like their reputation, educational background, and even should we whether or not to trust them. If we just wanna have some fun with English native speakers and independently travel to Anglo countries that are OK.

Vor 9 Monate
MENTAL HEALTH With SYED
MENTAL HEALTH With SYED

@Adnan Ali most of Desi speakers Pronounciate so poorly. Especially those who studied from regional language medium schools.

Vor year
hippiechick73
hippiechick73

Well, your writing is very good! I hope I can learn to write another language as well as you can.

Vor year
Estrella
Estrella

@Adnan Ali Me, I having difficulties to understand slang from Bangladesh, India and Arab country. Im a customer service and I have to deal with customer from here

Vor year
Spyros Bonatsos
Spyros Bonatsos

This is an amazing talk. Especially the last 4 minutes are life lessons. Marianna thank you for this, very well done !!!

Vor 7 Monate
Nomli Nouas
Nomli Nouas

Clarity over trying to be perfect in a language cause it's a tool Amazing talk, thank u

Vor 11 Monate
Thuyen Tran
Thuyen Tran

I really appreciate this speech. It's very helpful for me. Special thanks to Ms. Marianna Pascal and TED to record it!

Vor 5 Monate
House of Mind Hipnoterapia e Transformação Pessoal
House of Mind Hipnoterapia e Transformação Pessoal

I really love the whole idea, and it fits in all areas of our lives! Amazing! Thank you!

Vor 10 Monate
Charlie Studio
Charlie Studio

awesome .. "here's the one thing you can do , when you speak, don't focus on yourself , focus on the other person and the result you want to archive"

Vor 3 years
Luciano Mellini
Luciano Mellini

Italiano

Vor year
Luqyana Rachim
Luqyana Rachim

may I correct it? "achieve" not "archive"

Vor 2 years
Robin Rüzgar Yaşar
Robin Rüzgar Yaşar

@ZURAINI BT HASAN - i am agree with that derken? Doğrusu: I agree with you

Vor 2 years
princess sana
princess sana

@Wendel m.c. l' m agree with your statement

Vor 2 years
Frenzy1972
Frenzy1972

Awesome 🤣🤣🤣

Vor 2 years
Lily LC
Lily LC

Thanks for encourage people like me! What she said so spot on, so relieving, and I feel like a heavy stone flies away from my heart. English is not an art to be mastered. This sentence hit me.

Vor 11 Monate
Thi Phuong Thao Tran
Thi Phuong Thao Tran

So wonderful! You highlighted some key words which I have been following my tasks related to. Thank you so much!

Vor year
lawi k.ali
lawi k.ali

It’s such a helpful speech that make learning any language so much easier، one of the best tedx speech ever👍👍

Vor 5 Monate
Seij
Seij

I never knew I needed this extremely simple advise! Thank you for this amazing talk! :)

Vor 3 Monate
Alizon Cuellar
Alizon Cuellar

I really enjoyed this talk because you can apply it to other situations and not only to how to learn English, thank you very much!

Vor 8 Monate
Sonia Sharma
Sonia Sharma

This is a life changing speech 🔥

Vor 8 Monate
Tara Jernigan
Tara Jernigan

I love this and can't wait to share it with my students!!!

Vor 7 Monate
sanjaykarthick s
sanjaykarthick s

I remember answering the questions after reading the passage in school. This good woman's speech made me reminisce about my school days Hats off for the speech

Vor 8 Monate
Made Pramana
Made Pramana

I love this talk. I agree, learning English should be fun. It’s okay if it’s not perfect. I love English and I learn it not for the perfection, but for the human interaction.

Vor year
Timur Ibrashev
Timur Ibrashev

This gave me lots of confidence. Language is not about perfection, it's about communication and there's no such a thing as right language or wrong, it's all about acceptable or unacceptable.

Vor 5 Monate
Hien Thai
Hien Thai

Thank you very much, very much for your meaningful message. Self-confidence will help us to improve speaking. We are afraid of making mistakes. You will have self-confidence by practicing speaking, practicing speaking. Repetition. Repetition. Repetition...

Vor 10 Monate
Diego el papu
Diego el papu

"English today is not an art to be mastered. It's just a tool to use to get a result" that quote is amazing, it changes my perspective of how learn english and the usages i can get with it. Thanks a lot for the tips!

Vor 3 Monate
Asgar Hussain
Asgar Hussain

Thank you for this wonderful, Speech. I heard a lot of sayings by you. But the main point is that Listening is very important to us. I am an Indian and practicing spoken English and Today your speech gives me a lot of confiendence to improve my English. Thank You Ma'am.

Vor year
Chandralekha K
Chandralekha K

She's exactly right Communicate with confidence,dont be afraid of being judged

Vor 3 years
Dreamer _121
Dreamer _121

Easy to say "Don't be afraid"..🤣🤣 There is only one Thing to master, how even to lose this fearnes (?)

Vor 2 years
e-education
e-education

Hi bro

Vor 2 years
hassan Abdulrahman
hassan Abdulrahman

agree, and the way to get that is to try and try and do not be sad of failure

Vor 2 years
Luelson Calixto
Luelson Calixto

Sensacional!!! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

Vor 10 Monate
Jithin James
Jithin James

Keep trying for what you want, mistakes make a person perfect 🙌❤️

Vor 20 Tage
Reema Aleem
Reema Aleem

She explained things soooo well👏👏👏

Vor 4 Monate
PHAN THI XUÂN THẢO
PHAN THI XUÂN THẢO

As an English professor teaching ESL at the high school level for the first time, well, you just blew my mind with this. You NAILED it!!! I cannot WAIT to share this with my students, and to figure out ways that we, together, can speak English/Spanish like we are playing a video game...Fearlessly and focused on the recipient, not ourselves. My students are practicing English and I'm practicing Spanish and this video, your ideas, are a game-changer. THANK YOU Marianna Pascal!!

Vor Monat
시즈니
시즈니

I learned English by myself because I liked it,I didn't care about grammar or being perfect I just talked and talked until I learned it...I'm learning Korean now 😄 trust yourself I'm sure you can do it

Vor year
SAAD AHMAD
SAAD AHMAD

It's a coincidence I guess. I also learned English by myself and nowadays I am working upon Korea language . I know I make it like English.

Vor 11 Monate
James
James

@Fathima Rinsha.M How can I hepl you? Im Korean as well~

Vor 11 Monate
James
James

@Solo Nada 한국어 잘하십니다★

Vor 11 Monate
Marthin Luther
Marthin Luther

100% righh....👍

Vor 11 Monate
Maíra Vinhas
Maíra Vinhas

Finally i found someone who study like me 😅

Vor 11 Monate
neshat hyka
neshat hyka

Great video. This is very common - employers while they interview you take the lack of confidence in speaking English as a lack of confidence in your ability to do the job.

Vor year
Payton Z.
Payton Z.

that's exactly the problems that many english learner have. Amazing and inspiring

Vor year
abdulla Reda
abdulla Reda

You really gave us more motivation to speak English confidently and automatically , thank you so much

Vor 11 Monate

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