053: Starting to speak with limited vocabulary

<p>Lanae asks: "I'm learning Japanese, but all the vocabulary I've learnt from books has been on restaurant vocabulary etc. How can I start speaking when I don't know enough to talk?"</p>
<h2>In this episode:</h2>
<li>You know you need to start speaking, but how?</li>
<li>Why you can't rely on textbooks</li>
<li>Why it's ok to skip large parts of your textbook</li>
<li>Seeing speaking as the "end result"</li>
<li>Speaking to learn vs. Learning to speak</li>
<li>Holding your first conversations</li>
<h2>Resources mentioned in todays episode:</h2>
<li><a href="http://www.iwillteachyoualanguage.com/japanesepod101-review/" target="_blank">My review of JapanesePod101.com</a></li>
<li><a href="http://polyglotconference.com/" target="_blank">The Polyglot Conference</a> - New York 10-11 October</li>
<li><a href="http://polyglotworkshops.com/nyc/" target="_blank">Polyglot Workshops - New York</a></li>
<p>Where to find speaking partners:</p>
<li><a href="http://iwillteachyoualanguage.com/italki" target="_blank">iTalki</a></li>
<li><a href="http://iwillteachyoualanguage.com/verbling" target="_blank">Verbling</a></li>
<li><a href="http://conversationexchange.com" target="_blank">conversation exchange.com</a></li>
<h2>Today's featured resource:</h2>
<li><a href="http://60secondfluencytest.com" target="_blank">60 Second Fluency Test</a></li>
<h2>Start speaking today</h2>
<p>I’d like to thank <a href="http://iwillteachyoualanguage.com/italkishownotes" target="_blank">iTalki</a> for supporting the show. <a href="http://iwillteachyoualanguage.com/italkishownotes" target="_blank">iTalki</a> is the best place online to connect with affordable and effective native speakers teachers and tutors. To claim your free lesson and start speaking today, simply visit:<a href="http://iwillteachyoualanguage.com/italkishownotes" target="_blank">http://iwillteachyoualanguage.com/italkishownotes</a></p>
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