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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 Youtube 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 http://ted.com/tedx
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Pagona Chronaki (4 hours ago)
Excellent speach.Thank you.
Rapping Manual (9 hours ago)
Cheese integrate!
Ray John Alovera (19 hours ago)
Cheese Integrated I shall remember this phrase.
Angel Suarez (1 day ago)
That's my problem when I'm trying to speak English, I always forget every single word I need to use because I need self confidence :(
Michael Soprani (1 day ago)
Warm water discovery again.... yawn....
Laurent PM Pingault (1 day ago)
Setiap bahasa mempunyai genius sendiri, secara tersirat menyampaikan idea dan konsep. Sila juga menggunakan bahasa lain daripada bahasa Inggeris. Bagaimanakah seorang guru bahasa Inggeris yang tinggal di Malaysia terlalu lama untuk bercakap dalam bahasa Malaysia di farmasi? Mana-mana pekerja India, Filipina, Indonesia berlaku untuk bercakap dengan Malaysia, kan? (Memang benar bahawa mereka tidak membeli omega ...)
Solrak (1 day ago)
like si estas aqui por la miss salazar :3
Stephen Knapp (2 days ago)
I like the presentation overall and her point concerning the importance of being understood is not said often enough. I've often said that language is a tool to communicate. However, that said, there is a counterpoint to be made. Language IS a tool as are a chainsaw and scalpel. Some amazing art can be made with a chainsaw but at other times a more precise tool is required. At least I'd like the surgeon that operates on me to feel that way. What's really required is a proper perspective and a recognition that "good enough" is often good enough and certainly beats having no tool at all.
张小刚 (2 days ago)
This is great!I will show this video to my daughter and my wife who have not much confident to learn English.
Arbulon Rexhepi (3 days ago)
I'm experiencing this kind of problem when I try to speak in English I can understand like 90% of what someone is saying my reading skills are pretty good my pronounciation also but when is time to speak I cannot express myself it's like my vocabulary has vanished, and she has described very well what do we need to do. She is 100% right.
Matheus Mendes (3 days ago)
Amazing! Thank you!!!!
Brhtu Seasonone (3 days ago)
im a filipino.. know eanglish but not so confident speaking english fluently...maybe bcoz shes right.....im too focus on my english and not the words i want to convey.. im afraid to be judged for saying wrong grammar...
Picturesplayer (3 days ago)
Try to speak english in ur home itself why bcoz ur small childrens will be learn those voccabulary and sentenses when u are using english..in this way we can make them good english speaker..childrens could be learn easly..we are never ever taught them our native langauge..supose u wanna call to ur son..u can call like come here or go there ,have ur milk,...these are the daily use sentenses will be effective on their speaking.
fidali shah (4 days ago)
The exam make the non-english speaker feel unconfident to speak English...
Ilyass Kasbi (5 days ago)
I used to have the same attitude on learning english as an art to be mastered, but know after listening to this very exciting presentation I have changed my attitude and I am going to learn english as a game that have to be played in a free way thank youuuu
outstanding body language
pal reet (6 days ago)
yess ...i also agre with this talk ..many people afraid when they talk to another person ...but i think imp. thing is confident.....I also learn many things from this talk ..thnxx
Ronnie Bc (7 days ago)
Wonderful spech 🙏 thanks for... Me mam
Coco Zhou (7 days ago)
That's great !
I am native spanish speaker and i want to practice my spaking and listening with a english native. If someone wants to learn Spanish, we can learn together. This is my number +51 947 234 768
Jing Ling Yap (8 days ago)
Good speaking!! Thank you!
Irene Morittu (8 days ago)
You're right! Love this Ted!
Eldinei Pereira (8 days ago)
Hi Mariana, I appreciate your video, good job, God bless you.
Anissa Bedoui (8 days ago)
حلقة رائعة شكرا.
Andrei Gaspar (9 days ago)
1-game are not violency people is are
Kiran Chaithanya (9 days ago)
Thank you mam
Mariana Moraes (11 days ago)
What a video!
Guled Ansaari (13 days ago)
Thank you very match 👏👏
Blunt Amos (13 days ago)
it's ture we shouldn't afraid about it.Just do it like a game and no matter do right or fault.
nas nas (13 days ago)
Brilliant talk!! Thanks 🌷
Čhïnïťå Ćyruš (14 days ago)
Proud of my poor English 😂 Lol Love from Mexico ❤
范瑞國卿 (14 days ago)
Great presentation !
Silly Violet (14 days ago)
i hated playing video game ma'am.
Shallaw Hikmat (14 days ago)
Well done
mohamed bouguena (15 days ago)
thank u ma'm it's very helpful
Kübra Arlı (15 days ago)
Şu ted videolarına türkçe alt yazı da yapın lütfen
Rabiga Mukan (13 days ago)
Inglizce alt yazili izleyin,inanin çok daha yararli olur👌🏻
Osman Osman (15 days ago)
I'm not native speaker, How to speak in english like she My tongue is broken when I try to repeat every words that she spoke (((
Luân Nguyễn (15 days ago)
many thanks to you!!!
Malak Sameh (16 days ago)
I may not have this problem with English which is my second language, but in fact, I sometimes have this problem with my mother tongue. This advice is the basic idea of everything. Thank you. I really need it.
Mục đích cuối cùng là để giao tiếp nên nói dài chưa chắc đã hay. Ngắn gọn là ok.
Qi Gao (17 days ago)
1. paying less self-awareness on how many grammar mistakes you have made while talking 2. don't fell embarrassed, awkward and shy 3. focus on the person who you are talking to and the result you want to achieve 4. English is not an art to be mastered. it is just a tool to communicate. 5. in the real world, what matters is that you understand others and take an action instead of making no mistake. 6. symptoms of your brain shutting down :1. when you are worried about how you respond and express yourself in correct English, you may miss what the other person said 2. vocabulary disappears and word does not come out while speaking 3. lack of confidence in speaking English may be interpreted as lacking of ability in job performance.
mehrab hasan (18 days ago)
So true
It's literally a great video ..
毘沙門天 (18 days ago)
I totally agree with her. I should dare to speak English and not worry about making mistake.
Nga đặng (18 days ago)
Thank you ! This video so great
eliana vasconcelos (19 days ago)
I don't like her explanation. Language is not just a tool! You learn culture, you learn about others, you think differently because your words and the way you see the world are different.
eliana vasconcelos (19 days ago)
Just a question: if you have been in Malaysia for so long, why did you not learn to speak the language? I think it goes both ways> English speakers should love to learn other languages as well . Just my point of view.
Marianna Pascal (15 days ago)
Saya boleh cekup Bahasa Malayu. I can speak the language. You're right. That's very important. I live here! It also helps me understand what others go through. I remember giving my first speech in Malay. I had to put some new words on the floor on paper! Lol.
Miin Ng98 (19 days ago)
I'm learning English. I have a big problem that's: I have just know some new words ( im able to pronouce, listen.. that words) but its very hard for me to use that words to express what i'm thinking :( . Anybody here can help me? Im Vietnamese.
Viet Thai (17 days ago)
Vietnamese too
Beyza Kaplan (19 days ago)
Yes! English is tool not goal.Insead of focusing english we are supposed to focus on our goal.Why we want to learn english?This is basic question.When we identifiy our goal we can learn english more eaisy. :)
Kamil Nowak (21 days ago)
just like me speaking my languages, a good comparision to a video game
ADEN JAMA CHANNEL (21 days ago)
It,s good to know and communicate with everyone.
ADEN JAMA CHANNEL (21 days ago)
Interesting .
Việt Phong Đàm (22 days ago)
When speak don't focus on yourself, on the partner instead. Don't consider too much about how to speak correctly, stay focused on pushing forth the conversation.
Nskin13 (22 days ago)
so we should just get along with broken english
Duy Nguyễn Khương (23 days ago)
because he is an extravert
himy nameis (23 days ago)
1 of the best TED performance Ive ever seen she talks clearly to me compare than Ive heard before in TED😂
Sina Egypt (23 days ago)
this video is very impotant
Alla Soiko (23 days ago)
Ana atakAkkan arabi6a wo shui zhongwen i speak english je parles francais я говорю па российский yo gablo espanol
Camron Gloudon (23 days ago)
Cyber cafes are lit I'm a gamer so stop talking about the cafes
Tudo E mais um pouco (24 days ago)
What a pile of rubbish.
Shafaq Salehi (24 days ago)
Faisal has ( not have) 😆
sma asma (24 days ago)
My level In English is bad and lower so I find hard to understand this video however I find this video is beautiful and fantastic
Winter Dao-gas (24 days ago)
Wow, I love this. I learned a lot from this. Thank you to the speaker.
Fan Zhang (24 days ago)
It is really good. And I found It is a productive way learning English. I still remember I played the glass balls when I was child. If the routine was in my heart I always hit another one successfully. But If I was not sure the imaginative routine I failed each time.
Fransiska Bayun (24 days ago)
it's really great speech. It's going to change the way I teach. Love this! ;)
Riska Aulia (25 days ago)
Yup, language is not art, language is tool for one of people with sharp skill of your brain. Very important to communicate other people and to understand the feedback for one to one. 👍 thankyou, I have lot of knowledge that I must learn very well 🙏🏻
zhen li (25 days ago)
i thought it’s exactly what I need when I was watching your speech. I realize that I am usually nervous when I talk with people, fearing for making mistakes and being judged. Sometimes when I am relaxed or have a goal to achieve, i just focus on the conversation but not on my behavior, it works.
Sha Ismail (26 days ago)
Great tips
Naser Khan (26 days ago)
Hi guys, I am Naser from Afghanistan .I am looking for anEnglish native speaker to practice English with and in exchange I will teach Afghani language. My skpye is 93781153579
Trang My Nguyen (12 days ago)
10:08 It's not an art to be mastered. It's just a tool to use to get a result.
Livin Gunk (28 days ago)
English is the best language in the world.
Trail Guy (28 days ago)
1. there must be more people than me that can't play a video game - then what? 2. although my hearing is good I just can't make out the separate words the person is saying 3. If I get most of the words in a sentence that a person is saying (rare) there is always one word I can't get - making the whole sentence unintelligible 4. colloquialisms are virtually impossible to understand - without years of experience there is no person with LOW level that can communicate
me (28 days ago)
this made me cry such a good speech
Kamran Beg (29 days ago)
Actually this applies to whole education not just language
Yolanda Banos (29 days ago)
I love it! Cheese integrated, hahahaha.
Beng Sum (29 days ago)
This was in Penang??? How can I missed it?!
Flávio Gomide (29 days ago)
Simple, functional and excellent explanation. Great woman! Best Regards from Brazil
Joon (30 days ago)
It may be helpful to those who don't speak a word of English.. but I think that.. when we need to have a complex discussion in English, it might not fit in. For example at the firm, could you guys explain the details of the work to your boss with just a few words of English and confidence? With no excuses, improving your English skills is the only way that might make our lives a bit more comfortable in this world.
Jannat Almosawi (1 month ago)
Thank you very much 😍
Cesar Barreto Farias (1 month ago)
Thank you so much . These speech was beautiful , I have many dificults to speak english and it help me very much .
Hassan Ahmed -berkia (1 month ago)
Great speech
Megaman Zero (1 month ago)
i fell in love
hoabich nguyen (1 month ago)
Liked
Tuyet Anh Nguy Thi (1 month ago)
Thank you so much! from Vietnam❤️
Arslan Zaheer (1 month ago)
Wonderful speaker engaged listeners brilliantly
Jeylani Sherif (1 month ago)
Than you so much. I really like. Your speech.
Sabrina Folov (1 month ago)
English for me not just a tool. ı want to improve my English as much as possible in every way..
supandi asia (1 month ago)
Thank you Mariana..really open my mind..
Sagdana Edigeeva (1 month ago)
This is one of the most interesting videos of Ted, Thank you so much❤️❤️❤️
fastgamer2 (1 month ago)
I learned every bit of English that goes beyond the Basics by watching lets Plays and all kinds of discussions. And Im pretty sure my understanding is on a native Level by now, something I would never have learned in school
Dharminder Puri (1 month ago)
Who is this Faizal?....
Nia Galla (1 month ago)
English is not an art to be mastered but a tool to use to get a result. Thank you
Thank you this will help a lot :)
Cris Sousil (1 month ago)
Great! I loved it!
lalitha nandigam (1 month ago)
worth watching
Subtitle pls
Dok No See (1 month ago)
A video game? Like playing a video game? Uh huh....
Keso Mavi (1 month ago)
👍👍👍👍👍👌👌
Keso Mavi (1 month ago)
Vryyyyyyy nice n fCt
insta heart (1 month ago)
I will try I think .... one day I will can speak english with confident.

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