My interview with @Matt vs Japan
Check out Matt’s formula for mastering a language at https://Refold.la
The clips early on of Matt speaking Japanese to people are from @Xiaomanyc 小马在纽约 ‘s video: https://youtu.be/fMBhj5WGeaI
00:00 - Who is Matt vs Japan?
1:24 - How did Matt learn Japanese?
4:03 - Context teaches more than textbooks
5:35 - Why you need to forget English
6:16 - Should we learn like babies?
10:04 - The only way to learn a language
10:57 - The real reason for flash cards
11:56 - The most effective input
15:18 - Why your brain enjoys this method
16:57 - What did you do specific for Japanese?
20:34 - Identity and language
23:48 - Matt speaking Japanese
25:58 - Why you can’t hear pitch accent
28:53 - Why most people don’t learn pitch accent
31:16 - How Matt learned pitch accent
33:25 - Improving Japanese pronunciation
36:50 - Staying focused on your goal
40:58 - Diminishing returns from input
42:41 - Converting input into output
46:17 - The barrier to effective output
56:08 - The refold formula for language
59:09 - Outro
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