Say MORE with LESS
Okay, so, I promised to tell you my big secret...
Well, if you’re familiar with our method you know that learning first things first is the key to quick progress in the beginning.
The Pareto principle (also known as the 80–20 rule) states that you get 80% of the results from 20% of the work. This principle can be applicable in language learning as well.
In language learning the ratio is more like 95-2.5, which means that native speakers only use 2.5% of the words, 95% of the time.
We call it the ''Magical 2,5%''
You see, languages contain hundreds of thousands of words but only a fraction of them are used daily by native speakers, and you only need a fraction of these words for your first conversations.
Besides that, your first conversations in a new language will always be the same.
You’ll be asked questions like;
- What’s your name?
- Where are you from?
- What do you do here?
- Do you live here?
- For how long have you been studying....?
Just learning a few answers to these questions by heart is not enough. You want to be able to construct your own sentences and speak naturally, right?
To create your first sentences you need important pronouns like: I and you; verbs like, can, do, want, be, have and a few nouns to get started.
But, just learning these important words isn’t quite enough…
At school or in traditional language courses you learn lots of words. Yet, most people can’t hold conversations in their target language after they finish their course.
Because to speak a language fluently you need to become good at two things:
1. You need to know a lot about the language. That means that you need to know many words and you need to know how the grammar works.
2. But what’s even more important, and what most people forget is that you need to know how to use these words and grammar rules in real, natural conversations.
So it’s not so much about “how much you know”, but about how well you can use what you’ve learned.
Which will help you communicate effectively with those around you and genuinely express who you are.
You see, learning a language is not just about learning a bunch of words. Your fluency is going to depend on how well and quickly you can put the words and grammar you know together.
At school we learn a lot of words and grammar. The problem is that we don’t spend enough time practicing what we have learned.
We don’t spend enough time constructing sentences that are personal to us.
Just learning is not enough, you need to activate what you learn inside your brain.
By using what you’ve learned you aren’t just less likely to forget new words, you also train your brain to quickly produce sentences in your new language.
And that's how you will be able to speak Indonesian right away...
The Ideal Indonesian Course for Complete Beginners
But where can you find a language course that not only teaches you the most important vocabulary, but also trains you to form sentences, so that you can eventually hold conversations with native speakers?
We tested all major language learning courses but we couldn’t find anything which came close. We wanted to create something better than any other course on the market.
My friend Lucas and I spent years of our life trying to figure out what the most important words for beginners are (in Indonesian) and how to teach them in an effective way.
We wanted to create the ideal course for those who want to learn a new language from scratch. A course that focused on real results.
After more than a decade of trial and error and having learned more than 10 language ourselves, Lucas and I came to the conclusion that if we wanted a program that teaches you how to speak Indonesian from the beginning, we …
- Should teach the minimum amount of words that you can use to make the maximum amount of combinations.
- Should focus on the most important vocabulary that you’ll need for your first conversations
- The materials should come with native speaker audio and video learning tools
- The focus should be on the student; our priority is to let the student construct their own sentences!
- The program should be super user-friendly.
It wasn’t easy, but after years of testing, experimenting and seeing our students getting results we finally launched the ultimate recourse for beginners.
And we’ve called it:
With VocaBooster Indonesian we’ve hand -picked the most important Indonesian words for you, so that you can start speaking Indonesian, right away!
Frequently asked question
Isn’t VocaBooster just a word list? Can’t I just download a frequency list from the internet?
No, VocaBooster is much more than that. Although this course is based on the essential vocabulary (the Magical 2.5%), we provide you more than just a word list.
All entries come with images, native audio, word-for-word translations and grammar notes. We also provide flashcard decks so that you can learn the content in an interactive way using the “Anki” app on your smartphone.
VocaBooster provides training materials that will be useful to you for the first 3 to 6 months of your learning journey.
What does VocaBooster offer that similar products on the market don’t?
VocaBooster is the only course that focuses on the most relevant vocabulary, in the right order.
VocaBooster comes with word-for-word (literal) translations so that you can see how the Indonesian language works.
In VocaBooster Indonesian, we’ve also added informal Indonesian in the grammar notes. This way, we make sure that you understand the language that people actually speak.
Reinforce what you’ve learned and never forget it with our Anki Flashcard Decks.
Isn’t VocaBooster too expensive?
Learning a language with VocaBooster will give you a head start towards attaining fluency. We have spent hundreds (if not thousands) of hours on research – selecting, translating, checking and testing the most useful content.
The good news is that all this hard work has made it possible for you to save lots of time and frustration in learning vocabulary that is irrelevant for beginners.
If you want to save time, avoid frustration and gain momentum in your Indonesian studies, this small investment in yourself will definitely pay off very quickly.
Who is VocaBooster for?
For beginners who want to reach a conversational level of a language in record time!
Learning with Vocabooster will be highly effective for those who practice what they’ve learned with real people.
It can also be a great tool for intermediate level students who can already hold simple conversations. In such cases, VocaBooster can help you to think, translate and speak faster and more fluently.
Can I get my money back if I don’t find VocaBooster useful?
Yes. If you don’t find this tool useful, just let us know within 30 days and we will give you a refund. No questions asked.