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NEW! Complete Czech Assignments, Earn NEW Badges, Level Up Your Czech

New Feature! Level Up Your Czech and Earn Badges with 1-on-1 Learning

Hello Listener,

(This is all about new achievement badges at CzechClass101. Keep reading!)

Let’s say you JUST finished a Czech lesson. For example, an assignment like…

  • You write a self-introduction in Czech
  • You record your self-introduction via audio or video
  • You send an image to your teacher that’s related to Czech
  • …or you complete a weekly writing task

Then, you send it over. Your CzechClass101 teacher checks it. Approves it.

Ding! You get a new achievement badge for your hard work. It’s your mark of progress. It definitely sends a burst of Czech learning motivation into your brain!

What does this mean? It’s proof that your Czech is improving, as confirmed by a real Czech teacher. Real proof that you’re well on your way to mastering the language. And it’s an awesome way to stay confident and motivated in your learning journey.

It also means achievement badges are now available at CzechClass101. You’re learning Czech. You deserve recognition and motivation. So, if you’re a Premium PLUS member, you can now unlock badges as you level up your Czech. Your Premium PLUS teacher will give out badges as you complete new assignments!

Click here to visit My Teacher at CzechClass101!
(For Premium PLUS users: Complete assignments and get badges from your teacher)

New Feature! Level Up Your Czech and Earn Badges with 1-on-1 Learning

Listeners, this is something many of you have been asking for.

Alright, how does this work and how can you unlock badges?
CzechClass101 Badges are currently available to Premium PLUS subscribers. Don’t worry, more are on the way for other users! Here’s how it works!

With Premium PLUS, you learn with your own Teacher. You stay in 1-on-1 contact via My Teacher – whether the mobile app or directly on the CzechClass101 site.

Your teacher gives you Czech assignments. That’s right, you’re not learning alone! You get various assignments. Your teacher will correct your Czech and give feedback. You can do this via text or audio or video recordings.

And you earn badges for completing assignments – from your teacher. This is how you know you’re mastering Czech.

You’re getting feedback from the one person that knows best.

A real Czech teacher.

Find your unlocked badges in My Account. Once you’re there, go to the “My Report” Tab and click on “Your Badges.” So, if you’re a Premium PLUS user, get in touch with your teacher on CzechClass101. Then, start earning badges and leveling up your Czech.

Click here to see your badges inside My Account!
(For Premium PLUS users only)

If you’re new, you might be asking “What’s Premium PLUS?”
Premium PLUS combines 1-on-1 learning with your own teacher PLUS our learning system. You get the best of both worlds – unlimited CzechClass101 Premium access, which includes 210+ audio and video lessons, PDF lesson notes, study tools and more – plus, you get a teacher who creates a personalized learning plan and guides you along the way.

If you want to unlock Premium PLUS at 30% OFF, take advantage of our discount. Click on the link below. This quick discount ends October 2nd, 2015!

To earning badges and learning Czech!

Team CzechClass101

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5 Tips To Motivate Yourself While Learning A Second Language

5 Tips to Motivate Yourself

1. Schedule your time.

One of the most important factors in keeping your motivation up is developing it into a habit. Whether it be 20 minutes or 3 hours, schedule time to study every day and stick to it. Regular exposure solidifies what you learn and keeps you progressing. To make sure you stick to your routine, a great idea is to build a schedule for your day and decide that every day/Monday/weekend, you study from 6pm to 8pm. Just remember that 30 minutes a day, every day, is better than a binge 8-hour study session at the end of the week (though it’s obviously better than nothing).

2. Learn a word a day with our great Word of the Day learning tool.

Trying to learn everything at once and getting overwhelmed by the sheer number of words in your new language is not a good idea. Sometimes, even if you do learn new words, you forget them quickly because you haven’t heard them enough in context. As mentioned above, daily exposure to new words is an important factor in solidifying your target language. Our Word of the Day tool delivers you daily words and phrases, shows you how to pronounce them and use them in different contexts. Since you can get the WOTD via email, Facebook, or Twitter, this is a passive way of learning a language that fits into your existing daily social media routine. It only takes 3 minutes to review a word and practice its pronunciation, so you can do it on the way to work, in the gym, or even before you go to bed.

Click here to get the Czech Word of the Day for FREE!

3. Make friends!

Make friends!

If there’s a community of people who speak the language you want to learn in your city, start attending those events! Friendship is the easiest way to get comfortable with the slang, intonation, and mannerisms of a new language. The key to learning any language is speaking a lot, so try to find a native speaker who can be your conversation partner. Having friends that speak your target language means that you will find yourself in situations where you have no choice but to speak that language. But since they are your friends, you will be doing things you enjoy with them. So these situations will probably have little or no stress. These friendships will also mean that you have someone you can ask about language, culture, and so on.

4. Take a break!

Break time

If you’re having an off day or if your brain is already tired of studying, see if you can take a break and do something fun AND useful. Comic books, illustrated stories, and cartoons are a fun way to keep learning while reducing the target language text load for weary eyes. Plus, the images help you plant lasting seeds of memory, as researchers say humor opens up cognitive doors. This is a way to keep the target language active in your brain without the strain of studying a textbook.

Don’t get stuck with the same content though. When things start to bore you, move on. Change up your books, movies, anime, music, dramas, and so on when they start getting old.

5. Don’t give up!

As with any goal, there are going to be pitfalls along the way. You’d have to be incredibly determined to never have an off-day or consider giving up. And when you do it’s ok, but the important thing is to pick yourself up after this temporary setback and keep going. Knowing you’ve overcome a few obstacles is only going to make the moment you have your first conversation in another language that much sweeter. Like the Czech proverb says, ‘Fall down seven times, stand up eight.’

If you need more motivation, check out this list of the Top 10 Inspirational Quotes in Czech.

New App Update! Czech Video Lessons for Android & More Lesson Control!

Hello Listener,

Last time, you got the new, free, weekly Czech lessons on the go. This time, there are 2 more updates for the Innovative Language 101 App:

Click here to download Innovative Language 101 for free!

  1. CzechClass101 Video Lessons Now On The Android Version
  2. Powerful Lesson Player Controls On the iPhone/iPad Version

What does this mean for you?

It means: more Czech lessons to learn with and more control over them!

Click here to download Innovative Language 101 for free!
(If you own the App, upgrade to the latest version.)

1. Video Lessons now on the Android App!

Click here to download Innovative Language for free!

Are you a visual learner and love learning with video? Czech Video lessons make up a major portion of the CzechClass101 learning system. They weren’t on the Android version before, but they are now.

Learn with video on the go by tapping on “Browse Lessons” and selecting any video series. (Note: This is already available for iOS.)

2. Powerful Lesson Controls for the iPhone & iPad!

Click here to download Innovative Language 101 for free!

Want to completely understand the Czech that you hear? Or review conversations until they’re stuck in your head? Take control of any Audio Lesson with new playback controls. With new Playback Controls, you can…

  • Review again and again by putting a track on repeat
  • Slow down or speed up by setting the playback speed (0.5x, 1x, 1.5x or 2x)
  • Skip back and forth between tracks within a lesson
  • Backtrack or get ahead by jumping 10 seconds back or forward

New updates! Click here to download Innovative Language 101 for free!
(If you own the App, upgrade to the latest version.)

If you run into any bugs or issues with this new update, feel free to send us a quick email at mobileapps@innovativelanguage.com

To new free Czech lessons for life,

Team CzechClass101

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New App Update! Get The Newest Czech Lessons For Free No Matter Where You Are

New update! Click here to download Innovative Language 101 for free!

Hello Listener,

Did you know that every new CzechClass101 lesson is yours free?

Fact: All new lessons are open to everyone for 3 weeks after the publish date. This is one of the major benefits of the Free Lifetime Account. Just sit back and learn. High-quality Czech audio and video lessons come out every week.

But here’s what’s new…
You now get the newest lessons on your mobile device, anywhere, anytime!

New update! Click here to download Innovative Language 101 for free!

New update! Click here to download Innovative Language 101 for free!

Users requested this. We listened. Innovative Language 101 for the iPhone, iPad and Androidthe App that gives you your lessons on the go – has an awesome new update: Newest Lessons.

If you’re learning Czech and want to get all new lessons all the time, you absolutely can’t miss out on this. With this update, you get:

  • Access to lessons from the past 3 weeks
  • Access to every single new lesson that comes out
  • …and you can download them to your device for extra study!

When you log in to the App, simply tap on the “Newest Lessons” icon for all the latest and greatest lessons. Every time a lesson is published, you will find it here. High-quality Czech audio and video lessons come out every week.

New update! Click here to download Innovative Language 101 for free!

Remember: Every new CzechClass101 lesson is yours free. This a major benefit of the Free Lifetime Account. New lessons are open to everyone for 3 weeks after the publish date. High-quality Czech audio and video lessons come out every week.

If you run into any bugs or issues with this new update, feel free to send us a quick email at mobileapps@innovativelanguage.com.

To new free Czech lessons for life,

Team CzechClass101

P.S. Want to unlock the entire CzechClass101 learning system? That’s 1,800+ minutes of lessons from Beginner to Advanced – that you can take on the go – exclusive Apps, Progress Tracking, Premium Study Tools, Feedback from Teachers and much more! Simply upgrade to Basic, Premium or Premium PLUS for more access.

Click here to upgrade to Basic, Premium or Premium PLUS!

New Feature! Stay Motivated With Personal Study Stats from My Report

Hello Listeners,

There’s a brand new feature out! But first, here’s a question…

How long have you been actively studying Czech?

Why do we ask? Well, Einstein once said… “It’s not that I’m so smart, it’s just that I stay with problems longer.”

While most people quit, the smarter ones (or the stubborn ones) stick with Czech long enough to break through and see progress.

And if you think about it, time and effort are the two things that’ll ultimately dictate how far your Czech will go. Look at it like this…

  • Anyone with bigger muscles – they’ve spent more time at the gym than most.
  • Anyone that’s a great artist – they’ve spent more time on their craft.
  • Anyone that knows a ton of Czech words – they’ve spent more time on picking up new vocabulary.
  • And anyone that’s a great Czech speaker – they’ve spent more time speaking Czech.

It’s all about time and effort.

And that’s why you can now track your time and effort at CzechClass101 with a brand new feature, My Report. You can find it in “My Account” in the upper right corner of the CzechClass101 site. Or, just click here to log in and access it!

Click here to access My Report!

Here’s what you need to know: My Report tracks your personal study stats, like…

  • Total Time Studied
  • Flashcards Studied
  • Lessons Completed

…and gives you the overall totals and breakdowns on a monthly and daily basis. That way, you’ll know exactly how much time and effort you need to put in.

Here are some cool things you can do with this:

1. Set small, achievable goals! Why? They’re easy! Achieving goals is motivating. And once you knock one out, just set a new one and start building progress over time!

  • Study 10 flashcards and 10 lessons a day.
  • Study for 30 minutes a day.
  • 30 hours of time spent on lessons as a monthly goal.
  • 50 lessons completed as a monthly goal.
  • 200 flashcards studied as a monthly goal.

2. Get an overview of your effort. Sometimes, you just need to step back and see the big picture for a motivation boost. How long have you been been studying Czech? And how much effort have you put in?

3. Adjust your learning routines. Feel like you’re not making enough progress? Take a look at how much time you’ve spent! If your current routine isn’t working out for you, spend more time and study more lessons.

And most importantly, use it to track your time and effort. These are the 2 things that’ll dictate your Czech learning success. As Einstein said, “It’s not that I’m so smart, it’s just that I stay with problems longer.”

Let us know what you think of this new feature! You can find My Report in “My Account” in the upper right corner of CzechClass101, or just click the link below.

Click here to access My Report!

Thanks for reading!
Team CzechClass101

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Learn Czech Faster with Our NEW, Redesigned Vocabulary Lists!

Hello Listeners!

If you want to become better at speaking, writing and understanding Czech, you NEED to know more words. (We’re sorry listeners, there’s no way around it!)

If you want to learn vocabulary fast, you must be able to read and understand it instantly!

That’s why we’ve redesigned our vocabulary lists to help you learn faster (and make your eyeballs happy too). All it takes is a few minutes to review a list. And the result? You know more Czech. But, let’s get into what’s new with your Czech Vocabulary Lists!

Click here to see the new design and learn more vocabulary!

Click Here to see the new Vocabulary Lists!

Pretty spiffy, right?

With bigger text, more space, a shiny new font and the ability to zoom in on words and look up their definitions, this is a brand new tool that you won’t mind staring at for hours (but with our new feature improvements, you won’t need to!).

Plus, Slideshow View is available FREE to all users! Learn visually and with audio as you review the words in a slideshow. This is a new addition to the word lists!

Click here to see the new design and learn more vocabulary!

Your vocabulary lists now come with:

  • NEW! Layout Design with improved look
  • NEW! Slideshow Vocabulary View
  • NEW! Bonus Audio Lesson for the Words (Play Audio)
  • ‘One Click Send’ to My Word Bank (Premium Users Only)
  • ‘One Click Send’ to My Flashcards (Premium Users Only)
  • Toggle Grid View/List View
  • Romanized Words – View ON/OFF
  • Word List – Audio Preview
  • Popup Dictionary – Words/Phrases

No more straining your eyes, no more wasted time. Your new Vocabulary Lists let you control how much you learn and how quickly.

Premium Users: Want to remember these words forever? Add them to your Word Bank with one click for later review. Or instantly send a word or the entire list to your Flashcards deck to master it all.

And if you’re not a Premium user, here’s a quick 20% OFF that unlocks those features plus our entire Czech learning system. That’s over 1,200 minutes of audio and video lessons, lesson notes, premium study tools, exclusive apps and more!

Click here to unlock Premium and save 20% at CzechClass101!

To your fluency,

Team CzechClass101

P.S. Want to go Premium AND get our entire Czech learning system?
Take advantage of this quick 20% OFF and get unlimited CzechClass101 access. All lessons, all lesson notes, exclusive apps, study tools – they’re all yours. Upgrade now and start speaking Czech from the very first lesson.

Click here to learn Czech at 20% OFF with unlimited Premium access!

Want to speak more Czech? New CzechClass101 lesson series start January 5th!

Hi Listener,

Want to speak more Czech in 2015?

You need exposure to native Czech conversation from day 1. You need a Czech speaker to explain it all – the words, the grammar, and cultural nuances.

And you get all of that in every single CzechClass101 lesson.

In fact, we’re starting up a brand new season just in time for the New Year!

Starting January 5th, 2015, we’ll be publishing brand new seasons of Audio and Video Lessons to get you mastering Czech the fast, fun and easy way! Want to know what you can expect?

Here’s CzechClass101’s Lesson Schedule:

  • Monday: Absolute Beginner Series Season 1
  • Tuesday: Video Series – Czech Listening Comprehension
  • Thursday: Throwback Thursday Lessons (Get a free random lesson from the past sent directly to your e-mail inbox.)
  • Friday: Video Series – Learn Czech in 3 Minutes
  • Sunday: News & Announcement – Sunday News

Remember, CzechClass101’s newest lessons are free for the first three weeks! You have three weeks worth of lessons at any given time. Oh, and the first 3 lessons of every series are free too!

Check out the newest CzechClass101 lessons for free!
Click here to learn Czech with the newest lessons for FREE!

To your fluency!

Team CzechClass101

P.S. Want to go Premium AND get our entire Czech learning system?
Take advantage of this quick 20% OFF and get unlimited CzechClass101 access. All lessons, all lesson notes, exclusive apps, study tools – they’re all yours. Upgrade now and start speaking Czech from the very first lesson.

Click here to learn Czech at 20% OFF with unlimited Premium access!

December Newsletter: Year in Review & 3 Czech New Year’s Gifts Inside

Click Here To Get Your Gifts!

Hello Listener,

The year’s about to come to a close. While you were improving your Czech, we were busy churning out great new updates, features and lessons. 2014 was a fantastic time to learn language with us.

Here are a few reasons why:

  • 3,343+ New Lessons spanning over 31 languages published this year.
  • 300 Million Lesson Downloads across all sites, since our start in 2005.
  • 2 New Language Learning Sites: CzechClass & DanishClass101. That’s a total of 31 languages you can learn with Innovative Language.
  • Innovative Language 101 App launched for the Android, iPhone, iPad & Kindle Fire so you can learn Czech on the go.
  • New Features: Vocab Lists, Season Vocabulary & Premium PLUS My Teacher tool for 1-on-1 Czech learning at CzechClass101.

As our final thank you to you, dear listener, we’ve included 3 gifts inside this December Newsletter: a New Year’s video lesson, a Top 10 New Year’s Resolutions in Czech phrase list and the Newly upgraded Core Word Lists.

Click here to get your 3 New Year’s Gifts from CzechClass101!

Click Here To Get Your Gifts!

Thank you for learning Czech the fast, fun and easy way in 2014. Starting in January 2015, we have EVEN MORE free lessons, gifts, giveaways and new features for you.

From all of us at CzechClass101 and Innovative Language Learning – including our lesson writers, hosts, teachers, editors, customer care representatives and technical staff – we wish you and your family a safe, happy and healthy New Year!

Thanks for reading,

Peter Galante, Founder, and the Innovative Language Team

P.S. New lessons begin on Monday, January 5th, 2015!

Happy New Year! Click here to get your New Year’s Gifts from CzechClass101!

New! Want to speak better Czech? Get voice analysis from your own Teacher!

Hello Listener,

Every Czech learner wants to better at Czech and say everything they’d like to say…without mistakes.

But how can you get to that level of Czech awesomeness?

You need feedback from an actual Czech teacher. Someone to tell you…

  • “here’s how you fix your accent”
  • “don’t use that. This phrase sounds more natural”
  • …”here is how to fix your mistakes”

And now you can get speech analysis from your own Czech teacher at CzechClass101! How? We just released a brand new tool called Premium PLUS My Teacher!

New! Perfect Your Speaking with Premium PLUS My Teacher!

New! Want to speak better Czech? Get voice analysis from your own Teacher!

Premium PLUS My Teacher, exclusively for Premium PLUS subscribers, gives you 1-on-1 access to a teacher. Just record your voice and send it to your teacher for feedback!

You can record anythinga self introduction, a speech, a shopping list – up to 2 minutes in length. Your teacher will listen and give you professional analysis and feedback on what you should improve within 1 business day. Your teacher can also send you a recording for you to use as a model!

Premium PLUS My Teacher lets you…

  • Perfect your speaking and pronunciation with voice analysis from your teacher
  • Send casual exchanges in Czech or ask questions
  • Get overall advice on how to best learn Czech
  • Contact your teacher on the site while you’re using CzechClass101 lessons
  • Get 1-on-1 learning on the go with your mobile device via a Mobile Web App
  • Get detailed and visual feedback on your writing (messages are limited to 750 characters)
  • …And master Czech even faster!

That’s the power of having your very own Czech teacher!

Your teacher will give you personal attention and fix any Czech problems you have. Imagine how fast your Czech will improve when someone’s guiding you every step of the way!

My Teacher is for Premium PLUS subscribers only.

Want to upgrade to a Premium PLUS subscription? You get the best of both worlds – unlimited CzechClass101 Premium access, which includes 120+ Audio & Video Lessons, PDF Lesson notes, Study Tools and more – plus, you get a teacher who creates a personalized assessment plan and guides you along the way.

We rarely discount this plan, but if you’d like to upgrade to Premium PLUS and take advantage of this new feature, here’s a quick 20% OFF. Hurry! This offer ends Wednesday, November 12th, 2014.

Click here to get your own Czech teacher and save 20% on Premium PLUS!

To your fluency,
Team CzechClass101

P.S. Want to learn Czech with your own teacher and unlimited CzechClass101 access?
Get the best of both worlds with Premium PLUS at 20% OFF! Unlock unlimited CzechClass101 access, including 120+ Audio & Video Lessons, PDF Lesson notes, Study tools and more. Plus, you get a teacher who creates a personalized assessment plan and guides you along the way. This offer ends Wednesday, November 12th, 2014.

Click here to get your own Czech teacher and save 20% on Premium PLUS!

For Halloween: Your Spooky Czech Words, Monster-Sized 28% OFF & Free Features

Get A Monster-Sized 28% OFF!

Hello Listener,

Are you looking for some Czech learning treats this Halloween? Well, we’ve got some for you right here in this newsletter, including scary Czech words you’ll need for Halloween, a Monster-Sized Discount on our complete Czech learning system and a Free Feature that you might not have known about! Keep reading to get your spooky treats and updates of the month!

In this month’s newsletter:

  1. Ends Friday! Get 28% OFF Basic or Premium at CzechClass101!
  2. Learn the Scariest, Must-Know Czech Words for Halloween!
  3. Free Feature! Want to Speak More Czech? Learn the Top 100 Words

1. Ends Friday! Learn Czech with a Monster-Sized 28% OFF!
Ready to learn Czech with this MONSTER-Sized Deal? Then take advantage and get 28% OFF Basic or Premium. You get full access to our Best Lessons – 1,200+ minutes of Czech Audio and Video Lessons – exclusive App Access, Lesson Notes, Study Tools and more. As low as $2.88/month to learn Czech. But hurry! This Halloween Sale ends 10/31/2014.

Days Left! Click here to get 28% OFF any Basic or Premium plan!

2. What are the Scariest, Must-Know Czech Words for Halloween?
Boo! How would you say that in Czech? Or any other Halloween word? Well, here’s your Halloween treat. Learn the Top Halloween Czech Words with this free list. Simply click below, listen to the audio pronunciation and repeat out loud! Or, use the Autoplay button to view the words in a slideshow. This is our gift to you for being part of CzechClass101.

Click here to get the Free Czech Halloween Word List!

3. Free Feature Alert: Learn The Top 100 Czech Words
As a Czech beginner, this is your master list of the words you need to know. Live it. Love it. Breathe it. Access the list, and review each word with translations, pronunciations, relevant pictures and sample sentences. Master these first 100 words and know what’ll happen next? You’ll realize you can learn the next hundred too and understand even more Czech!

Click here to access the Top 100 Czech Words!

P.S. Ready to learn Czech? Hurry! This Monster-Sized 28% OFF ends Friday.
Get any Basic or Premium Plan (1-, 3-, 6-, 12- or 24-month) at 28% OFF! You get full access to ALL Czech Audio and Video Lessons, App Access, Lesson Notes, Premium Study Tools and more. That’s as low as $2.88/month to learn Czech, including a 60-day 100% money-back guarantee. Take advantage by midnight (EST), October 31st, 2014!

Ends Friday! Click here to learn Czech for as low as $2.88/month!
Get a Monster-Sized 28% OFF!