- Chapter 1: Common Phrases
- Chapter 2: Navigation
- Chapter 3: Ordering/Paying
- Chapter 4: Starting a Conversation
- Chapter 5: Handling Groups/Isolating
- Chapter 6: Instant Dates
- Chapter 7: Commands
- Chapter 8: Teasing
- Chapter 9: Compliments
- Chapter 10: Comfort Talk
- Chapter 11: Planning Dates
- Chapter 12: Google Translate
- Chapter 13: Curse Words
- Chapter 14: Body Parts Routine
- Chapter 15: Teacher Student Routine
- Chapter 16: Time Fillers Routine
- Chapter 17: Welcome to the Closing
Chapter 1: Common Phrases
For the first chapter of course…
We’ll starting things off by learning 9 specific words and phrases…
That are repeatedly present in virtually all conversations…regardless of the people, topic, length, or social context.
These include: hello, excuse me, thank you, and several others.
And since they are the most useful, and easy to remember of all…it makes sense that they be the very first words you master.
Chapter 2: Navigation
As anyone who travels to foreign countries often will tell you…
One of the most stressful parts of traveling is having to constantly figure out where the next place is, and how to get there.
Once your plane lands, you gotta figure out how to get to the hotel.
- Once you’re at the hotel, you need to figure out where to get all your necessities: food, toiletries, money, etc.
- Once that’s done, you still gotta learn where all the cool places are: tourist attractions, restaurants, nightlife.
- And once you meet that cute stranger, and you wanna take him/her…well…wherever you wanna take them, you still have to figure out how to get there as well.
So in this chapter, we will learn the most useful words and phrases to help solve these exact problems.
Chapter 3: Ordering/Paying
No matter who you are or where you travel…
The one thing I can guarantee you will do, not only on your dates…
But at some point every single day…
Is to sit down somewhere at a restaurant and order something to eat or drink.
From personal experience I can tell you that in MOST cases, you can still order just fine at a restaurant without speaking the language.
However, this exact situation happens SOOOO often…
That it’s DEFINITELY worthwhile to take some time and learn the few simple phrases that will make the process 1000x easier.
And so in this chapter, we will learn the 6 key phrases that will get you through 99% of your meals:
Chapter 4: Starting a Conversation
So we’ve finally made to the section of this course that you’ve all probably been waiting for.
In the first 3 chapters, we learned a bunch of functional words…in order to get your through all those “necessary” and “must-have” conversations in your daily travels.
So now it’s time to have some fun. From here on out, the underlying purpose of the words we will be learning is to simply vibe with other people, and build genuine connections.
You will learn all the tools necessary to make friends with some cool locals, and possibly even find yourself a hot date.
To do that though…the very first step is always the same. You must walk up to a complete stranger, open your mouth, and start a conversation.
So in this chapter, we will start things off by the learning 6 key phrases to use when first starting a conversation:
In the next section of chapter, we’ll learn 5 phrases to use in cases where you can tell the other person is uncomfortable in some way. (Which is completely normal, and expected to occur from time to time).
The purpose of these phrases is to make the other person LESS uncomfortable by showing them that you’re at least aware of how they might be feeling in the moment.
And in the final section of this chapter, we’ll take a few moments to find out how well the other person actually speaks English.
Because if they’re far more fluent in your language than you are in theirs, (which will often be the case), your best bet is to switch the conversation over to English. Make sense?
And that concludes the chapter.
Chapter 5: Handling Groups
When you first start approaching locals for the sole purpose of socializing, and making friends…
What you’ll immediately find is that it’s always less intimidating to approach someone when they’re all by themselves, compared to when they’re in a group.
But the unfortunate reality is…
If you want to talk with cool and attractive people (especially if you’re a guy wanting to talk to girls)…
You’re much more likely to find them in groups, rather than alone.
Typically, these groups are made up of a combination of friends, family members, co-workers, and possibly even other new strangers just like yourself.
And depending on the group, your goal will be 1 of 2 things:
- to join the entire group and hang out with everyone
- to isolate a particular individual in the group that you happen to fancy
So in this chapter, I will explain exactly what you should do in each of these situations…
And give you 7 key phrases that will give you the highest possible chances of success.
Chapter 6: Turning Strangers Into Friends
So once you’ve entered a conversation, either with a single person or a group…
And from all outward appearance, everyone is having a good time…
The question then becomes…what happens next?
Because in this situation, what almost ALWAYS happens is…
Both sides continue talking until the conversation grows stale, and someone eventually leaves…
Not because they lose interest in the other person…but simply because they’ve run out of things to say, and it seems like the only option.
And the greater the language barrier…the quicker this tends to happen.
So what’s the solution?
In order to keep the interaction going, you have to MOVE THINGS FORWARD. And that means 1 of 2 things:
- Option 1: You get exchange numbers and make plans to meet and hang out another time.
- Option 2: You come up with a plan to hang out…right THEN and THERE.
Ideally you should aim for option 2, since you’re ALREADY there, standing right in front of each other.
So in this chapter, I will show you how to accomplish exactly that, using just 7 KEY PHRASES.
Chapter 7: Commands
Unlike most of the chapters in this course, which are specifically intended for either FUNCTIONAL or SOCIAL situations…
Commands are perhaps the only category of words which is equally useful for BOTH.
Because in order for anyone to do what you want them to do…you obviously need to TELL THEM.
And that could mean telling your taxi driver where to go, OR…it could me telling your new friend or date what to expect next.
This becomes especially important as a guy on a date with a girl, because in almost every culture around the world, the guy is typically the one who is expected to lead the interaction forward.
But ultimately, it really doesn’t matter if you’re a guy or girl, because each of these words is still insanely useful in any virtually any social context.
So in this chapter, we will learn 16 words and phrases that are among the most commonly used commands for everyday interactions.
Chapter 8: Teasing
As I’m sure many of you know already, teasing is one of the simplest and most commonly used techniques that men and women use both for flirting…and vibing with friends.
So in this chapter, I’m gonna give you some of my favorite one-word teases that can be used in almost any situation with any type of girl or guy.
Plus one recovery statement you can use after any tease, when you see the other person is either confused or offended…
As well as a few simple tips on how to apply these teases, so you can use them in a way that helps you more than it hurts you.
Chapter 9: Compliments
Since we’ve just learned teasing in the previous chapter, the obvious topic to cover next is of course…compliments.
Because while most people don’t mind being teased on occasion…almost nobody likes to be teased ALL the time.
So to balance things out, you obviously need to give compliments as well, if you ever expect to build a genuine connection with someone.
The problem is…as a rule of thumb, compliments that are both SPECIFIC and GENUINE work much better than those that are vague and insincere.
But with the language barrier…you simply won’t have the vocabulary to always give these types of unique compliments to each person you meet.
So instead, what we’ll do for this chapter is learn 11 generic compliments that SOUND specific, but really, can be used interchangeably on anyone.
Chapter 10: Comfort Talk
By now, if you’ve managed to find yourself hanging out with a group of locals, or perhaps you’ve found yourself a hot date and it’s been going well…
This would be the typical point when people begin to ask the standard “getting to know you” questions, that I’m sure you’re familiar with.
- What do you do for a living?
- What do you do for fun?
- What places have you traveled? etc…
For the purposes of this course, I strongly believe that for the most part, these type of conversations should be avoided whenever there is a significant language barrier.
And in this chapter I cover in full detail, exactly WHY this is true…and what I recommend you do instead.
Chapter 11: Planning Dates
So for this chapter, let’s assume you’ve reached 1 of 2 points in the interaction…
You’ve just met your new friend and things are going well, but they’re too busy to hang out right now…
OR…you just did hang out, and you want to make plans to hang out again later.
So at this point, the logical thing to do would be to exchange numbers, right? But let me make one thing clear…
The title of this chapter is not “Getting Phone Numbers”. It’s “Planning Dates”.
Because the phone number alone is meaningless if it doesn’t actually lead to a meetup. Right?
The even bigger issue here is:
When your time on vacation is limited, the last thing you want is to wasted several hours planning for a date that never actually happens.
So in this chapter, I go through a detailed explanation on exactly how to tackle this problem in a way that gives you the maximum chance…
Then in the language-learning section…we learn 5 specific phrases that you must know when actually exchanging numbers…
Plus the numbers 0-9 for phone numbers, and the 7 days of the week for scheduling.
Chapter 12: Curse Words
If you’ve ever tried learning a new language before, I’m willing to bet that curse words weren’t part of the standard curriculum…
Especially not in the beginner’s course.
So here’s why they’re in THIS course:
First off, when you really stop and think about it, curse words are among the most commonly used words in daily conversation.
I probably say the words fuck and shit at least 30 times a day.
The second reason they’re so useful is that for some reason, whenever a language barrier exists between two people, ESPECIALLY two people of the opposite sex…
Simple curse words, in both languages become as fun to say as when you first learned them back in kindergarten.
Which sorta makes sense, right?
Because you are either learning them yourself for the first time, or you are sharing them with someone else who is learning them for the first time.
But regardless of WHY it works, the fact is it WORKS.
So in this chapter, we will learn 7 commonly used curse words, plus 4 simple tips on how to use them most effectively in conversation…plus some simple tips on both how to use them, and how NOT to.
Chapter 13: Body Parts Routine
Now that we’ve made it 13 chapters deep into the course, we’re going to start moving away from the more “normal” types of words you would use early-on in the conversation…
And start learning the little tricks I’ve figured out over the years, that as you’ll see…
Can be insanely useful in building connections with a girl, especially later in the interaction, when you find yourself running out of “things to say”.
And the first one I’ll show you is something I like to call the “body parts routine”.
To explain how and why it works, I want you to follow me for a moment through a little analogy.
Imagine you are hanging out with your 3 year old niece, and that day in school, she just learned the names for the common body parts.
And to show off to you, she recites them, one by one, as she gently touches you those parts to demonstrate her new-found knowledge.
Pretty damn cute, huh?
And it will be just as cute, when you do the exact same thing to the girl you’re talking to.
Because even though you’re not a little kid, your vocabulary is still at the level of a little kid, so to her, it will still seem just as innocent and playful.
So for this lesson, you’ll learn the words for 16 different body parts, I’ve found most useful for executing this routine…I’ll give you specific instructions on exactly how this routine should be executed.
Chapter 14: Google Translate
While it might seem like we’ve already covered a ton in this course up til now…
When you really stop and think about it…
So far…we only have about 10-15 minutes worth of conversation…at best.
And you obviously need more than that to really get to know someone in any meaningful way.
So how do we get around this problem? Well…the answer is…Google Translate.
You see, with certain “key moments” in a conversation, which require the right timing and sub-communication to be effective…
Google Translate is completely worthless.
For example, try to get a girl to stop by saying “excuse me” or “hello” with Google Translate. Probably won’t work right?
With 90% of the interaction, if used properly, Google Translate will not only work…
It can actually ADD elements of interest to the interaction that you won’t even get in normal conversation.
So in this chapter, I’ll show you exactly how it all works…in 8 simple tips.
Ready? Then let’s begin.
Chapter 15: “You Teach Me, I Teach You”
While most times, it will be obvious to the both sides which language is best for the conversation…
In some cases, it won’t be. Because each of you will be about equally as bad in the other person’s native language.
So when this happens, I like to use a routine called “you teach me and I’ll teach you”.
And in this chapter, you’ll learn all the details on exactly HOW this routine show be executed for maximum effect…
And the 8 key phrases you’ll need to use at certain moments during the conversation, in order to make it work.
Chapter 16: Time Fillers Routine
So as I’ve already mentioned in previous chapters…
While the actual words you learn in this course are 100% essential to your interactions…
They ALONE, will not be enough to build a genuine connection with someone. Because they simply won’t buy you enough time to really get to know each other.
And while Google Translate can be a HUGE help here, you should never feel like it’s NECESSARY for the two of you to interact.
And while SOME of us might have no problem interacting nonverbally with people for hours at a time, MOST of us (and I mean like 99% of us) are going to need some sort of gimmick to actually make this work. Myself included.
And so…after much trial and error, I developed several routines that I can now use over and over again in any new interaction, whenever I’m dealing with a significant language barrier.
And in this chapter, I’m going to share with you my 8 best ones.
But rather than just copy them blindly, I want you to first understand exactly WHY they work. So in the future, you can even create some of your own routines better-suited to your own personality.
Which is why we’ll also cover the 6 key rules I’ve identified, which you should aim to achieve with all your routines.
Chapter 17: What Comes Afterward…
At last, we’ve reached the final chapter of the course.
By this point in your interactions, if you’ve applied all or most of what we covered in the previous chapters…
You will have had no problem adventuring on the city all by yourself, probably making some new cool friends…and possibly even found yourself a hot date.
Sounds like a pretty awesome adventure, huh?
But the question is…what comes next?
What do you do with this new skillset now that you have it?
And how do you continue to develop and refine your skillset over time?
Well for the final chapter of this course, in order to grow your understanding of both THIS language, and perhaps even OTHERS at some point…
In a way that will allow you to live a fuller, richer life, and immerse yourself in whatever crazy adventures the World may still have in store for you.