Finally, a beginner-friendly method that lets you effortlessly understand native speakers - even when they speak fast!

The Challenges of "listening"...

Are you struggling to understand spoken language, but feel overwhelmed and lost when it comes to finding suitable materials to fix the problem?

 

Either the resources are way too difficult (intermediate through advanced) leaving you uninterested...

 

...or the people speak so slowly and use vocabulary that is completely irrelevant for you. (Do you really need to know 30 different species of fish or plants?)

 

Have you also noticed that, many courses contain a ton of English, which you can probably already speak!

 

This is where Bite Size Languages come in...

 

INTRODUCING...

"Bite Size Languages"

A new series of courses providing a complete system for listening practice, that beginners (or false beginners) can effortlessly understand and follow along to.

 

With 100 lessons of short and easy dialogues, anyone, even the busiest of people will have time to go through at least one lesson on a daily basis.

 

Plus, with comprehensive lesson notes and extras anyone can dive in and enhance their studying with transcripts, translations, vocabulary, and grammar sections.

 

We've done all the work for you, so you can just sit back and listen to the lessons, and notice how quick your listening comprehension and language skills improve.

 

Who's Behind?

Hey!

 

My name is Kris Broholm....

 

I've been running the Actual Fluency Podcast and Blog since 2014, where I've interviewed over 150 language learning experts.

 

Frustrated with the lack of good, easy-to-consume listening resources for beginners I set out to create Bite Size Languages to fill the gap.

What people say about Bite Size Languages

 

FEATURES

  • 100 lessons of beginner-friendly dialogues (comprehensible input)

  • Easy to listen to in just a few minutes per day - avoiding overwhelm and burnout

  • Relevant and useful every-day vocabulary - no 50 species of fish or other useless phrases

  • Additional materials for every lesson transcripts, cultural tips, and word by word translations.

 

BENEFITS

  • Improve your listening comprehension. Learning to understand natural, spoken language is one of the biggest challenges for new learners? If you struggle to understand, or when words start and end then you need more listening practice.

  • Improve your pronunciation skills. If you don't train your ear to the sounds of the language, how will you be able to pronounce them correctly?

  • You learn the grammar in CONTEXT.  No need to memorise boring tables or rule sheets. Once you've listened to the dialogues you can dive into the grammar explanations and guide provided.

“Comprehensible input is the crucial and necessary ingredient for the acquisition of language.”

-Prof. Stephen Krashen, linguist and creator of The Input Hypothesis

According to Krashen, success in language learning comes down to  "comprehensible input"

 

That means foreign language materials that are slightly harder than your current level.

 

The Bite Size Courses provide exactly this for beginners and false beginners. 

How each lesson is structured

Here's what each lesson contains.

Lesson Audio

Clear, target language audio featuring 2 native speakers (male and female). Conversational in nature, it features common daily situations.

 

NOTE: You can find samples for the remaining 4 languages further down this page

Transcript

Use the line-by-line transcript as a guide when you listen, this will really help you make out the natural pauses and pronunciation in the language compared to how it's written. This will also help with learning the vocabulary.

Sample Transcript:

Arriver en retard.

 

Salut. Comment ça va ?

Tu es en retard.

S'il te plaît ne te mets pas en colère contre moi.

Est-ce que tu t'es perdu ?

Oui. Je me suis perdu.

Ça va maintenant ?

Oui, tout va bien.

Super.

Grammar Notes

In this section you'll learn some of the most important grammar points for the lesson. This is not mandatory studying, as you'll get a lot of the grammar through context just by listening. 

Sample Grammar Notes:

"Il" is a neutral value and is more of an "it" than a "he." "S'il vous plaît" would be the formal form.

 

"Se perdre" is another exemple of the reflexive form of the verb with "se" (oneself): "je me perds," "tu te perds," "il se perd," etc.

 

French adjectives have different endings when describing people, depending on the gender. In this case, "perdu" is for a male, whereas for a female it would be "perdue."

Translation

There's a useful translation for you to check your comprehension. We've put this at the end of the lesson because you'll learn better if you try to understand as much as you can first.

Sample Translation:

Showing up late

 

Hi. How are you?

You're late. 

Please don't be mad at me.

Did you get lost?

Yes. I got lost. 

Are you OK now?

Yes, everything is all right.

Great. 

Literal Translation

You'll also find a direct translation, which reveals how the grammar works in practice.

Sample Literal Translation:

To-arrive in lateness.

 

Hi. How it goes?

You are in lateness.

If he to-you pleases not you put not in anger against me.

Is it that you yourself is lost?

Yes. I myself am lost. 

It goes now?

Yes, everything goes well.

Great. 

Cultural Notes

Communication isn't just about grammar and vocabulary. Each lesson explains common practices, etiquette, culture, and much more. A great way to impress native speakers with some additional knowledge tourists won't know!

Cultural Notes Example:

In some cultures, being late is wholly unacceptable, but in France, there's a more open-minded view on late arrivals.

 

This is especially true in the south of France, where being 15 to 20 minutes late isn't frowned upon.

 

When you do arrive, you'll be expected to be bringing a small gift, like a bouquet of flowers, a live plant, or chocolates. 

100% distraction-free target language immersion...

  • Bite-Sized

    No overwhelm or burnout. Each lesson dialogue is target-language only to stay immersed!

  • Downloadable

    All lessons are individually downloadable for offline listening and studying (ZIP file included in the premium package.)

  • Flexible

    Each lesson contains 7 different modules, so you can choose how deep you want to dive into the materials.

  • Lifetime Access

    No subscriptions or renewals. The courses, as well as any updates are yours to keep!

  • Contextual

    As you listen to the dialogues, the grammar of the languages will make sense to you in context. For additional study we've included comprehensive grammar notes and guides.

  • Cultural

    Learning a language isn't just learning the language. Each lesson also has concise cultural notes about the culture, etiquette, and customs that the speakers of your target language observe.

  • Risk-free

    I'm very confident that you'll like these courses. If not I'll give you a full refund within 14 days. No questions asked!

CHOOSE YOUR BITE SIZE PACKAGE...

Essential "Small Bite"

$67

  • 100 Audio lessons (1 language) with grammar notes, translations, and cultural tips.

  • Cross-device support via Teachable.

  • Available for: Spanish, French, German, Italian, or Russian

Premium "Bigger Bite"

$97

  • Everything from Essential.

  • Downloadable ZIP with all lessons (MP3) to use offline and on any device.

  • 25-Page Comprehensive Grammar Reference Guide.

  • Access to private app for easy hands-free, on-the-go listening.

Bundle

"All-You-Can-Eat"

$197

  • Everything from Premium.

  • 500 Audio lessons (for learning 5 different languages!) with grammar notes, translations, and cultural tips!

  • Perfect for the future polyglot or high-achieving multilingual!

  • Languages Included: Spanish, French, German, Italian, AND Russian

  • 60% OFF!

100%

SATISFACTION GUARANTEED

I know you'll love these courses...

 

But, if you don't, I'll give you a full refund within 14 days. No questions asked.

-Kris Broholm

More Sample Lessons

Each lesson is conversational, and professionally recorded by two native speakers.


RUSSIAN


У тебя красивый дом!

  1. У тебя красивый дом!
  2. Спасибо! И мне очень нравится, сколько тут открытого пространства!
  3. Вот ключ. Просто иди прямо и открой дверь на кухню.
  4. Сколько у тебя комнат и ванных комнат?
  5. У нас две спальни и две ванные комнаты. Тебе нравится вид?
  6. Да, нравится. Отсюда видно весь город!
  7. Садись за стол. Ты голодна? Я могу приготовить яйца с сыром.
  8. Нет, спасибо. Я очень плотно пообедала!

SPANISH


¡No puedo dormir!

  1. No puedo dormir.
  2. ¿Qué está mal?
  3. Observo el reloj y miro fijo al techo.
  4. ¿Quieres mirar un poco de televisión?
  5. ¿Qué es esto? ¿Un espectáculo sobre jardines?
  6. Sí. ¡Mi abuelo y mi abuela adoran este programa!
  7. ¡Mis padres adoran este programa, también!
  8. Me siento relajada.

ITALIAN


Caffè con latte e zucchero?

  1. Ecco le vostre bevande. Due caffè, un tè e un'acqua.
  2. Quattro bevande in totale. Grazie.
  3. Prego. Gradisce il latte o lo zucchero?
  4. Caffè senza latte o zucchero.
  5. È sicuro?
  6. A dire il vero vorrei tre bustine di zucchero, grazie.
  7. Tre bustine di zucchero per lei. E il latte?
  8. Sì, mi piace bere il caffè con latte e zucchero.

GERMAN


Was kostet das Benzin?

  1. Entschuldigung. Ich brauche Benzin.
  2. Wie viel Benzin brauchen Sie?
  3. Ich brauche zwanzig Liter Benzin, bitte.
  4. Kein Problem. Sie können hier tanken.
  5. Verkauft Ihre Tankstelle irgendwelche Snacks? Ich habe Hunger.
  6. Ja. Wir haben einen Mini-Markt. Er ist gleich da drüben.
  7. Ich bin gleich zurück.
  8. Sie können alles drinnen bezahlen.

CHOOSE YOUR BITE SIZE PACKAGE...

Essential "Small Bite"

$67

  • 100 Audio lessons (1 language) with grammar notes, translations, and cultural tips.

  • Cross-device support via Teachable.

  • Available for: Spanish, French, German, Italian, or Russian

Premium "Bigger Bite"

$97

  • Everything from Essential.

  • Downloadable ZIP with all lessons (MP3) to use offline and on any device.

  • 25-Page Comprehensive Grammar Reference Guide.

  • Access to private "Soundwise" app for easy hands-free, on-the-go listening.

Bundle

"All-You-Can-Eat"

$197

  • Everything from Premium.

  • 500 Audio lessons (for learning 5 different languages!) with grammar notes, translations, and cultural tips!

  • Save 60% compared with buying each course separately.

  • Perfect for the future polyglot or high-achieving multilingual!

  • Languages Included: Spanish, French, German, Italian, AND Russian

Frequently asked questions

I've tried to answer your questions below. If you have any additional questions don't hesitate to reach out by clicking the button in the right hand corner.

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