1-on-1 coaching to take your language skills to the next level

What if you could learn a foreign language with music and videos? No boring textbook, no useless app.

Introducing #CoachAkita, my 1-on-1 coaching program where I hold your hand and show you how to learn a foreign language while singing and watching YouTube videos.

Even if you’re starting as a complete beginner with no experience.

Hopeless monolingual to living life in polyglot mode (aka. traveling and making friends all over the world)

« This can’t be it, » I said, while sitting on the bed of my messy bedroom…

It was my last year of college and I was frustrated…


Because I was promised « success. » And that turned out to be a great big lie…

The whole point of using an app is to learn how to speak a foreign language while « playing » a game. You’re supposed to learn better… faster… stronger than with traditional approaches, right?

I could already see « 40 year old Akita » looking back on this moment and thinking:

« Why did you waste all this time trying (and failing) to learn foreign languages instead of going out and partying? »

My entire childhood I had dreamt of becoming a polyglot.

I wanted the freedom to speak several languages… travel the world… and meet people from different horizons.

But the possibility of that happening was becoming less likely every day.

My friends were nagging me, and my college classes left me with no free time for side projects.

I felt lost.

It was around that time that I realized…

If I was going to become a polyglot, I had to create my own method. A different way to learn a foreign language on my own.

One that would allow me to both learn AND enjoy the process.

I had to make a massive change to my approach. Luckily, with the help of a good friend named Google…

I found a solution. And within two years, everything changed.

I even quit my PhD to travel and learn languages.

It gave me time to experiment and try many approaches. To finally come up with my very own language learning method.


I used my other passions to immerse myself in foreign languages online… with YouTube.

Yes, YouTube — what you probably think of as a site for funny cat memes and exploding watermelons — is actually the perfect platform to learn a foreign language.

Your Instructor


Hi - I’m Akita, and over the past 5 years I started learning over half a dozen foreign languages… including the one you’re reading right now: English.

I grew up speaking only one language, and my friends and family only spoke French as well.

I taught myself several languages without studying grammar or cramming endless lists of vocabulary.

I don't learn languages - I absorb them.

I've developed my own language learning method, using just songs and videos.

And now my goal is to show you everything I’ve learned.

(I'm also a snobbish French that won't stop talking about why French pastries are the best thing in the world.)

The ultimate (free) platform for language lovers

One night at 2am, my life changed forever…

I was lying in my bed, looking at the ceiling, and thinking:

« Textbooks suck… Misleading apps suck… Plus, I want to learn a foreign language to communicate. I want to have conversations… I don’t want to read the Bible. So, what if I tried to learn by ear? Instead of reading. »

At first, I thought it was impossible…

… I didn’t know the first thing about unconventional approaches.

… I had no money to invest in other language learning programs.

… I was a complete « noob » to this new approach of learning by ear.

But I kept thinking about it, so I started researching the language learning industry…

I started looking for proof that normal, average people could learn a foreign language by ear…

And what I found blew my mind!

I was right.

There was a way.

My research proved that not only is learning by ear perfect to develop your listening skills, it’s the ultimate way to work on your pronunciation too!

I found out that several language lovers had created language learning methods that used the ear and not the eye. They had even built successful businesses around their methods!

I just had to find a way to replicate their results without spending a dime.

That’s when I started experimenting with YouTube.

Why YouTube?

Because YouTube:

  • has an endless stream of videos in almost any language.
  • has music and videos with subtitles, and that’s ideal for beginners.
  • is completely free to use, whereas you have to pay hundreds (or thousands) of dollars with other programs.

And that’s when it hit me: The key to learning a foreign language is finding native content I’d enjoy watching. Content made by (and for) native speakers of my target language.

As long as I could find native content I love, then I would succeed and learn as many languages as I wanted.

How would I learn the language?

Using subtitles, using lyrics and translations, consuming comprehensible input, stretching my comfort zone, absorbing grammar rules and new vocabulary in a natural way…

The key is finding comprehensible input you like. Then, the actual « learning a language » part is simple…

So the real question is: How do you find native content you like? How do you find content you can use to learn a foreign language?

I knew that the moment I figured out how to find this kind of content, I was well on my way to speaking fluently. There was just one tiny problem: I didn’t have a clue how to find comprehensible native content.

I kept asking myself: « What’s the quickest, easiest way to find comprehensible native content I’d love watching? »

And I came up with 2 potential solutions:

  1. I could find the Will Smith of my target language, go on adventures with him so that we’d become friends, and then convince him to make content for me.
  2. I could mail myself in a big box to a country where people speak my target language, and then hope to get adopted by some nice people.
  3. I could reverse-engineer my problem.

Clearly, finding the Will Smith of my target language, then going on adventures with him so that we’d become friends, and convincing him to make content for me wasn’t going to make me learn my target language fast enough.

And mailing myself in a big box proved to be very inconvenient. For all sorts of different reasons.

So I was left with one option: Reverse-engineer how I found great content in my native language.

I experimented and tried many different ways to look for content.

Until one day (or, more accurately, « after what seemed an endless period of several months. » But let’s just say « until one day » for dramatic purposes), BOOM - I found a way to explore the obscure depths of YouTube and discover the rare gems.

It took sweat, blood, and tears… well, almost.

But I finally found a way.

I created blueprints to:

  • find songs of a specific musical genre in any language,
  • find their translated lyrics,
  • find YouTube videos (with subtitles!) covering topics I was interested in,
  • find foreign youtubers I’d binge-watch to learn my target language,
  • search for native content on any chosen platform.

It was a total game changer.

After using these blueprints over and over again, I knew exactly what worked and what didn’t.

Overtime, this turned into a bullet proof « system » for learning a foreign language with YouTube.

And, to this day, the simplicity of this method still blows my mind.

Now it’s your turn: I want to personally coach you.

Nowadays… I maintain some of my languages by just watching a couple YouTube videos a day… I don’t speak perfectly but it does the job, and I’m not forgetting them.

Crazy, I know. It still blows my mind to this day.

Yes, even if I don’t put more time and effort into these languages.

How’s that possible?

Because I set up a system to find content I enjoy watching. And you can too. In fact, on YouTube, anyone can.

See, that’s what I realized after going through this crazy journey: Anyone can do this.

With the right approach, anyone can learn a foreign language with YouTube.

I know it sounds too good to be true, but that’s exactly why I felt compelled to get this information out to the world.

I wanted to pass on everything I know — and everything that helped me to get where I am today — to desperate language learners and aspiring polyglots…

…so they could use my « blueprint » to learn foreign languages on their own and improve their travel experiences in the exact same way.

So I started by asking myself one question:

« What information, strategies, and tools would’ve helped me learn my first foreign language in half the time? »

Introducing #CoachAkita

#CoachAkita is a 1-on-1 coaching program that gives you all the tools and blueprints you’ll ever need to learn a foreign language while enjoying the process.

This is a 1-on-1 messaging program.

You’ll get direct access to me via text messages (Fb Messenger, WeChat, or Discord - you choose).

I'll help you set a routine. I'll give you daily and weekly assignments.

And you'll be able to ask me anything you want about language learning.

It doesn't matter where you're at right now. Beginner, intermediate, advanced, or confirmed polyglot looking for unconventional approaches - you're welcome to enroll in #CoachAkita.

I'll give you the tactics, strategies, and tools that I and other great language learners are using right now to start learning, consolidate, and maintain several foreign languages at once.

This is an « all-inclusive » program that takes you from zero experience to:

  • Learning how to reduce your accent right from the beginning…
  • Memorizing songs in your target language…
  • Finding music, videos, and content you love in your target language…
  • Having a sustainable daily routine to keep learning after the program end

What’s included in #CoachAkita

I’ve packed an incredible amount of information and step-by-step teaching into my coaching program.

I adapt to your level and your needs, but I just want to show you what you can expect and learn from our messages:

Part I: Planning your language learning journey

  • Why « fluency » doesn’t mean anything. (And what to aim for instead.)
  • How to set a goal. (A clear specific goal to help you track your progress, and not a vague statement that leaves you hoping for the best without any clear direction.)
  • How to set a daily routine. (How much time you need to spend learning your target language.)

Part II: The beginner’s tools

  • The accent terminator. (How to tune your instrument to have a slight accent instead of a heavy accent, and why you should have an accent anyways.)
  • The memorization technique. (How to learn vocabulary and grammar without even thinking about it.)

Part III: Input blueprints

  • How to find songs, lyrics, and translations. (The ultimate incubator for your ear and listening skills.)
  • How to find videos and youtubers you like. (You’ll have no excuse to watch a cute baby video instead of binge-watching content in your target language.)

Part IV: Output blueprints

  • The social polyglot: How to find other passionate language lovers. (Singing and binge-watching videos are cool activities, but at the end of the day you’re learning a foreign language to communicate.)
  • The curious polyglot: How to stretch your comfort zone and get feedback from native speakers. (You’re only a few clicks away from correcting your most frequent mistakes.)

My bulletproof guarantee:

Try « #CoachAkita » 100% risk-free for 30 days

Try the entire #CoachAkita system for 30 days (yes, a full month) without risking a single penny.

That’s how much I stand behind my program.

I want to make sure you’re able to go through an entire month of the program — assignments and all — and start seeing results.

This way, all the risk is on me.

And if for some reason you aren’t absolutely THRILLED with #CoachAkita, just let me know by email and I’ll promptly refund you.

It’s that simple. All I ask is that you give the system a fair chance and do the work. As long as you show me that you’ve done the assignments and implemented the tactics I've given you, you’ve got an entire month to test out the system - 100% risk-free.

Why am I doing this?

Because I know the system works.

If you don’t get results from #CoachAkita, then I don’t want your money.

But I know it’s going to have a massive impact on your life. I know what this system can do. And I want to make it absolutely clear that I stand behind this program 100%.

So what are you waiting for?

Enroll in #CoachAkita today risk-free, and decide sometime within the next 30 days.


"I wish I had learned everything from Akita."

- Cardinal Mezzofanti, 1774 - 1849, spoke 30+ languages.

"With #CoachAkita, I could have taught more languages to my people and built even more pyramids."

- Cleopatra, 69 - 30 BC, could speak up to 9 languages. Also ruled Egypt.

Regret: A clear indication that you’re heading the wrong way

I’m sure it feels like you’re standing at a crossroads.

In your mind, you’ve got two options. Take (and what feels like) a risk, or don’t.

But that’s not the question you should be asking.

Instead, ask yourself: « If not now, when? »

If you aren’t willing to take a chance and make this day a turning point in your life, then when will you be ready?

Now, I know it’s uncomfortable to think this way, but it’s important from a self-improvement standpoint.

What happens if you don’t take action?

Well, on one hand, your life might just stay the same. You’ll continue heading down the same path as you are right now.

And if you’re happy as can be… if your life is perfect… then maybe you don’t need me as a coach. And I’m happy for you. That’s freakin’ great to hear.

But if it’s not…

If you resonate with the message on this page, then this is a much, much bigger deal for you.

Because saying « no » to an opportunity like this might not just leave you in the same position and path that you’re on right now.

How many more opportunities like this will come your way? How many more times will someone offer to take you by the hand and teach you step-by-step how to break free from the hydra of conventional language learning methods?

I guess not many.

And there’s only a certain amount of time left before you get stuck on your path.

Do you really want to risk that? Do you really want to risk wasting more time, money, and effort going down your current path?

Take it from me, if I hadn’t gotten started when I did… I don’t think I would’ve ever gotten started at all. My entire life could’ve changed for the worse, just by not getting started.

It might seem overdramatic. After all, we’re only talking about languages.

But the impact that some languages (such as English and Spanish) have had on my life is incredible. And the experiences I’ve had, and the people I’ve met, while learning other languages, made every minute worth it.

At the end of the day, it’s all about making new friends. It’s all about connecting with people from all over the world. It’s all about communicating, sharing and exchanging, and making the world a little bit better in the long run.

Just by saying: « Ehh, I’ll do it tomorrow. » I could’ve missed out on everything that I currently have to be happy about in life.

So don’t be your own worst enemy. Especially not when the opportunity is placed in front of you without a single bit of risk.

Take 60 seconds right now and enroll in #CoachAkita…

You can get started (100% risk-free) for just $47/month.

Click the button below and I’ll see you in there.


Frequently asked questions (FAQ)

Question 1: « I’m too old for that stuff. »

That’s just not true. In fact, you’re now old enough to learn a foreign language efficiently. Babies can only do one thing when they’re learning their mother tongue: sit on their baby butts & listen to boring adult stuff around them.

They can’t ask questions. They can’t use online resources. They can’t have fun with music and videos. All they can do is learning passively.

You, on the other hand, can learn actively. You can meet people. You can look for content that you enjoy. You can ask for feedback.

And that’s just not me saying. There’s scientific data behind the claim that adults learn faster than babies and children.

You’re now a grown-up, and your brain, your mouth, and your ear are functional. You have everything you need to learn a foreign language on your own.

Question 2: « I’m not smart enough to learn a foreign language. »

If you’re reading this, I assume you were smart enough to learn English. And if you were smart enough to learn your native language, then you’re smart enough to learn ANY language.

Languages have nothing to do with IQ. Languages are a vehicle to communicate. We, humans, use languages to communicate with other human beings. A language is a like a code that thousands and even millions of people use to send messages. And you don’t need to be smart to memorize a code. All you need is some exposure to this new code. So that you get used to the new sounds and words. And, again, you don’t need to be smart to immerse yourself in a new language.

Question 3: « I’m not [insert adjective of your choice here] to learn a foreign language. »

Listen, at the end of the day, you’re the one in charge. You’re the one making decisions about your life. You can either choose to come up with excuses, or you can choose to do whatever it takes to reach your goals. Whatever your shortcomings might be.

Question 4: « What if I need to learn a new alphabet?! You seem to be big on audio, but what about reading? »

You won’t learn your new alphabet here. Simply because I have never done it myself, and I don’t talk about things that I don’t do or that I know nothing about. BUT learning how to read is a by-product of working on your listening skills. It’s easier to develop your ear and then focus on reading. Than it is to read first and listen next.

Also, since you’ll be using the lyrics to memorize songs, you’ll be learning how to read at the same time. Not another alphabet though. We’ll use the transliterations so that you can follow and learn with letters you already know. The goal of this program to develop your ear as fast as possible. Then you’ll be able to pick up new words just by hearing them.

I recommend you go through the program first, and then you learn another alphabet. My guess is it’s going to be easier once you’ve built your listening skills.

Sounds good? If you have any other questions, feel free to email me at akita@mynameisropiquet.com