The Ultimate Language Notebook are a completely new category of language learning materials. At least I didn't find anything like them before I started creating these products. So here's a list of different product types in the language learning field in the printed form.
So these were the most important existing categories and usually you need to buy several different books to learn a particular language. All of them have their own function what they are meant for. Dictionaries alone aren't that helpful if you don't understand the language at all, because in many language you need to change the word somehow according to the tense, case or whatever else. So you need to know the rules of the language already at this point.
Text books are the most powerful tools, because you learn the rules of the language through dialogues, vocabulary lists and usually there's a lot of information about the culture and history behind the language. The downside is that frequently you need a whole series of those text books. The number of text books you need to learn all the grammar rules and important vocabulary is usually anything between one and ten. So if you want to get from a beginner level to advanced level, you probably will need about five-six text books.
If all the grammar is scattered around all the different text books you might want to buy a grammar book, which has all the grammar in one book. Then you might also buy an exercise book to get more practice. Phrase books are mostly part of some travel guide books which have useful phrases if you travel to the country where your target language is spoken. I myself consider those quite useless when it comes to language learning. The sentences are too difficult for beginners and if someone answers to you, you probably won't understand anything.
In addition to all these aforementioned you might use several notebooks, which can get really messy after a couple of pages. So that's a lot of different resources while learning a foreign language. When you can't remember something in your target language you need to remember where to find it from all of your learning materials. Your information is so scattered and it might also feel overwhelming, because you feel like you're not advancing at all and that all the knowledge just slips away from you as soon as you have learned it.
Well I think that the Ultimate Language Notebook products are a solution for this. They are part of a new language learning material category. They are language centers and the idea is that you add all the knowledge from other resources to this one notebook, which has all the most essential vocabulary and grammar of your target language.
Instead of carrying ten text books, a grammar book, phrase book and messy notebooks you can just have this one light notebook with 160 pages where you can find all the most important things about your target language. You will still need a lot of other resources that work for you, but at least there's one place where you know you will find all the most essential things about your target language.
In one of my previous posts I described also how to plan your language learning based on the Ultimate Language Notebook products and how to use other resources together with them to learn more efficiently.
So here is my list of the current language learning material categories after the creation of the Ultimate Language Notebook products:
Ultimate Language Notebooks as "language centers" of your language studies
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