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Learning a new language? Get your language learning questions answered by polyglot Olly Richards, who speaks 8 languages and runs the popular blog - I Will Teach You A Language. Whatever's holding you back on the path to fluency, tune in twice a week to get your regular dose of language learning motivation, with Olly and other polyglot guests, such as Luca Lampariello, Richard Simcott, Alex Rawlings, Benny Lewis, Anthony Metivier and Jonathan Levi. Learn Spanish, Learn French, Learn German, Learn Italian, Learn Portuguese, Learn Arabic, Learn Japanese, Learn Chinese
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Now displaying: February, 2016
Feb 25, 2016

Masoud asks: "For me, language learning has always been an unconscious experience. Studying just shuts me down."

In this episode:

We discuss the topic of episode 57, which is whether extensive listening is helpful for language learning. Specifically:

  • The differences between children and adults learning languages
  • The advantages of time that children have
  • Whether children learn efficiently or not
  • Why adults can't replicate the conditions enjoyed by children
  • What they can best do instead

Resources Featured In Today's Episode:

  • Definitely check out episode 57 of the podcast for some useful context to this episode: http://iwillteachyoualanguage.com/episode57

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Do you have a question?

Ask me your language learning questions by clicking here, and I’ll do my best to feature it on the show! Also, please subscribe to the show on iTunes to get automatic updates.


Thanks so much for listening to this episode of the podcast! If you’ve got any comments about the show then please leave them in the “comments” section below! If you’d like to help me out, then I’d love it if you could…

  • Share the episode using the social media buttons around you
  • Leave an honest review and rating of the podcast on iTunes (click here to do that)

iTunes reviews in particular really help the rankings of the podcast and help me to reach other aspiring language learners out there! See you in the next episode of the I Will Teach You A Language podcast!

Feb 23, 2016

In this episode I discuss the common criticism of flashcards as an "ineffective" study technique.

In this episode:

Three common criticisms of flashcards:

  1. Involves rote learning
  2. Vocabulary lacks context
  3. Doesn't work for many people

I address each of these criticisms and discuss why I think flashcard software is one of the most useful and relevant organisational and learning tools for learning foreign languages.

Resources Featured In Today's Episode:

I wrote a 72-page guide that describes my complete method for learning languages with flashcards. It costs $7 and you can find it here: Get the Make Words Stick Guide

 

Start speaking today

I’d like to thank iTalki for supporting the show. iTalki is the best place online to connect with affordable and effective native speakers teachers and tutors. To claim your free lesson and start speaking today, simply visit:http://iwillteachyoualanguage.com/italkishownotes

Do you have a question?

Ask me your language learning questions by clicking here, and I’ll do my best to feature it on the show! Also, please subscribe to the show on iTunes to get automatic updates.


Thanks so much for listening to this episode of the podcast! If you’ve got any comments about the show then please leave them in the “comments” section below! If you’d like to help me out, then I’d love it if you could…

  • Share the episode using the social media buttons around you
  • Leave an honest review and rating of the podcast on iTunes (click here to do that)

iTunes reviews in particular really help the rankings of the podcast and help me to reach other aspiring language learners out there! See you in the next episode of the I Will Teach You A Language podcast!

Feb 10, 2016

In this episode I answer a common question I receive: "How can I make a living online with my language talents?"

In this episode:

As a language specialist, you have many options for making a living online using your talents. I started a free Facebook community to show you how to do this, and answer your questions. To join, please visit: https://www.facebook.com/groups/languagefreedomleague/ Here are the ten ways to make a living online with languages:

  1. Blogging
  2. Making and selling your own products
  3. Language coaching
  4. Online teaching
  5. Writing books/guides
  6. Vlogging
  7. Translation
  8. Podcasting
  9. Membership sites
  10. Selling other people's products

Resources Featured In Today's Episode:

Start speaking today

I’d like to thank iTalki for supporting the show. iTalki is the best place online to connect with affordable and effective native speakers teachers and tutors. To claim your free lesson and start speaking today, simply visit:http://iwillteachyoualanguage.com/italkishownotes

Do you have a question?

Ask me your language learning questions by clicking here, and I’ll do my best to feature it on the show! Also, please subscribe to the show on iTunes to get automatic updates.


Thanks so much for listening to this episode of the podcast! If you’ve got any comments about the show then please leave them in the “comments” section below! If you’d like to help me out, then I’d love it if you could…

  • Share the episode using the social media buttons around you
  • Leave an honest review and rating of the podcast on iTunes (click here to do that)

iTunes reviews in particular really help the rankings of the podcast and help me to reach other aspiring language learners out there! See you in the next episode of the I Will Teach You A Language podcast!

Feb 2, 2016

In this episode I'm joined by special guest Jan Van Der Aa.

In this episode:

  • Do you have to travel abroad to take your language to a high level?
  • Our experiences of learning multiple languages

Resources Featured In Today's Episode:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5slVHy2JmcQ

Start speaking today

I’d like to thank iTalki for supporting the show. iTalki is the best place online to connect with affordable and effective native speakers teachers and tutors. To claim your free lesson and start speaking today, simply visit:http://iwillteachyoualanguage.com/italkishownotes

Do you have a question?

Ask me your language learning questions by clicking here, and I’ll do my best to feature it on the show! Also, please subscribe to the show on iTunes to get automatic updates.


Thanks so much for listening to this episode of the podcast! If you’ve got any comments about the show then please leave them in the “comments” section below! If you’d like to help me out, then I’d love it if you could…

  • Share the episode using the social media buttons around you
  • Leave an honest review and rating of the podcast on iTunes (click here to do that)

iTunes reviews in particular really help the rankings of the podcast and help me to reach other aspiring language learners out there! See you in the next episode of the I Will Teach You A Language podcast!

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