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I Will Teach You A Language | Weekly Motivation and Language Learning Tips to Help You Become Fluent in Any Language

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: October, 2016
Oct 28, 2016

In this episode, I speak with Kevin about his fascinating journey to learn to read and write Japanese. Find Kevin's blog here.

In this episode:

  • How Kevin got started with Japanese
  • Struggles in learning kanji
  • Materials that inspired him

Resources Mentioned In This Episode:

Kevin shows us how to use Wanikani: https://youtu.be/6IRTl-zDgNQ

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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
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Oct 20, 2016

This is a 3-part series where you'll learn to master your memory and learn new vocabulary faster. If you haven't heard Parts 1&2 yet, please do that first:

In this episode:

  • The "T" in the A.R.T. technique - Try!
  • Trying out your new vocabulary in conversation is the last part of mastering it
  • You need to get your new words off the page and onto the tip of your tongue
  • Find a safe person, such as a teacher or language partner, who can help you practise your new vocabulary in a controlled, non-pressure way
  • Remember, though, if you have followed the A. and R. part of the formula, using the vocabulary in conversation should be the easy part!

New Course - Master Your Memory!

I'm running a new course, where we'll take the concept of the A.R.T. formula you learnt in this series, and put in into practice! You'll learn the 5 most powerful memory techniques of all, and I'll coach you through applying them in your own language learning!

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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
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Oct 14, 2016

This is a 3-part series where you'll learn to master your memory and learn new vocabulary faster. If you haven't heard Part 1 yet, click here to listen to it first!

In this episode:

  • The "R" in the A.R.T. technique - Repetition
  • Why most people get Repetition wrong
  • Techniques for introducing Repetition into your memory process
  • Why automating the process of Repetition is a good idea
  • The big danger to avoid

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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! 

Oct 11, 2016

This is a 3-part series where you'll learn to master your memory and learn new vocabulary faster.

In this episode:

  • Is your memory as bad as you think it is?
  • My A.R.T. formula for memorising new words in any language
  • Selecting vocabulary to learn
  • The process of bringing attention (A.) to new words

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
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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!

Oct 6, 2016

Denise asks: "My class in the local English school isn't right for me. Help!"

In this episode:

  • Self-taught learners and language schools don't always mix
  • It's important to be in the right level of class
  • There maybe many opportunities to speak English locally

Resources Mentioned in This Episode:

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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?

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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
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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!

Oct 4, 2016

Class asks: "How can I put together a study plan that works for me in Italian?"

In this episode:

  • Too much advice can lead to paralysis by analysis
  • Stress is the enemy of learning
  • It's important to stay connected to your original reason for learning
  • Taking 3 weeks off to focus on enjoying the language can work wonders

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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