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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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Nov 10, 2018

In this episode, Olly announces a new programme to help you master grammar in your target language.

In Today's Episode:

  • What is Grammar Hero?
  • The vital missing ingredient from your textbooks, and how Grammar Hero fills the gap
  • How long it took us to create the programme
  • The unexpected crises that hit towards the end!

Join Grammar Hero Today:

Enrolment in Grammar Hero is now open, and is available in 6 languages:

  • French
  • Spanish
  • German
  • Italian
  • Russian
  • Portuguese

Click here to find out more about Grammar Hero today 

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Nov 7, 2018

In this Part 3 of this series, Olly finishes the deep dive into learning grammar.

In Today's Episode:

  • The students who come top in grammar tests (without studying grammar)
  • How I stopped translating in my head when speaking Italian
  • The 5-step process you need to get grammar right when speaking (naturally, and without hesitating)

Start Speaking Today:

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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…

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Nov 6, 2018

In this Part 2 of this new series, Olly continues the deep dive into learning grammar.

In Today's Episode:

  • How to learn new grammar
  • The grammar points you must avoid
  • The best kind of material to study with

Start Speaking Today:

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Nov 1, 2018

In this Part 1 of this new series, Olly takes you on a deep dive into learning grammar the natural way.

In Today's Episode:

  • Why we struggle with grammar
  • How to stop translating in your head
  • How do immigrants learn English without studying grammar?

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Oct 26, 2018

Ron asks: "How do you learn colloquial language with limited resources?"

In Today's Episode:

  • There's a perennial problem with materials in minority languages
    • Textbooks are simple and boring
    • The next level up is native level... far too hard
  • It's a real problem without a good solution
  • Long-term, you're only going to crack this problem by learning to understand native material and speaking with people a lot
  • Take the long view and do what you can
    • Keep studying the best you can
    • Speak regularly and spend time with people
    • Learn to read
  • It will come eventually, but you've got to maintain a positive attitude over time

Resources Mentioned:

  • Talk In Arabic - The best resource on the web for learning colloquial Arabic and Arabic dialects

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Oct 24, 2018

Fletcher asks: "Have your views on flashcards changed?"

In Today's Episode:

  • I've been using input-based methods to learn languages recently
  • But does this change my approach to learning vocabulary with flashcards?
  • Do I display the word in the target language first on my flashcards?

Resources Mentioned:

  • Make Words Stick - my popular guide for using flashcards to memorise words and phrases in another language

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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…

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Oct 19, 2018

Johanna asks: "How important is it to review your lesson notes?"

In Today's Episode:

  • The principle of review is super important
  • In the past, I've spent 15 minutes at the end of the day reviewing what I did in the morning, and it's very effective
  • The foundation of memory and mastery is repetition
  • Your teacher is right that reviewing your notes is the best way to learn the stuff from the lesson
  • However, the question remains... why?
  • If the topics aren't relevant to you, it can be demotivating
  • But if you have follow-up lessons on the same topic, then reviewing your notes is bound to help you
  • It's the big conundrum of classroom learning - is the stuff actually relevant or interesting to you?
  • I suggest dealing with the reality in front of you and doing your best to learn it
    • Review the whole text, not just the vocab
    • Study "smart" not "hard" - e.g. identify the really important words and work hard to remember them

Resources Mentioned:

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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…

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Oct 17, 2018

In this solo episode, Olly gives you some updates on what's been going on.

In Today's Episode:

  • Update on the Short Story Book launch, worldwide and in US & Canada
  • How to claim your book launch bonuses
  • Random coincidences
  • Language Masters event in London with Michel Thomas
  • About the Language Influencer Summit
  • Polyglot Conference 2019

New language material to master grammar

Resources Mentioned:

Start Speaking Today:

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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…

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Oct 2, 2018

In this episode, you're going to hear an interview I did on another podcast, the newly-released Reaching for Words show. The reason I wanted to share this episode on this show was that I thought the interview was uncommonly good, and host Rob asked me a lot of good questions that allowed us to discuss a lot of common topics from a beginner perspective.

In Today's Episode:

Rob talks with Olly Richards about the role of memorisation in language learning:

  • Do memory champions make the best language learners?
  • Is memorisation really important?
  • Active vs passive memorisation
  • Memorisation tips and techniques for language learning

Resources Mentioned:

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Sep 27, 2018

Austin asks: "Any tips for learning French together with my wife?"

In Today's Episode:

  • Learning your partner's language can be fraught with problems
  • Learning a new language with your partner sounds like a great idea!
  • The activity itself, and the benefit for your relationship is far more important that the efficacy of the approach, I think
  • You might find yourself with different learning preferences, and that will be something you'll need to compromise on
  • If you want to learn the language to a higher level, you'll need to find your own path in time

Resources Mentioned:

Start Speaking Today:

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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…

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Sep 25, 2018

Maria asks: How can I integrate revision into my schedule?

In Today's Episode:

  • Revision needs to be meaningful and you need to know it works
  • It's possible to waste a lot of time with revision, time that you could be spending with more content
  • It can be tricky with multiple languages
  • I tend to think of revision now more as a question of repeating content - listening/reading to things over and over
  • Important point: Things that you want to "revise" will learn themselves naturally over time
  • Taking notes is a funny one... many people literally never look at them again
  • My personal revision process involves:
    • Putting key phrases into flashcards and reviewing regularly
    • Highlighting useful words/phrases for lessons
    • Covering topics multiple times in speaking sessions
  • I deal with grammar by:
    • Putting complete sentences into flashcards
    • Looking briefly at rules, and then noticing how that grammar is used in real content

Resources Mentioned:

  • Bulletproof Memory - My complete programme for developing a world-class memory & never forgetting another word
  • IWTYAL 246 - Why do some gurus advise against learning multiple languages at the same time?

Start Speaking Today:

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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…

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Sep 21, 2018

Ellen asks: How should I supplement my university language course?

In Today's Episode:

  • It's good to think about how you want your language skills to develop post-uni, not just how to pass your exams!
  • Many people studying languages at uni cannot speak when they graduate
  • At uni, you'll get a huge amount of "education"... there's no risk of you not learning all the important stuff
  • It's natural to want to master the vocabulary and grammar you meet, but you won't be able to do that by more study
  • The way to master vocab and grammar, and to learn to speak the language confidently over time is by making the language a part of your life
  • Find things you like in Spanish and German and spend as much time as possible enjoying them! I give you permission to put the books away and have fun!

Resources Mentioned:

Start Speaking Today:

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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…

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Sep 19, 2018

Terry asks: What should I do when I lose my motivation?

In Today's Episode:

  • Motivation to learn makes or breaks your learning project
  • Sunk cost fallacy - the more time you've put into something the harder it is to let go
  • Languages need to be a living breathing part of your life, or it's hard to keep them up

Resources Mentioned:

Start Speaking Today:

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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…

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Sep 7, 2018

In this episode, I finally reveal the "big news" I've been teasing you with for over 2 years!

In Today's Episode:

For complete information on today's episode, please visit the main blog post at:

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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…

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Aug 14, 2018

In this episode, I react to the never-ending belief that children's book are good for language learning.

In Today's Episode:

Why I'll never recommend that adults should use kids' books for language learning:

  • The vocabulary is NOT high-frequency
  • The grammar is NOT simple
  • The content is NOT interesting or relevant

Readings from:

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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…

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Aug 7, 2018

In this episode, Olly continues a new series covering what he believes to be the fundamental rules of language learning.

The Rules:

  • Rule 7: Listen with the transcript
  • Rule 8: Don't worry about something until it’s actually a problem (Spanish varieties, Italian dialects, a notorious grammar point)
  • Rule 9: Do something every day...however small

Start Speaking Today:

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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…

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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!

Aug 2, 2018

In this episode, Olly continues a new series covering what he believes to be the fundamental rules of language learning. Click here to listen to part 1

The Rules:

  • Rule 4: Never take language learning advice from native speakers (watch movies, read translations, read kids books)
  • Rule 5: Same study routine every day (discipline in the small things gives you freedom in the bigger!)
  • Rule 6: Look for "big dominos", not new tactics (e.g. read for 1 hour a day, start speaking)

Start Speaking Today:

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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…

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Jul 31, 2018

Kristin asks: "How can I learn vocabulary from reading without stopping every 5 seconds?"

In Today's Episode:

Consider this analogy:

When you're pushing yourself on the treadmill and working hard, it can get uncomfortable. However, you keep going because  you know it's doing you good. Try to extend that analogy to the act of "reading without stopping". By keeping reading, without stopping to look up words, you're pushing yourself beyond your comfort zone.

Some practical tips to make reading easier:

  • Everyone has a strong desire to understand every word, but there is so much value in being content not understanding 100%
  • To combat that, try a "zero stopping" policy for a while, and see how it feels. After you finish the entire chapter, go back and look at vocabulary. You'll find that - from continued reading - you've already understood words that flummoxed you earlier
  • If you really must look words up, only look up vital words that keep coming up
  • Read electronically so you can look up words instantly
  • On Kindle, you can select your dictionary (monolingual, bilingual) and highlight words with one touch, then create flashcards automatically
  • Separate the tasks of "reading" and "study" - Don't make flashcards while you're reading!

Much of this comes back to our perception of vocabulary being everything. In many ways, it is! But that doesn't mean that stopping to look up every word is the best way to get there!

Resources:

Helpful tools:

Start Speaking Today: I’d like to thank italki for supporting the show. To claim your free lesson and start speaking today, visit: https://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…

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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!

Jul 26, 2018

Simon asks: "How can I use storytelling with my students?"

In Today's Episode:

  • Anecdotes are stories... Providing continuity between those anecdotes would be great if possible.
  • The key with storytelling is to motivate, interest and captivate your students
  • Stories don't have to follow a structural approach, so don't worry about teaching specific grammar up-front
  • Teachers can observe students' reactions to the story and teach based on emerging needs

Resources:

Start Speaking Today: I’d like to thank italki for supporting the show. To claim your free lesson and start speaking today, visit: https://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…

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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!

Jul 24, 2018

David asks: "How many words can you learn per day?"

In Today's Episode:

  • In language teaching theory, 8-12 new words a day is often used as a rule of thumb
  • How many words you learn in a day isn't a great measurement of progress in a language
  • It's impossible to control when a word is actually learnt
  • The most effective way to learn vocabulary is in the context of the "whole language" - i.e. through listening, reading and speaking

Resources:

  • Bulletproof Memory - My complete memory course where I teach you the most effective techniques for learning vocabulary in a foreign language

Start Speaking Today: I’d like to thank italki for supporting the show. To claim your free lesson and start speaking today, visit: https://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…

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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!

Jul 16, 2018

Ron asks: "What's the best way to learn verb conjugations?"

In Today's Episode:

Here are what are the big-picture principles for learning and memorising verb conjugations in Spanish or any other language:

  1. Make sure you're getting lots of exposure through listening and reading - learning verb conjugations ultimately will come down to whether you can get used to the language through a lot of exposure
  2. Speak regularly - it's how you gain confidence over the usage of the verbs
  3. Some focus on rules and deliberate practice helps - whether that's practice exercises, drills or something else

Resources:

Follow along with my Italian project:

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Jun 29, 2018

In this episode, Olly introduces his new project to learn Italian!

In Today's Episode:

Note: For full show notes, please visit the main blog post introducing the project. To view the "mission control" for the Italian project, including all the resources I'm using, click here:

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Jun 26, 2018

In this episode, Olly speaks with Shannon Kennedy from Eurolinguiste.com.

In Today's Episode:

  • Minimalism in the language sphere
  • Introversion and shyness, and how it affects the learner
  • Moving from Romance to Asian languages

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Jun 12, 2018

Luca asks: "Are you changing your view on the best way to learn a language?"

In Today's Episode:

  • Luca's noticed an evolution in the way I've been talking about language learning on the podcast
  • He finds a Krashen-esque "input-based" methodology to be the most effective and wonders if I'm becoming a convert to this
  • I've found my experiences influenced a lot by the languages I've been learning
  • In certain languages, reading is a genuine barrier (Japanese, Chinese)
  • I'll be able to say more after my Italian project this summer!

Resources Mentioned:

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Jun 7, 2018

Christy asks: "How can I get better in English conversation?"

In Today's Episode:

  • Studying and acquiring vocabulary is just the beginning
  • You learn to communicate in a foreign language by actually communicating
  • Communication between different cultures relies on lots beside just language - body language, cultural difference, hierarchy
  • Get out there and start spending time with foreigners! Meetups, societies, language exchanges... whatever you can do!
  • Don't worry about making mistakes, and treat every interaction as an opportunity to improve!

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