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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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Apr 24, 2018

In this solo episode, Olly talks about why haircuts are a fantastic language learning tool.

In This Episode:

  • My recent haircut in Hong Kong
  • How haircuts help you level-up in your language learning:
    • Chitchat is mandatory
    • You'll never get spoken to as much anywhere else, or asked as many questions
    • There's no escape
    • You have to actively engage in the conversation and reply to questions
    • You're sitting there for extensive periods of time
    • You have to push through pain barriers and tiredness
    • You get stronger at socialising, which can have big knock-on effects on confidence etc
  • The broader lesson is to put yourself in situations where the language is not the focus of the activity, so you're not being judged
  • What other activities can you do that lead you to use the language in a more social way?

Today's Quote:

Life begins at the end of your comfort zone. - Neale Donald Walsch

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Apr 19, 2018

This episode is a broadcast of interview with me from The Fluent Show, a (newly rebranded) podcast run by my friends Kerstin and Lindsay.

In This Episode:

In this conversation, we present a project Kerstin and I have been working on together for a while: German Uncovered. German Uncovered is a course for beginners who want to become fluent in German, and we are slowly getting ready to release it to the world. Exciting times! The special thing about German Uncovered is that it is entirely story-based, meaning you will not just learn the language step by step, but you'll also have read a whole book by the end. Listen in to find out how this works! If you're interested in what drives course creators to come up with innovative ideas, and how a language course comes into being, this show will give you great behind the scenes insights.

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Apr 17, 2018

In this solo episode, Olly talks about the "gun to the head method."

 

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Apr 12, 2018

Masami asks: "What do you think about meetups?"

 

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Apr 10, 2018

 Luke asks: "How do you learn niche vocabulary in a 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

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Apr 4, 2018

Mauricio asks: "Should I learn Modern Standard Arabic?"

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Mar 27, 2018

In this solo episode, Olly talks about, "How to use language textbooks the right way."

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Mar 23, 2018

Nick asks: "What do you think of Memrise?"

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Mar 14, 2018

Andrew asks: "Is social media destroying my language learning?"

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Mar 7, 2018

Mattias asks: “How should you react to criticism from your peers in trying to perfect your accent?”

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Feb 28, 2018

Paul asks: “Why do gurus advise against learning multiple languages at the same time?”

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Feb 23, 2018

Owain asks: “What is the value of passive, unfocused listening?”

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Feb 20, 2018

In this solo episode, Olly talks about how to get over your fear of Skype lessons

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Feb 18, 2018

In this solo episode, Olly talks about translation and its implications in language learning.

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Feb 13, 2018

In this episode, Olly reflects on the past year and speaks about what you should expect from him in 2018.

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Feb 6, 2018

Edward asks, "Are subtitles really that bad?"

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Feb 2, 2018

In the second of a two-part episode, I continue revealing the 9 easiest ways to start an argument about language learning.

Resources Mentioned in Today's Episode:

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Jan 30, 2018

In the first of a two-part episode, Olly reveals the 9 easiest ways to start an argument about language learning.

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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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Jan 9, 2018

 Nicolás asks: "Do we need vacations from language learning?"

Episode Summary:

  • My life is full of examples of doing things better after a long break
  • Our brains can only achieve so much by focused attention
  • The Pomodoro technique works on this principle
  • Focus mode vs diffuse mode
    • Small scale - i.e. my daily writing habits in one day
    • Large scale - i.e. learning patterns over many months
  • Breaks are essential... even many months can be fine
  • It works even better if you can take "study breaks" while also speaking or using the language a lot

Resources Mentioned in Today's Episode:

  • 5 Lessons I Learned from Barbara Oakley - a great video from my friend Nasos

https://youtu.be/HYkY22pP6go?t=2m7s

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Jan 5, 2018

 Louise asks: "How can I make my own learning material?"

Episode Summary:

  • I have a long history of making my own material
  • I want to study with things that interest me
  • In Japan, I would record train announcements and ask a native speaker to transcribe them
  • I often do pieces of writing and get my tutor to correct them
  • I record my language partners giving a monologue about something and transcribe it
  • I often commission transcriptions of YouTube videos, movies or TV series
  • More recently, Conversations has been my big foray into materials creation
  • To make your own materials, ask yourself: "What would I most like to be able to understand?"

Resources Mentioned in Today's Episode:

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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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Dec 29, 2017

 Todd asks: "How can I speak more Spanish with my girlfriend?"

Episode Summary:

See Episode 029: I'm learning my wife's language See Episode 137: Love and language learning

  • IWTYAL team member Dave's home language routine
  • Luke's experience in Hong Kong
  • You need willingness on both sides, so first establish that it's there
  • Dedicated time will help
  • Don't see you partner as your teacher...that leads to trouble!

Resources Mentioned in Today's Episode:

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Dec 27, 2017

 Massoud ask: "I'm worried about what will happen if I learn German. What should I do?"

Episode Summary:

  • You may have a language learning dilemma and not know how to resolve it
  • It's always best to discover the answer yourself rather than rely on others
  • You don't have to commit for life!
  • Try setting trial periods, and give it a shot
  • If it's not working out, you can always change your mind

Today's Quote:

“I've had a lot of worries in my life, most of which never happened.” ― Mark Twain

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Dec 19, 2017

 In this solo episode, Olly discusses whether immersion is all it's cracked up to be.

Episode Summary:

  • Immersion is always held up as the "holy grail" of language learning
  • Definition: Spending all day every day in a native-level environment
  • It's not all it's cracked up to be
  • Survival bias is at play:
    • Katzumoto: 10,000 hours of Japanese
    • Gabriel Wyner: 8 weeks in Middlebury
    • Your friend who went to China and was fluent in 3 months
  • Immersion only works if you are able to go full-on enough, for long enough, and stay positive enough to make it to be successful... not practical for most people
  • As a study strategy, it leaves a lot to be desired:
    • You don't understand anything
    • There's no structure
    • Not enjoyable
  • My experiences with real immersion were not good
    • Paris, Japan, Egypt
  • Immersion is much more effective when you can already hold you own
  • Theory of "Comprehensible input"
  • What's the opportunity cost?

Resources Mentioned in Today's Episode:

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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!

Dec 16, 2017

 In this solo episode, Olly discusses whether listening to "slow audio" is useful.

Episode Summary:

  • News in Slow Spanish-type sites are becoming increasing popular
  • With Yabla you can slow down the audio
  • But are these helpful, or dangerous?
  • There are only two reasons you won't understand something spoken:
    • 1) You don't know the words/grammar
    • 2) You can't understand fast speech
  • If you slow down what you're listening to, you're not helping your listening, because it's not natural, and lacks the features of fast speech
  • It simply gives you more time to process the information, i.e. think about the words used
    • But is this the best way to learn new vocabulary... listening to slow, unnatural audio?
  • This = confusing / misunderstanding the problem, and can severely limited your ability to cope with real language
    • Listening to stuff at your level (comprehensible input)
    • Listen at natural speed, and use the transcript to help you understandInstead, solve the problem of not understanding fast speech by:
  • I do sometimes slow down audio (Speater app), but it's always when I'm listening to stuff that's too hard for me
  • Caveat: Slowing down audio could be useful at the very beginning

Resources Mentioned in Today's Episode:

Start Speaking Today:

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