IWTYAL 174: Should I rely on Google Translate?

http://traffic.libsyn.com/iwillteachyoualanguage/IWTYAL_174__Should_I_rely_on_Google_Translate_.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSYuta asks: “Should I be relying on Google Translate?” Episode Summary: Effective language learning means learning to communicate within your means The problem with relying on Google Translate is that you stop relying on yourself Paraphrasing is a key speaking skill, and you develop it […]

Olly's Top Resources For Learning:

IWTYAL 173: How many hours a week do you study?

http://traffic.libsyn.com/iwillteachyoualanguage/IWTYAL_173_How_many_hours_a_week_do_you_study.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSSelman asks: “How many hours a week do you study?” Episode Summary: Here’s what I aim for: Focused study every weekday morning (1 hour), sporadic flashcards + listening during the day (0-60 mins), at least 3 speaking sessions a week (30-60 minutes) A rough total […]

Olly's Top Resources For Learning:

IWTYAL 172: RE-BROADCAST – I’m too busy to learn a language (3/3)

http://traffic.libsyn.com/iwillteachyoualanguage/IWTYAL_172_.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSThis is a re-broadcast of the most popular 3-part series from the podcast. I answer the question: “I’m simply too busy to learn languages. How can I find the time?” In this episode: The power of tiny How I learnt Cantonese during an extremely […]

Olly's Top Resources For Learning:

IWTYAL 171: RE-BROADCAST – I’m too busy to learn a language (2/3)

http://traffic.libsyn.com/iwillteachyoualanguage/IWTYAL_171_-_14-03-2017_20.30.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSThis is a re-broadcast of the most popular 3-part series from the podcast. I answer the question: “I’m simply too busy to learn languages. How can I find the time?” In this episode: How to use the power of the “One Thing” to make […]

Olly's Top Resources For Learning:

IWTYAL 170: RE-BROADCAST – I’m too busy to learn a language (1/3)

http://traffic.libsyn.com/iwillteachyoualanguage/IWTYAL_170_-_09-03-2017_15.37.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSThis is a re-broadcast of the most popular 3-part series from the podcast. I answer the question: “I’m simply too busy to learn languages. How can I find the time?” In this episode: Why goal setting is often overlooked, but is the key to […]

Olly's Top Resources For Learning:

IWTYAL 169: Using accelerated learning techniques to upgrade your life with Jonathan Levi

http://traffic.libsyn.com/iwillteachyoualanguage/IWTYAL_169_-_Levi_.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSIn today’s episode, I talk to Jonathan Levi from The Superlearner Academy about accelerated learning techniques. Episode Summary: Jonathan’s difficult learning background at school The story of how he first encountered speed reading How to get amazing results on your MBA What is accelerated learning? […]

Olly's Top Resources For Learning:

IWTYAL 168: How did you get started with Japanese?

http://traffic.libsyn.com/iwillteachyoualanguage/IWTYAL_168_jap.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSDanilo asks: “How should I get started learning Japanese?” Episode Summary: What happened to me: I learnt to say a bunch of things, but never really understood the language I never spent enough time listening After moving to Japan, I continued studying, gradually building up my […]

Olly's Top Resources For Learning:

IWTYAL 167: How to stop translating in your head

http://traffic.libsyn.com/iwillteachyoualanguage/IWTYAL_167__1.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSArnie asks: “How can I stop translating in my head when people speak to me in French?” Episode Summary: See episode 87 for a previous answer to this topic Translating in your head is a very common problem There’s no quick fix I can give […]

Olly's Top Resources For Learning:

IWTYAL 166: Adapting the Memory Palace technique

http://traffic.libsyn.com/iwillteachyoualanguage/IWTYAL_166_memory.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSFletcher asks: “Can I adapt the traditional memory palace technique?” Episode Summary: What is a memory palace? (The story of Simonides) Choose a building you’re familiar with Take words you want to remember Place them around the room Create mnemonic with location + action Practise […]

Olly's Top Resources For Learning:

IWTYAL 165: What is the ideal language learning environment?

http://traffic.libsyn.com/iwillteachyoualanguage/IWTYAL_165_-_sonia_french.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSSonia asks: “What’s the ideal language learning environment?” Episode Summary: There’s no such thing as the ideal, or best, language learning environment Learning to speak a language is heavily linked to affective factors – your feelings and how you react to the environment around […]

Olly's Top Resources For Learning:

IWTYAL 164: Maintaining a language after university

http://traffic.libsyn.com/iwillteachyoualanguage/IWTYAL_164_maintain_spansh.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSEleanor asks: “How can I maintain my Spanish after university?” Episode Summary: Learning vs maintenance When is maintenance necessary? Being realistic Richard Simcott’s approach (as described in Language Learning Foundations) What I do personally to maintain my languages Tips for maintaining languages at an advanced […]

Olly's Top Resources For Learning:

IWTYAL 163: Learning Cantonese after Mandarin

http://traffic.libsyn.com/iwillteachyoualanguage/IWTYAL_163_Mandarin_Cantonese.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSChris asks: “How should I start learning Cantonese, given that I already speak Mandarin?” Episode Summary: Cantonese is to Mandarin what Cockney is to English It’s a highly developed, unique language that is considered a spoken language When Cantonese speakers write things down, they […]

Olly's Top Resources For Learning:

IWTYAL 162: Was this the worst language exchange I ever did?

http://traffic.libsyn.com/iwillteachyoualanguage/IWTYAL_162.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSIn this episode, I describe a terrible language exchange experience I had this week. Episode Summary: Great news! Full transcripts of each podcast are available on the show notes – that’s here! Scroll down to find the transcript. My terrible language exchange this week […]

Olly's Top Resources For Learning:

IWTYAL 161: Should I Use Formal or Informal Language?

http://traffic.libsyn.com/iwillteachyoualanguage/IWTYAL_161.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSChris asks: “Should I speak formally or informally in Turkish?” In this episode: Every language has it’s convention as to when and where you should speak formally or informally I’ve found myself resisting speaking formally in other languages, and I’ve always been curious why that […]

Olly's Top Resources For Learning:

IWTYAL 160: 5 Tips For Finding Comprehensible Input

http://traffic.libsyn.com/iwillteachyoualanguage/IWTYAL_160.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSJonathan asks: “How can I find comprehensible input for Hebrew?” In this episode: 1. Find other people who are learning the same language, and ask what materials they like: Forums – UniLang, How To Learn Any Language Facebook groups I use CantoDict.com 2. Go to […]

Olly's Top Resources For Learning: