IWTYAL 183: Don’t let other people’s agendas control your learning

http://traffic.libsyn.com/iwillteachyoualanguage/IWTYAL_Pod_183.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSIn this episode, I react to a comment in my Facebook community about feeling overwhelmed. Episode Summary: There’s a lot of advice, it can be difficult to know what to do It’s important to interact with others, but only when it adds value Texting and […]

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IWTYAL 182: Update on my Conversations project

http://traffic.libsyn.com/iwillteachyoualanguage/IWTYAL_Pod_182.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSIn this solo episode, I share an update on my exciting new Conversations project. Episode Summary: The difficulty with improving your listening comprehension The effect on your learning How Conversations came to be How it’s being created What happens next Resources Mentioned In Today’s Episode: To […]

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IWTYAL 181: Two musicians reveal their language secrets – Part 2

http://traffic.libsyn.com/iwillteachyoualanguage/IWTYAL_Pod_181.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSIn part 2 of this episode, I chat about the link between music and language learning with my polyglot friend Fiel Sahir. Episode Summary: What’s the link between music and language learning? What do musicians do differently when they learn languages? Does the type […]

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IWTYAL 180: Two musicians reveal their language secrets – Part 1

http://traffic.libsyn.com/iwillteachyoualanguage/IWTYAL_Pod_180.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSIn part 1 of this episode, I chat about the link between music and language learning with my polyglot friend Fiel Sahir. Episode Summary: What’s the link between music and language learning? What do musicians do differently when they learn languages? Does the type […]

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IWTYAL 179: Can you become fluent only by listening?

http://traffic.libsyn.com/iwillteachyoualanguage/IWTYAL_Pod_179.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSBalen asks: “Is it possible to become fluent in a language only by listening?” Episode Summary: No, you can’t become fluent only by listening. The Silent Period Children listen for years, soaking things up, but still take years of practise to produce coherent English Learning […]

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IWTYAL 178: I hesitate and draw blanks when I speak

http://traffic.libsyn.com/iwillteachyoualanguage/IWTYAL_Pod_178.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSRafael asks: “How can I stop hesitating when I speak English?” Episode Summary: Hesitation happens either when: You don’t have the vocabulary you need You don’t know how to express something Speaking fluidly, without hesitation, comes with a lot of practice. Practice more regularly with native […]

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IWTYAL 177: What does it mean to be a polyglot?

http://traffic.libsyn.com/iwillteachyoualanguage/177__What_does_it_mean_to_be_a_polyglot_.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSIn this episode, Olly gives his thoughts on what it means to be a polyglot. Episode Summary: “Polyglot” is a label that can be misleading or even somewhat meaningless The same language journey can mean different things to different people Collecting languages is not […]

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IWTYAL 176: Is now a good time to learn another language?

http://traffic.libsyn.com/iwillteachyoualanguage/IWTYAL_176__Is_now_a_good_time_to_learn_another_language_.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSDenise asks: “Is now a good time to learn Italian?” Episode Summary: There’s rarely a “right time” I usually suggest getting a language to an Upper-Intermediate level (B2) before starting another one However, Italian and Portuguese are closely related. You might not have to do […]

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IWTYAL 175: I just smile and pretend I can understand

http://traffic.libsyn.com/iwillteachyoualanguage/IWTYAL_175__I_just_smile_and_pretend_I_can_understand.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSGabrielle asks: “When I don’t understand, I often just smile, nod, and pretend I do. How can I stop this?” Episode Summary: Is it normal to pretend you understand? Every language learning journey starts like this Persistence is the name of the game In terms […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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? […]

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