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Podcast Archives - I Will Teach You A Language

IWTYAL 219: How to help students with fossilisation

http://traffic.libsyn.com/iwillteachyoualanguage/IWTYAL_Pod_219.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSMatthias asks: “How can I help my students deal with fossilisation?” Episode Summary: Fossilisation is when a mistake becomes deeply embedded in a learner’s language after years of “doing it wrong” It can occur in grammar, pronunciation, incorrect word choice (e.g. “it’s mean”, […]

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IWTYAL 218: Is it time to change your study method?

http://traffic.libsyn.com/iwillteachyoualanguage/IWTYAL_Pod_218.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSIn this solo episode, I discuss how changing your study method can have a dramatic effect. Episode Summary: My friend Jeremy and his struggles with Spanish How easy it is to get into a rut with your studying The benefits of trying new […]

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IWTYAL 217: Listening comprehension in a bilingual country

http://traffic.libsyn.com/iwillteachyoualanguage/IWTYAL_Pod_217.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSWilliam asks: “How can I take my listening comprehension to native level?” Episode Summary: Living in bilingual areas Relationships with heritage languages How to take your listening and speaking skills from 80% to 100% Start Speaking Today: I’d like to thank italki for […]

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IWTYAL 216: Alex Rawlings on How To Speak Any Language Fluently

http://traffic.libsyn.com/iwillteachyoualanguage/IWTYAL_Pod_216.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSIn this episode, I speak with Alex Rawlings about his new book: How To Speak Any Language Fluently. Episode Summary: Alex’s upbringing with languages Did he learn languages quickly because he was a kid? How an 11-language test was administered to Alex in […]

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IWTYAL 215: What’s the deal with “triangulating” languages?

http://traffic.libsyn.com/iwillteachyoualanguage/IWTYAL_Pod_215.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSNeil asks: “Should I use triangulation to learn French?” Episode Summary: On today’s podcast: Episode 014: Can you use one language to learn another? Episode 106: How useful is laddering? “Triangulation” – also know as laddering or bridging The big questions: My Spanish […]

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IWTYAL 214: Should I create monolingual flashcards?

http://traffic.libsyn.com/iwillteachyoualanguage/IWTYAL_Pod_214.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSMax asks: “What are the benefits of monolingual flashcards?” Episode Summary: Today’s podcast: Monolingual flashcards at the beginner / intermediate level Challenge the assumption that you should create monolingual flashcards – how else can you be using the time? Do not use monolingual […]

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IWTYAL 213: Gabriel Wyner on Becoming Fluent Forever

http://traffic.libsyn.com/iwillteachyoualanguage/_IWTYAL_Pod_213.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSIn this episode I chat with Gabriel Wyner about his language learning background and new Kickstarter project. Episode Summary: Gabe’s linguistic background His experience on the Middlebury immersion programmes How the book Fluent Forever came about What’s the link between his previous language […]

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IWTYAL 212: How should I use all my free time?

http://traffic.libsyn.com/iwillteachyoualanguage/IWTYAL_Pod_212.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSOlga asks: “How should I use all my free time this summer?” Episode Summary: Managing 3-4 foreign languages Why focusing on one is a good idea How to “live” the languages you already speak well Full Transcript: Good morning everybody, welcome back to […]

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IWTYAL 211: Best practice for vocabulary notebooks

http://traffic.libsyn.com/iwillteachyoualanguage/IWTYAL_Pod_211.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSAral asks: “What’s the best way to organise my vocabulary notebook?” Episode Summary: Housekeeping: Upcoming guests New French Book Conversations British Sign Language course Today’s podcast: How valuable is the time you’re spending organising a vocabulary notebook? What’s the value of a vocabulary […]

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IWTYAL 210: How was the Montreal Language Festival?

http://traffic.libsyn.com/iwillteachyoualanguage/IWTYAL_Pod_210.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSThis weekend, I was in Montreal for LangFest 2017. Since then, many friends have been asking me how it was. So, in this episode, I answer that question publicly. Episode Summary: Many people from the Community traveled from far and wide to attend […]

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IWTYAL 209: What’s it like with so many languages in your head?

http://traffic.libsyn.com/iwillteachyoualanguage/IWTYAL_Pod_209.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSJane asks: “What’s it like having so many languages in your head?” Episode Summary: Mostly, I focus on learning only one language at a time To that extent, I don’t have much confusion in the learning process In daily life, I find that […]

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IWTYAL 208: How can I listen to older podcast episodes?

http://traffic.libsyn.com/iwillteachyoualanguage/IWTYAL_Pod_208.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSMichael asks: “How can I listen to older podcast episodes?” Episode Summary: I’ve recently changed the settings in my podcast feed to display the maximum number of old episodes You can find all previous episodes on the website – simply navigate to the […]

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IWTYAL 207: The best language learning method

http://traffic.libsyn.com/iwillteachyoualanguage/IWTYAL_Pod_207.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSIn this solo episode, I describe what I consider to be the most effective approach to learning a language. Episode Summary: Begin by getting a thorough grounding in the basics – quantity over quality is best at first Start speaking early on with […]

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IWTYAL 206: How I designed my new Spanish course

http://traffic.libsyn.com/iwillteachyoualanguage/IWTYAL_Pod_SP.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSIn this solo episode I discuss the design and creation of my new Spanish course for beginners. Episode Summary: Why I created a Spanish Beginner course The main aims of the course The concept I landed on How it all came together through […]

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IWTYAL 205: Should I learn Mandarin or Cantonese?

http://traffic.libsyn.com/iwillteachyoualanguage/IWTYAL_Pod_205.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSDaco asks: “Should I learn Mandarin or Cantonese?” Episode Summary: Mandarin is the main international Chinese language, with around 1bn speakers Cantonese is a related language/dialect of Mandarin, with far fewer speakers – around 60m In many Chinatowns around the world, Cantonese is […]

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