IWTYAL 198: The Truth About Language Immersion Abroad

http://traffic.libsyn.com/iwillteachyoualanguage/IWTYAL_Pod_198.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSIn today’s episode, Olly and Jan discuss the naked truth about traveling abroad for language immersion. Episode Summary: Why it’s important to travel to the right place Speaking a foreign language among friends Filming interactions with the locals Forming friendships in a specific language […]

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IWTYAL 197: How to make great travel videos

http://traffic.libsyn.com/iwillteachyoualanguage/IWTYAL_Pod_197.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSIn today’s episode, Olly and Jan discuss how we make our travel videos. Use these tips to improve your own holiday films! Episode Summary: The importance of story What do you talk about? The “start of the day” process Do you need a professional […]

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IWTYAL 196: Hello from Mexico!

http://traffic.libsyn.com/iwillteachyoualanguage/IWTYAL_Pod_196.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSToday’s episode comes from Playa del Carmen in Mexico! Episode Summary: We chat about our mission to Mexico and what we’re up to Follow along the adventure with daily videos on YouTube and Instagram Start Speaking Today: I’d like to thank iTalki for supporting […]

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IWTYAL 195: I study too much!

http://traffic.libsyn.com/iwillteachyoualanguage/IWTYAL_Pod_195.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSJoe asks: “I study so much, I worry that I’m being inefficient.” Episode Summary: It’s important to make a distinction between “study” and “practice” What do you spend your time doing? There’s a risk you are planted firmly in study mode, in which case wasting […]

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IWTYAL 194: How do you remember the gender of nouns?

http://traffic.libsyn.com/iwillteachyoualanguage/IWTYAL_Pod_194.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSAli asks: “How do you remember the gender of nouns?” Episode Summary: Unfortunately, noun genders just have to be remembered At first it seems like an impossible task, but keep going, and you will start to know instinctively which is which You will inevitably make […]

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IWTYAL 193: What do you think of the ESL industry?

http://traffic.libsyn.com/iwillteachyoualanguage/IWTYAL_Pod_193.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSPaul asks: “What do you think of the ESL industry?” Episode Summary: I taught English as a foreign language for years, and enjoyed it immensely CELTA is a wonderful course and I highly recommend it There are a number of tensions between independent language […]

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IWTYAL 192: Giving a presentation in a foreign language

http://traffic.libsyn.com/iwillteachyoualanguage/IWTYAL_Pod_192.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSSyawal asks: “How can I give better presentations in a foreign language?” Episode Summary: With public speaking, you have to detangle the challenges of the presentation itself, with the language you use Presentations in your mother tongue can ofter leave you nervous and rambling It depends […]

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IWTYAL 191: Do you use apps for language learning?

http://traffic.libsyn.com/iwillteachyoualanguage/IWTYAL_Pod_191.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSSaud asks: “Do you use apps for language learning?” Episode Summary: Because technology is always being promoted as making our lives more efficient, many people are tempted to look to apps to speed up the language learning process All my opinions about apps are formed […]

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IWTYAL 190: Tips for new teachers on iTalki

http://traffic.libsyn.com/iwillteachyoualanguage/IWTYAL_Pod_190.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSMiki asks: “How should I teach Japanese on iTalki?” Episode Summary: Firstly, be honest about what you are offering and your experience level If you have no experience, you can still help Japanese learners a lot Begin as a “community tutor” and offer conversation lessons […]

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IWTYAL 189: Should I learn Spanish or Japanese?

http://traffic.libsyn.com/iwillteachyoualanguage/IWTYAL_Pod_189.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSBegum asks: “Should I learn Spanish or Japanese?” Episode Summary: What’s your criteria for learning a new language? Always choose the language you’re most passionate about Never learn a language because you think it will be easy…it won’t! Some questions I’ve been dealing with lately! […]

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IWTYAL 188: What are the benefits of monolingual flashcards?

http://traffic.libsyn.com/iwillteachyoualanguage/IWTYAL_Pod_188.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSCharlotte asks: “What’s your opinion on removing English from flashcards altogether? Episode Summary: Arguments for having flashcards entirely in the target language: Avoid translation Learn to think in the target language Increased exposure to target language “Learn like a child” Arguments for having pictures […]

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IWTYAL 187: Saturday night at the podcast awards with Coffee Break Italian

http://traffic.libsyn.com/iwillteachyoualanguage/IWTYAL_Pod_187.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSIn this episode, I chat with Mark Pentleton from Coffee Break Italian about the UK podcast awards! Episode Summary: The UK podcast awards Coffee Break Italian’s nomination Filming behind the scenes How Coffee Break got started Resources Mentioned In Today’s Episode: Coffee Break Italian […]

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IWTYAL 186: How to prepare for a trip to China

http://traffic.libsyn.com/iwillteachyoualanguage/IWTYAL_Pod_186.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSQuinton asks: “How can I prepare for my trip to China?” Episode Summary: What’s the unique opportunity you’ll have on your trip? Most likely, it’s speaking, and the chance to speak a lot to people If you study characters, there’s no particular benefit to being […]

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IWTYAL 185: How to make your sentences less English

http://traffic.libsyn.com/iwillteachyoualanguage/IWTYAL_Pod_185.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSMeg asks: “How can I make my Russian sentences less English?” Episode Summary: The challenge you’re facing is learning to express ideas the way a Russian would It’s not just a linguistic thing – it’s a cultural thing. Compare: Good Morning / おはようございます There’s no […]

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IWTYAL 184: My students have holes in their grammar

http://traffic.libsyn.com/iwillteachyoualanguage/IWTYAL_Pod_184.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSFerdinand asks: “How do I repair holes in my students’ grammar?” Episode Summary: How holes in your grammar can develop Different roles for the teacher: Teach what you know is right Teach what the student expects Raising awareness is the only way to help […]

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