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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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IWTYAL 159: Growing vocabulary at intermediate level

http://traffic.libsyn.com/iwillteachyoualanguage/IWTYAL_159.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSValentin asks: “I’m at intermediate level in Russian. How can I grow my vocabulary?” In this episode: There’s no quick solution – you have a large amount of vocabulary to learn, and that takes time Firstly, make sure you can read Russian. It’s not too […]

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IWTYAL 158: Skype conversations as a beginner

http://traffic.libsyn.com/iwillteachyoualanguage/IWTYAL_158.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSMax asks: “How can I hold Skype conversations if I’m just a beginner?” In this episode: Many people freeze up as a beginner because they lack vocabulary and confidence If you’re willing to make mistakes, you can go far! Keeping conversations going as a beginner: […]

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IWTYAL 157: Keeping a language alive after returning home

http://traffic.libsyn.com/iwillteachyoualanguage/IWTYAL_157_2.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSLibby asks: “I’ve recently returned home after a year in Germany. How can I keep up my German?” In this episode: It’s normal for your language to go through “seasons” My Thailand experience, how I feel about it now, and why I’m not worried […]

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IWTYAL 156: What to expect from me in 2017

http://traffic.libsyn.com/iwillteachyoualanguage/IWTYAL_156_-.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSIn this episode, I talk about my plans for 2017 and thank some people who have influenced my life and work over the last year. In this episode: My big plans for the year: Fluent Spanish Academy – growing the Academy into the best […]

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IWTYAL 155: How long should I study with same material?

http://traffic.libsyn.com/iwillteachyoualanguage/IWTYAL_155_-_21_12_2016_14.59.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSClay asks: “For how long should I use the same material?” In this episode: One of the most destructive language habits is jumping from one material to the next Usually, my advice is to stick with ONE thing, simply to guard against the “butterfly” problem […]

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IWTYAL 154: How to teach languages to children

http://traffic.libsyn.com/iwillteachyoualanguage/IWTYAL_154.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSChen asks: “How can I teach my child a foreign language without a native environment?” In this episode: Studies comparing school education systems don’t find any benefits to starting school tuition before the age of 11. However, this is an indictment of the education system […]

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IWTYAL 153: Tips to learn languages abroad

http://traffic.libsyn.com/iwillteachyoualanguage/IWTYAL_153.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSIn this episode, I discuss learning languages abroad. In this episode: Moving abroad to learn a language isn’t always as easy as it seems The need to feel comfortable can lead to decisions that aren’t helpful for language learning What I’ve been doing in Hong […]

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IWTYAL 152: I don’t sound like a native

http://traffic.libsyn.com/iwillteachyoualanguage/IWTYAL_152.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSMarco asks: “My teacher says I don’t speak like a native. What should I do?” In this episode: When you begin talking to native speakers, most of the value comes from simply speaking Getting used to speaking is the most important thing If you have […]

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