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: iTunes | 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 languages […]

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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: iTunes | 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 “podcast” […]

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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: iTunes | 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 a […]

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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: iTunes | 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 story […]

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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: iTunes | 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 spoken, […]

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IWTYAL 204: Experimenting with subtitles in English movies

http://traffic.libsyn.com/iwillteachyoualanguage/IWTYAL_Pod_204.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSCrystal asks: “What do you think about watching English movies with foreign language subtitles” Episode Summary: If studying in a way that’s helping, keep doing it! With movies, it’s worth experimenting with different audio/subtitle combinations To improve your listening comprehension, it makes sense to […]

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IWTYAL 203: Where to find audio with transcripts

http://traffic.libsyn.com/iwillteachyoualanguage/IWTYAL_Pod_203.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSMyles asks: “Where can I find audio with transcripts?” Episode Summary: Why listening is important, and why transcripts matter Considerations for beginners, intermediate and advanced The trouble finding good material Resources that are unhelpful: YouTube videos Movies Radio Podcasts Resources I consider helpful: Graded […]

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IWTYAL 202: Barbara Oakley on Learning How To Learn

http://traffic.libsyn.com/iwillteachyoualanguage/IWTYAL_Pod_202.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSIn this episode, I chat with Dr Barbara Oakley about her fascinating career in languages and learning. Episode Summary: For the full notes accompanying this episode, please see this post. Start Speaking Today: I’d like to thank iTalki for supporting the show. To claim […]

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IWTYAL 201: What are some good careers with languages?

http://traffic.libsyn.com/iwillteachyoualanguage/IWTYAL_Pod_201.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSKyle asks: “What are some good careers using languages?” Episode Summary: My experience using languages abroad Careers where you’re likely to have opportunities to use your languages The reality of “language jobs” Designing your ideal life with languages at the centre Resources Mentioned In […]

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IWTYAL 200: A Fireside Chat With Three Language Podcasters

http://traffic.libsyn.com/iwillteachyoualanguage/IWTYAL_Pod_200.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSWelcome to episode 200 of the podcast! For this landmark episode, I decided to invite two of my favourite language podcasters to come together for a cosy fireside chat: Kris from the Actual Fluency Podcast Kerstin from the Creative Language Learning Podcast Episode Summary: […]

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IWTYAL 199: Interview with Michel Thomas Publisher Sue Hart

http://traffic.libsyn.com/iwillteachyoualanguage/IWTYAL_Pod_199.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSIn this exciting episode, I speak with Sue Hart, the publisher who persuaded Michel Thomas to release his famous language courses to the world. Episode Summary: Note: The full summary notes for this episode can be found here. Start Speaking Today: I’d like to […]

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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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