IWTYAL 231: Should I be concerned about my accent?

http://traffic.libsyn.com/iwillteachyoualanguage/IWTYAL_231_1.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS Raffy asks: “Should I be concerned about my accent?” Episode Summary: Accents are a highly personal topic I inhabit a world in London where virtually everyone I meet has an accent Your accent is like your personality, and something you should be […]

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IWTYAL 230: My strategy for learning a language from scratch

http://traffic.libsyn.com/iwillteachyoualanguage/IWTYAL_230_-_08_12_2017_21.48_2.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS Mark asks: “How should I start learning Mongolian from scratch?” Episode Summary: Get a strong foundation in the basics first Work your way through a textbook Listen to the audio Don’t get distracted by other tools Resources Mentioned in Today’s Episode: Blue […]

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IWTYAL 229: Does alcohol make you more fluent in a foreign language?

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IWTYAL 228: In what ways do polyglots become better language learners?

http://traffic.libsyn.com/iwillteachyoualanguage/IWTYAL228_-_In_what_ways_do_polyglots_become_better_language_learners_1.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSTom asks: “How does learning multiple languages make you a better language learner? Episode Summary: I discuss three ways in which you improve as a language learner through learning multiple languages: Cognitively Behaviourally Methodologically Resources Mentioned in Today’s Episode: Episode 106 – How […]

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IWTYAL 227: Personal reflections on Conversations

http://traffic.libsyn.com/iwillteachyoualanguage/227__-_Personal_reflections_on_Conversations_1.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSIn this episode, I give some thoughts about the reaction to Conversations. Episode Summary: Reaction from you guys to Conversations How this reaction has impacted my plans Will we do an English version? How about volume 2? For more information about Conversations, click […]

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IWTYAL 226: Introducing Conversations

http://traffic.libsyn.com/iwillteachyoualanguage/Introducing_Conversations_1.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSIn this episode, I introduce my new Conversations product, in a conversation with IWTYAL team-member James. Episode Summary: In this episode you’ll learn: What is Conversations? The planning, preparation and work that went into the creation of the product Feedback we made to […]

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IWTYAL 225: Listening Skills 3 – Real Conversations Are Nothing Like My Textbook!

http://traffic.libsyn.com/iwillteachyoualanguage/225_Listening_Skills_3_-_Real_conversations_are_nothing_like_my_textbook__1.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSThis is part 3 of a new series about improving your listening skills! Episode Summary: In this episode you’ll learn: The difficult of jumping from “textbook” language to “real” language Why bridging the gap between the two is vital to your success What […]

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IWTYAL 224: Listening Skills 2: I Can’t Tell Words Apart!

http://traffic.libsyn.com/iwillteachyoualanguage/224_Listening_Skills_2_-_I_cant_tell_words_apart_-_09_11_2017_10.53.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSThis is part 2 of a new series about improving your listening skills! Episode Summary: In this episode you’ll learn: Why 5 words can all appear as 1 in speech What to do about “jumbles of words” What is Connected Speech and why […]

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IWTYAL 223: Listening Skills 1 – People talk too fast!

http://traffic.libsyn.com/iwillteachyoualanguage/IWTYAL_223_Listening_Skills_1_-_People_talk_too_fast_-_08_11_2017_08.10_1.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSThis is part 1 of a new series about improving your listening skills! Episode Summary: In this episode you’ll learn: Why speed is NOT the reason you struggle with listening The “invisible shield” that keeps you stuck at your current level The ONE […]

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IWTYAL 222: How can I integrate grammar & writing into my routine?

http://traffic.libsyn.com/iwillteachyoualanguage/IWTYAL_222_-_How_can_I_integrate_grammar_and_writing_into_my_routine_1.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSNicolás asks: “How can I integrate grammar and writing skills into my routine?” Episode Summary: Its common for speaking to outpace other skills Many people find that writing is rarely necessary in another language, especially if you’re learning for fun If a skill […]

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IWTYAL 221: How can I help my child learn a language?

http://traffic.libsyn.com/iwillteachyoualanguage/IWTYAL_221_-_How_can_I_help_my_child_learn_a_language__2.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSHolly asks: How can I best help my child with language learning? Episode Summary: Language learning for children is a very different process than for adults The big advantage children have is time Formal lessons don’t work particularly well for children until they […]

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IWTYAL 220: Interview with Stephen Krashen

http://traffic.libsyn.com/iwillteachyoualanguage/IWTYAL_Pod_220.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSSIn this episode, I speak with Stephen Krashen about language learning and the polyglot community. For the full show notes, please click here. Start Speaking Today: I’d like to thank italki for supporting the show. To claim your free lesson and start speaking […]

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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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