If you’d like to get in touch, please use the contact form below.

Before you do, please read the guidelines below – it will save you time, and get you a response quicker!

Guest Posts

I welcome proposals for guest posts, however we have strict submission guidelines to follow.

Your guest post must:

  • be an in-depth article with a narrow focus
  • be submitted either in Markdown or HTML (Word or Google Docs will be rejected.)
  • contain links to at least 2 existing posts from I Will Teach You A Language
  • include a short author bio (2 sentences max) with a link to your website, social media, etc
  • include at least 4 high-quality, royalty-free photos

Submission instructions:

  • Please do not send us the entire post
  • Instead, send a brief outline of the post with the main ideas in bullet points.
  • Send your proposal to: submissions [at]
  • Submissions using the contact form on this page will be ignored

Please take a look at my previous guest posts to get an idea of the content we publish on IWTYAL (use the category search in the side bar).

We will only consider material that is both substantial and well-written. Having said that, if you’re really keen to make something work, we will work with you to get your post idea up to standard by providing honest (and probably blunt) feedback.

Proposals must not have been published elsewhere on the web or in print.

Got A Question?

I have answered many common language learning questions on the I Will Teach You A Language Podcast. The best (and quickest) way to get an answer to your question is by looking at previous podcast episodes.

Got An App?

Every day, people contact me asking me to help promote their new app.

Due to volume, I’m afraid I no longer respond to such requests. Don’t take it personally, I’m just focusing on other things!


Olly's Top Resources For Learning:
  • edy

    ola eu preciso da sua ajuda… näo consigo pronunciar o r frances…

  • Clayton Best

    When will I get my money back from the Trial period of my 26 of 30 days that, I emailed about? You said all we had to do is email you and ask for a refund ?!?! Thank you 🙂

  • Kaitlyn Witt

    Hi Olly!
    My name is Kaitlyn and I am studying abroad and learning Hindi in Varanasi,
    India. I had never studied Hindi before until coming to India at the
    beginning of September. I thought my program was going to be purely about
    language learning and immersion. However, I am actually in english
    university classes all day around americans expect for my one Hindi class
    that is taught in the mornings. Therefore, I am so discouraged with the
    rate of learning I am at. I am one of those beginner learning languages
    persons that doesn’t know what or how to study. Therefore I just end up
    hopping from resource to resource. My goal is to be at a conversational
    ease in Hindi before I leave in May. I now have a good idea of the grammar
    but I can never remember words and I don’t even know which ones I should be
    focusing on learning. I found a language buddy but I really don’t think
    that our three sessions I have had so far have been productive. She can
    barely understand english and because I am a beginner in Hindi there has
    been a lot of miscommunication. I don’t know how to structure this time
    with her so that it will actually help me and be productive. At this point
    I feel so extremely discourage. My dream is to be fluent in at least a
    second language but I am just not sure if I can. I have dyslexia which
    makes my Indian teachers very not understanding and leaves me feeling
    frustrated. I already have majorly struggled with my own language and I
    really wanted to overcome my learning disability by learning another
    language. No one in my entire extended family can speak any thing any than
    English. I wanted to be the first but I feel incredibly discouraged and
    don’t know how to be productive, what resources to use, how much time, etc.
    I have three months in India left and I want to make it count. Also at the
    same time I am balancing all my other university classes in English and two
    teaching english internship jobs. Is there any hope for me?
    Thanks for reading!
    – Kaitlyn

    • Hi Kaitlyn, thanks for the comment, and firstly, well done for going out and looking for answers! Lots of people would give up, but the fact you’re committed means you will succeed.

      There are lots of smaller questions embedded in your comment, and what I’d suggest is that you start by going through the podcast archives (look in the menu bar). You’ll find answers to the very specific questions you’ve asked.

      Once you’ve absorbed some of those ideas, please feel free to come back to me with whatever questions you still have. You might like to leave a question on the podcast, which I’ll answer directly.

      Best of luck, and don’t forget to keep going!!!

  • Marie

    Hi Olly ! I hope you’re all right. Thanks to a youtube ad (usually I don’t like it but this one seems to be useful), I’ve just found out an app called “grammarly”. It corrects writing, gives synonyms to improve writing skills, it’s a free grammar checker. Do you know this ap ? I would like to know your opinion. Here is the link :
    Thank you !

    • I’m sure it can be useful! It’s certainly popular. I haven’t used it myself.

      • Marie

        Ok, I’m going to try it on. Thanks !

  • Stephen

    Long time follower, first time commenting. As a fellow ESL educator and writer, I have found so many apps useful. To be honest, I miss your app reviews. Maybe you can find time to squeeze one or two in a month . . . year? I have recently been using translation apps and online tools for my students, and for my ever perpetual learning of different languages.

    Found this one useful:

    Are there any others you would recommend for both teachers and students? Maybe something that can be more versatile when it comes to translating papers, or maybe even articles?

    Thank you! Look forward to your reply, if you have time of course 🙂

    • Sophie Marette

      Wazabot is now looking for testers. It’s for teachers and students.

    • Thanks Stephen, I’ve asked in my Facebook community for suggestions for which apps to review!

  • Corinne Seaton


    Some nights as I am heading to bed, I find that I am full of words that I want to learn in Spanish. I look up one word, add it my study list, and then I am curious about another one. Well, as you imagine, a lot of time passes during these very entertaining and curiosity inducing process.

    It seems that when my brain is rested after all the day’s activity, it is fired up about acquiring more Spanish.

    Have others experienced this? How do you manage such great interest when you know you need to sleep.


    • Sounds like a wonderful problem to have, Corinne! There are lots of studies that show sleep (or sleepy states) are correlated with the brain’s ability to retain and/or understand information.

      • Corinne Seaton

        Very interesting! Well, I will certainly continue to embrace the experience. And be sure to have some hot chocolate ready to drink the following morning.

        Thank you so much for replying, Olly!

        I appreciate all of your insights into the language learning process.

  • Brittany

    Hi Olly I just finished reading your book French Short Stories for Beginners and I really enjoyed it. I made it my goal to start learning French this summer and I am taking a french class in a few weeks at my university to continue improving. I found your book to be a great way to learn new vocab and practice sentence structure. I wanted to know if you are planning on making a french short stories for intermediate learners book. If so I will definitely be one of the first to preorder it! Thank you so much for helping me improve my french this summer 🙂

    • Hey Brittany, that’s great! Really pleased you enjoyed it. Yes – French intermediate is in the works, along with a lot of others!

      I’d really appreciate a review of the book on Amazon if you’re able!

  • ivan

    Hi Olly, first of all I would like to thank you for your podcast which I’ve been listening to for the last two months; I find it really useful and enjoyable and is really helping me in my listening comprenhension.
    A part from that, If you do not mind, I would like to make some comments about the ‘Spanish Advanced phrases’:
    34- Una cortada: should be ‘un corte’
    47- El tirabuzón: should be ‘el sacacorchos’ as ‘tirabuzón’ fix more with ‘spiral’ talking about hair.
    56- Secador: should be ‘secadora’ as ‘secador’ is used for a hair dryer.
    76- Descornar la flor: I never heard that expression in my life; should be ‘irse de la lengua’.
    80- Jugar a pan o vino: should be ‘jugársela a cara o cruz’
    81- Más vale pájaro en mano que buitre volando: should be ‘más vale pájaro en mano que ciento volando’.

    I hope you find my commetns useful and thank you again for your great job.

  • Kamran Khan Gentle

    Dear Sir i want to learn German language. Could you send me details?

  • Alex

    Hey Olly, how would you advise someone learning their first language to bounce back from a few bad (on my part) lessons confidence wise. For some reason I’m fine chatting away to myself at home in the language I’m learning and come up with potentially viable sentences etc, but the second I hit the answer button on skype I freeze and go blank! It must be hard for my tutor too, but it’s frustrating me no end because in english I get told off by friends and relatives for not shutting up!! Any tips/advice would be great because everything I read paints italki as being the best thing I can do to speed up my progress and I can see how it would, but I don’t know how to get out of the rut!

    • Cheers Alex – I’ll add this to the queue of podcast questions!