IWTYAL 020: How can I go from intermediate to advanced?

itunesButtonNate asks: “I’m currently living in Bolivia and working on my Spanish. Do you have any advice for getting from intermediate to advanced?”

In this episode:

  • What is the “intermediate plateau”?
  • Why this affects so many language learners
  • What you can do to break through and become more advanced

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  • Nate

    thanks for answering my question Olly and I found the response very helpful! I feel like I am on the right track as I have been trying to read my favorite books and articles in spanish and watching my favorite show dubbed in spanish.

    • Excellent work, Nate… now you just gotta keep it up! 🙂

  • Hi Olly, a very interesting article – thanks. I’ve just started reading my first book in Spanish. It’s a book for young adults so hopefully it won’t be too challenging. I looked at the radio ambulant resource and listened to one of the podcasts which I enjoyed but I couldn’t find where to get the transcript. I’ve signed up to the site but they haven’t sent me any additional information yet. Could you let me know how to get them? Thanks

    • Hi Jan, I’ll do some digging around and let you know! I’ll be releasing a book of short stories in Spanish next week, so that might be useful for you!

  • To be a Princess

    Hi Olly….i am really struggling with my current english level …
    i had the replacement test at the british council and my writing level is 1.6 and spoken is 1.4…what can i do now to push up my level?
    and i want to ask u about some thing u mentioned in ur podcast which is working with a teacher …and this teacher could choose an article and we have to study it intensively…now if i want to apply this but without having teacher…how can i choose the articles?
    Best Regards;