I Will Teach You A Language | Weekly Motivation and Language Learning Tips to Help You Become Fluent in Any Language
About This Show
Learning a new language? Get your language learning questions answered by polyglot Olly Richards, who speaks 8 languages and runs the popular blog - I Will Teach You A Language.
Whatever's holding you back on the path to fluency, tune in twice a week to get your regular dose of language learning motivation, with Olly and other polyglot guests, such as Luca Lampariello, Richard Simcott and Alex Rawlings.
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Most Recent Episode
158: Skype conversations as a beginner
5 days ago
Max 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: "How do you say ___?" Ask questions Become a master at paraphrasing Success with this depends a lot on your teacher - see Olly's teacher in Thailand for an example of how this can work well: https://youtu.be/RWfVYUktRkE All this develops your communicative competence. But a "Tarzan" approach can leave you with gaps - e.g. grammar and key vocabulary It can be different between languages too You might prefer a more structured approach Choose a textbook to work through, and use your lessons to practise the content of individual modules Resources Mentioned in This Episode: Speaking Bootcamp - my complete course in speaking a new language as a beginner Start speaking today I’d like to thank iTalki for supporting the show. iTalki is the best place online to connect with affordable and effective native speakers teachers and tutors. To claim your free lesson and start speaking today, simply visit:http://iwillteachyoualanguage.com/italkishownotes Do you have a question? Ask me your language learning questions by clicking here, and I’ll do my best to feature it on the show! Also, please subscribe to the show on iTunes to get automatic updates. Thanks so much for listening to this episode of the podcast! If you’ve got any comments about the show then please leave them in the “comments” section below! If you’d like to help me out, then I’d love it if you could… Share the episode using the social media buttons around you Leave an honest review
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An amazing podcast for language learners
This is the best podcast I've ever come across for language learning. Olly really knows his stuff, and I like his relaxed, unscripted approach. I've learned so much from listening to him... so thanks so much for all you do!
Date published: 2015-12-15