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We discuss proven methods to make learning a new language easier and why it’s good for you.

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  • 4:36— March describes an interaction he had attempting to communicate with a farmer in the Czech Republic.
  • 6:46— We learn about how Ian is learning some new languages from his new fiancee who is fluent in English, Arabic and French.
  • 10:28— Darren talks about the value of learning Latin for his college entrance exams and discusses why he thinks it’s a huge advantage from a business perspective to learn Spanish and Mandarin.
  • 12:35— March quizzes Ian and Darren on facts about languages around the world.
  • 18:12— Why we speak so many different languages.
  • 21:11— Why should one learn a language when we have smartphones that can translate 
  • 23:19— How learning a new language is good for your brain.
  • 32:05— March’s top 5 secrets to learning a new language. 💡 Tips 💡
  • 39:00— Spaced repetition and the “forgetting curve”.
  • 43:13— March quizzes Ian and Darren on their knowledge of some recently created words and phrases in the English language (and it gets embarrassing).

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