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47 minutes | Sep 27, 2018
#004 – 5 Tips for Effective Language Learning from a Hyperpolyglot – Vladmir Skultety
Today’s episode of the Zero To Fluency podcast is with Hyper polyglot Vladimir Skultety. Vlad speaks 19 languages! In today’s podcast he shares his top tips for effective language learning. In this Episode of the podcast we discussed: Why Vlad feels that motivation, input, output, consistency and review are the most important elements in effective language learning. Why motivation is the most important element in effective learning (Fluency Activator 1) Why speaking to yourself and reading out loud are effective strategies for improving your foreign language learning. Why sticking to one topic when speaking in a foreign language is an effective approach for improving speaking skills Why it’s important to be consistent and how to keep your momentum going (Fluency Activator 3) How to forget less and remember more (Fluency Activator 11) Why an approach to language learning focused heavily on grammar is ineffective and how to incorporate grammar into your language learning so it help you progress instead of slowing you down. (more…)
60 minutes | Sep 27, 2018
#003 – The Input Hypothesis – Dr Stephen Krashen
Dr. Stephen Krashen is linguist behind the Input Hypothesis, which revolutionised our understanding of the way languages are learned. If you want to speak a foreign language well then you must become familiar with him and the hypothesis. In this Episode of the podcast we discussed: Dr Krashen’s research which reveals that conscious knowledge of language is not the key to language acquisition. Why reading and listening are key ingredients in language acquisition (Fluency Activator 6 & 7) How to get comprehensible input. Why it’s important to enjoy the content you read and listen to in a foreign language. Why most people fail to learn a foreign language. The best type of people to help you improve your comprehension and speaking skills. (more…)
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