Looking for inspiration and great courses to help you learn the German language? Here are 9 great websites that will help you learn GermanRead More
Don’t leave good lessons on the table - listen to this podcast episode to learn about the most important language lessons from 2018 with special guest Shannon.
Plus: More resources you can try right now!Read More
This week on the Fluent Show, Lindsay and I went deep into what fluency is, adding in a few other words that often feel awkward to use. It's a great conversation, and will provide you with a new sense of clarity and inspiration, so you can confidently go out there and do what you need to do: learn languages and feel great about it!Read More
When I first moved to the UK 15 years ago, I thought Welsh was dying out.
But did you know that people went on protest marches and even got ARRESTED to keep this language alive?
In this podcast episode, I bring you interviews with Welsh learners and teachers, sharing their own passions for this ancient language.Read More
In this episode of the Creative Language Learning Podcast, polyglot expert Shannon fills in for Lindsay - we catch up on our language learning and Duolingo, and then discuss why and how reading makes you fluent and smart and cultured.Read More
This podcast episode is a bit like a Wundertüte - a lucky dip bag of interviews with wonderful people who made the 2017 Langfest event what it was. Thank you so much to all of these lovely people - Langfest was motivating, informative, energising, and of course very, very multilingual.
Here's a taste of what you'll find inside the episode:
Could you become a multilingual parent?
We've all seen the feats of Bella Devyatkina, who speaks 8 languages at age 5. But how does that work? In my interview with conference organizer Tetsu Young, we touched on the everyday actions that he and his wife create a multilingual environment for their three (!) kids.
Applying your outside skills to language learning
You might not know this, but all of us have hidden skills that help us learn languages. I interviewed Benny Lewis and Tim Pelletier to find out what theirs are.
Impressions of Québécois
From how to make those dipthong sounds to religious swearing, be a fly on the wall during our French-language lesson on the Québec dialect.
Learning in Your Coffee Break
In an interview with Mark Pentleton from Radio Lingua, we discussed how language learning can fit into anyone's busy life - and why doing a little bit less might just help you learn more.
A few words in Romanian
Listen to me try as hard as possible to get my Romanian pronunciation right with the kind help of presenter Mihai. Ooof!
Unconventional Motivational Techniques
Jana Fadness is a polyglot, translator, traveller, and introvert. She shares her insights on the most popular motivational techniques - and how she found her own unconventional ways of making things work. Jana's interview was amazing, her honesty stood out among the crowd.
I will share more about my talk with you as soon as the Langfest crew have put the finishing touches to their videos.
In the meantime, get the travel bug with me and check out 8 Life-Changing Language Learning Events Around the Globe.
- LangFest – Festival de Langues de Montréal | Montreal Language Festival
- Eurolinguiste - Shannon Kennedy
- Get into the 4 Tendencies with the Better App
- Adventures of the Directionally Challenged - Jana Fadness
- Radiolingua - the home of Coffee Break Podcasts
- To My Father – To My Father Film
- Emilie Wapnick's TED Talk on Multipotentialites -- not all of us are made to do just one thing in life
- LanguageCon – The Shanghai Language Learner’s Conference
- 4-year-old Bella from Moscow easily speaks 7 languages - YouTube
Learn languages in YOUR local community, and to meet others who share the same passion. Want to know where and how? This article has the most recent events you should check out.Read More
This podcast goes into so much detail - it's an exploration of pop music in languages and language learning.
- Why does pop music matter for language learning?
- What influence does the industry have for which music gets made and which doesn't?
- Why is English such a convenient language for pop music?
- How should you incorporate pop music into your language learning routine...or should you?
- Where can language learners find music in their own target language?
- Who are our favourite artists in other languages?