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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 Benny Lewis, Luca Lampariello, Richard Simcott and Alex Rawlings.

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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 Benny Lewis, Luca Lampariello, Richard Simcott and Alex Rawlings.

Learn Spanish, Learn French, Learn German, Learn Italian, Learn Portuguese, Learn Arabic, Learn Japanese, Learn Chinese

    424 - Behind the scenes at the StoryLearning team retreat in Turkey

    424 - Behind the scenes at the StoryLearning team retreat in Turkey

    In this episode you’ll drop in on the StoryLearning team retreat in Bodrum, Turkey. 14 of us descended on a hilltop villa for an entire week to spend some quality time together and plan for the future.

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    • 13 min
    Announcement: New intermediate StoryLearning courses!

    Announcement: New intermediate StoryLearning courses!

    We're about to release a special new range of intermediate StoryLearning programmes, and I'm sooo excited!

    And as a loyal listener, I'd like to offer you early access and a very special offer to celebrate the launch. (It's something I always like to do whenever we release something new!)

    To get on the notification list, click: https://storylearning.com/intermediate

    The new programmes are:


    Spanish Uncovered (Intermediate) 
    German Uncovered (Intermediate) 
    French Uncovered (Intermediate) 
    Italian Uncovered (Intermediate) 
    Japanese Uncovered (Intermediate)




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    • 5 min
    423: Lessons on Languages, Life & Leadership with Mike Shangkuan (CEO, Lingoda)

    423: Lessons on Languages, Life & Leadership with Mike Shangkuan (CEO, Lingoda)

    In this episode, Olly speaks with Mike Shangkuan, CEO of Lingoda.

    In a wide-ranging discussion, you'll hear about:


    Growing up as a Chinese-American with a passion for languages
    How Mike pivoted his career from banking to language tech 
    The challenges of building a tutoring business
    Adapting language teaching for the online world

    Do You Have A Language Question?
    This show exists to answer your language learning questions! Send me your questions by visiting:

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    ...and I’ll do my best to feature it on the show! 

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    Olly's Language Courses
    If you're learning a new language, or improving an existing one, then check out my language  courses. From complete beginner courses, to grammar and listening training, I've created unique, story-based programmes to help you reach you language goals. 

    Please visit:

    https://storylearning.com/language-courses-select-your-language




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    • 53 min
    422 - I'mmmm back!

    422 - I'mmmm back!

    In this episode, you'll hear from Olly about plans for StoryLearning in 2022!


    Do You Have A Question?

    This show exists to answer your language learning questions! Send me your questions by visiting:

    https://storylearning.com/ask

    ...and I’ll do my best to feature it on the show! 

    Leave a Review
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    Leave an honest review of the show wherever you get your podcasts. (You can normally do this within the app you're using.)
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    StoryLearning Language Courses
    If you're learning a new language, or improving an existing one, then check out my language courses. From complete beginner courses, to grammar and listening training, I've created unique, story-based programmes to help you reach you language goals. 

    Please visit:

    https://storylearning.com/language-courses-select-your-language




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    • 17 min
    421 - Are Most YouTube Polyglots Lying?

    421 - Are Most YouTube Polyglots Lying?

    🤥 From people claiming to learn a language in 24 hours to those shouting that "all YouTube polyglots are FAKE!", the online language learning world is fraught with controversy and vitriol. So what's the truth? And can a so-called "YouTube polyglot" (man, I hate that term) comment on YouTube polyglots lying? Well, I’m going try...

    🦃 BLACK FRIDAY SALE!
    Get my Uncovered courses for just $97 each (up to 75% off) from Friday, November 19th to Saturday, November 27th!

    👉🏼 https://iwillteachyoualanguage.com/blackfriday21-iwtyalpod

    🇫🇷 French Uncovered: $297 👉🏼 $97

    🇩🇪 German Uncovered: $297 👉🏼 $97

    🇮🇹 Italian Uncovered: $297 👉🏼 $97

    🇯🇵 Japanese Uncovered: $397 👉🏼 $97

    🇪🇸 Spanish Uncovered: $297 👉🏼 $97

    My story-based Uncovered courses take beginners up to an intermediate level (B1) through engaging stories instead of boring textbooks. Stop translating and learn how to think in a foreign language with the power of story!

    ⏰ I have poured a lot into these courses and rarely discount them. The sale ends November 27th, so act now to get an Uncovered course for up to 75% off! 

    👉🏼 https://iwillteachyoualanguage.com/blackfriday21-iwtyalpod

    Do You Have A Question?
    This show exists to answer your language learning questions! Send me your questions by visiting:

    https://www.iwillteachyoualanguage.com/ask

    ...and I’ll do my best to feature it on the show!

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    My Language Courses
    If you're learning a new language, or improving an existing one, then check out my language  courses. From complete beginner courses, to grammar and listening training, I've created unique, story-based programmes to help you reach you language goals.

    Please visit:

    https://www.iwillteachyoualanguage.com/language-courses-select-your-language


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    • 19 min
    420 - JJsays (雪莲说) on How to Learn Chinese, Conquer Insecurities & Figure Out What Methods Work For You

    420 - JJsays (雪莲说) on How to Learn Chinese, Conquer Insecurities & Figure Out What Methods Work For You

    Julian (a.k.a. "JJ") is the woman behind two popular YouTube channels: 1) JJsays - 雪莲说 (where she shares Chinese language learning tips and videos), and 2) JJsings (where you can hear her singing in Mandarin together with her mother). JJ is an extremely passionate language learner, and I really enjoyed digging into her methods and philosophy. We discuss the challenges of overcoming insecurities, how the Dunning-Kruger effect manifests in language learning, how she learned Chinese characters, and much more.

    Do You Have A Question?
    This show exists to answer your language learning questions! Send me your questions by visiting:

    https://www.iwillteachyoualanguage.com/ask

    ...and I’ll do my best to feature it on the show!

    Leave a Review
    If you'd like to support the show, the best way to do that is to:


    Leave an honest review of the show wherever you get your podcasts. (You can normally do this within the app you're using.)
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    My Language Courses
    If you're learning a new language, or improving an existing one, then check out my language  courses. From complete beginner courses, to grammar and listening training, I've created unique, story-based programmes to help you reach you language goals.

    Please visit:

    https://www.iwillteachyoualanguage.com/language-courses-select-your-language


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    • 1 hr 4 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
85 Ratings

85 Ratings

Pantcilwrach ,

Ms

Olly is really encouraging and has some great ideas.

The Green Dragon ,

Thanks Olly!

I’ve been traveling around Europe this summer and decided to start learning Italian while away!

I found a great beginners course and was feeling lost after I had completed it until I stumbled across Olly!

I was inspired by his exceptional knowledge and experience.
He’s been there, done that and is handing out T shirts to everyone!

The podcasts are so helpful and insightful.

I love Olly’s book of short stories in Italian!

Since finding Olly’s resources, I feel so much more confident in myself and I am positive about the path I’m following.
I’m seeing the benefits in my language learning so quickly and more importantly I am enjoying it!

Thanks Olly, you are a great help!

keelylondon ,

great podcast to improve language learning

Interesting & very useful resource for language learners, highly recommend Olly’s podcast to anyone interested in how and why to learn another language

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