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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

    357: What was it like as an IELTS examiner?

    357: What was it like as an IELTS examiner?

    In This Episode:
    Philipp asks: "Why did you stop being an IELTS examiner?"

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


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    • 13 min
    356: Should I learn Japanese kanji from lists or from context?

    356: Should I learn Japanese kanji from lists or from context?

    In This Episode:
    Amanda asks: "Should I learn Japanese kanji from lists or from context?"

    Start Speaking Today:
    I’d like to thank italki for supporting the show. To claim your free lesson and start speaking today, visit: https://www.iwillteachyoualanguage.com/freelesson

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


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    • 18 min
    355: What will happen to my Spanish when I move to Germany?

    355: What will happen to my Spanish when I move to Germany?

    In This Episode:
    Hope asks: "I'm moving to Germany with my husband's job. What will happen to my Spanish?"

    Start Speaking Today:
    I’d like to thank italki for supporting the show. To claim your free lesson and start speaking today, visit: https://www.iwillteachyoualanguage.com/freelesson

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


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    • 9 min
    354: Help! My speaking progress has stalled!

    354: Help! My speaking progress has stalled!

    In This Episode:
    Mia asks: "My speaking has stopped improving. How can I keep making progress?"

    Start Speaking Today:
    I’d like to thank italki for supporting the show. To claim your free lesson and start speaking today, visit: https://www.iwillteachyoualanguage.com/freelesson

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










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    • 12 min
    353: What can musicians learn from language learning?

    353: What can musicians learn from language learning?

    In This Episode:
    John asks: "What can language learning teach you about being a musician?"

    Links:


    Blog post: 3 Hidden Links Between Music And Language Learning
    Podcast & video: IWTYAL 180: Two musicians reveal their language secrets

    Start Speaking Today:
    I’d like to thank italki for supporting the show. To claim your free lesson and start speaking today, visit: https://www.iwillteachyoualanguage.com/freelesson

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


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    • 22 min
    352: Can I learn a living & dead language at the same time?

    352: Can I learn a living & dead language at the same time?

    In This Episode:
    Hank asks: "Does your advice about not learning two languages at the same time apply to dead languages too?

    Links:


    Grammar Hero - Master grammar through story

    Start Speaking Today:
    I’d like to thank italki for supporting the show. To claim your free lesson and start speaking today, visit: https://www.iwillteachyoualanguage.com/freelesson

    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.)
    Share this episode with a friend (use the share buttons on your screen)

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


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    • 17 min

Customer Reviews

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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