11 episodes

The More Than Words podcast, brought to you by Rosetta Stone UK, is back for series two, where we meet fascinating people and experts in the field of language and linguistics, answering your most pressing questions about learning another language. 

Our host, polyglot and writer Alex Rawlings, speaks to a range of guests. From neuroscientists like Thomas Bak on the best way to learn a language, to Susie Dent speaking about vocabulary, and US Memory champion Chester Santos on how to remember it all.  We also have the UK’s favourite German comedian Henning Wehn talking about slang and where to find it, and 2 phonetic fanatics discussing accents and how to improve your pronunciation.

In our final episode Alex and special guest Susie Dent will be answering YOUR questions on language learning. So if there’s something you’d like to know, please tweet @RosettaStoneUK for a chance to be selected. 

Subscribe to ‘More Than Words’ on your favourite podcast channel, so you don’t miss an episode. All listeners can also go to https://www.rosettastone.co.uk/podcast/ to receive special offers and start your own language learning journey today.

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The More Than Words podcast, brought to you by Rosetta Stone UK, is back for series two, where we meet fascinating people and experts in the field of language and linguistics, answering your most pressing questions about learning another language. 

Our host, polyglot and writer Alex Rawlings, speaks to a range of guests. From neuroscientists like Thomas Bak on the best way to learn a language, to Susie Dent speaking about vocabulary, and US Memory champion Chester Santos on how to remember it all.  We also have the UK’s favourite German comedian Henning Wehn talking about slang and where to find it, and 2 phonetic fanatics discussing accents and how to improve your pronunciation.

In our final episode Alex and special guest Susie Dent will be answering YOUR questions on language learning. So if there’s something you’d like to know, please tweet @RosettaStoneUK for a chance to be selected. 

Subscribe to ‘More Than Words’ on your favourite podcast channel, so you don’t miss an episode. All listeners can also go to https://www.rosettastone.co.uk/podcast/ to receive special offers and start your own language learning journey today.

    Why accents are important and how to improve your own

    Why accents are important and how to improve your own

    People often worry about their accent when learning a new language, but should they? In this episode we talk about how accents develop, why it’s important to think about it when learning a new language and give some top tips and exercises on how to improve your pronunciation.

    Joining Alex to help us with this is founder of the business ‘Improve Your Accent’ Luke Nicholson, who has helped people from over 85 countries work on their English accent, and Dr Will Barras, a lecturer in Linguistics at the University of Aberdeen.

    All listeners can also go to https://www.rosettastone.co.uk/podcast/ to receive special offers and start your own language learning journey today.

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    • 45 min
    Why you should learn slang

    Why you should learn slang

    Now we've learnt the importance of vocabulary from the previous episode, we’re going a step further - talking about slang… What are the positives and negatives, where does it come from, and how important is it when learning a new language? The UK’s most renowned lexicographer, Susie Dent is back to help Alex answer these questions.

    Joining her is Dr Tania Fahey Palma, a lecturer in Linguistics at the University of Aberdeen specialising in Intercultural Communication and the UK’s favourite German comedian, Henning Wehn. This humorous episode covers everything you never knew about slang!

    All listeners can also go to https://www.rosettastone.co.uk/podcast/ to receive special offers and start your own language learning journey today.

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    • 40 min
    Memory tricks and how to learn vocabulary

    Memory tricks and how to learn vocabulary

    Last episode our guests recommended vocabulary as the first thing to concentrate on when you start your language learning, and in this episode we do just that.

    Re-joining Alex is the UK’s most renowned lexicographer Susie Dent, who talks about why vocab is so important and how best to pick up more of it. We also have U.S. Memory Champion Chester Santos, who provides us with some principals on improving our memory and how to apply it to learning new words.

    You can also join Alex and Susie in a fun, immersive exercise where they try to memorise 15 random words in a row! Good luck!

    All listeners can also go to https://www.rosettastone.co.uk/podcast/ to receive special offers and start your own language learning journey today.

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    • 45 min
    The best way to learn a language

    The best way to learn a language

    In the first episode of More Than Words series 2, we address the most frequently asked language question: ‘What is the best way to learn a language?’, particularly as adults with busy lives. Joining our host Alex Rawlings to help answer this are three guests that have been doing it for many years. 

    Thomas Bak is a reader in human cognitive neuroscience from Edinburgh University, Lindie Botes is a polyglot who shares her language learning tips with over 250,000 followers on her Youtube channel, and Talli Menchion is a German language tutor for Rosetta Stone. 

    They tuned in from 3 different continents and with over 25 languages between them, you’ll have plenty of knowledge to apply to your own language learning journey, which is summarised at the end. Enjoy!

    All listeners can also go to https://www.rosettastone.co.uk/podcast/ to receive special offers and start your own language learning journey today.

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    • 38 min
    More Than Words Series Two - Trailer

    More Than Words Series Two - Trailer

    The More Than Words podcast, brought to you by Rosetta Stone UK, is back for series two, where we meet fascinating people and experts in the field of language and linguistics, answering your most pressing questions about learning another language. 

    Our host, polyglot and writer Alex Rawlings, speaks to a range of guests. From neuroscientists like Thomas Bak on the best way to learn a language, to Susie Dent speaking about vocabulary, and US Memory champion Chester Santos on how to remember it all.  We also have the UK’s favourite German comedian Henning Wehn talking about slang and where to find it, and 2 phonetic fanatics discussing accents and how to improve your pronunciation.

    In our final episode Alex and special guest Susie Dent will be answering YOUR questions on language learning. So if there’s something you’d like to know, please tweet @RosettaStoneUK for a chance to be selected. 

    Subscribe to ‘More Than Words’ on your favourite podcast channel, so you don’t miss an episode. All listeners can also go to rosettastone.co.uk/podcast to receive special offers and start your own language learning journey today.

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 1 min
    The Language of Business

    The Language of Business

    In our final episode we’re joined by Susie Dent and Justin McGuire, CEO of international recruitment firm DMCG Global, to look at how language expands your career opportunities as well as your mind. Our expert answers all your career questions around how self-development can set you apart and why working for overseas companies is the new career aspiration. Susie also discusses the beauty of language fluidity and how it’s helped her career.

    To watch the video, find out more and try Rosetta Stone for free, please click the following link: www.rosettastone.co.uk/podcast/

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    • 24 min

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chezzasmile ,

Great listen!

Very informative and well put together. Looking forward to hearing more.

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