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I speak 20 languages. I've been learning languages for over 50 years and I've tried all kinds of approaches. I talk about my experiences, my approach to language learning, what I enjoy about learning languages and all manner of other topics related to language.

If you love languages, or think you would if you hadn't been discouraged by past experiences, this is the podcast for you. Anyone can learn a language. You just need the right attitude and the right approach!

Learn Languages with Steve Kaufmann Steve Kaufmann

    • Education

I speak 20 languages. I've been learning languages for over 50 years and I've tried all kinds of approaches. I talk about my experiences, my approach to language learning, what I enjoy about learning languages and all manner of other topics related to language.

If you love languages, or think you would if you hadn't been discouraged by past experiences, this is the podcast for you. Anyone can learn a language. You just need the right attitude and the right approach!

    Learning French Slang with Street French

    Learning French Slang with Street French

    Learn a new language on LingQ: https://www.lingq.com

    As is the case in many languages, once your French is at a level where you can easily interact with native speakers, you may find yourself wondering at the meaning of certain colloquialisms. Street French focuses on these in their channel. We discuss this in this interview.

    • 15 min
    Connecting Through Language Under COVID-19 Lockdown

    Connecting Through Language Under COVID-19 Lockdown

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    If anything, the COVID-19 pandemic drives home the fact that we are all connected. We got into this because we’re connected and will get out of it because we’re connected. So I focus my energies on learning languages so I can connect better with other people and cultures.

    • 7 min
    Get Motivated to Learn Arabic with Mike Still

    Get Motivated to Learn Arabic with Mike Still

    Learn a new language on LingQ: www.lingq.com

    Arabic is spoken by over 400 million native speakers on three continents. A powerful historical language, it has influenced languages in the region and in Europe.

    Mike Still is an Arabic speaker, has lived in several Arabic countries and helps people learn Arabic. We discuss the learning of Arabic in this video.

    • 23 min
    Get Motivated to Learn German with Dominik from Get Germanized

    Get Motivated to Learn German with Dominik from Get Germanized

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    Over 100 million Germans speakers in Europe. At the center of the old continent and at the heart of its history. Classical music and Rammstein, engineering and philosophers, Rhine wine and beer. Lots to like.

    • 19 min
    Listening Comprehension Questions - Le Mauril

    Listening Comprehension Questions - Le Mauril

    Learn a new language on LingQ: https://www.lingq.com

    Comprehension questions aren’t helpful to language learners, but many teachers think these can determine learners’ levels. To me they are just another useless test.

    Input, pleasurable input, listening & reading, using content that we choose and enjoy, these are the fastest way to improve in a language. Being asked questions to prove our understanding of what we read and listen to adds nothing.

    • 13 min
    Levelling Up With Moses (laoshu505000): Part 3

    Levelling Up With Moses (laoshu505000): Part 3

    Learn a new language on LingQ: https://www.lingq.com

    Race is irrelevant to language learning. At every polyglot meeting I find people of every race and gender speaking lots of languages. Yet some people are surprised that people who look a certain way can speak certain languages.

    *In reviewing this video I realize that I talk too much. Also our trip to Japan was cancelled because of coronavirus.

    • 11 min

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