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Canguro English presents a podcast about language for people learning languages. Just another part of my mission to change the way the world learns English. Education should be FREE and FUN.

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Canguro English presents a podcast about language for people learning languages. Just another part of my mission to change the way the world learns English. Education should be FREE and FUN.

    Get fluent English in 2020 | 9 tips to help you learn English

    Get fluent English in 2020 | 9 tips to help you learn English

    Do you want to really succeed at learning English in 2020? It doesn't matter if this is the first or the tenth time you have tried to get fluency in English, these 9 simple steps will help you to succeed at your English learning goals.

    • 11 min
    The Story of Language with Dan Everett | Episode 2

    The Story of Language with Dan Everett | Episode 2

    Welcome to The Story of Language: an original podcast series about language, linguistics, cognition, and culture. In this episode we talk about the Piraha language, and what it tells us about the intersection of language and culture. We also talk about the practice of the science of linguistics, animal vs human communication, universal translation, and what unites and what divides us as humans.

    • 1 hr 17 min
    The Story of Language with Dan Everett | Episode 1

    The Story of Language with Dan Everett | Episode 1

    Welcome to The Story of Language: an original podcast series about language, linguistics, cognition, and culture.

    My name is Christian Saunders and I am an English teacher, and throughout this series I will be in discussion with Dan Everett: linguist, anthropologist, philosopher, and author.

    In this episode you will meet Dan, and we will talk about the story of his life, including his upbringing near the Mexican border, his research stays with hunter-gatherers in the Amazon jungle, hunting giant anacondas, his famous disagreement with Noam Chomsky, and what his lifetime of work can tell us about language, thought, and being human.

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Task-based English learning (with Geoff Jordan)

    Task-based English learning (with Geoff Jordan)

    In the world of English language teaching there are few people as controversial and divisive as Geoff Jordan. He is not afraid of promoting what he calls a radical approach to the problems in the ELT industry, how to fix them, and how to improve student learning outcomes in the classroom. And that’s why I had to talk to him, and in this interview we talk about all that, and more. I hope you enjoy it.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Daily Digest 06/11/19 | The secret to fluency in English

    Daily Digest 06/11/19 | The secret to fluency in English

    Today's daily digest answers a question I get asked every day: How can I get fluent in English? To answer this question we have to travel back in time to 1931, learn about chimpanzees and Klingons, and what that tells us about the secret to fluency in English.

    • 14 min
    Plurilingualism and culture (with Angelica Galante)

    Plurilingualism and culture (with Angelica Galante)

    Recently I had the pleasure of talking to Angelica Galante from McGill University in Canada. Originally from Brazil, Angelica’s work focuses on social justice, inclusive education, and critical sociolinguistics. In this interview we talk about plurilingualism, language and culture, and how teachers and students can take advantage of their existing language resources to learn new languages better. I hope you enjoy it.

    • 52 min

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