47 min

Challenge: I want to learn a language as an adult. Thoughts from the Short Gal and interview with Latin and German teacher and philologist Bill Yanson The Short Gal Show

    • Society & Culture

 
The Short Gal’s background in language teaching [1:46] Childhood as the best time to learn a language [2:20] Benefits of language learning according to the Business Insider [2:52] Swedish study on neuroscience regarding language learning [3:31] Benefits of language learning explained by the Short Gal [3:51] About, guest Bill Yanson [5:20] What is philology [6:19] Yanson’s background in languages and philology [8:45] Yanson’s fluency in Latin and German [9:22] Cultural implications of learning a language [11:22] Cultural prejudices of learning a language [12:52] Richness of culture in Spanish [18:26] Old learning methods [20:15] Immersion as a method for learning [24:37] The worst time to learn a language [28:43] Myths of learning a language as an adult [32:31] Online resources available [34:19] Yanson’s tips for language learning [39:40] The Short Gal’s steps to learn a new language [41:43]

 
The Short Gal’s background in language teaching [1:46] Childhood as the best time to learn a language [2:20] Benefits of language learning according to the Business Insider [2:52] Swedish study on neuroscience regarding language learning [3:31] Benefits of language learning explained by the Short Gal [3:51] About, guest Bill Yanson [5:20] What is philology [6:19] Yanson’s background in languages and philology [8:45] Yanson’s fluency in Latin and German [9:22] Cultural implications of learning a language [11:22] Cultural prejudices of learning a language [12:52] Richness of culture in Spanish [18:26] Old learning methods [20:15] Immersion as a method for learning [24:37] The worst time to learn a language [28:43] Myths of learning a language as an adult [32:31] Online resources available [34:19] Yanson’s tips for language learning [39:40] The Short Gal’s steps to learn a new language [41:43]

47 min