314 episodes

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
    • 4.8 • 54 Ratings

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!

    Fluent in one language or good in many?

    Fluent in one language or good in many?

    I often get asked whether it's better to focus on one language and become fluent in it or to explore many languages. In this video I talk about why I don't think there's one answer to this question.

    • 11 min
    I’ve read books in 12 languages. Here’s how I do it

    I’ve read books in 12 languages. Here’s how I do it

    Reading books has many benefits for our brain, and it's also a great way to learn a language. In this video I talk about my approach to reading in different languages and how I manage to enjoy the process despite the difficulties.

    • 16 min
    Don’t memorize vocabulary. Do this instead

    Don’t memorize vocabulary. Do this instead

    In this video I discuss some common misconceptions about language and vocabulary acquisition and share my strategy for learning vocabulary in a new language.

    • 16 min
    My Arabic journey: why it’s been so difficult

    My Arabic journey: why it’s been so difficult

    I have been learning Arabic since 2017 and I have to admit that it hasn't been easy. In this video you'll learn why I find Arabic so challenging and what I do to keep going despite the obstacles.

    • 18 min
    Technology won’t KILL language learning. It will make it more FUN

    Technology won’t KILL language learning. It will make it more FUN

    In this video I explain why I don't think technology will eventually kill language learning and how it has been instrumental in my learning journey.

    • 12 min
    6 habits that made me a successful language learner

    6 habits that made me a successful language learner

    In this video, I share the six key elements that shaped my language learning journey. Find out why the usual ways might not work and how a different approach can make a big difference.

    • 12 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
54 Ratings

54 Ratings

logoninandout ,

Good content

Great way of looking forward to learn and to share knowledge .

Flameski ,

Walks the walk

The great thing about Steve is that has spent a lifetime learning what works. Everything he talks about he has actually tried or accomplished. Also his ideas are completely accessible regardless of where you are in your language journey.

cinderelochka ,

Kaufmann is the BEST

Seriously, start here if you’re learning how to teach yourself to learn a language. This man walks the talk and has a way of breaking down the techniques he’s used (inspired by the other godfather of LL - Dr Krashen) in a way anyone can understand and then apply in their own life. I’ve been on my immersion journey in French since 2019 and Steve’s videos have always been by my side. Merci beaucoup, Steve!

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