130 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
    • 4.9 • 23 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!

    Language Learning And Introverts

    Language Learning And Introverts

    It's a common question: are extroverts better language learners than introverts? I don't think it matters.

    Study a language on LingQ: https://bit.ly/3FG2b48

    • 6 min
    The Motivation Of A Polyglot @Gabriel Poliglota

    The Motivation Of A Polyglot @Gabriel Poliglota

    Gabriel is a wonderful polyglot. He learned them mostly one after the other, motivated by different things, and encouraged by his success. I think that is the case with most polyglots.

    • 16 min
    The Importance Of Reading

    The Importance Of Reading

    We need meaningful input to learn languages. Listening is great for preparing to speak and is the most portable learning activity, but reading is where I feel I acquire the most words.

    • 6 min
    Common Language Learning Problems

    Common Language Learning Problems

    What are the most common problems I see in language learners? A big one is that people don't realize how long it takes and give up too soon.

    Study a language on LingQ: https://bit.ly/3jY6eAb

    • 5 min
    Task - Based Language Learning

    Task - Based Language Learning

    Language acquisition is a slow and gradual process of improvement, uneven and sometimes imperceptible. Having clear tasks helps to keep you going.

    Study a language on LingQ: https://bit.ly/3blwrnJ

    • 7 min
    You Needn't Travel To The Country To Achieve Fluency Chat With @English With Veronika Mark

    You Needn't Travel To The Country To Achieve Fluency Chat With @English With Veronika Mark

    Veronika teaches English at her youtube channel English with Veronika Mark. Her English is flawless. She learned at home in Russia.

    Study a language on LingQ: https://bit.ly/3BcMs9Z

    • 10 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
23 Ratings

23 Ratings

Edith Bolanos ,

Steve is the best

Thank you Steve for this podcast and all your advices you are such an inspiration to me I’m starting learning French and German I’m 42 Mexican living in US.

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JacksonMP

Great podcast, just the audio of his videos but still would recommend 10/10

Brent from USA ,

Inspiring Content

Mr. Kaufmann makes me want to be a better language learning. He is so inspiring.

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