6 episodes

A show by language learners, for language learners. We talk with polyglots, teachers, learners, and technologists to uncover actionable language learning tips and hacks, no matter what language you are learning.

We publish every 1-2 weeks, on Mondays.

Reaching for Words Spanish Obsessed

    • Language Learning
    • 4.4 • 10 Ratings

A show by language learners, for language learners. We talk with polyglots, teachers, learners, and technologists to uncover actionable language learning tips and hacks, no matter what language you are learning.

We publish every 1-2 weeks, on Mondays.

    Language learning and technology

    Language learning and technology

    Rob chats with learner, teacher, and technologist Jo Sayers about the role of technology in language learning. Does it help us or hinder us?

    • 42 min
    Finding joy

    Finding joy

    Language learning should be a joy, but can sometimes be a drag.

    Find out how to inject more joy into your language learning with Katie, from joyoflanguages.com.

    We talk about how, when, and why to enjoy your language learning, as well as provide down to earth, actionable advice for you.

    • 38 min
    Independent language learning

    Independent language learning

    What is an independent language learner, and why should we try to be one?

    In this chat with Lindsay from lindsaydoeslanguage.com, we understand the importance of "owning" your language learning, and provide, as always, tips for you to go out and apply immediately. Happy language learning!

    • 45 min
    Memory and language learning

    Memory and language learning

    Meet Olly Richards, of iwillteachyoualanguage.com. Olly talks with Rob about the role of memorisation in language learning, and shares some actionable tips to help you with your memorisation.

    • 41 min
    Beginning a language

    Beginning a language

    We talk with Shannon Kennedy of eurolinguiste.com, who shares with us her tips for beginners. What should you, and shouldn't you do as a beginner language learner? When should you start speaking? And, what's the role of motivation?

    All this, and more...!

    • 30 min
    How to speak fluently

    How to speak fluently

    In our first episode, we chat with Luca Lampariello.

    Luca is an accomplished polyglot who speaks 13 languages, and he shares his tips for how to speak more fluently, accurately, and confidently, no matter your current level.

    • 43 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
10 Ratings

10 Ratings

Tara Alexandria ,

Push your skills and keep learning

You always need to keep pushing your learning with a second language- especially if you don’t live in an environment where it’s regularly spoken! Love this podcast and what it offers my to practice in my own time. I added it to my list of morning walks podcasts. The review time definitely sets me up for better communication with a Spanish speaker I might meet in my day!

ChocolateCoveredCoffeeBeans ,

Awesome Podcast

The world needs more good language learning podcasts that inspire and teach people to learn languages. Reaching for Words does exactly just that. Great job and keep up the great work!!!

Doc Molly ,

Superb!

Thank you Rob. I love this podcast. As someone who is passionate about learning Spanish and also teaching Spanish through my own podcasts, this is a very enjoyable listen. You do a wonderful job hosting. Your questions are perfect and they generate interesting discussions. I come away from each episode with new tips, resources and a renewed enthusiasm for the language learning. I recommd this podcast to anyone who is learning one or more languages.

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