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Learning a new language? Get your language learning questions answered by polyglot Olly Richards, who speaks 8 languages and is the founder of the StoryLearning® method.

Whatever's holding you back on the path to fluency, tune in twice a week to get your regular dose of language learning motivation, with Olly and other polyglot guests, such as Benny Lewis, Luca Lampariello, Richard Simcott and Alex Rawlings.

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StoryLearning Podcast Olly Richards

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    • 4.9 • 233 Ratings

Learning a new language? Get your language learning questions answered by polyglot Olly Richards, who speaks 8 languages and is the founder of the StoryLearning® method.

Whatever's holding you back on the path to fluency, tune in twice a week to get your regular dose of language learning motivation, with Olly and other polyglot guests, such as Benny Lewis, Luca Lampariello, Richard Simcott and Alex Rawlings.

Learn Spanish, Learn French, Learn German, Learn Italian, Learn Portuguese, Learn Arabic, Learn Japanese, Learn Chinese

    426: Which language should I think in?

    426: Which language should I think in?

    In this episode, Juan asks: “I’m learning Portuguese. Which language should I think in - English or Spanish?“ Find a 5* language tutor!
    We're proud to recommend LanguaTalk as the best place to take language lessons online with a real teacher. StoryLearning is now part-owner of LanguaTalk, and that's because we're committed to building the best possible service out there to practise speaking, find a new tutor, or get support with your learning.
    Click the link below and take a FREE trial lesson:
    https://storylearning.com/lt
    Do You Have A Question?
    This show exists to answer your language learning questions! Send me your questions by visiting:
    https://storylearning.com/ask
    ...and I’ll do my best to feature it on the show! 
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    Olly's Language Courses
    If you're learning a new language, or improving an existing one, then check out my language  courses. From complete beginner courses, to grammar and listening training, I've created unique, story-based programmes to help you reach you language goals. 
    Please visit:
    https://storylearning.com/language-courses-select-your-language


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    • 11 min
    425: The anatomy of a language learning "masterplan"

    425: The anatomy of a language learning "masterplan"

    In today's episode, Olly speaks with Sam Hendry, who lives in Dubai, about his amazing journey learning Spanish in one year. 

    Here's where you can watch the video of Sam surprising his girlfriend in Spanish:


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    Find a 5* language tutor!
    We're proud to recommend LanguaTalk as the best place to take language lessons online with a real teacher. StoryLearning is now part-owner of LanguaTalk, and that's because we're committed to building the best possible service out there to practise speaking, find a new tutor, or get support with your learning.

    Click the link below and take a FREE trial lesson:

    https://storylearning.com/lt

    Do You Have A Question?
    This show exists to answer your language learning questions! Send me your questions by visiting:

    https://storylearning.com/ask

    ...and I’ll do my best to feature it on the show! 

    Leave a Review
    If you'd like to support the show, the best way to do that is to:


    Leave an honest review of the show wherever you get your podcasts. (You can normally do this within the app you're using.)
    Share this episode with a friend (use the share buttons on your screen)

    Olly's Language Courses
    If you're learning a new language, or improving an existing one, then check out my language  courses. From complete beginner courses, to grammar and listening training, I've created unique, story-based programmes to help you reach you language goals. 

    Please visit:

    https://storylearning.com/language-courses-select-your-language




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    • 42 min
    424 - Behind the scenes at the StoryLearning team retreat in Turkey

    424 - Behind the scenes at the StoryLearning team retreat in Turkey

    In this episode you’ll drop in on the StoryLearning team retreat in Bodrum, Turkey. 14 of us descended on a hilltop villa for an entire week to spend some quality time together and plan for the future.

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    • 13 min
    Announcement: New intermediate StoryLearning courses!

    Announcement: New intermediate StoryLearning courses!

    We're about to release a special new range of intermediate StoryLearning programmes, and I'm sooo excited!

    And as a loyal listener, I'd like to offer you early access and a very special offer to celebrate the launch. (It's something I always like to do whenever we release something new!)

    To get on the notification list, click: https://storylearning.com/intermediate

    The new programmes are:


    Spanish Uncovered (Intermediate) 
    German Uncovered (Intermediate) 
    French Uncovered (Intermediate) 
    Italian Uncovered (Intermediate) 
    Japanese Uncovered (Intermediate)




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    • 5 min
    423: Lessons on Languages, Life & Leadership with Mike Shangkuan (CEO, Lingoda)

    423: Lessons on Languages, Life & Leadership with Mike Shangkuan (CEO, Lingoda)

    In this episode, Olly speaks with Mike Shangkuan, CEO of Lingoda.

    In a wide-ranging discussion, you'll hear about:


    Growing up as a Chinese-American with a passion for languages
    How Mike pivoted his career from banking to language tech 
    The challenges of building a tutoring business
    Adapting language teaching for the online world

    Do You Have A Language Question?
    This show exists to answer your language learning questions! Send me your questions by visiting:

    https://storylearning.com/ask

    ...and I’ll do my best to feature it on the show! 

    Leave a Review
    If you'd like to support the show, the best way to do that is to:


    Leave an honest review of the show wherever you get your podcasts. (You can normally do this within the app you're using.)
    Share this episode with a friend (use the share buttons on your screen)

    Olly's Language Courses
    If you're learning a new language, or improving an existing one, then check out my language  courses. From complete beginner courses, to grammar and listening training, I've created unique, story-based programmes to help you reach you language goals. 

    Please visit:

    https://storylearning.com/language-courses-select-your-language




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    • 53 min
    422 - I'mmmm back!

    422 - I'mmmm back!

    In this episode, you'll hear from Olly about plans for StoryLearning in 2022!


    Do You Have A Question?

    This show exists to answer your language learning questions! Send me your questions by visiting:

    https://storylearning.com/ask

    ...and I’ll do my best to feature it on the show! 

    Leave a Review
    If you'd like to support the show, the best way to do that is to:


    Leave an honest review of the show wherever you get your podcasts. (You can normally do this within the app you're using.)
    Share this episode with a friend (use the share buttons on your screen)

    StoryLearning Language Courses
    If you're learning a new language, or improving an existing one, then check out my language courses. From complete beginner courses, to grammar and listening training, I've created unique, story-based programmes to help you reach you language goals. 

    Please visit:

    https://storylearning.com/language-courses-select-your-language




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    Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/iwillteachyoualanguage/message

    • 17 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
233 Ratings

233 Ratings

Mandomedia ,

Excellent resource for learning how to learn a language

The methods I’ve learned from Olly have been invaluable for my language learning journey. I’ve also taken several of his online courses and they are excellent.

12INR ,

Always interesting

I am on episode 86, and I have learned something new from each episode. Great motivator for language learning!

roo.reads19 ,

Entertaining & Motivating!

This is one of my favorite podcasts! Any time I’m starting to lose language learning motivation, listening to a few of these episodes always brings it right back. There’s so many good learning tips and I love hearing from all the guest speakers!

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