Welcome to the very first episode of The Lingua Materna Podcast! Thanks for listening. In this episode, I speak with Ivan Ottinger of English the Smart Way about the importance of motivation when learning a language. We also discuss how you can use visualisation to strengthen your belief and motivation. Ivan also shares his experience of learning English and talks about what you need to consider when choosing the resources you use.
Do you struggle to understand fast conversational English? Are your listening skills holding you back from communicating effectively? If so, I think you're going to love this interview! In this episode of The Lingua Materna Podcast, I speak with Cara Leopold of Leo Listening about why listening skills are so important. We also discuss how you can turn that 'white noise' of conversation into something comprehensible and Cara tells us about the #1 thing every learner can do now to start…
In this episode of The Lingua Materna Podcast, I speak with Jan van der Aa of Language Boost about why making mistakes is not a bad thing, as long as we learn from them. Jan also explains why it's essential to learn the vocabulary in context and tells us what it's like to visit North Korea.
Do you want to travel more so you can practice the language you're learning in person? In this episode of The Lingua Materna Podcast, I speak with Jason Moore of Zero to Travel about everything travel. We talk about how you can create more space for travel in your life as well as what it's like to run a business on the road and work while you travel.
Do you need to bring a bit more energy, fun and organisation to your language learning? In this episode of The Lingua Materna Podcast, I speak with Lindsay Williams of Lindsay Does Languages about a whole bunch of language learning topics. We talk about social media, self-study and even find time to mention Indonesian Idol and Spongebob in Irish! 'Huh? What's that all about?' You'll have to listen to find out!