I Will Teach You A Language | Weekly Motivation and Language Learning Tips to Help You Become Fluent in Any Language

Learning a new language? Get your language learning questions answered by polyglot Olly Richards, who speaks 8 languages and runs the popular blog - I Will Teach You A Language. 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

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Learning a new language? Get your language learning questions answered by polyglot Olly Richards, who speaks 8 languages and runs the popular blog - I Will Teach You A Language. 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 Luca Lampariello, Richard Simcott, Alex Rawlings, Benny Lewis, Anthony Metivier and Jonathan Levi. Learn Spanish, Learn French, Learn German, Learn Italian, Learn Portuguese, Learn Arabic, Learn Japanese, Learn Chinese
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2019-08-09 08:30
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9.08.2019

328: Read, Read, Read (for Krashen) | TROLL014

Welcome to the my new series "The Rules Of Language Learning". In these videos, you'll learn my best tips and ideas for learning foreign languages... from the "obvious" to the "downright controversial"! Do you agree or disagree with my conclusions? Lis...
3.08.2019

327: Nobody Cares About Your Language Skills | TROLL013

Welcome to the my new series "The Rules Of Language Learning". In these videos, you'll learn my best tips and ideas for learning foreign languages... from the "obvious" to the "downright controversial"! Do you agree or disagree with my conclusions? Lis...
27.07.2019

326: The Secret To Speaking Fluently Is... | TROLL012

Welcome to the my new series "The Rules Of Language Learning". In these videos, you'll learn my best tips and ideas for learning foreign languages... from the "obvious" to the "downright controversial"! Do you agree or disagree with my conclusions? Lis...
20.07.2019

325: Don't Worry About Language Problems In Advance! | TROLL 011

Welcome to the my new series "The Rules Of Language Learning". In these videos, you'll learn my best tips and ideas for learning foreign languages... from the "obvious" to the "downright controversial"! Do you agree or disagree with my conclusions? Lis...
12.07.2019

324: Study Languages The Same Way Every Day! | TROLL 010

Welcome to the my new series "The Rules Of Language Learning". In these videos, you'll learn my best tips and ideas for learning foreign languages... from the "obvious" to the "downright controversial"! Do you agree or disagree with my conclusions?  Li...
10.07.2019

323: How to learn a language on a budget

Ashlin asks: "How can I learn Mandarin on a budget?" In Today's Episode: It's not always the case that "free" is good... some people only commit to something when they've forked out some cash! Which are you? You may be surprised how much language mate...
5.07.2019

322: Don't Learn It Just Because It's In Your Textbook! | TROLL 009

 Click here to see the Full Blog Post Click here to see the full YouTube video Welcome to the my new series "The Rules Of Language Learning". In these videos, you'll learn my best tips and ideas for learning foreign languages... from the "obvious" to ...
2.07.2019

321: Social Activism - A case study in language learning

In this episode, Olly speaks with Simon Robinson about his social activism projects and their impact on his language learning. In Today's Episode: Simon Robinson is an English language teacher living in Okinawa, Japan. He's been involved in multiple so...
28.06.2019

320: Move Heaven & Earth to Find Compelling Input | TROLL 008

 Click here to see the Full Blog Post Click here to see the full YouTube video Welcome to the my new series "The Rules Of Language Learning". In these videos, you'll learn my best tips and ideas for learning foreign languages... from the "obvious" to ...
25.06.2019

319: Is it useful to learn songs?

Hilina asks. "Is it useful to learn songs?" In Today's Episode: The links between musical ability and language ability are sketchy at best... However, most of know intuitively that there is a link I think the most obvious connection is with pronunciat...
21.06.2019

318: Always Listen With The Transcript | TROLL007

 Click here to see the Full Blog Post Click here to see the full YouTube video Welcome to the my new series "The Rules Of Language Learning". In these videos, you'll learn my best tips and ideas for learning foreign languages... from the "obvious" to ...
19.06.2019

317: Why do I have random bad language days?

Maya asks. "Why do I have random bad days in my language learning?" In Today's Episode: It's totally normal to have "slow days" in your language learning, or days when your brain doesn't seem to fire up at all The learning process involves lots of ups...
16.06.2019

316: Do Something With Your Languages Every Day | TROLL006

 Click here to see the Full Blog Post Click here to see the full YouTube video Welcome to the my new series "The Rules Of Language Learning". In these videos, you'll learn my best tips and ideas for learning foreign languages... from the "obvious" to ...
12.06.2019

315: How to pass the IELTS exam with Ben Worthington

In this episode, Olly speaks to Ben Worthington of the IELTSpodcast, about how to pass the IELTS exam. In Today's Episode: How did Ben get into teaching IELTS? What is IELTS? Who takes it? Why do students need it? What are the most common errors stude...
7.06.2019

314: Review, Review, Review | TROLL 005

 Click here to see the Full Blog Post Click here to see the full YouTube video Welcome to the my new series "The Rules Of Language Learning". In these videos, you'll learn my best tips and ideas for learning foreign languages... from the "obvious" to t...
5.06.2019

313: Can I learn Italian in 4 weeks?

Jorg asks: "Can I learn Italian in 4 weeks?" In Today's Episode: Yes, you can! But you approach will change depending on your goals If you're just looking to speak and have conversations on your trip, then I'd recommend speaking every day leading up t...
3.06.2019

Special Episode - French Uncovered is out now!

To find out more about French Uncovered and claim your special launch bonuses, click here: FrenchUncovered.com
24.05.2019

312: Don't Learn Grammar Before You Really Need It | TROLL 004

 Click here to see the Full Blog Post Click here to see the full YouTube video Welcome to the my new series "The Rules Of Language Learning". In these videos, you'll learn my best tips and ideas for learning foreign languages... from the "obvious" to ...
22.05.2019

311: Will I remember my childhood language?

Adriana asks: "Do I have an advantage in language learning from my Italian as a child?" In Today's Episode: Yes! Your brain formed in Italian, so there's no way the language isn't still in there somewhere! It's difficult to say what your advantage wil...
17.05.2019

310: Study At Your Desk With The Door Closed | TROLL 003

 Click here to see the Full Blog Post Click here to see the full YouTube video Welcome to the my new series "The Rules Of Language Learning". In these videos, you'll learn my best tips and ideas for learning foreign languages... from the "obvious" to t...
15.05.2019

309: Any tips for learning sign language?

Alex asks: "Do you have any tips for learning sign language?" In Today's Episode: Some principles from spoken languages should transfer to sign language: Study more frequently Practise using the language on a regular basis Resources Mentioned: Brea...
10.05.2019

308: Look For Big Dominos, Not New Gimmicks | TROLL 002

 Click here to see the Full Blog Post Click here to see the full YouTube video Welcome to the my new series "The Rules Of Language Learning". In these videos, you'll learn my best tips and ideas for learning foreign languages... from the "obvious" to ...
8.05.2019

307: What do you think of cultural appropriation in language learning?

William asks: "What do you think of cultural appropriation in language learning?" In Today's Episode: Olly speaks his mind about cultural appropriation Start Speaking Today: I’d like to thank italki for supporting the show. To claim your free lesson...
3.05.2019

306: Don't Take Language Learning Advice From Native Speakers | TROLL 001

 Full Blog Post: https://www.iwillteachyoualanguage.com/blog/language-advice-native-speakers Click here to see the full YouTube video Welcome to the first video in my series "The Rules Of Language Learning". In this video, I'll tell you why it's proba...
1.05.2019

305: The "Overwhelming Ocean" of Language Learning

Kristin asks: "How do you overcome the overwhelming ocean of language learning?" In Today's Episode: How I most relate to this: Cantonese 3 months isn't a long time... so be patient! Recognise that this is a psychological / motivation issue... not a l...
25.04.2019

304: How to maintain language partners

Silvia asks: "What's the best way to meet and maintain language partners?" In Today's Episode: Be specific about what you're looking for from a partner Spend longer getting to know a prospective partner before investing too much time Don't worry if it...
8.03.2019

303: How can I learn to read Chinese?

Jon asks: "What's the best way to learn to read Chinese?" In Today's Episode: Don't make the assumption that you need to learn to write Chinese characters There are many approaches and methods to learning to read and write Chinese For me, the fundamen...
1.03.2019

302: Is there value in maintaining your languages?

Lucia asks: "Should I give up Russian to focus on Chinese? In Today's Episode: In general, the best advice around learning two languages at the same time is... don't! However, advice should always take account of your personal situation I'm finding th...
27.02.2019

301: Creativity in Language Learning with Lindsay Williams

In this episode, Olly chats with Lindsay Williams about creativity in language learning In Today's Episode: What is creativity in language learning? How can you inject creativity into your learning? Recommended resources and learning ideas Resources ...
22.02.2019

300: How can I work on my pronunciation?

Lewis asks: "How can I improve my Italian pronunciation? In Today's Episode: Pronunciation begins with awareness Spend a long time listening English speakers often have to get over intangible “weirdness factor” and drop the sense of pride Record yours...
15.02.2019

299: Studying Spanish through another foreign language

Andriy asks: “Is it ok for me to study Spanish through English?” In Today's Episode: Given that your English is so strong, you shouldn’t have any problem! Laddering is the term given to learning a 2nd language through a 3rd The rule with laddering is ...
13.02.2019

298: How to ride the wave of post-travel motivation

Innes asks: “How can I keep my motivation up after returning from a trip abroad?” In Today's Episode: It’s a great feeling coming back home after a trip abroad, with newfound motivation to study: Remember that the logistics of studying in-amongst real...
7.02.2019

297: What to expect from Olly in 2019

Olly reveals his plans for 2019 In Today's Episode: New Uncovered courses - learn a new language through the power of story: Italian French Japanese Arabic Language Influencer Summit - coming up in Berlin at the end of March. New video libraries of r...
14.01.2019

296: Principles of Language Learning with Lydia Machova | Part 5

Welcome part 5 of my conversation with Lydia Machova, from LanguageMentoring.com In Today's Episode: Make a Success of Long-Term Learning: I estimate it takes 500 hours (European language, B2 level, efficient time) = 2 years of 1 hours a day with brea...
8.01.2019

295: Principles of Language Learning with Lydia Machova | Part 4

Welcome part 4 of my conversation with Lydia Machovha, from LanguageMentoring.com In Today's Episode: To speak from day 1... or not? Start with self-talk, then other speakers Output is so much more important than the person you're talking to! Use othe...
27.12.2018

294: Principles of Language Learning with Lydia Machova | Part 3

Welcome part 3 of my conversation with Lydia Machovha, from LanguageMentoring.com In Today's Episode: Start with lots of input: Listening and Reading TV series are the best - much better than movies without subtitles or with original subtitles Podc...
20.12.2018

293: Principles of Language Learning with Lydia Machova | Part 2

Welcome part 2 of my conversation with Lydia Machovha, from LanguageMentoring.com In Today's Episode: Create time, don't wait till you have it.... When I wake up, it's my first priority A little test... if you receive a phone call saying that a loved ...
15.12.2018

292: Principles of Language Learning with Lydia Machova | Part 1

Welcome to this 5-part series, where I'm joined by my friend Lydia Machovha, from LanguageMentoring.com We'll be discussing the fundamentals of language learning, according to Lydia's framework for teaching and learning. Lydia is a professional interpr...
4.12.2018

291: How do I decide what to study every day?

Kausalya asks: "How do you decide what to do every day in your core study time? In Today's Episode: My "Core Study Time" is quiet, focused time that I spend on my target language every morning I don't have any kind of weekly routine where I do specifi...
30.11.2018

290: Is there a place for romanisation in language learning?

Brendan asks: "Is there a place for romanisation in language learning? In Today's Episode: What is romanisation? Considerations for romanisation in different languages The dilemma for publishers Should you use romanisation or not? Resources Mentioned...
28.11.2018

289: Should you use translations when reading?

In this episode, Olly discusses whether you should use translations when reading. In Today's Episode: Should you use translations when reading? Translation is inevitable (in your head) Translations can be useful Activities relying on translation can b...
10.11.2018

288: Announcing... Grammar Hero!

In this episode, Olly announces a new programme to help you master grammar in your target language. In Today's Episode: What is Grammar Hero? The vital missing ingredient from your textbooks, and how Grammar Hero fills the gap How long it took us to c...
7.11.2018

287: How to Become a Grammar Hero (Part 3)

In this Part 3 of this series, Olly finishes the deep dive into learning grammar. In Today's Episode: The students who come top in grammar tests (without studying grammar) How I stopped translating in my head when speaking Italian The 5-step process y...
6.11.2018

286: How to Become a Grammar Hero (Part 2)

In this Part 2 of this new series, Olly continues the deep dive into learning grammar. In Today's Episode: How to learn new grammar The grammar points you must avoid The best kind of material to study with Start Speaking Today: I’d like to thank ita...
1.11.2018

285: How to Become a Grammar Hero (Part 1)

In this Part 1 of this new series, Olly takes you on a deep dive into learning grammar the natural way. In Today's Episode: Why we struggle with grammar How to stop translating in your head How do immigrants learn English without studying grammar? S...
26.10.2018

284: How to learn colloquial Arabic with limited resources

Ron asks: "How do you learn colloquial language with limited resources?" In Today's Episode: There's a perennial problem with materials in minority languages Textbooks are simple and boring The next level up is native level... far too hard It's a r...
24.10.2018

283: Has your approach to learning vocabulary changed?

Fletcher asks: "Have your views on flashcards changed?" In Today's Episode: I've been using input-based methods to learn languages recently But does this change my approach to learning vocabulary with flashcards? Do I display the word in the target la...
19.10.2018

282: How important is it to review notes after lessons?

Johanna asks: "How important is it to review your lesson notes?" In Today's Episode: The principle of review is super important In the past, I've spent 15 minutes at the end of the day reviewing what I did in the morning, and it's very effective The f...
17.10.2018

281: October Update from Olly

In this solo episode, Olly gives you some updates on what's been going on. In Today's Episode: Update on the Short Story Book launch, worldwide and in US & Canada How to claim your book launch bonuses Random coincidences Language Masters event in ...
2.10.2018

280: Interview with Olly from the Reaching for Words podcast

In this episode, you're going to hear an interview I did on another podcast, the newly-released Reaching for Words show. The reason I wanted to share this episode on this show was that I thought the interview was uncommonly good, and host Rob asked me ...