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Reaching for Words

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.

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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?


9 Oct 2018

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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.


13 Sep 2018

Rank #2

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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!


3 Sep 2018

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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.


20 Aug 2018

Rank #4

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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...!


13 Aug 2018

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