Episode 188

Bilingual Episode πŸ‡©πŸ‡ͺ : Learn Languages from the Streets with Easy Languages


July 13th, 2020

1 hr 25 mins 6 secs

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About this Episode

Imagine you're walking down the street in another country, bumping to lots of cool new people and chatting about big and small life questions with them. And all that in another language!

Can't quite travel there? Not ready to speak fluently? Don't worry, Easy Languages has your back!

This hugely popular YouTube channel brings you conversations with people from the street, sharing authentic language and culture from dozens of countries. It all started in MΓΌnster in Germany, when a group of students recorded themselves shouting "Hallo!" at random people during a media workshop led by Janusz Hamerski.

Today Easy Languages is a global organisation making videos in over 32 languages. In this Fluent Show episode, you'll get to know co-founder Janusz and producer Manuel.

Bilingual Episode
This episode contains a lot of fun conversation in English and a little fun conversation in German. Janusz and Manuel are German speakers like me, so we switched into German for a little bit to give you some listening practice as a learner. If you are not a German learner, don't worry as we'll always switch back to English and make sure you don't miss anything.

Here I always like to remember what the late Ron Gullekson from Language Surfer told me: "in a new language, I like to get uncomfortable as early as possible." So enjoy the challenge and enjoy the German practice!

πŸ‘©πŸΎ πŸ‘©πŸΏβ€πŸ¦±πŸ–€ Event Announcement
And one more thing I want you to know about: The Sisters Only Language Summit is running its second virtual summit on 25 July 2020. This event is going to be fantastic, so make sure you check it out and support them. Fluent Show listeners who are students and women of African descent can apply for one of 3 scholarship tickets that are donated by the Fluent Show.

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