Episode 28

Becoming a Musician Can Make You a Fantastic Language Learner


October 18th, 2015

1 hr 8 mins 20 secs

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About this Episode

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In Episode 25, I enjoyed a conversation with Shannon Kennedy. Shannon writes the travel, language and life blog Eurolinguiste. She's a musician. And knows seven languages.

During the course of this interview I took the neatest notes I have ever written. My guest Shannon Kennedy just has that effect on you. She's calm, considered and very experienced in language learning.

You'll hear about:

  • Why Shannon's blog a language learning blog with travel tips and recipes
  • How to take responsibility for your books and apps
  • What it takes from you when you study with a teacher
  • What it's like to study a language as an introvert
  • How becoming a musician can make you a fantastic language learner
  • The Benefits of Language Switching
  • The lovely lovely word indulge

Tips of the Week

Shannon's choice of the week was tip 3, because transliteration can help you no matter if you are learning another writing system or an unusual grammar structure.

1) Join a Choir, learn a language

2) Use Mind Maps for learning a new language (here's an article about this in German)

3) Use transliteration to master foreign writing systems

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