Episode 48

Be Like a Waffle (Language Learning in Country)


July 3rd, 2016

1 hr 8 mins 18 secs

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About this Episode

Episode 44 is kindly sponsored by our friends at Flashsticks. Check out their new app Flash Academy is out now. It's a language playground offering you light lessons, games and quizzes. Go check it out for free at Flash Sticks and get 10% off everything at the site with code KERSTIN10.

Learning a Language In-Country

Learning a language where it is spoken is one of the Top 5 wishes on every learner's bucket list. In this episode, we explore stories and tips about language learning - including Lindsay's travels to Costa Rica, and what Kerstin's English was like on day 1 in England.

  • What's different between home learning and in-country learning?

  • The risk and benefit of having a "home library" for language learning

  • How can you build your in-country vocabulary?

  • Why having no choice is the single best thing you can do for your language skills

  • The three types of in-country learning: Short Stay, Mid-Stay and Complete Life Change

  • How to rank and assess your language level on the "Kerstin Cable Breakfast Food Scale"

  • German learners! Kerstin is inviting you to come to Germany and speak for a week at the Fluent German Retreat

  • Exactly what to do when people correct you as you speak another language

  • What does it mean when you start to dream and think in another language?

Plus: Bonus Secret

We started off the show comparing a few Duolingo notes, and finally find out what happens when you finish a Duolingo skill tree.

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