Welcome to The Five-week Linguist Show. We’re going to talking about language learning during the summer and the apps that can help you accelerate your progress on language learning.
(0:38) – Hacks to learn languages anywhere
(1:18) – There are alternate ways to learn languages during the summer when you can’t travel
(1:47) – App number one – Pimsleur
(2:02) – Pimsleur is $19 a month
(3:38) – To advance in language, you need to do a lot of reading to get up to those upper levels
(3:54) – The Japanese newspapers have four different writing systems in it
(4:02) – in the United States, most newspapers are written to a fourth grade level because they’re meant to be accessible to everybody
(4:31) – App number two – Podcasts Apps like Spotify
(5:23) – App number three – Skype or anything that allows you to connect
(6:47) – Any tools that allow you to basically video conference and record will work absolutely
(7:34) – App number four – Voice memos or anything that you can record yourself
(7:45) – To accelerate your progress, talk to a native speaker. That’s the way to make fast progress
(8:16) – Another way to accelerate your progress is to document yourself
(8:34) – Regularly recording yourself is awkward as this will feel at first but it is really powerful
(9:06) – You don’t have to listen to yourself. Listen to yourself in a year and watch your progress
(9:47) – Whatever voice app you want to use will really help
(10:21) – With a simple phone, you can make so much progress
(10:27) – What are you going to do over the next five weeks for language learning?
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