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Jan. 12, 2023

Perfectionism vs. values as a language learner | Ep. #20

How does perfectionism sometimes work against your goals and values, preventing you from making progress? Apply now for the Speak With Abundance programme starting in January 2023. I'll only admit people who I know will see r...

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Jan. 6, 2023

Africa is a continent! with Ady Namaran Coulibaly | Ep. #19

Hedvig speaks with Ady Namaran Coulibaly about African Languages Week, Language Services Providers like her company Bolingo, and the essential role these play in understanding the cultural and linguistic nuances across the Af...

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Nov. 3, 2022

Language learner personalities with Lindsay Williams | Ep. #18

Lindsay Williams from “Lindsay Does Languages” brings her 10+ years of experience helping language learners better understand themselves so they can learn more effectively. We speak about the many different kinds of language learners and learner personality types she’s worked …

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Oct. 13, 2022

Language learning through video games with translator Eman Abdo | Ep.…

Hedvig speaks with Eman Abdo, an English to Arabic translator and author of Egypt’s Localization Guide, about learning languages through video games, how Arabic is easier to learn than most people think, and how translation i...

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Sept. 29, 2022

Excellent language learners do these 3 things differently | Ep. #16

You know what works for me won't always work for you. The reason we need to tailor language learning is because your language learning needs, goals, ambitions, lifestyle and brain are different from anyone else's. But there are a few …

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Sept. 15, 2022

Learning to be a cultural chameleon with Danai Krokou | Ep. #15

What are the perks and drawbacks of being a cultural chameleon? Hedvig spoke with Danai Krokou, serial migrant and multitalented business development consultant, polyglot and polymath, about the positive and negative aspects ...

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July 25, 2022

Why self-trust is key to learning consistently | Ep. #14

There are so many transferable skills that you build through language learning. One of them is self-trust. But it's also one of those things you need to build gradually in order to learn, too. In this episode I discuss some …

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May 4, 2022

Language learning through salsa with Tamara Marie | Ep. #13

Why are many language learning methods so clinical when the process of learning languages is such a natural human activity? Tamara Marie, Founder of Spanish Con Salsa, joined Hedvig for a conversation about learning language through music and dance.

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March 28, 2022

Linguistic relativity with Panos Athanasopoulos | Ep. #12

Does language influence how you think, what you do, and how you see the world? Hedvig speaks with Panos Athanasopoulos about linguistic relativity.

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Feb. 7, 2022

Brain-friendly, joyful, limitless learning with Rachel Paling | Ep. #…

Hedvig speaks with Rachel Paling, creator of the Neurolanguage Coaching© method, about brain-friendly learning, NeuroHeart education, and finding our own paths to joy and autonomy by embracing the coach mindset.

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Jan. 31, 2022

Accent bias and language as a social construct with Vijay Ramjattan |…

Hedvig speaks with sociolinguistics researcher Dr Vijay Ramjattan about accents, societal biases, and perception.

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Jan. 24, 2022

Bonus episode: Breaking your scripts and a unique offer | Ep. #9

In this very short episode, Hedvig talks briefly about a topic that everyone should consider from time to time, and shares some news about an upcoming new programme for language learners.

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Dec. 6, 2021

Excuses, hearing loss and learning sign language with Nikki Wood | Ep…

Hedvig speaks with Nikki Wood, a civil servant, about her journey with hearing loss, British Sign Language (BSL), dabbling in Polish and Spanish, and also some of the challenges and excuses that she’s battling in trying to le...

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Nov. 29, 2021

Multilingual families and identities with Florence Rozensztajn | Ep. …

Do you want your family to be bilingual? Hedvig speaks with Flo Rozensztajn about why it was important to her that her children could communicate in multiple languages, how she turned a home project into a business to help other …

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Nov. 22, 2021

Adult language learning: Using what you know to learn what you don't …

Is learning a language more difficult as an adult? Have you missed your window of opportunity? There are many ways to make language stick, and in this solo episode we take a look at one way to do that.

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Nov. 15, 2021

Why are "International English" skills important? with Friederike Sel…

Hedvig speaks with Friederike Sell about “International English”, a.k.a. English as a lingua Franca, how to include people with different levels of fluency, and how this can inform our own language learning.

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Nov. 1, 2021

Language embodiment: Bringing personal meaning into another language …

How do you connect with another language and actually feel like yourself when you speak it? This week's guest is María Ortega García, and her answer to this is what she calls language embodiment. We discuss a few of the …

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Oct. 25, 2021

Connecting with your heritage language and learning without travellin…

Hedvig speaks with Chesline Pierre-Paul, Queer-E-O of a global digital transformation, coaching and social impact consulting company, about learning languages without travelling, language deconstruction, decolonialisation and...

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Oct. 18, 2021

Taking the leap from monoglot to something-glot with Elise Cutts | Ep…

When I set out to start a podcast, I knew I wanted to help my listeners to develop new mindsets and break down old myths around language learning, and in this episode I’m speaking with someone who has really worked …

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Oct. 18, 2021

Introducing Abundate with Hedvig Sandbu | Ep. #1

In the first episode, Hedvig shares why she started a podcast and a bit of her own language learning experiences.

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Sept. 13, 2021

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Learning a language is not what you think - but so much more. If you’re someone who has always wanted to learn another language - any language - but never knew where to start, start right here. Hosted by language …

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