So excited to discover a (quite!) new language learning podcast! Excited to dig into the archives!! :)
The subconscious aspects of how speaking different languages may affect who we are and how we behave
A great listen with extremely relatable content about the anxieties that often come with learning a language, finding a reason to learn that means something to you personally, and different ways of learning or even being a student. Looking forward to the next episodes!
I've loved each episode so far! It's so inspiring to hear about the breadth of perspectives on and approaches to language learning. What unifies them (to me) is the rejection of the 'one ideal way' of learning and the idealised native speaker competence as a target. Very motivating, thank you!
I've listened to the 2 first podcasts and let me tell you, I will be back to listen to the following episodes! In the first episode, host Hedvig Sandbu introduces herself. She says "Having a sense of abundance is a mindset that help you go after what you want rather than run away from what you fear.", words which resonate with me a lot as a freelancer and mum of 2! I’m French living in the UK and it’s not easy everyday. Speaking English didn’t come too easily and you have to put yourself out there everyday. It’s challenging (in a good way) and can be a tough journey sometimes but so worth it like when you start to understand jokes and laugh at the same time as everybody else, ah ah. It is just the topic of the second episode (with Elise Cutts) and I can relate to what was said so much! Listening to it will help me ’take the leap’ in more situations in my day to day life. Thank you for sharing your experiences. I love this podcast and will recommend it for sure.
Just listened to the first two episodes - and I loved the sports to language learning analogy! I was literally laughing at the “I play tennis once a year, and sometimes I hit the ball” comment! What an interesting take on accents, and “chaotic” language learning methods. Who doesn't want to feel less guilty watching Netflix? Definitely will be tuning in for more!
Very insightful, thank you for doing this podcast! Interesting hearing about inexpensive approaches to learning languages in your free time. It's nice to know that there are more ways of doing it than what I learnt in school.