ATTENTION LISTENERS THIS WEEK’S PODCAST IS FULL OF CULTURE AND POSITIVE VIBES !!
For the eight episode of our humble podcast we are joined by our Multicultural guest Aria, who’s a Romanian-born Ukranian computer programmer in Spain! Yes, you actually have read it right! lol . She likes to call herself more spanish than tapas and brought her unique critical mindset that allowed us discuss many topics like:
How can I learn languages faster?
Do you imagine how wonderful it would be to memorize tons of new words in a road? If you are in the process of a second language acquisition recalling the new vocabulary can be also frustrating and frighten. It is like swimming in uncharted waters, and you are swimming with heavy chains, and hands tied, and… Well, you understood, the unknown is intimidating, and there are a lot of unknowns in foreign languages.
Don’t panic! There are techniques that can help you to memorize almost anything, and I’m about to recommend you a very useful one which you can apply in your learning process. read more
You want to learn a language but you don’t have time? I’m about to prove you wrong! You can achieve your goal with the help of your daily activities. Thanks to that you will not only improve your Spanish, German or whatever you’re learning, but also make your day more interesting. Below is a list of 14 daily activities that will give you up to 4 hours of language learning every day.
For many of us, using Facebook is as obvious as breathing. Because we know it so well, it is time we changed the language of the interface to the one we’re currently learning. There are dozens of options, starting with such “mundane” languages as French, German, or Spanish through gems such as Pirate English, where the ‘Like’ button changes to ‘Arr!’ 🙂 read more
Do you know that an average English text in more than 80% consists of the 1000 most common words? It means knowing these words you already know 8-9 words in every 10 words! And the remaining one or two are often quite easy to guess from the context.
The best part is that you can learn these 1000 words in 30 days spending only 20-30 minutes a day, completly for free. And with minimal effort you will never forget them!
How to learn these popular English words easilly?
Just go to http://vocapp.com/course/63-top-1000-english-words and join the course. read more
Ted.com is a website with more then 1,700 talks (i.e. videos with speeches in English) available for free.
- The talks regard quite interesting subjects (technology, science, business, trends, medicine, psychology).
- A lot of great speakers (e.g. Nobel Prize Winners or Google founders) give their presentations.
- You have a chance to learn a great variety of accents (speakers come from various countries, their age and sex vary).
- English transcriptions and subtitles are available.
- Transcriptions in other languages (than English) may be helpful for beginners.
- The presentations are short (about 10 minutes).
- Watching the videos is for free.
- New videos are uploaded every week.