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Learn Languages with Steve Kaufmann

Steve Kaufmann

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Learn Languages with Steve Kaufmann

Learn Languages with Steve Kaufmann

Steve Kaufmann

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I speak 20 languages. I've been learning languages for over 50 years and I've tried all kinds of approaches. I talk about my experiences, my approach to language learning, what I enjoy about learning languages and all manner of other topics related to language. If you love languages, or think you would if you hadn't been discouraged by past experiences, this is the podcast for you. Anyone can learn a language. You just need the right attitude and the right approach!

Latest Episodes

When Learning a New Language the Language is the Teacher

In learning languages, we discover all the many ways that people from different cultures are the same. During the process of discovering this we can learn a new language, and learning the language teaches us about the new culture. Learn a new language on LingQ: https://www.lingq.com Get my 10 Secrets of Language Learning: https://www.thelinguist.com

6 min1 w ago
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When Learning a New Language the Language is the Teacher

Want to Learn English? Stay Positive like Gabby of Go Natural English

Learning English is sometimes different from learning other languages. It’s often learned out of need or obligation, rather than interest. I discuss this with Gabby of Go Natural English. Learn a new language on LingQ: https://www.lingq.com

13 min2 w ago
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Want to Learn English? Stay Positive like Gabby of Go Natural English

Passive Vocabulary: Why It Matters

We should never underestimate the power of passive vocabulary. A broad passive vocabulary is the key to increased engagement with a language, more listening and reading, enjoying movies, and eventually being able to have meaningful conversations. Passive vocabulary is the key to progress in the language we are learning. Learn a new language on LingQ: https://www.lingq.com

5 min3 w ago
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Passive Vocabulary: Why It Matters

Studying English? Don't Study Modal Verbs

The modal verb, the "would, should, might" etc. type of verb, is a staple of English as a second language instruction. In order to become comfortable using these verbs, better to spend less time with explanations or drills, and more time listening, reading and speaking. Learn a new language on LingQ: https://www.lingq.com

4 minSEP 8
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Studying English? Don't Study Modal Verbs

Will John, Professional Soccer Player and Language Enthusiast

Will John Olumeri has a popular channel on YouTube and a strong interest in languages. I am always impressed by people who share my enthusiasm for learning languages. And his Danish pronunciation is amazing. Learn a new language on LingQ: https://www.lingq.com

18 minJUN 27
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Will John, Professional Soccer Player and Language Enthusiast

Learning French Slang with Street French

Learn a new language on LingQ: https://www.lingq.com As is the case in many languages, once your French is at a level where you can easily interact with native speakers, you may find yourself wondering at the meaning of certain colloquialisms. Street French focuses on these in their channel. We discuss this in this interview.

15 minMAY 15
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Learning French Slang with Street French

Connecting Through Language Under COVID-19 Lockdown

Learn a new language on LingQ: https://www.lingq.com If anything, the COVID-19 pandemic drives home the fact that we are all connected. We got into this because we’re connected and will get out of it because we’re connected. So I focus my energies on learning languages so I can connect better with other people and cultures.

7 minAPR 20
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Connecting Through Language Under COVID-19 Lockdown

Get Motivated to Learn Arabic with Mike Still

Learn a new language on LingQ: www.lingq.com Arabic is spoken by over 400 million native speakers on three continents. A powerful historical language, it has influenced languages in the region and in Europe. Mike Still is an Arabic speaker, has lived in several Arabic countries and helps people learn Arabic. We discuss the learning of Arabic in this video.

23 minMAR 31
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Get Motivated to Learn Arabic with Mike Still

Get Motivated to Learn German with Dominik from Get Germanized

Learn a new language on LingQ: www.lingq.com Over 100 million Germans speakers in Europe. At the center of the old continent and at the heart of its history. Classical music and Rammstein, engineering and philosophers, Rhine wine and beer. Lots to like.

19 minMAR 31
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Get Motivated to Learn German with Dominik from Get Germanized

Listening Comprehension Questions - Le Mauril

Learn a new language on LingQ: https://www.lingq.com Comprehension questions aren’t helpful to language learners, but many teachers think these can determine learners’ levels. To me they are just another useless test. Input, pleasurable input, listening & reading, using content that we choose and enjoy, these are the fastest way to improve in a language. Being asked questions to prove our understanding of what we read and listen to adds nothing.

13 minMAR 12
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Listening Comprehension Questions - Le Mauril

Latest Episodes

When Learning a New Language the Language is the Teacher

In learning languages, we discover all the many ways that people from different cultures are the same. During the process of discovering this we can learn a new language, and learning the language teaches us about the new culture. Learn a new language on LingQ: https://www.lingq.com Get my 10 Secrets of Language Learning: https://www.thelinguist.com

6 min1 w ago
Comments
When Learning a New Language the Language is the Teacher

Want to Learn English? Stay Positive like Gabby of Go Natural English

Learning English is sometimes different from learning other languages. It’s often learned out of need or obligation, rather than interest. I discuss this with Gabby of Go Natural English. Learn a new language on LingQ: https://www.lingq.com

13 min2 w ago
Comments
Want to Learn English? Stay Positive like Gabby of Go Natural English

Passive Vocabulary: Why It Matters

We should never underestimate the power of passive vocabulary. A broad passive vocabulary is the key to increased engagement with a language, more listening and reading, enjoying movies, and eventually being able to have meaningful conversations. Passive vocabulary is the key to progress in the language we are learning. Learn a new language on LingQ: https://www.lingq.com

5 min3 w ago
Comments
Passive Vocabulary: Why It Matters

Studying English? Don't Study Modal Verbs

The modal verb, the "would, should, might" etc. type of verb, is a staple of English as a second language instruction. In order to become comfortable using these verbs, better to spend less time with explanations or drills, and more time listening, reading and speaking. Learn a new language on LingQ: https://www.lingq.com

4 minSEP 8
Comments
Studying English? Don't Study Modal Verbs

Will John, Professional Soccer Player and Language Enthusiast

Will John Olumeri has a popular channel on YouTube and a strong interest in languages. I am always impressed by people who share my enthusiasm for learning languages. And his Danish pronunciation is amazing. Learn a new language on LingQ: https://www.lingq.com

18 minJUN 27
Comments
Will John, Professional Soccer Player and Language Enthusiast

Learning French Slang with Street French

Learn a new language on LingQ: https://www.lingq.com As is the case in many languages, once your French is at a level where you can easily interact with native speakers, you may find yourself wondering at the meaning of certain colloquialisms. Street French focuses on these in their channel. We discuss this in this interview.

15 minMAY 15
Comments
Learning French Slang with Street French

Connecting Through Language Under COVID-19 Lockdown

Learn a new language on LingQ: https://www.lingq.com If anything, the COVID-19 pandemic drives home the fact that we are all connected. We got into this because we’re connected and will get out of it because we’re connected. So I focus my energies on learning languages so I can connect better with other people and cultures.

7 minAPR 20
Comments
Connecting Through Language Under COVID-19 Lockdown

Get Motivated to Learn Arabic with Mike Still

Learn a new language on LingQ: www.lingq.com Arabic is spoken by over 400 million native speakers on three continents. A powerful historical language, it has influenced languages in the region and in Europe. Mike Still is an Arabic speaker, has lived in several Arabic countries and helps people learn Arabic. We discuss the learning of Arabic in this video.

23 minMAR 31
Comments
Get Motivated to Learn Arabic with Mike Still

Get Motivated to Learn German with Dominik from Get Germanized

Learn a new language on LingQ: www.lingq.com Over 100 million Germans speakers in Europe. At the center of the old continent and at the heart of its history. Classical music and Rammstein, engineering and philosophers, Rhine wine and beer. Lots to like.

19 minMAR 31
Comments
Get Motivated to Learn German with Dominik from Get Germanized

Listening Comprehension Questions - Le Mauril

Learn a new language on LingQ: https://www.lingq.com Comprehension questions aren’t helpful to language learners, but many teachers think these can determine learners’ levels. To me they are just another useless test. Input, pleasurable input, listening & reading, using content that we choose and enjoy, these are the fastest way to improve in a language. Being asked questions to prove our understanding of what we read and listen to adds nothing.

13 minMAR 12
Comments
Listening Comprehension Questions - Le Mauril
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