May 1, 2022
Kenny is a multilingual online teacher on ITALKI. He is also a passionate language learner himself.
In this interview, we talk about leaving our comfort zone in order to level up our language skills. How can we make introvert learners at ease so that they can speak up and improve their speaking skills? We talk about finding the right online teacher and we touch on language learning on Twitter (#Langtwt) More details in the time stamps further below.
YouTube Version: https://youtu.be/dCmuvMHCR-k
everyone is always simultaneously a student and a teacher -Jay Shetty
1:20 Are you more passionate about teaching or learning a language?
05:36 The moment when you feel like you know your students better than your friends
7:17 What is the most important when you are looking for an online teacher?
Feeling at ease with the teacher. (the role as a teacher)
9:45 How to reach out and go about it before having the very first online lesson?
11:20 Kenny's language journey (Greek)
13:37 Making connections in your language journey
14:11 Example -> aphasia (a = not, phasia = utterance, speak)
16:52 The Speaking part of a language is often times neglected (Catalan)
19:48 Language tips for introverts (How to speak more often?)
24:04 What does the hashtag #langtwt on twitter mean?
30:12 Language learning can be a safe environment for introverts
31:30 Sbgliando si impara (While making mistakes, you can learn)
34:05 Being a perfectionist / Perfectionism doesn't help you
36:53 Teaching style
38:07 Connecting with other introverts in language learning
40:28 Italian lesson didn't work out
44:38 Avid podcast listeners can use their passion to learn languages
49:50 Producing your own language podcast
53:12 What is your favorite expression? (touched by the mushroom)
54:35 END of Interview
54:36 Outro with Daniel Goodson
55:29 Trailer of next epsiode with Charlie who is learning Spanish in a very special way
Other interviews with Kenny:
Kenny also got interviewed by English teacher Ryan:
Here is a clip from the Language Come Up YouTube channel:
Trying to become a polyglot can give you language learning burnout
Italki - profile of Kenny: