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Feb 20, 2021

Interview with Lena Livinsky.

Here is the video version with transcripts:


0:00 Teaser: excerpt from the interview. 

1:07 Introduction with Lena Livinsky - She first was afraid of sharing her voice and speaking up

2:12 Start Interview

2:55 Lena shares her thoughts what comes to her mind when she hears different "expressions/words" Daniel is saying to her. 

4:05 Excerpt of the Office (season 5, episode 12 The Duel)

4:30 Lena introduces herself

5:38 Lena's first struggle when it comes to learning English in the USA coming from Poland

8:09 One of Lena's top tips on how to reach fluency

9:30 What does "accent" mean to Lena?

14:50 How did Lena change her accent?

16:40 Did Lena manage to pick a Spanish accent, too?

18:11 When Lena is speaking in Polish, can people from Poland make out an American accent??

22:10 What is Lena's podcast the "Accented World Podcas" all about? 

23:55 Then it's not the typical language learning podcast, right? It's more to inspire people and to get new ideas and new perspectives?

27:23 So was there any person or maybe a podcast which inspired Lena to start out with her podcast?

29:24 What could Lena learn from their guest? Is there any particular story which stuck with her in particular?

31:34 What is a speech language pathologist?

34:41 What is an accent coach?

36:48 Lena's accent course launched in January 2021

38:13 Who can participate in the course? For whom is the course?

39:55 How does a free accent coauch consultatoin looks like?

41:05 Which accent error patterns did Lena spot from Daniel's speech from this interview?

41:50 Where can we find Lena's content? How can we get in touch with Lena to improve our accents (or our speech)? 

42:43 End of the Iinterview

42:44 Outro with music from Scott Holmes (Upbeat Party)


Lena Livinsky on my fluent podcast


Lena's Instagram account

Lena Livinsky (@lena.livinsky) • Instagram-Fotos und -Videos

Home - Lena Livinsky

Mini Guide For Speaking English With Clarity and confidence:

A Mini Guide to Accent Modification - Lena Livinsky

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Vocabulary / expressions from this episode to tackle on 

6:42: on top of that

7:27 it was a blessing in disguise

7:52 I was enrolled in English as second language program

9:12 "Majority of my day" 

I spend the majority of my time working.


11:46 A vernacular, or vernacular language, is the speech variety a term generally used to refer to a local language or dialect, as distinct from what is seen as a standard language. The vernacular is contrasted with higher-prestige forms of language, such as national, literary, liturgical or scientific idiom, or a lingua franca, used to facilitate communication across a large area.

23:05 I wanted to showcase that

23:21 some things that people strive towards is, you know, being a doctor, which is beautiful or a lawyer, there's so many amazing opportunities out there.

32:31 The umbrella is very wide, so that's what a speech pathologist is.

33:43 we'll have like a G tube, a tube for eating, and then we work to try and wean them off that tube and getting them to eat by mouth

32:54 aversions to eating,

35:59 You work on the prosody, so like the melody of the language and learning all these aspects

If you liked this interview, you might also like the interview Lena gave on another podcast show called "Accented"

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