Aug 26, 2023
Cara Leopold is the creator of the Leo Listening Movie Club where she helps film-loving English learners understand and discuss movies together so they can master conversational English.
From September 13th-20th Cara is organising the Back-to-School Movie Challenge, a 1-week taste of what it's like to be in a movie club. By watching and discussing school-themed movies together, you’ll learn new vocabulary, catch fast-spoken English and practice your speaking and writing skills with other movie-loving English learners. The challenge includes access to a discussion forum as well as a live Zoom session at the end to chat with me and other film lovers about the movie clips.
Cara’s website: https://leo-listening.com/
Cara’s YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/@LeoListening/
Cara’s Linkedin profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/caraleopold/
Cara’s Pinterest profile: Coming soon.
Spotify Playlist (Cara Leopold Interviews)
0:00:02 Introduction and passion for interviewing
0:06:48 Learning French through Observation and Listening
0:08:54 Lack of focus on listening skills in education
0:11:02 Contrasting traditional language learning methods with contextual learning
0:19:08 Misconceptions about TED Talks and Transcripts
0:25:42 Overcoming Cultural References in Movies
0:28:23 The Importance of Movie Analysis and Resources
0:38:48 Challenges of Sound Mixing in Cinema and Home Entertainment
0:41:47 Translating Subtitles and Cultural References
0:44:55 American Actors Tackling South African Accents
0:46:11 Frustration with movie accents and Leo Listening's mission 0:47:52 Where to Find Cara's Online Presence
Evernote (note taking app/website)