Mar 5, 2022
You're gonna learn
We got Alastair Budge (creator of the English LEARNING For Curious Minds PODCAST) onto My Fluent Podcast to talk about using podcasts as a means of learning a language.
The whole philosophy behind Leonardo English is to help people improve their English in a more interesting way. In over 250 episodes, Alistair shares stories about people's lives and how things work. He kind of explains how things work.
Video version of the podcast:
Time stamps / topics
1:47 Alastair learning Italian
6:05 Why learning languages with podcasts?
13:27 What podcast apps we should use to learn languages
18:02 Language skills that can be improved by listening to podcasts
19:57 The shadowing technique
23:36 Alexander Arguelles and shadowing
24:46 The IPA system (International Phonetic System)
29:32 What inspired Alastair to creat Leonardo English - English Learning for Curious Minds Podcasts
36:40 How Alastair comes up with new episodes
38:13 How an episode gets created
40:33 Why Alastair interviewed 250 members.
43:41 Is the podcast too hard for beginners?
46:29 Start out with your own podcast!
48:16 The word "set" in English has 430 different meanings
49:40 Least favorite words
52:39 Outro / some last words of Alastair
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