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Learning a new language? Get your language learning questions answered by polyglot Olly Richards, who speaks 8 languages and runs the popular blog - I Will Teach You A Language. Whatever's holding you back on the path to fluency, tune in twice a week to get your regular dose of language learning motivation, with Olly and other polyglot guests, such as Benny Lewis, Luca Lampariello, Richard Simcott and Alex Rawlings. Learn Spanish, Learn French, Learn German, Learn Italian, Learn Portuguese, ...
 
James has been summoned to Paris by his friend Max under mysterious circumstances. In this podcast series for advanced learners from Coffee Break French, you'll follow a trail of intrigue and discover that la vérité éclate toujours - that the truth will out! This podcast series features forty chapters and through the lessons, as an advanced learner, you will be able to build your vocabulary and put your comprehension skills to the test, while following an engaging story. La Vérité éclate tou ...
 
In this show, you will learn everything you need to get started in French, including letters, numbers, pronunciation, greetings, common verbs and their tenses and lessons for everyday situations such as ordering a meal at a restaurant, asking for directions or even checking in at the airport. * This show features the song “ Coney Island Baby ” by PMS and the Mood Swings licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 License.
 
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We're about to release a special new range of intermediate StoryLearning programmes, and I'm sooo excited! And as a loyal listener, I'd like to offer you early access and a very special offer to celebrate the launch. (It's something I always like to do whenever we release something new!) To get on the notification list, click: https://storylearning…
 
It's time for the final chapter of La Vérité éclate toujours ! In this episode, we say farewell to our cast of characters, as they say farewell to one another too. Guillaume and Liliane return to Switzerland, while James, Claire, Yvette and Louise all find themselves together in Max's hospital room. They discuss the incredible adventures they've ha…
 
In this episode, Olly speaks with Mike Shangkuan, CEO of Lingoda. In a wide-ranging discussion, you'll hear about: Growing up as a Chinese-American with a passion for languages How Mike pivoted his career from banking to language tech The challenges of building a tutoring business Adapting language teaching for the online world Do You Have A Langua…
 
In this episode, you'll hear from Olly about plans for StoryLearning in 2022! Do You Have A Question? This show exists to answer your language learning questions! Send me your questions by visiting: https://storylearning.com/ask ...and I’ll do my best to feature it on the show! Leave a Review If you'd like to support the show, the best way to do th…
 
In this dialogue chapter we finally get to hear the voice of a familiar character and, at long last, Yvette meets her father properly. We also witness Max and James’ reunion as they discuss the recent events. Throughout this dialogue chapter we hear many examples of informal, spoken French. Some interesting words and expressions to listen out for i…
 
In this chapter we’re in the police station, as James, Claire and Yvette give their witness statements and go through all the evidence they have against Roger. We revisit some interesting words and expressions that we’ve seen in previous chapters such as: tenir la route, boucler and sévir. And, as always, we encounter some new interesting words and…
 
In this dialogue chapter, we hear the voices of James, Claire and Yvette. We join them on their way back from Louise’s and just when they start to relax, an unfamiliar four-by-four with tinted windows pulls up outside their hotel. Throughout this chapter we hear lots of informal, spoken language. Colloquial words and expressions we come across incl…
 
In this chapter of La Vérité éclate toujours we discover the identity of the armed men and women who burst into the hospital. Finally, everyone is reunited and all that’s left to do is to go and see Max and tell him about everything that has happened. Some interesting constructions to look out for include: en déduire que and se devoir de. There's a…
 
Following the turn of events in our previous chapter, we see the aftermath, as the police arrive and start taking statements from witnesses and from James. However, they soon discover that the drama isn’t over yet! Some interesting expressions to look out for: l’ironie du sort and la fin des haricots as well as a range of crime novel vocabulary. Th…
 
Welcome back to our crime drama series for advanced learners of French! Put your listening comprehension skills to the test with this fast-moving, action-packed chapter in which we join Roger, James and Guillaume in the car that they are test driving. Some interesting expressions to listen out for along the way include: hors de ses gonds and perdre…
 
It's time for Chapter 33 of La Vérité éclate toujours! In this instalment we hear the next stage of James and Guillaume's Plan B which doesn’t unfold as smoothly as they’d hoped. Listen out for some nice expressions at the very beginning of the chapter: la goutte d’eau qui fait déborder le vase and la coupe est pleine. There's also an online course…
 
Welcome to the latest instalment of La Vérité éclate toujours ! In this dialogue chapter, we hear Roger's voice for the first time during a conversation with James and Guillaume. Listen carefully for the following colloquial expressions: en prendre plein les mirettes and travailler pour des clopinettes as well as some useful idiomatic expressions. …
 
Welcome to the first chapter of the fourth and final part of La Vérité éclate toujours, our crime drama series for advanced French learners. In this episode, James and Guillaume attend their meeting with Roger Martin who is as unpleasant and rude as they expected, but James manages to stay in the character of David Munro and play along. Throughout …
 
🤥 From people claiming to learn a language in 24 hours to those shouting that "all YouTube polyglots are FAKE!", the online language learning world is fraught with controversy and vitriol. So what's the truth? And can a so-called "YouTube polyglot" (man, I hate that term) comment on YouTube polyglots lying? Well, I’m going try... 🦃 BLACK FRIDAY SAL…
 
Julian (a.k.a. "JJ") is the woman behind two popular YouTube channels: 1) JJsays - 雪莲说 (where she shares Chinese language learning tips and videos), and 2) JJsings (where you can hear her singing in Mandarin together with her mother). JJ is an extremely passionate language learner, and I really enjoyed digging into her methods and philosophy. We di…
 
In Chapter 30 of La Vérité éclate toujours, James draws up a “Plan B” and Guillaume, Claire and Yvette all listen carefully as he talks them through it. The next day, James and Guillaume set off for their meeting with Roger Martin and realise there’s no turning back now. Join Mark and Pierre-Benoît as they talk through lots of subjunctive triggers …
 
Today I’m speaking with Jannah Hossain, who learned to speak Japanese in 6 months to surprise her best friend. Here’s her original video: https://youtu.be/W6Lnaf7Um2c To find out more about the course she used, Japanese Uncovered, visit: http://japaneseuncovered.com Do You Have A Question? This show exists to answer your language learning questions…
 
In Chapter 29 of La Vérité éclate toujours, James and Guillaume return from their meeting at Martin Industries before receiving an invitation to meet Roger Martin himself. Join Mark and Pierre-Benoît in this dialogue chapter where we come across lots of colloquial words and expressions including griller quelqu’un and se gausser. There's also an onl…
 
I'm thrilled to be released three new StoryLearning courses: Russian Uncovered Chinese Uncovered Turkish Uncovered Only those on the mailing list will be notified about the launch of these courses, so click below to join the list if you're interseted: https://www.iwillteachyoualanguage.com/new --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/iwilltea…
 
I love the Spanish language and the many cultures who speak it, but my journey to learn the language was anything but easy. There was pain, struggle, and even a near-death experience! In this episode of the podcast (originally published on my YouTube channel), I share the whole story of how I learned Spanish (my second foreign language after French…
 
In the latest instalment of La Vérité éclate toujours, our crime drama series for advanced French learners, James and Guillaume get back into the characters of Managing Director and Finance Director of Munro Mining, and attend a meeting with Martin Industries’ legal team. By the time they leave, they are one step closer to meeting Roger Martin hims…
 
Learning French completely changed my life. It set the stage for learning 7 more foreign languages, writing dozens of language learning books, and starting a language learning company that employs dozens of people and reaches millions of people around the world. In this episode of the podcast (originally published on my YouTube channel), I share th…
 
In Chapter 27 of La Vérité éclate toujours, James, Guillaume, Yvette and Claire discuss the next stage in their plan: the meeting with Martin Industries’ legal team. Listen our for examples of the subjunctive and many interesting phrases such as: ce n’est pas donné à tout le monde and en venir à faire quelque chose. There's also an online course ve…
 
In this live episode of the podcast, I answer YouTube user Kay Koopmans' excellent question: "I have a month before I go to Germany for a 10-month foreign exchange program, but I don’t know any German. With a month's time to prepare, what do you suggest I do? Just learn like anyone else? Just memorize vocab? What’s the most effective thing to focus…
 
If you've listened to this podcast or watched some of my videos, you may be thinking to yourself: "Wait a minute... Olly's method seems to be ALL ABOUT READING! What about listening and speaking? Does this guy think you can get fluent by reading alone?!" In this episode of the podcast (originally published on my YouTube channel), I answer this exac…
 
It's time for Chapter 26 of La Vérité éclate toujours - our crime drama series for advanced learners of French! James puts himself back into the role of David Munro in a phone conversation with Céline Frappier, in order to move on to the next stage in their plan. In this dialogue chapter we hear lots of informal French and colloquial phrases such a…
 
Imagine that you got a letter in the post announcing that you will be put on a plane to Korea in just 9 weeks, where you will stand on a street corner and talk to strangers about your faith IN KOREAN. Add to this the fact that you don't yet speak a single word in the language! That is precisely what Derek Driggs experienced when he trained to be a …
 
In this LIVE recording of the I Will Teach You A Language Podcast on YouTube, I answer YouTuber user @Bash Fakosh's question: "Do you think learning 2 languages together works? Or is it a recipe for disaster?" Free Download: StoryLearning Kit Click below to get free access to my StoryLearning Kit and discover how to learn a new language quickly and…
 
In the latest instalment of La Vérité éclate toujours, James and Guillaume arrive at the headquarters of Martin Industries and meet one of Roger’s colleagues to discuss plans for Martin Industries and James’s fake company, to work together. As James and Guillaume leave, even the calm and collected Guillaume is left feeling shaken by what happens on…
 
In this LIVE recording of the I Will Teach You A Language Podcast on YouTube, I answer the question: "I'm a complete beginner. How can I possibly start reading?" Many assume that my StoryLearning method only works for more experienced learners, but the truth is that there is a way for even complete beginners to start reading books and learning thro…
 
In this live recording of the I Will Teach You A Language podcast on YouTube, I answer a question from @rightinfrontofmysalad! about whether you should read a book straight through or stop to look up words you don't know. This is a really good question, and one that I get a lot. And my answer to this is a really important part of making StoryLearni…
 
James, Claire, Yvette and Guillaume prepare for the next stage of their plan in Chapter 24 of La Vérité éclate toujours, our crime series for advanced learners of French. Coffee Break French hosts Mark and Pierre-Benoît break down the language featured in this latest instalment and discuss a range of new vocabulary and expressions such as la superc…
 
In this live recording of the I Will Teach You A Language podcast on YouTube, I answer the question: "When is the right time to start speaking a foreign language?" I also answer: Why is this question asked in the first place? What are the most popular theories and methods? What are people's actual experience in real life with these methods? What is…
 
Ethan Wanger is an English teacher, world traveler, and the co-founder and Chief Marketing Officer of RealLife English, a popular site, YouTube channel, podcast, course, and app which helps people learn English through popular TV series. He has lived in Germany, Poland, Brazil, Thailand, and Chile, and is currently based in Barcelona. In his words,…
 
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