#25 Learn a Language in 5-Minute Bursts with Drops


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By Benny Lewis and Fluent in 3 Months. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.
Benny Lewis chats with Shannon Kennedy and Caitlin Sacasas about how they use the language app Drops. Drops is a visual, vocabulary language learning game that helps you build your foundation in a new language in 5-minute sessions.
Shannon and Caitlin share why they love Drops, how they use the app, and how Drops teaches vocab without translation.
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Some of the topics brought up during the interview are:
  • The history of Drops and its multinational background
  • Why Drops focuses on helping learners with just one thing
  • How Drops pays special attention to teaching a language through games
  • Learning a language without translation
  • Keeping up your language learning motivation and how Drops’ 2-Day Rule
  • How 5 minutes a day adds up to a language learning habit and lots of learned words
  • Why learning vocabulary is so important
  • The difference between the free version of Drops and Drops Premium
  • How Drops decides on what new content gets added
  • Learning travel essentials with Drops’ “Travel Talk” feature
  • Drops partnership with K-pop star and artist Amber Liu
  • Language laddering with Drops
Podcast theme: “A New Beginning” by Shannon Kennedy

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