Reaching for Words

RFW5: Finding joy in language, with Katie Harris

Language learning should be a joy, but can sometimes be a drag. We’ve all experienced that feeling of impatience and boredom that learning a language can sometimes be.

However, it doesn’t have to be that way! Rob talks with Katie Harris (from about ways to inject the joy back into your language learning process.

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RFW4: Independent Language Learning, with Lindsay Williams

We chat with Lindsay Williams (from about how to carve your own, independent path in your language learning:

  • How to create structure in your approach
  • How to plan your learning
  • Dealing with motivation and discipline
  • Most effective activities for solo learning
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RFW3: Memory and Language Learning, with Olly Richards

Rob talks with polyglot Olly Richards about the role of memorization in language learning:

  • Do memory champions make the best language learners?
  • Is memorization really important?
  • Active vs passive memorization
  • Memorization tips and techniques for language learning
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RFW2: Beginning a Language, with Shannon Kennedy

We chat with Shannon Kennedy, a polyglot who has learned 8 languages, about how to approach a new language:

  • 3 do’s and don’ts when starting a language
  • The role of grammar at the beginner stages of language learning
  • Motivation vs discipline – which is more important?
  • How to build your language learning routine
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RFW1: Speaking fluently, with Luca Lampariello

In our first episode, we chat with Luca Lampariello, a renowned polyglot who has achieved high levels of fluency in 13 languages. We discuss:

  • Preparing to speak
  • Keys to fluency
  • Practising speaking
  • Speaking as a performance
  • The mindset of fluency
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