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I just finished editing my interview with Shannon Kennedy for Lingsprout. Unlike my last few interviews which were focused tutorials, this one was just a story. It’s not that she wouldn’t have something great to teach. She does and she teaches it on her site Eurolinguiste, but her story is just epic.

As a music student, she had some language learning requirements and just took them really seriously. She simultaneously learned multiple languages to a B level (which is European for “intermediate/able to get by”), and then went on to take on other languages such as Mandarin that aren’t even required of classical musicians.


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Check it out here: A story of learning two languages at once

I recently interviewed Lindsay Dow for Lingsprout and asked her about using social media for language learning. She talked about Snapchat, Instagram and Periscope, which made me feel a bit old but it was pretty fun talking to her! Also the thing I liked about both Snapchat and Periscope is their ephemeral nature, which makes speaking a language you’re learning a lot less scary than YouTube, for example.


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Check it out here: Language practice on social media

Since the first interview with Chris Parker went well, I did second video interview for Lingsprout. This time I interviewed Jeremy Ginsburg AKA “the Vietnomad”, whose incredible story was on Benny Lewis’s blog.


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Unlike the previous interview I did, this one was more of a “how to” than a story. I dug in and pushed pretty hard on one topic—What can you do in terms of social interactions to learn a foreign language in a country as a beginner?

Check it out here: How to befriend locals and learn their language with Jeremy Ginsburg