#304 – Steve and Alex – Confidence (Part 2)

Confidence comes when you are proficient at something. Confidence is also very important in the learning process. How does confidence improve your ability to learn language?

Difficulty: Intermediate
Category: Language
Duration: 09:47

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Alex: It’s the same where I went to school in California. There is probably about half and half who study French and Spanish, but it’s the same for Spanish and French; both ways, yeah.

Steve: I know in my own experience in high school we had French and I got good marks, but wasn’t at all interested. Then I had a professor at university who just turned me on, subsequently, to learning other languages. There it was because the content of the course was just so interesting and the way he presented it. Here, again, it’s connecting with content that matters so you can understand stuff. I remember like at school you’ll always find the guy, say in French, whose mother is a Francophone and therefore who speaks French, but he gets poor marks.

Alex: Yeah.

#303 – Steve and Alex – Confidence (Part 1)

Confidence comes when you are proficient at something. Confidence is also very important in the learning process. How does confidence improve your ability to learn language?

Difficulty: Intermediate
Category: Language
Duration: 13:12

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Alex:   We had some requests on the forum and some people contact us personally and say hey, we’d love to hear another podcast.

Steve: Right.

Alex:   So, here we are.

Steve: I never know what we should talk about, whether we should talk about the weather or politics, the economic situation, but one thing that struck me today that I wanted to talk about and get your opinions on is the issue of confidence in language learning. I’m even going to do a YouTube video on it. It is certainly true that if something good happens to you, say your favorite team wins a game or you get complimented on something or I score a goal in my Old Timer’s hockey, whatever, anything good happens you feel good.

#302 Steve and Alex – Multilingualism (Part 2)

How many languages do you know? What motivated you to learn a foreign language? In this podcast, Steve and Alex discuss the importance of motivation in learning a language and about the importance of promoting multilingualism.

Difficulty: Intermediate
Category: Language
Duration:  6:24

 

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#301 Steve and Alex – Multilingualism (Part 1)

How many languages do you know? What motivated you to learn a foreign language? In this podcast, Steve and Alex discuss the importance of motivation in learning a language and about the importance of promoting multilingualism.

Difficulty: Intermediate
Category: Language
Duration:  9:55

 

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#300 Steve and Alex – Passive vs. Active Vocabulary (Part 2)

Do you know a word when you can recognize it, or do you have to be able to actively use it? What does it mean to really know a word, and is having a large active vocabulary as useful as having a large passive vocabulary? In this podcast, Steve and Alex discuss different definitions of “knowing” a word, what a typical active to passive ratio might be and more.

Difficulty: Intermediate
Category: Language
Duration:  7:47

 

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