ML31: How To Become a Better Language Learner

Discover some of the most common myths about language learning and the importance of community for becoming multilingual. Plus I answer your questions on the practices of the world’s best language learners, whether you can learn more than one language at the same time and how to maintain foreign lan

ML31: How To Become a Better Language Learner

Language learning seems far more complicated than it is. Ultimately it's a skill that can be broken down into three sub skills - grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation - which you'll need to develop to get to a good level of proficiency.

But one of the things that's rarely discussed is the importance of community for language learning. This is something I've experienced on my language learning journey and my time at the Polyglot Conference in Greece.

In this episode I’ll teach you how to become a better language learner, offering a series of tools and techniques that you can apply to any language to develop the skills of grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation.

Plus I answer some of your questions including:

- Can you learn two languages at once and what’s the best method to do this?
- How do you maintain languages that you already know?
- How important is a total immersion experience for language learning?

So whether you're looking to pick up a new language, maintain ones you already know or refresh and old one you've forgotten, this episode has you covered with practical strategies and techniques you can apply straight away.


🎙 ML37: Ellen Jovin on Foreign Language Resources, Grappling with Grammar and Speaking from the Start

🎙 ML32: Luca Lampariello on Language Learning Habits, Translation Techniques and Living the Polyglot Dream

🎙 ML10: Alex Rawlings on Mastering Multiple Languages, Finding Great Teachers and Using Technology Intelligently

🎙 ML9: Olly Richards on Building Your Vocabulary, Perfecting Your Accent and How To Learn Any Language


📄 5 Common Language Learning Myths Dispelled

📄 3 Qualities of Exceptional Language Learners

📄 Perfectionism: The Learning Mindset You Need To Avoid At All Costs

Selected Resources

🖥 The Polyglot Conference

📖 Mezzofanti's Gift: The World's Best Language Learners - Michael Erard

📄 Learning More than One Language at the Same Time - Luca Lampariello