#102 | Professor Argüelles on Learning a Language in 15 Minutes a Day

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Professor, polyglot and all-round language expert, Alexander Argüelles, talks with Benny and Elizabeth about his routines, methods, favourite activities and language learning interests.

Professor Argüelles employs his vast experience to help people learn languages through a variety of methods, including reading circles and videos on his YouTube channel, and he shares a lot of advice and inspiration during this conversation.

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Episode Overview

Some of the topics brought up during the interview are:

  • What it’s like to be inside the brain of someone who speaks numerous languages
  • Learning a language in 15 minutes a day
  • Doing what you love in your language
  • Reading in target languages
  • A daily language learning routine
  • How to learn a language through reading circles
  • What shadowing is
  • The “scriptorium” method
  • Mythology, religion and language
  • Digital detox and screen-free time

Podcast theme: “A New Beginning” by Shannon Kennedy