#013 | How to Learn a Language “By Ear” with Idahosa Ness

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Benny Lewis and Shannon Kennedy have a conversation with Idahosa Ness, founder of the Mimic Method. In this episode of the Language Hacking Podcast, Idahosa details his language learning strategies, employing music, rapping, mimicry and deliberate practice.

Episode Overview

Some of the topics brought up during the interview are:

  • How Idahosa developed the Mimic Method by learning multiple languages
  • Freestyle rapping as a language tool
  • Mouth and tongue training to form sounds in a new language
  • Learning to tune your ear to a new language
  • How to sound like a native and integrate into other cultures
  • How to overcome perfectionism by getting into the flow

Podcast theme: “A New Beginning” by Shannon Kennedy