#036 | Lýdia Machová on Learning a New Language Every 2 Years


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In this episode, Benny Lewis and Shannon Kennedy discuss everything from language interpreting to language coaching, the Goldlist Method to novelty in language learning with Lýdia Machová.

In our chat with Lýdia, we also cover how to become more than a passive language learner, finding ways to enjoy your language learning, why you should focus on one specific language skill at a time, why Lýdia focuses on a language for two years, and how to be okay with giving up a language.

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Some of the topics brought up during the interview are:
  • What’s involved in working as a language interpreter
  • How to become more than a passive language learner
  • Finding ways to enjoy your language learning
  • Making language learning fun, systematic, intensive, and effective
  • The importance of novelty in language learning
  • Using the Goldlist method
  • Why you should focus on one specific language skill at a time
  • Why Lýdia focuses on a language for two years
  • How to be okay with giving up a language
  • How many languages polyglots actually speak
Podcast theme: “A New Beginning” by Shannon Kennedy
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