#005 | Olly Richards on Living Abroad and Story Learning


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Language educator and author Olly Richards joins Benny Lewis and Shannon Kennedy in this episode of the Language Hacking Podcast. He shares about his “Story Learning” method and how his experience learning languages led him to develop this approach.

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Episode Overview

Some of the topics brought up during the interview are:

  • How motivation is the most important ingredient in language learning
  • Music and language learning
  • Advice for new language learners
  • Comprehensible Input – Listening and Reading above your current level
  • How Olly chose “Story Learning” as his method of teaching
  • How to use comprehensible input and reading materials when learning a language
  • How Olly studies languages, from beginner to advanced – Directness
  • How Olly stays motivated when learning languages
  • Olly's language challenges and how he overcame them
  • Olly's latest language teaching projects

Quote: “Do what makes you happy.” – Olly Richards

Podcast theme: “A New Beginning” by Shannon Kennedy

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