#070 | Herr Professor on How Engineers Approach Language Learning

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In this episode of the Language Hacking Podcast, Benny Lewis and Shannon Kennedy talk to Manuel of “Herr Professor” about growing up multilingual, teaching German, and how engineers approach language learning.

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Episode Overview

Some of the topics brought up during the interview are:

  • How Manuel used his technical background to learn new languages
  • How to turn language input into output
  • Why speaking is one of the biggest challenges for language learners
  • What makes input useful and how to avoid passive listening
  • What to do when you have trouble focusing on your language learning tools
  • How to find compelling, comprehensible input at your language level
  • Why building habits is so important in language learning
  • The importance of being able to drop things that don’t work and focus on the things that do

Podcast theme: “A New Beginning” by Shannon Kennedy

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