Baker over at ManVsDebt has just uploaded a video interview with me that summarises some of my philosophies and strategies in language learning.
I had the pleasure to do this interview with him in Thailand, and we discussed some aspects of language learning that I write about on this site, for almost 40 minutes! Some readers of the blog might be interested in watching a few minutes of it – I've included it and several other video interviews in this post.
For those coming from Baker's blog, check out a funny video I made with him and others on the beach in Ko Phi Phi. His family and he himself are really cool in person and I'm so glad that I got to spend some time with them!
Some budget relevant posts on my blog that Baker's readers may be interested in include Why you don't need to be rich to travel the world, and even if travel isn't for you, you can definitely learn and practice a language for free without traveling. You can see some language relevant posts by checking out the most popular list on the right. Like Baker, I have a debt that I have to pay off too, but I'm not letting that stop me from living my dreams 😉
The videos are originally in this post on his site, but I'll add it here too (in two parts):
Cody on Thrilling Heroics
I was actually quite active in Thailand getting to know other bloggers and several of them wanted to sit down and record a chat about language learning with me. One of the coolest people I met in my time was Cody McKibb, another location independent worker who tries to encourage others to live a similar life, and on this post he shows another video with me, that I'll also share here. Some topics we discuss are the same as those in Baker's interview, but there are other questions of course. This one is half as long though:
Cody and Baker and several others work together on an amazing site called Untemplater, which discusses how young professionals can try to break free from the usual trend and live their dreams. It has some inspirational and practical advice and discusses the kinds of principles that I've applied myself to have the freedom to travel etc.
David Walsh & Benny
One last interview is with David Walsh, a very active entrepreneur that I enjoyed chatting with. This one is different – rather than discussing language learning strategies I discuss the mentality I've had as a blogger and how I think this will help me to try to be able to earn a little bit from this site, to ease financial pressure, when I make my Language Hacking Guide available.
The idea to write the guide and some changes in how I've been blogging were highly influenced by these amazing people that I met while travelling through Thailand. They are good friends and I look forward to meeting them again some day!
Let me know in the comments if you enjoyed these videos!
And finally... One of the best ways to learn a new language is with podcasts. Read more about how to use podcasts to learn a language.