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Ask the Polyglot Episode 12: What's the best way to learn a language when no one near you knows it?

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May 20, 2021

Welcome to the twelfth ever episode of our "Ask the Polyglot" series. In each episode, our Resident Polyglot and Language Expert, Shannon Kennedy answers your language learning questions.

Want your questions answered? Over on Instagram, we regularly ask what your questions about language learning are. Be sure to follow us on Instagram to keep an eye on our stories for the next opportunity to ask questions!

In this episode, Shannon answers:

  • Best way to stay motivated?
  • Good resources with tv shows with subtitles or dubbed in other languages?
  • What's the best way to learn a language when no one near you knows it?
  • How long does it take before a language sinks in?
  • How to be able to quickly start a conversation while learning a language?
  • Any ways to learn about grammar that I'm not familiar with?
  • Why don't you learn Arabic and what is so hard about learning it?
  • How to make the rolled r sound in Spanish?
  • Is it a good idea to follow a learning plan? Or is there a chance it will feel restricted?
  • What started this love of languages?

Language learning Q&A - Ask our resident language expert your questions about language learning


What about you? What are your language learning questions? We plan to make them more regularly, so keep an eye on our Instagram stories! We’ll share when we’re accepting more questions and I’d love to answer your language questions in the next round. Happy language learning! 

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