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Ask the Polyglot Episode 6: How do I Improve My Listening Skills?

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Dec 4, 2020

Welcome to the sixth 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:

  • How can I remember Japanese and Korean letters? / How hard is it to write in Japanese?
  • Why are some languages easier for some people to learn than others?
  • At what point do you start reading books and the news? And where do you look for easy learning content?
  • What's your favorite language?
  • How long did it take you to speak Mandarin?
  • What's the least painful way to memorize verbs?
  • Are there any good language resources out there?
  • How can I learn the different gender expressions in Russian?
  • There are some vowels in the new language that are really unpronounceable for me. What do I do?
  • I can't speak well without a cheat sheet, any advice?
  • How do I improve my listening skills?
  • How do you arrange your schedule to study more than one language at a time?
  • How do you keep languages you aren't focusing on fresh in your mind?
  • How much time do you study languages every day?
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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