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Countdown is an augmented reality & interactive podcast where the audience determines the outcome in real time. Whitney has been kidnapped and locked in an escape room by a mysterious person known only as K. With 50,400 minutes (exactly 5 weeks) to escape, Whitney needs your help to solve a series of puzzles and determine why she was targeted. Help her escape by asking questions, leaving suggestions or solving the puzzle on Facebook, Twitter or iTunes. General content warning: This show cont ...
 
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TweetWelcome to the 5-week Linguist Show. This week, we’re going to talk about private language schools. Prepare to study abroad next summer with these tips I’m a huge fan of private language schools in different countries. And I tend not to do them at home and I have some reasons for that. Firstly, I certainly… Read More Study abroad next summer T…
 
Tweet Reading to learn languages is the most powerful way to learn any language anywhere. Some activities that I do during the summer to improve my language skills and sort of how the whole five-week thing came to be, and this week, I want to talk specifically about reading because it’s something that you could… Read More Reading to learn languages…
 
Tweet Reactivating languages: my 3 top tips Welcome to the 5-Week Linguist Show. If you want to learn a language or you teach a language, you’ve come to the right place. Join Janina each week for tips, resources, and advice for making engaging language learning happen anytime, anywhere. Welcome to the 5-Week Linguist Show. This… Read More Reactivat…
 
Tweet 3 Critical Insights for Any Learner of Languages from Tim Ferriss Tim Ferriss became a household name after publishing The Four-Hour Work Week. Like many others, I was certainly intrigued by the title and read the book in search of a life with more fun and relaxation, less stress, and less work. I can’t… Read More Tim Ferriss and Languages: 3…
 
Tweet Movement is so important. Teaching foreign languages gives us lots of opportunities to get exercise and language teaching into the same activity. Language immersion. One of my very favorite activities is called Batuka. If you’re not familiar with it, it’s sort of like Zumba but in Spanish. You can find it on YouTube. They… Read More Exercise …
 
Tweet Music is a great way experience culture. Here are my top tips to use music to learn languages. I use songs sparingly in languages for several reasons. Songs are essentially poems and they don’t always make a lot of sense. Using them to teach students how to communicate isn’t particularly useful. With that said,… Read More Music to learn langu…
 
Tweet Tips to Learn a Language Faster: Assessing with Tasks Assessing with tasks is one of my favorite tips to learn a language faster that I love to share. Assessment and learning. These topics are inextricably intertwined. Learning to assess your skills and progress is one of the best tips you can get to learn… Read More Tips to Learn a New Langu…
 
Tweet Learn to Speak a Language for your Trip in the Five Weeks Can you learn to speak a language in five weeks? Not to complete fluency. However, you can make a great deal of progress in the next five weeks. Follow these five steps to learn how to speak a language for your trip… Read More Learn to Speak a Language Fast: Language for your Trip The …
 
Tweet World Language Classroom: End of Year Fun I love teaching languages. There are so many things we can do in the world language classroom to bring our lessons to life. With that said, the end of the year can be hard for students to stay focused. Below are some fun activities for your world… Read More World Language Classroom: End of Year Fun Th…
 
Tweet Welcome to the 5-Week Linguist Show. If you want to learn a language or you teach a language you’ve come to the right place. Join Janina each week for tips, resources and advice for making engaging language learning happen any time, anywhere. Welcome to the 5-Week Linguist Show. This week I want to share… Read More Study Abroad with the Wande…
 
Tweet Fast language fluency Prefer to read? Welcome to the 5-Week Linguist Show. I wanted to share with you an old recording I made of my 200 hour challenge. As I’ve talked about in other episodes, and people ask often why five weeks? It seems like a bizarre random time period and it’s 100% not.… Read More Fast Language Fluency: The 200-Hour Challe…
 
Tweet Krashen, SLA and Yabla Welcome to the 5-Week Linguist Show if you want to learn a language or you teach a language, you’ve come to the right place. Join Janina each week for tips, resources, and advice for making engaging language learning happen anytime, anywhere. Welcome to the 5-Week Linguist Show. This week, I… Read More Krashen, SLA and …
 
Tweet Languages for teachers Welcome to the 5-week Linguist Show. Today I want to talk about language for teachers. So the very first thing that I want to say before I get into anything else is that you teachers are amazing. And I’ve been teaching for, I don’t want to tell you how many years,… Read More Language for teachers The post Language for t…
 
Tweet Prefer to read? Coffee talk and languages Bonjour. Welcome to the 5-Week Linguist Show. Today, we’re going to talk about coffee talk and spilling the tea. So I have a really interesting family, I think. Regardless of what may go on in with the people in my family, I can say at the very… Read More Coffee talk: learning languages The post Coffe…
 
Tweet Study abroad Welcome to the 5-Week Linguist Show. Today I want to talk about money and studying abroad. Studying abroad is one of my absolute favorite activities to learn a language. It’s travel, it’s eating, it’s connecting, it’s seeing places you’ve only dreamt about or read about. I’ve made this happen for myself a… Read More Study abroad:…
 
Tweet Am I too old to learn a language? Prefer to read? Annyeonghaseyo. Welcome to the Five Week Language Show. Today, I want to answer a question that I get from people so often and it’s, am I too old to learn a language? And I think it’s such an interesting question, and I want… Read More Am I too old to learn a language? The post Am I too old to…
 
Tweet Speak a language fluently in 2021 Welcome to The 5-Week Linguist Show and today’s the last lesson in our New Year’s Get Learning Languages five week course. And today we’re just going to talk about putting everything for lessons one through four together. So I wanted to talk about the four skills we really… Read More Speak a foreign language …
 
Tweet Welcome to the five week linguist show. So week four of your course, we’re going to learn to talk in new languages, output. Right? Learning new languages through speaking and writing. Oh. I want to start with a writing. Writing is often the skill we develop last in languages, whether that’s your own language… Read More Speak any language: cra…
 
Tweet This post contains affiliate links. Welcome to week three of your New Year’s course to learn a language. And this week, we’re going to talk about reading and listening to speak a language. Investing time and input is essential to learn to speak a language. Dr. Stephen Krashen has the input hypothesis as one… Read More Speak another language: …
 
Tweet Speak a foreign language: crash course week 2 Prefer to read? Speak a foreign language: vocabulary Learning vocabulary in a new language is obviously vital. This week, we will focus on learning vocabulary. Please note that you will learn a lot of vocabulary through reading, speaking to people, listening and any activity that immerses… Read Mo…
 
Tweet Learning a new language: crash course week one Welcome to the 5-Week Linguist Show. Every year I like to share my five-week crash course, it’s January and lots of people want to improve and it’s a perfect time, you’re probably in to take advantage of what it means, how to learn another language. So… Read More Learning a new language The post …
 
Tweet Free Training: The 5-Week Linguist Welcome to the 5-Week Linguistic Free Audio Training. My name’s Nina Klimas, and I’ve been teaching languages in several different countries, in Asia and the United States, and in Europe, since the ’90s. I have a BA in theater arts, and a BA in foreign languages and I also… Read More Free Training: The 5-Wee…
 
Tweet Storytelling for languages Welcome to the Five Week Linguist Show. Today, I want to talk about your story. So stories are an amazing way to learn languages, and if there was any one thing I had to tell people to do, if I only had to pick one, because it works, everything works best… Read More Storytelling for languages The post Storytelling f…
 
Tweet Spirituality: Lessons for Language Learners Welcome to The 5-Week Linguist Show. If you want to learn a language or you teach a language, you’ve come to the right place. Join Janina each week for tips, resources, and advice for making engaging language learning happen anytime, anywhere. Thank you for listening to The 5-Week Linguist… Read Mor…
 
Tweet Extroverts and Introverts: Lessons for Language Learners Welcome to the 5-Week Linguist Show. If you want to learn a language or you teach a language, you’ve come to the right place. Join Janina each week for tips, resources, and advice for making engaging language learning happen anytime, anywhere. Konnichiwa. Welcome to the 5-Week Linguist……
 
Tweet Coronavirus and Languages Welcome to The 5-Week Linguist Show. If you want to learn a language or you teach a language, you’ve come to the right place. Join Janina each week for tips, resources, and advice for making engaging language learning happen anytime, anywhere. Welcome to The 5-Week Linguist Show. Coronavirus and languages is… Read Mo…
 
Tweet Language Learning and Pleasure Welcome to the Five Week Linguist show. If you want to learn a language or you teach a language, you’ve come to the right place. Join Janina each week for tips, resources, and advice for making engaging language learning happen anytime, anywhere. Welcome to the Five Week Linguist show. I… Read More Language Lear…
 
Tweet Learn Languages: 25 Ways to Learn Every Day We all have the same 24 hours in a day. Here are some ideas to turn some time every day into language learning time. Select an activity or two that realistically fits into your life, carve out some time each day and track it over the… Read More Speak a Language Fluently: 25 Activities The post Speak…
 
Tweet 7 Essentials to Speak Spanish Like a Native It’s one language. While there are many variations of Spanish, it’s still one language. Many of the words that are used in different countries are unique to that country or unique to that area. I’m sure you can think of similar examples in English. The English… Read More Speak Spanish Fluently: Esse…
 
Tweet Speak Fluently: Lessons from Acting Teaching and learning languages has been my life. It has allowed me to see the world while paying the bills, and teach others how to communicate with people in different languages. Anyone can learn a language with the right tools and information. When I started my career more than… Read More Speak Fluently:…
 
Tweet Learn to Speak French: Essentials for Mastery Do you want to learn to speak French? Check out these essentials for mastery. How long does it take? French is what we call a Category I language- fairly close to English. People who go through the Foreign Service Institute (training for U.S. diplomats) can generally learn… Read More Speak French:…
 
Tweet Global Business: Brands that Love Language Learners Welcome to The 5-Week Linguist Show. If you want to learn a language or you teach a language, you’ve come to the right place. Join Janina each week for tips, resources, and advice for making engaging language learning happen anytime, anywhere. Hola. Welcome to The 5-Week Linguist… Read More …
 
Tweet Language Learning Apps that AREN’T Duolingo: Create the Ultimate Language Learning Lab Anyone who loves languages knows (and loves) Duolingo and Google Translate- they are great language learning apps. While they are both super useful and definitely popular (Duolingo has more than 100 million users alone), you’ll need further practice to brin…
 
Tweet Language Learning for Children Welcome to the 5-Week Linguist Show. If you want to learn a language or you teach a language, you’ve come to the right place. Join Janina each week for tips, resources, and advice for making engaging language learning happen anytime, anywhere. How can my child learn to speak another language,… Read More Language…
 
Tweet Prefer to read? Rosetta Stone: A Tour Welcome to the Five-Week Linguist Show. If you want to learn a language or you teach a language, you’ve come to the right place. Join Janina each week for tips, resources, and advice for making engaging language learning happen anytime, anywhere. Hello. Welcome to the Five-week Linguist… Read More Rosetta…
 
Tweet Prefer to read about fun language learning? Fun Language Learning Welcome to The 5-Week Linguist Show. This week, I wanted to talk about fun in language classes. So I wanted to talk first of all, about the intense expectations that there are in a lot of language classes and about what reality looks like.… Read More Fun Language Learning: Acti…
 
Tweet Language Instruction: Checklist for a Proficiency-oriented Classroom Did you know that less than 1 percent of Americans are proficient in a language that they studied at school, according The Atlantic? In 2016, there were 110 million users on Duolingo, a top online language platform. People want to learn new languages. There are now… Read Mor…
 
Tweet Back to School: Tips for Language Teachers Welcome to the 5-Week Linguist Show. If you want to learn a language or you teach a language, you’ve come to the right place, join Janina each week for tips, resources, and advice for making engaging language learning happen anytime, anywhere. [Spanish 00:00:26]. Welcome to the 5-Week… Read More Back…
 
Tweet Speaking a Foreign Language: 50 Tips from 50 Years Welcome to The Five Week Linguist Show. If you want to learn a language or you teach a language, you’ve come to the right place. Join Janina each week for tips, resources and advice for making engaging language learning happen anytime, anywhere. So this week… Read More Speaking a Foreign Lang…
 
Tweet Langauge and Time Welcome to the 5-Week Linguist Show. If you want to learn a language or you teach a language, you’ve come to the right place. Join Janina each week for tips, resources, and advice for making engaging language learning happen anytime, anywhere. Welcome to the 5-week Linguist Show. We’re continuing our series… Read More Langua…
 
Tweet Speak a New Language: Learning Vocabulary Welcome to The Five Week Linguist Show. If you want to learn a language or you teach a language, you’ve come to the right place. Join Janina each week for tips, resources and advice for making engaging language learning happen anytime, anywhere. So this week on The Five… Read More Speak a New Language…
 
Tweet Language Mastery: What the Research Tells Us Welcome to the 5-Week Linguist Show. If you want to learn a language or you teach a language, you’ve come to the right place. Join Janina each week for tips, resources, and advice for making engaging language learning happen anytime, anywhere. More into our series of 50… Read More Language Mastery:…
 
Tweet Prefer to read? Second Languages and Health Welcome to the 5-Week Linguist Show. Over the next five weeks, I’m going to share with you 50 different lessons that I’ve learned about language teaching and learning as I approach my 50th birthday. It’s hard to believe I’ve been teaching languages for more than half of… Read More Second Languages a…
 
Tweet Prefer to read? Money and Languages Welcome to the 5-Week Linguist Show. This week, I wanted to talk about languages and money. Over the past few years, I’ve really wanted to take a big step outside of myself about the things that are important to me. I’ve always looked at languages or used to… Read More Money: How Languages Help The post Mon…
 
Tweet Language Learning and Brene Brown Buongiorno. Welcome to The 5-Week Linguist Show. Today I wanted to talk about languages and the work of Brené Brown. I must admit I’m a little late getting to the work of Brené Brown. You hear the name everywhere. So I finally just had to check it out, and… Read More Language Learning and Brene Brown The post…
 
Tweet Language Learning Skills: Maintain and Build this Summer We all love summer. Teachers and students, we all need that break to recharge. However, the reality is, there’s lots of learning that we forget over the summer, and we need to review. Working on your language skills during the summer can be a very effective… Read More Language Learning …
 
Tweet Prefer to read? Racism and Education, Languages and Culture Welcome to The 5-Week Linguist Show. If you want to learn a language or you teach a language, you’ve come to the right place. Join Janina each week for tips, resources, and advice for making engaging language learning happen anytime, anywhere. Welcome to The 5-Week… Read More Racism …
 
Tweet Prefer to Read? Language Learning: Breakthrough Success Welcome to the Five Week Linguist Show. If you want to learn a language or you teach a language, you’ve come to the right place. Join Janina each week for tips, resources, and advice for making engaging language learning happen anytime, anywhere. Welcome to the Five Week… Read More Langu…
 
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