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Best Donovan Nagel podcasts we could find (updated March 2020)
Best Donovan Nagel podcasts we could find
Updated March 2020
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Read more here: https://www.mezzoguild.com/better-language-learning/ In this episode, I share 9 actionable steps you can take right now that will guarantee you better language learning. --- For inexpensive language tutors, teachers and conversation partners, I use italki: https://www.mezzoguild.com/italki (sign up here and get a free lesson) --- Su…
 
Read more: https://www.mezzoguild.com/language-blogging/ In this episode, I talk about language learning blogging, how it's all changing and how to stay relevant in 2019. This is a follow-up to my guide: https://www.mezzoguild.com/how-to-start-a-language-blog/ --- For inexpensive tutors, teachers and conversation partners, I use italki: http://www.…
 
Order it here: https://amzn.to/2FnjwkE Read more: https://www.mezzoguild.com/egyptian-arabic-easy-stories/ The first paperback edition of our new series called Egyptian Arabic: Easy Stories With English Translations is up now on Amazon. It consists of 12 mini stories in colloquial Egyptian that incrementally rise in length and difficulty. Here’s wh…
 
Read more here: https://www.mezzoguild.com/learn-language-like-a-child/ In this episode, I talk about my son and his language development, and how as adults we can learn in much the same way. We have advantages as adults in many ways but the idea that we can never learn the way children do is false. --- For inexpensive tutors, teachers and conversa…
 
Read more here: https://www.mezzoguild.com/cultural-identity In this episode, I reflect on the personal challenge and pain I've experienced assimilating into various cultures and then having to leave. Language maintenance is easy - cultural identity maintenance is the real challenge. Why are assimilators the best language learners? How do we perpet…
 
Read my update here: https://www.mezzoguild.com/fluency-proficiency/ In this episode, I reflect on the difference between language fluency and proficiency. --- For inexpensive tutors, teachers and conversation partners, I use italki: https://www.mezzoguild.com/italki (sign up here and get a free lesson).…
 
Read my update here: https://www.mezzoguild.com/one-year-old-language-learning/ In this episode, I talk about my 1 year old son's language development and how the observations I've made can apply to natural adult language acquisition. --- For inexpensive tutors, teachers and conversation partners, I use italki: https://www.mezzoguild.com/italki (si…
 
Read my update here: https://www.mezzoguild.com/koine-greek-isnt-hard/ In this episode, I share more about my current approach to learning Koine (New Testament) Greek. I offer suggestions for how seminaries and colleges can improve on teaching it. --- For inexpensive tutors, teachers and conversation partners, I use italki: https://www.mezzoguild.c…
 
Read my update here: https://www.mezzoguild.com/koine-greek-modern-greek/ In this episode, I share a bit about my own personal goal for 2018 to learn Koine and Modern Greek simultaneously. To what extent do they benefit each other? We'll see. --- For inexpensive tutors, teachers and conversation partners, I use italki: https://www.mezzoguild.com/it…
 
Read my update here: https://www.mezzoguild.com/syrian-iraqi-refugees-jordan/ See the project we're working on here: https://www.talkinarabic.com/ In this episode, I share more specifics on our time in Jordan and our time working with the Iraqi and Syrian refugees there. --- For inexpensive tutors, teachers and conversation partners, I use italki: …
 
Read my update here: https://www.mezzoguild.com/language-immersion-with-children/ See the project we're working on here: https://www.talkinarabic.com/ In this episode, I share an update from our time in Jordan and some observations from doing our first language immersion trip as a family with a child. --- For inexpensive tutors, teachers and conver…
 
Read my full article here: https://www.mezzoguild.com/foreign-language-careers/ Read my guide for language learning blogging here: https://www.mezzoguild.com/how-to-start-a-language-blog/ In this episode, I share some of the best foreign language career ideas and my experience with each of them. --- For inexpensive tutors, teachers and conversation…
 
Read my full article here: https://www.mezzoguild.com/8-important-things-to-do-language-immersion-trip/ In this episode, I share some important advice for anyone wanting or planning to go on a language immersion trip abroad in order to get the most out of the trip. --- For inexpensive tutors, teachers and conversation partners, I use italki: http:/…
 
Read my full article here: http://www.mezzoguild.com/aussie-australian-english-the-best-english/ In this episode, I talk about the different types of Australian English, how they came about and why it's the best variety of English on earth (clear bias!). --- For inexpensive tutors, teachers and conversation partners, I use italki: http://www.mezzog…
 
Read my full article here: http://www.mezzoguild.com/michel-thomas-review/ In this episode, I share the results of my detailed review and analysis of the Michel Thomas Method (Total and Perfect Arabic specifically). Overall I don't recommend it and here are the reasons why I reached this conclusion. --- For inexpensive Arabic tutors, teachers and c…
 
In this episode, I walk you through how I continue to work on improving foreign languages when I'm already at a high level. I share some examples from my own journey with Arabic. Read my full article here: http://www.mezzoguild.com/improve-when-youre-already-fluent/ --- For inexpensive Arabic tutors, teachers and conversation partners, I use italki…
 
In this episode I talk a bit more about my 'chunking' technique which I argue is a far more natural way to learn to speak a foreign language than traditional grammar study. I share a simple example from my time in Egypt as a new learner of Arabic. Read my full article here: http://www.mezzoguild.com/chunking-and-language-learning/ --- For inexpensi…
 
In this episode, I talk about how I originally learned Arabic over a decade ago and how I'd do it differently if I had the chance to start all over again. This advice will benefit you if you're considering learning Arabic yourself. Read my full article right here: http://www.mezzoguild.com/how-to-start-learning-arabic/ Join our site TalkInArabic.co…
 
In this episode, I discuss in detail some of the differences that Moroccan and other Maghrebi dialects have from the more popular Arabic varieties like Egyptian and Levantine. Check it out here: http://www.mezzoguild.com/moroccan-arabic/ Visit Talk In Arabic here: http://www.talkinarabic.com/ Find Moroccan Arabic teachers here (and get a free lesso…
 
In this controversial episode, I respond to frequent questions I've received about the constructed language Esperanto: Is it worth learning? What are the benefits of being able to speak it? Will it help me learn another language? Check it out here and respond with your thoughts: http://www.mezzoguild.com/esperanto/…
 
You may have heard at some point that there are two types of motivation – extrinsic and intrinsic. Extrinsic is motivation that we get from our environment. That’s extrinsic motivation. Then there’s intrinsic motivation. This is the motivation that comes from within ourselves. In this episode, I discuss this with regard to language learning and how…
 
When I started learning languages, I was a total failure. I failed Greek and Hebrew in college miserably. But everything changed for me thanks to a tiny but profound piece of ancient wisdom. In this episode, I share that story. Check it out here: http://www.mezzoguild.com/ancient-wisdom-that-made-me-a-success-story/…
 
Ever thought about becoming a freelance translator so you can earn a living while travelling? I did it myself. In this episode I explain how I got into it, what it takes and I dispel some of the misconceptions about what translation entails. Check it out here: http://www.mezzoguild.com/how-to-become-a-translator/…
 
Language education all over the world has been failing to produce fluent speakers of foreign languages. The reason? They teach languages backward by emphasizing a grammar-first approach which is totally unnatural and ineffective. In this episode I explain this and how to learn a language without it. Check it out here: http://www.mezzoguild.com/you-…
 
Welcome to the very first podcast episode of The Mezzofanti Guild | Language Learning Made Simple (mezzoguild.com). In this episode, I give a simple introduction of who I am, what my site is all about and importantly, who the great Cardinal Guiseppe Mezzofanti is. Make sure to subscribe to this podcast and visit me at: http://www.mezzoguild.com/…
 
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