Today I'm extremely happy to welcome onto the show Lindsay Dow.
I've been fan of Lindsay's blog and YouTube channel for a while and her apparent enthusiasm and passion for languages made me want to have her on the Podcast as soon as possible 🙂
And let me share just how nice Lindsay was, usually what I do with the podcast is that I record episodes in advance, so in case of anything happening the episode will still go out on Fridays as always. But, as you might have seen I was sick for over a week, coupled with a visit out of my home for a 24/7 event that prevented me from recording episodes and suddenly I found myself panicking when my original guest had to withdraw due to school commitments.
Luckily for me, Lindsay wasted no time and even took the time very late at night to make sure that the episode was done – and what an episode it was! You can really hear how passionate Lindsay is about languages and language learning.
I hope you enjoy the episode and if you have any comments or questions please do not hesitate to put them in the comment box below!
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In this episode you will hear about:
- How pastries helped Lindsay spark an interest in language learning
- Why she loves languages
- Her views on the UK language learning in schools
- How she got into tutoring and spent 3 months abroad teaching English
- How she goes about learning a language
- Her thoughts about learning Dutch with good knowledge of German and English
- Her tips for students who want to maximize their tutoring experience
- Her secret top tip!
- And much more related to motivation, passion and language learning
Resources mentioned in the Episode
- LindsayDoesLanguages.com – Lindsay's blog
- “I-to-I” Teach English abroad course (TEFL certification)
- http://www.teach-english-jobs.com/ (For job opportunities with a TEFL certification)
- Anki – Vocabulary (especially handy for making your own database)
- Memrise – Alternative for vocabulary, easier to use
- Italki – For language tutoring
- Lindsay's YouTube – HIGHLY recommended!
- Lindsay on Facebook / Twitter
Kris is the founder of Actual Fluency, and has spent the last 8 years becoming an expert in language learning software, methods, and techniques.
Originally from Denmark, he now lives in Portugal and speaks 5+ languages at varying levels. His other interests are Wine, Online Marketing, and Travelling.