AFP 119 – Quinn Taber: The power of Immersion

Quinn Taber comes on the show to share his experience learning languages through immersion, and talks about building his own language learning startup.

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Show Notes and Resources

In this interview with Quinn Taber from

  • Why Immersion is so powerful
  • How Quinn decided to do his part to help with the refugee crisis
  • How he learned Arabic (and how he didn't also!)
  • Is immersion really enough?
  • Can we immerse ourselves from home?
  • Why Quinn decided to start his own language learning startup

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