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AFP 55 – Jimmy Mello: Language Teaching

(Last Updated On: April 27, 2020)

For today's podcast episode I'm very happy to welcome Jimmy Mello to the podcast. Jimmy is the author of the Mello method and has been teaching languages in Brazil for over 20 years.

He comes on the show to talk about language teaching in general, but also to talk about situations where teaching might not be the best option. He also shares why and how he came up with his own method back in the day.

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Jimmy Mello

Today I'm very happy to present my recent interview/talk with Brazilian polyglot Jimmy Mello. I've been following Jimmy for a while and I've been very interested to learn more about his Mello Method.

He's been teaching languages for over 20 years so he has a lot to bring to the table. In the episode we get into why somebody should consider going to language classes and why somebody shouldn't.

It's a great episode if you are interested in language classes with a lot of general language learning tips and tricks added to it.

Show Notes

In this episode you will hear about:

  • How Jimmy got started with languages
  • How he started teaching languages over 20 years ago
  • How the demand for English teaching shaped his business
  • How he came up with the Mello Method
  • And much more!

Episode Resources

This lists the resources relevant to the episode. For other language learning resources please go to the resource page for more information.

  • – Home of Jimmy's method for learning languages
  • – Jimmy's personal website
  • – Gathering of language learning videos from the internet
  • – Jimmy on Facebook
  • – Jimmy on Twitter

The Episode

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Special thanks to this week's guest, Jimmy Mello for joining me on the show and sharing his story. See you on the next episode.

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.