English with Kirsty – episode 175
Conversation with Gabriel Clark – practical tips for language learners
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This is an interview with Gabriel Clark, a blogger, podcaster, and language teacher. Gabriel is also a language learner, so he’s able to share some practical tips that have worked for him.
I split our conversation into two parts because it became fairly long. In the first part of the interview we talk about:
- How speaking another language reduces barriers when you’re living or working in another country
- How speaking your students’ language can help you as a teacher
- How being a language learner can help you as a teacher, as long as you don’t project your own learning style all of the time
- How it can be good for your language skills to speak with people who don’t speak your first language
- 3 tips that helped Gabriel with his language learning.
Gabriel also introduced the idea of a language study menu. You can listen to the Clark and Miller language study menu podcast episode here.
You can also find Gabriel’s blog, his other podcast episodes, and more information about his work on the Clark and Miller website.
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