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Member Profile: Jenneke, from The Netherlands

Member Profile: Jenneke, from The Netherlands

Leonardo English
5
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July 12, 2021
Meet Jenneke, a curious mind from The Netherlands. Discover how she started speaking "International" English, and why she decided to focus on activating her "passive" vocabulary.
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June Vocabulary Builder Challenge: A Review

June Vocabulary Builder Challenge: A Review

Leonardo English
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July 6, 2021
We just finished our first “Vocabulary Builder” challenge. Here’s how it went, all the words we covered, and everything we learned.
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Can Translation Help Me Study English?

Can Translation Help Me Study English?

Language learning
8
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July 1, 2021
Can classic language learning methods help me improve my English? Here is how using an old-school method in a new way can help you improve your English.
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A Not-So-Secret Secret To Improve Your Speaking: Record Yourself in English Every Day

A Not-So-Secret Secret To Improve Your Speaking: Record Yourself in English Every Day

Language learning
7
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June 29, 2021
Recording yourself speaking English is a powerful way to improve your fluency and see your progress over time. Here’s how to do it effectively.
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What Is Chunking in English and Why Does it Matter?

What Is Chunking in English and Why Does it Matter?

Language learning
5
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June 22, 2021
“Chunking” originated in psychology and it changed how we think about memory. Here’s how you can apply it to learn English more effectively.
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Member Profile: Cassie, from China

Member Profile: Cassie, from China

Members
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June 18, 2021
Meet Cassie, a Master's student in Translation and Interpreting with plans to become an interpreter. Discover why she decided English Learning for Curious Minds was the perfect tool to help her with real-time interpreting, and how she learned to have a fluent conversation in six months.
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Am I Saying It Right? 9 Ways To Recognise Your Mistakes As An Independent English Learner

Am I Saying It Right? 9 Ways To Recognise Your Mistakes As An Independent English Learner

Language learning
8
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June 17, 2021
Saying the wrong word can be really embarrassing, but it’s part of the process. Use these tips and tricks to notice your mistakes and make them less often.
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Member Profile: Laura, from Spain

Member Profile: Laura, from Spain

Leonardo English
10
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June 14, 2021
Meet Laura, "The Hungry Learner", and learn about her recipe for successful language learning. She has also been kind enough to provide a 7 day planner for how to maximise your use of podcasts to learn English, and how to build your own daily habit.
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Talking To Yourself: Is It An Effective Way To Improve Your English Speaking?

Talking To Yourself: Is It An Effective Way To Improve Your English Speaking?

Language learning
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June 8, 2021
Can talking to yourself help you learn English? See what the research says and the most effective ways to do it
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How To Choose An English Teacher: 10 Tips From An English Teacher

How To Choose An English Teacher: 10 Tips From An English Teacher

Language learning
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June 2, 2021
Here’s an English teacher’s best advice for finding truly effective English teachers to supplement your other English activities.
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Shakespeare’s English: How The Playwright Influenced The English Language

Shakespeare’s English: How The Playwright Influenced The English Language

Language learning
7
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May 28, 2021
How many words did Shakespeare add to the English language? And how do we know if he actually invented them himself?
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How Much Does It Cost To Learn English? Can You Learn English Free?

How Much Does It Cost To Learn English? Can You Learn English Free?

Language learning
7
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May 26, 2021
Learning English can be very expensive, but it doesn’t have to be. And, sometimes, even free resources are costly in another way: on your time.
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Announcing The June Vocabulary Builder Challenge

Announcing The June Vocabulary Builder Challenge

Leonardo English
8
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May 18, 2021
A 30-day challenge with community accountability to boost your confidence, vocabulary, and writing skills in English.
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Reflections On The April 30 For 30 Challenge

Reflections On The April 30 For 30 Challenge

Leonardo English
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May 14, 2021
Our first 30 for 30 Challenge saw curious minds from 13 different countries commit to using English for 30 minutes every day for 30 days. Here’s how it went, what they learned, and why this format is so powerful for independent learners.
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Should I Use Songs And Music To Learn English?

Should I Use Songs And Music To Learn English?

Language learning
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May 11, 2021
Will listening to Adele or Beyonce really teach me English? Here’s everything you need to know about learning English from music.
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We Have A New Cover For The English Learning For Curious Minds Podcast

We Have A New Cover For The English Learning For Curious Minds Podcast

Leonardo English
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May 5, 2021
Meet the new cover art for English Learning for Curious Minds.
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Connected Speech In English: What It Is And How To Learn It

Connected Speech In English: What It Is And How To Learn It

Language learning
7
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May 5, 2021
Speaking English is hard because we often don’t say words like we should. Here’s how to understand connected speech and how to speak naturally yourself.
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Member Profile: Dawid, from Poland

Member Profile: Dawid, from Poland

Members
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April 27, 2021
Meet Dawid, a software developer from Poland, and a new member of Leonardo English. Learn about his view on the Polish education system, and why he is such a big fan of Shadowing.
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Bonus Episodes Now Available On Your Favourite Podcast App

Bonus Episodes Now Available On Your Favourite Podcast App

Leonardo English
5
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April 21, 2021
You can now listen to all of our bonus, member-only episodes on your favourite podcast app as well as on the website. Listen and learn wherever you want.
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This Is Why You Understand English Better Than You Can Speak It—and What You Can Do About It

This Is Why You Understand English Better Than You Can Speak It—and What You Can Do About It

Language learning
10
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April 16, 2021
It’s normal to understand English better than you can speak it, but it’s still frustrating. Here’s why that happens and how you can fix it.
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American vs. British vs. Australian English—Which Should I Choose (And Does It Even Matter)?

American vs. British vs. Australian English—Which Should I Choose (And Does It Even Matter)?

Language learning
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April 12, 2021
Yes, English accents and dialects can be confusing. Sorry. Here’s how to navigate American vs. British vs. Australian English and decide which one you should learn.
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50, 10,000, 100,000 - Three Big Milestones

50, 10,000, 100,000 - Three Big Milestones

Leonardo English
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April 6, 2021
Last week, Leonardo English passed three exciting milestones. Here’s what they were and what they mean for our mission of building a more interesting way of improving your English.
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Members-only March Icebreaker Sessions

Members-only March Icebreaker Sessions

Leonardo English
3
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March 30, 2021
After a successful 'test run' in February, we had our second set of Icebreaker sessions. They were a great success, and it's fantastic to see so many curious minds coming together to practise their English.
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6 Lies Your English Teacher Told You

6 Lies Your English Teacher Told You

Language learning
6
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March 25, 2021
Don’t be held back by the lies your English teacher might have told you. Here is the truth behind 6 lies you might have been told in English class.
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The Future of Learning English

The Future of Learning English

Language learning
6
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March 22, 2021
The way we learn languages is shifting, and it looks promising. Here’s what could change… and what probably won’t.
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Member Profile: Steven, from China

Member Profile: Steven, from China

Members
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March 19, 2021
Meet Steven, a Chinese native and a recent member of Leonardo English. Discover why pronunciation is particularly difficult for Chinese speakers, and why he doesn't believe in traditional English learning methods.
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Choosing Wisely From the English Learning Buffet

Choosing Wisely From the English Learning Buffet

Language learning
6
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March 12, 2021
You have unlimited options for English learning resources, but that can make it harder to find what works. Here’s how to find the gems and not get overwhelmed with choice.
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The Introvert’s Guide to Learning English

The Introvert’s Guide to Learning English

Language learning
7
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March 8, 2021
To learn English you have to use it… but what if you’re shy? Don’t worry: introverts can master English, too—here’s how.
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Member Profile: Olga, from Latvia

Member Profile: Olga, from Latvia

Members
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March 2, 2021
Meet Olga, a curious minds originally from Latvia, but now living in St Petersburg, Russia. Discover her English learning journey, and why she decided to become a member of Leonardo English.
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Our First Members-only "Icebreaker" Session

Our First Members-only "Icebreaker" Session

Leonardo English
4
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February 25, 2021
What happens when you put curious minds from 10 different countries together for an "Icebreaker" session? A lot of fun, it turns out.
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Member Profile: Sidi, from Mauritania

Member Profile: Sidi, from Mauritania

Members
5
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February 23, 2021
Meet Sidi, a new addition to the Leonardo English family. Discover how his English journey started, how it has changed over time, and how he overcame various difficulties to become a successful independent English learner.
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We're Now Part of Stripe Climate

We're Now Part of Stripe Climate

Leonardo English
4
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February 12, 2021
Now, 1% of all Leonardo English memberships go towards carbon removal projects. It's a small step, but an important one.
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How To Learn English On Your Own | Guide for Independent Learners

How To Learn English On Your Own | Guide for Independent Learners

Language learning
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February 9, 2021
You don’t need to take classes to master English, but there are challenges to learning English independently. Here are some strategies to overcome them and learn English successfully on your own.
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When (And Why) To Use Subtitles for Learning English

When (And Why) To Use Subtitles for Learning English

Language learning
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February 5, 2021
Does using subtitles when you watch a movie in English help you learn more effectively? Or is it cheating? It depends. Here’s when you should use subtitles to help your learning, and when you shouldn’t.
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Input vs. Output—What Is the Right Mix for English Learners?

Input vs. Output—What Is the Right Mix for English Learners?

Language learning
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February 2, 2021
Can you learn English entirely by reading? Or just by chatting with native speakers? Neither—you need a mix of input and output activities. Here’s why.
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Lessons From Sun Tzu’s "The Art of War" For English Learners

Lessons From Sun Tzu’s "The Art of War" For English Learners

Language learning
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January 28, 2021
It’s a 2,500-year-old book about military strategy written by a Chinese general. Is there anything that English learners can take from it?
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“Pay attention!”—Why It Will Help You Learn English Faster

“Pay attention!”—Why It Will Help You Learn English Faster

Language learning
6
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January 26, 2021
Paying attention might sound simple, but few English learners do it properly. Here’s why it matters, and how you can teach yourself to pay more attention and be a better English learner.
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Members-only Session: “Strategies for Independent English Learners”

Members-only Session: “Strategies for Independent English Learners”

Leonardo English
5
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January 21, 2021
In our first members-only session of the year, curious minds from 9 different countries gathered to share strategies on how to learn English independently. There were some brilliant ideas, and it was a great chance to discuss tactics and help each other.
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You’ve Made It To the Intermediate Plateau in English… Now What?

You’ve Made It To the Intermediate Plateau in English… Now What?

Language learning
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January 19, 2021
Learning English goes quickly at the beginning, and then all of a sudden it can feel like you’re not making any progress. Here’s how to continue to make progress when you’re stuck on the intermediate plateau.
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Member Profile: Francisco, from Spain [VIDEO]

Member Profile: Francisco, from Spain [VIDEO]

Members
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January 15, 2021
Meet Francisco, a member of English and a curious mind with a fantastic sense of humour. Join him in his home in the south-east of Spain, and learn about his English learning journey.
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Imposter Syndrome When Learning English

Imposter Syndrome When Learning English

Language learning
10
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January 13, 2021
Do you sometimes feel like a fraud when you speak English? Here’s how you can get rid of those feelings of inadequacy.
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How to Improve your English When You Don't Have Any Time

How to Improve your English When You Don't Have Any Time

Language learning
8
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December 22, 2020
Feel like you don’t have enough time to learn English? Here are some strategies to fit English into your schedule without giving too much up.
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9 Strategies to Make Sure You Stick to Your English Learning Goals in 2021

9 Strategies to Make Sure You Stick to Your English Learning Goals in 2021

Language learning
9
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December 18, 2020
Making language resolutions does help, even if it feels like you can’t keep them. But here’s how you can make sure you do stick to them.
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Members-only Session: "The Future of The European Union"

Members-only Session: "The Future of The European Union"

Leonardo English
3
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December 17, 2020
Just 9 days before Christmas, an intimate group of curious minds gathered to discuss Brexit, The European Union, and what happens next.
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What Does “Fluent” Really Mean?

What Does “Fluent” Really Mean?

Leonardo English
8
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December 10, 2020
At what point can you say that you’re fluent in English? In this article, we consider various ways of thinking about fluency and how that can help inform a language learning programme.
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Happy 1st Birthday to English Learning for Curious Minds 🎂

Happy 1st Birthday to English Learning for Curious Minds 🎂

Leonardo English
5
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December 5, 2020
On December 5th 2019, the first episode of the English Learning for Curious Minds podcast was released. Here’s how the first year has gone, and some fun facts about who was listening, from where, and to what.
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Native vs. Non-Native English Teachers—Which Should You Choose?

Native vs. Non-Native English Teachers—Which Should You Choose?

Language learning
11
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December 2, 2020
Many English learners express a preference for native-speaking English teachers—but are they actually better? No, and here’s why.
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Just Launched: Gift Memberships

Just Launched: Gift Memberships

Leonardo English
2
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December 1, 2020
We’ve just launched gift memberships. Give the gift of a Leonardo English membership to a loved one, or leave a subtle hint that you’d be very happy to receive a gift membership in your stocking this year.
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Member Profile: Andra from Romania

Member Profile: Andra from Romania

Members
4
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December 1, 2020
Meet Andra, a new member of Leonardo English from Romania. Learn about how she uses English in her professional life, and how she uses the podcasts to learn new words and phrases.
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Member Profile: Silvana, from Italy/Spain

Member Profile: Silvana, from Italy/Spain

Members
5
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November 27, 2020
Be inspired by an amazing story of a grandmother from Turin, Italian by birth but Spanish by 'adoption'. Learn about how she listens to the podcasts, what she is planning on doing on January 1st, and the two things she still does in Italian.
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Members-only Session: "The US Election"

Members-only Session: "The US Election"

Leonardo English
3
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November 19, 2020
In our 7th Members-only session, we covered a veritable 'hot potato' of a topic: The US Election. Here's what happened, what we discussed, and why we needed a lot more than 60 minutes.
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New Feature | Definitions in Transcript

New Feature | Definitions in Transcript

Leonardo English
5
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November 19, 2020
You can now see the definitions of harder words directly in the podcast transcript, making it easier than ever to learn new words and phrases as you listen.
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How to Create Your Own System for Learning English [GUIDE FOR INDEPENDENT LEARNERS]

How to Create Your Own System for Learning English [GUIDE FOR INDEPENDENT LEARNERS]

Language learning
11
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November 19, 2020
It can feel overwhelming to learn English on your own. But creating a language learning system can help. Here’s how to do it and the tools you can use to make it work.
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Immersion English: What Is It and Does It Really Work?

Immersion English: What Is It and Does It Really Work?

Language learning
8
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November 17, 2020
Immersive travel or work experiences can be a great way to learn English, but they’re not accessible to everyone. And you don’t need them. Here’s how you can take the advantages of immersion and apply them to your own language learning, without ever getting on a plane.
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What Is the Best Way To Learn a Language? 3 Theoretical Perspectives (and What They Mean for English Learners)

What Is the Best Way To Learn a Language? 3 Theoretical Perspectives (and What They Mean for English Learners)

Language learning
9
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November 13, 2020
How do we learn language? Theorists have spent a lot of time trying to figure that out. Here are the three most popular perspectives and what they mean for people learning English.
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11 Ways To Overcome Your Fear Of Speaking English

11 Ways To Overcome Your Fear Of Speaking English

Language learning
7
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November 11, 2020
Don’t let your fear of speaking English keep you from becoming fluent. Use these tips to overcome the discomfort and learn to speak confidently.
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Google Translate Superpowers for English Learning: 9 Ways to Use This Powerful Translation Tool

Google Translate Superpowers for English Learning: 9 Ways to Use This Powerful Translation Tool

Language learning
8
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November 6, 2020
Google Translate is one of the most powerful learning tools out there. Here are 9 impressive features you should be using if you’re not already.
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What Is Comprehensible Input and Why Does It Matter for Language Learning?

What Is Comprehensible Input and Why Does It Matter for Language Learning?

Language learning
13
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November 4, 2020
Stephen Krashen’s input hypothesis is one of the most influential theories of second language acquisition. He argues that Comprehensible Input is the most important factor in learning another language. Here’s why it matters.
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The Power of Compounding in Language Learning

The Power of Compounding in Language Learning

Language learning
5
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October 30, 2020
You might think that compounding just applies to investing. Here’s how you can apply some of its magic to your approach to learning English.
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Members-only Session: "Learning A Second Language Should Be Required At School"

Members-only Session: "Learning A Second Language Should Be Required At School"

Leonardo English
4
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October 29, 2020
We just had our 6th ever members-only session, where we debated whether learning a second language should be required at school. Here’s what happened, and which side was declared the winner.
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Reading In English: Why (And How) To Do It Everyday

Reading In English: Why (And How) To Do It Everyday

Language learning
9
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October 26, 2020
Reading is one of the best activities you can do every day to improve your English. Here’s why it works, and how to build it into your English learning routine.
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Reflections on 100 Episodes

Reflections on 100 Episodes

Leonardo English
20
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October 23, 2020
I just released the 100th episode of English Learning for Curious Minds. Here's the 'behind the scenes' story of everything it has taken to get this far.
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6 English Grammar Rules You Can (and Maybe Should) Break

6 English Grammar Rules You Can (and Maybe Should) Break

Language learning
8
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October 21, 2020
Some grammar rules are really important... but others aren’t. Here are 6 English grammar rules that English native speakers don’t even follow—feel free to break them.
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How to Find a Conversation Partner in English

How to Find a Conversation Partner in English

Language learning
14
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October 15, 2020
Looking for someone to practise speaking English with? Here’s where to look for a conversation partner and my top tips for how to make the most of your experience.
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How to Use Spaced Repetition to Remember English Vocabulary

How to Use Spaced Repetition to Remember English Vocabulary

Language learning
9
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October 13, 2020
Unless you have a photographic memory, you need to be exposed to new words multiple times to remember them. In this guide, we’ll look at how to use Spaced Repetition to learn vocabulary in the most effective way.
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11 Reasons That Listening to Podcasts with Transcripts (and Subtitles) Will Help You Improve Your English

11 Reasons That Listening to Podcasts with Transcripts (and Subtitles) Will Help You Improve Your English

Language learning
12
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October 2, 2020
Listening to podcasts to learn English is great, but when combined with transcripts and subtitles your learning goes to a new level. Here are 10 reasons why you should try it today.
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Members-only Session: "To Keep or Abolish The British Monarchy"

Members-only Session: "To Keep or Abolish The British Monarchy"

Leonardo English
3
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October 1, 2020
Discover what happened when we got together for our fifth members-only session to debate the future of The British Monarchy.
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The Ultimate Guide To Improving Your English Listening: A Step-by-Step Guide + 9 Listening Activities

The Ultimate Guide To Improving Your English Listening: A Step-by-Step Guide + 9 Listening Activities

Language learning
16
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September 18, 2020
Being able to understand English is the key to speaking it. So prioritise your listening skills. Here’s everything you need to know about learning to understand spoken English, and 9 activities you can start doing today.
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A Worldwide Language Learning Journey

A Worldwide Language Learning Journey

Language learning
9
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September 17, 2020
Larissa's language learning journey takes her from Brazil to the United States, then from Germany to Sweden. Discover the lessons she has learned about learning languages, and what it's like growing up as a half-Italian, half-Japanese girl in Brazil.
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How To Measure Your Progress When Learning English?

How To Measure Your Progress When Learning English?

Language learning
9
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September 10, 2020
Learning English happens slowly. Here are some 9 actionable strategies for tracking your progress to see how far you’ve come, and one thing you shouldn’t do.
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Online Courses vs. English Classes vs. Tutoring: What Kind of English Lessons Should I Take?

Online Courses vs. English Classes vs. Tutoring: What Kind of English Lessons Should I Take?

Language learning
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September 8, 2020
You don’t need English lessons to learn English… but if you’re getting them, make sure that they will suit your needs. Here’s what you should consider.
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When (And Why) To Take English Lessons

When (And Why) To Take English Lessons

Language learning
6
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September 3, 2020
You’d love to take English lessons with a professional teacher, but they can be expensive. Here’s when it’s worth it.
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How Bloom’s Two Sigma Problem Applies to Learning English--and Teaching It.

How Bloom’s Two Sigma Problem Applies to Learning English--and Teaching It.

Language learning
9
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September 1, 2020
Bloom found that one-on-one tutoring leads to significantly better learning than traditional teaching methods. Here’s what that means for learning English.
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Student Memberships Are Here

Student Memberships Are Here

Leonardo English
2
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August 28, 2020
Are you a current high school or university student? You can get 50% off your Leonardo English membership.
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Members-only Session: Trying to Make Sense of Brexit

Members-only Session: Trying to Make Sense of Brexit

Leonardo English
3
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August 28, 2020
Curious about what goes on at our members-only sessions? Here's a roundup of what happened at the last one.
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Why Leonardo English Isn’t For Everyone

Why Leonardo English Isn’t For Everyone

Leonardo English
3
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August 21, 2020
Wondering if Leonardo English is the right choice for you? It might not be. It’s not for everyone, and there might be something that suits you better.
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How To Improve Your Writing in English - George Orwell's Six Rules

How To Improve Your Writing in English - George Orwell's Six Rules

Language learning
5
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August 19, 2020
Learn six simple rules from one of the most famous writers in English that will help you improve your writing and communicate more effectively.
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The Best Free Tools To Improve Your Writing In English

The Best Free Tools To Improve Your Writing In English

Language learning
9
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August 14, 2020
Writing is hard, especially in English. These 8 fantastic free tools will help you improve your writing and unlock your inner Shakespeare.
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You’re Never Too Old To Learn English

You’re Never Too Old To Learn English

Language learning
7
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August 5, 2020
Many people think they have to be young in order to learn a new language. Well, they’re wrong. In fact, in some ways older learners are better learners. Here are the reasons why you can start learning English at any age.
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Superpowers of Effective English Learners

Superpowers of Effective English Learners

Language learning
6
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July 31, 2020
What do the most successful language learners have in common? Discover the common traits of top English learners and how you can develop them.
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Members-Only Session: What British People Say (And What They Really Mean)

Members-Only Session: What British People Say (And What They Really Mean)

Leonardo English
3
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July 30, 2020
On Wednesday 29th July, we had our third Members-only Q&A session, where we discussed what British people really mean when they say certain things. Here's an update from the session, and answers to some common questions about what goes on in these sessions.
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5 Ways to Remember English Vocabulary That Are Actually Effective

5 Ways to Remember English Vocabulary That Are Actually Effective

Language learning
7
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July 22, 2020
With hundreds of thousands of English words, how are you supposed to remember everything? Here are 5 ways that actually work.
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How To Improve Your English Pronunciation

How To Improve Your English Pronunciation

Language learning
8
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July 16, 2020
Pronunciation is key to being understood by native English speakers. Here’s some advice on how to practise it.
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Member Profile: Kristian, from The Netherlands

Member Profile: Kristian, from The Netherlands

Members
6
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July 13, 2020
Meet Kristian, a lifelong learner, and a proud member of Leonardo English. Learn about how he uses the podcasts, and see a recording of how he uses the subtitles and transcript to improve his speaking.
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What is Shadowing And Why Should You Use It To Improve Your English Speaking Skills?

What is Shadowing And Why Should You Use It To Improve Your English Speaking Skills?

Language learning
6
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July 10, 2020
Speaking English is hard, and it can be difficult to practice. Check out this groundbreaking technique for improving your English speaking. You can do it on your own with just 15 minutes a day.
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Why Teaching Just Might Be The Best Tool For Learning

Why Teaching Just Might Be The Best Tool For Learning

Language learning
9
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July 2, 2020
Here's our guide on how to apply some of the principles of teaching to help you improve your learning approach. Using the principles of teaching can take your retention from 5% to 90%. It's every smart language learner's secret weapon.
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How to Improve Your English Listening (When You Don't Have Anyone to Practise With)

How to Improve Your English Listening (When You Don't Have Anyone to Practise With)

Language learning
6
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June 19, 2020
You know that you need to practise your listening skills to become fluent in English… but what if you don’t have a native English-speaking friend to listen to? Here’s what you can do instead.
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How to Improve Your English Speaking (When You Don't Have Anyone to Practise With)

How to Improve Your English Speaking (When You Don't Have Anyone to Practise With)

Language learning
7
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June 15, 2020
Think you need a native English speaker to improve your speaking skills? You don’t. Here are a bunch of effective alternatives.
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Member Profile: Isabel, from Gran Canaria (Spain)

Member Profile: Isabel, from Gran Canaria (Spain)

Members
4
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June 5, 2020
Meet Isabel M. Rivero, from Gran Canaria. A published author and a proud new member of Leonardo English.
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Passive Language Learning is Bulls**t. Here’s Why.

Passive Language Learning is Bulls**t. Here’s Why.

Language learning
14
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June 4, 2020
Think you can just acquire a language by watching Netflix? Think again. Here’s why active listening, and not passive listening, is the key to getting fluent.
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You Don’t Have to Be Smart To Learn English

You Don’t Have to Be Smart To Learn English

Language learning
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Some people think you need talent or to be super intelligent to become fluent in English. Nope. Here’s what you need to be instead.
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12+ Simple and Inexpensive Ways to Learn English From Home

12+ Simple and Inexpensive Ways to Learn English From Home

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The best thing about learning English is that you can do it from home, relaxing in your pyjamas. Check out these simple and inexpensive ways to do it.
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What I've Learned From 100,000 Downloads

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The English Learning for Curious Minds podcast just crossed 100,000 downloads. Here's what I've learned in 5.5 months.
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Member Profile: Coté, from Barcelona

Member Profile: Coté, from Barcelona

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Meet Coté Granados, a proud new member of Leonardo English. Discover why she started learning English and read about her learning journey.
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The Ultimate Teacher’s Guide for How to Use Podcasts to Teach English

The Ultimate Teacher’s Guide for How to Use Podcasts to Teach English

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Podcasts can be a great teaching tool. Here is how you can use podcasts to teach English both in class and as supplemental material.
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How Starting a Podcast in English Helped Me Improve My English

How Starting a Podcast in English Helped Me Improve My English

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Discover the story of Daniel, an English learner from Switzerland who decided to start his own podcast in English as a way of improving his English.
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How To Create Your Own English Immersion Course

How To Create Your Own English Immersion Course

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Want to get immersed in English without going to an English speaking country? We’ll give you the steps you need to create your own personal English immersion course.
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How To Use Mind Mapping To Become A More Effective English Learner

How To Use Mind Mapping To Become A More Effective English Learner

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May 14, 2020
Mind mapping is a technique that can help you become a more effective English learner. Here’s how to use it to improve your vocabulary, grammar, and creative thinking.
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YouTube vs. Netflix vs. Podcasts: Which Is The Best Way To Learn English?

YouTube vs. Netflix vs. Podcasts: Which Is The Best Way To Learn English?

Language learning
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Is it better to learn English with YouTube, Netflix, or podcasts? Check out the pros and cons of each to help you decide what’s the best option for you.
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