Language Learning

Esperanto
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Episode
69

Esperanto

Language learning
Weird history
Geniuses
History of language
Jul 7, 2020
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18
minutes

It's the world's most famous man-made language, and is spoken by up to 2 million people.

In this episode we take a look at the fantastic history of Esperanto, how it works, why people love it, why people fear it, and what has made it attract so many devoted followers.

What Happens When Languages Die?
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68

What Happens When Languages Die?

Language learning
History of language
English speaking
Philosophy
Jul 3, 2020
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20
minutes

There are 7,000 languages spoken across the world.

Yet 80% of the population speaks just 1.1% of the languages, and 43% of the languages are endangered.

What happens when they die out?

Weird Etymologies in English
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55

Weird Etymologies in English

Romans
English writing
May 19, 2020
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18
minutes

From evil spirits to the Roman army, we look at the influences that have shaped the English language.

We'll discuss some of the weirdest ones, bust some myths about the origins of words, and talk about the mystery of where words come from.

A Service Announcement
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Episode
50

A Service Announcement

Leonardo English
Entrepreneurship
May 5, 2020
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7
minutes

A quick announcement of some exciting developments at Leonardo English.

New memberships, request an episode, and exclusive Q&A sessions for members.

The Truth About Pronunciation In English
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The Truth About Pronunciation In English

Pronunciation
English speaking
Mar 31, 2020
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23
minutes

Every self-respecting English learner wants to improve their English pronunciation.

But how to actually do it isn't so clear.

Today we talk about the truth about pronunciation in English.

How To Write Effectively in English // George Orwell's Six Rules For Writing
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Episode
38

How To Write Effectively in English // George Orwell's Six Rules For Writing

English writing
English books
World War II
Mar 24, 2020
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17
minutes

George Orwell, author of books like Animal Farm and 1984, is considered to be one of the finest writers in English.

Today, we discuss his six rules on how to write effectively.

Let's Talk About Vocabulary // How To Learn Vocabulary In English
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Let's Talk About Vocabulary // How To Learn Vocabulary In English

Language learning
English writing
Mar 13, 2020
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22
minutes

Vocabulary is the building blocks with which language is formed. But there are a lot of myths around the best way to learn vocabulary.

Today we'll bust some of the most common myths, talk about some techniques you can use to build your vocabulary, and about the joy of pointless words.

Help!
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28

Help!

Leonardo English
Entrepreneurship
Feb 19, 2020
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9
minutes

A very different episode to normal.

Today it's time to ask for your help...

Curious? It's only 9 minutes long.

Part 2: The Most Common Mistakes People Make When Learning English (and How to Avoid Them)
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24

Part 2: The Most Common Mistakes People Make When Learning English (and How to Avoid Them)

Language learning
English speaking
English writing
Feb 7, 2020
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19
minutes

It's time for Part 2 of our most common mistakes people make when learning English.

Learn about why you shouldn't worry about grammar, why 'survival' listening isn't the answer, why you don't need to go to an English-speaking country to learn English, and how to set yourself effective goals and not get disheartened.

Part 1: The Most Common Mistakes People Make When Learning English (and How to Avoid Them)
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23

Part 1: The Most Common Mistakes People Make When Learning English (and How to Avoid Them)

English speaking
English writing
Language learning
Feb 4, 2020
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20
minutes

From how to get over the fear of opening your mouth to why you shouldn't speak too fast, we go into some of the most common mistakes English learners make, and how to avoid them.

How To Use A Dictionary (Properly) To Learn English
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How To Use A Dictionary (Properly) To Learn English

Language learning
English writing
Vocabulary
Jan 31, 2020
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22
minutes

Have you always wondered how to properly use a dictionary to learn English?

Here are our top tips for how to use a dictionary to help you remember words and become a more effective English learner

What Makes Babies The Ultimate Language Learners?
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Episode
14

What Makes Babies The Ultimate Language Learners?

Language learning
Jan 3, 2020
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18
minutes

Why are babies so good at language learning, and what can we learn from them to make us better English students?

Today we take a look at 5 qualities that babies have that we should all incorporate into our language learning.

How To Use Podcasts To Learn English (Like A Boss)
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Episode
4

How To Use Podcasts To Learn English (Like A Boss)

Leonardo English
English speaking
Language learning
Dec 2, 2019
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18
minutes

Ever wondered how you can use podcasts to learn English?

This episode explains why listening to podcasts is the serious English learner's secret weapon, how it is 10x more effective than watching videos on YouTube or Netflix, and why you should start doing it today.

We'll explain some of the best techniques to maximise your learning, and give you an actionable plan on what steps you can take today to use podcasts to improve your English speaking, listening, reading and writing.

Meet the English for Curious Minds Podcast
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Episode
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Meet the English for Curious Minds Podcast

Leonardo English
Dec 2, 2019
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14
minutes

Wondering what the English Learning for Curious Minds podcast is all about, who is behind it, and whether it's for you?

Well, this should clear things up. In today's inaugural episode, we'll cover who should be listening to the podcast (hint - if you want to improve your English and learn interesting things about the way the world works, this is you), who is behind the podcast (an English avid language learner), and talk about some of the quick things you can do to get the most out of the podcast.

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