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Canguro English presents a podcast about language for people learning languages. Just another part of my mission to change the way the world learns English. Education should be FREE and FUN.

Canguro English presents a podcast about language for people learning languages. Just another part of my mission to change the way the world learns English. Education should be FREE and FUN.

Location:

Spain

Description:

Canguro English presents a podcast about language for people learning languages. Just another part of my mission to change the way the world learns English. Education should be FREE and FUN.

Language:

English


Episodes

Linguistic Relativity | The Story of Language | Episode 4

5/6/2020
Welcome to The Story of Language: an original podcast series about language, linguistics, cognition, and culture. In this episode we talk about linguistic relativity: the idea that the language we speak can change the way we think.

Duration:01:20:35

How languages are learned (with Patsy Lightbown)

4/20/2020
In the world of language there are few people as experienced, or as respected, as Patsy Lightbown, Distinguished Professor Emerita at Concordia University in Canada. She has been working in the field of language teaching and language learning for more than 40 years as a researcher, writer, editor, and consultant and she literally wrote the book on how languages are learned. In this interview we talk about language acquisition, language learning, language teaching and what life has taught her...

Duration:01:04:36

What is culture? | The Story of Language | Episode 3

4/16/2020
Welcome to The Story of Language: an original podcast series about language, linguistics, cognition, and culture. In this episode we talk about culture: we discuss exactly what it is, how it exists on a macro and micro level, how it affects our language and our cognition, and how without it, we would die.

Duration:01:09:29

Get fluent English in 2020 | 9 tips to help you learn English

1/5/2020
Do you want to really succeed at learning English in 2020? It doesn't matter if this is the first or the tenth time you have tried to get fluency in English, these 9 simple steps will help you to succeed at your English learning goals.

Duration:00:11:33

The Piraha Language | The Story of Language | Episode 2

12/17/2019
Welcome to The Story of Language: an original podcast series about language, linguistics, cognition, and culture. In this episode we talk about the Piraha language, and what it tells us about the intersection of language and culture. We also talk about the practice of the science of linguistics, animal vs human communication, universal translation, and what unites and what divides us as humans.

Duration:01:17:44

Meet Dan Everett | The Story of Language | Episode 1

12/2/2019
Welcome to The Story of Language: an original podcast series about language, linguistics, cognition, and culture. My name is Christian Saunders and I am an English teacher, and throughout this series I will be in discussion with Dan Everett: linguist, anthropologist, philosopher, and author. In this episode you will meet Dan, and we will talk about the story of his life, including his upbringing near the Mexican border, his research stays with hunter-gatherers in the Amazon jungle, hunting...

Duration:01:10:42

Task-based English learning (with Geoff Jordan)

11/26/2019
In the world of English language teaching there are few people as controversial and divisive as Geoff Jordan. He is not afraid of promoting what he calls a radical approach to the problems in the ELT industry, how to fix them, and how to improve student learning outcomes in the classroom. And that’s why I had to talk to him, and in this interview we talk about all that, and more. I hope you enjoy it.

Duration:01:05:31

Daily Digest 06/11/19 | The secret to fluency in English

11/5/2019
Today's daily digest answers a question I get asked every day: How can I get fluent in English? To answer this question we have to travel back in time to 1931, learn about chimpanzees and Klingons, and what that tells us about the secret to fluency in English.

Duration:00:14:51

Plurilingualism and culture (with Angelica Galante)

10/31/2019
Recently I had the pleasure of talking to Angelica Galante from McGill University in Canada. Originally from Brazil, Angelica’s work focuses on social justice, inclusive education, and critical sociolinguistics. In this interview we talk about plurilingualism, language and culture, and how teachers and students can take advantage of their existing language resources to learn new languages better. I hope you enjoy it.

Duration:00:52:38

Daily Digest 24/10/19 | Why can't I speak fluent English?

10/23/2019
Today's daily digest is a rant about why you might be part of the problem, and not the solution to good language learning (and teaching).

Duration:00:10:03

Improve your English IMMEDIATELY (with Pete from Aussie English)

10/18/2019
In this podcast I talk to Pete from Aussie English about how to improve your English IMMEDIATELY, without learning anything new. We also talk about our personal experiences learning languages, and the history and evolution of swearing. CONTAINS EXPLICIT LANGUAGE.

Duration:01:09:46

Daily Digest 17/10/19 | Speak English without fear

10/16/2019
Today's daily digest explains why you are afraid of speaking English, and having conversations, and how you can overcome your fear and use your English in public confidently. I use evidence from clinical psychology and computer science to show you what really works, and why clowns are great role models.

Duration:00:13:54

Language and the brain (with Ev Fedorenko)

10/9/2019
Recently I had the pleasure of speaking to cognitive neuroscientist Ev Fedorenko. She is head of EvLab, her own language lab at MIT, and their mission is to discover how minds and brains create language. In this interview we speak about the language architecture of the brain, adult language learning, and the difference between thought and language. I hope you enjoy it!

Duration:00:51:25

9/10/19 | The advantages of speaking bad English

10/8/2019
Today's daily digest shows why having a low level of English, and a foreign accent, and only knowing a few key concepts, are all advantages when you first start learning a language. I hope you feel super motivated to get out there are USE your English after this!

Duration:00:19:11

Daily Digest 07/10/19 | Language is universal

10/6/2019
Today's daily digest shows what Hindustani music, cave drawings, and Japanese psychology can teach us about linguistic universals, learning a language from zero, and what it means to be human.

Duration:00:20:34

Daily Digest 19/9/19 | Language and sexism

9/18/2019
Today's daily digest talks about gendered languages, sexism, culture, and some common myths and misconceptions about the effect that language has on the way we think.

Duration:00:18:39

Input vs output in language learning (with Adele Goldberg)

9/17/2019
In the world of linguistics, there are very few people with a resume as impressive as Adele Goldberg. She has had a major influence on the way we understand and study language. In this very special interview we talk about vocabulary learning, input vs output, and her language acquisition research.

Duration:00:29:46

Daily Digest 17/9/19 | Does language affect the way you think?

9/16/2019
Today's daily digest shows how your brain is only interested in content, not language, and why it's so important to have something to say. It also shows how your culture can affect the way you think, and why you need to learn culture to get fluent in English.

Duration:00:19:51

Daily Digest 16/9/19 | An alien language with no verbs

9/15/2019
Today's daily digest is a philosophical journey into the meaning of language, what it means to be human, how we could understand and speak alien languages, how we can talk to animals, and what all of that tells us about how to get fluent in English.

Duration:00:21:19

Practice and immersion (with Josh Hartshorne)

9/10/2019
I always talk about how important patience is when you’re learning a language, because it’s really hard, and it takes a really long time, and recently I spoke to someone who knows that better than anyone: cognitive scientist Josh Hartshorne. In this interview we talk about the critical period, language acquisition, and the importance of immersion

Duration:00:34:19