Don't Avoid Language Speakers
About This Episode
Hello and welcome to Episode 48 of the Creative Language Learning Podcast!
We started off our episode with some insights into what's going on with our language learning - in a new format! It's called the good, the bad and the struggling. Listen in and tell us what you think!
What's your Good, Bad and Struggling?
We'd love to hear from you guys on this one. If you want to share what's good, bad and difficult in your languages right now, send your feedback to us. We read every one and your language news could make it to a show intro in the future.
Simply do one of the following:
1) go on Skype and leave a voice message for fluentlanguage
2) email us at firstname.lastname@example.org - include a voice memo from your phone if you can, so we can feature your voice on the show
Topic: You Do Not Need a Native Speaker For Practice
This one had a controversial statement at the heart of it, and Lindsay and I debated the merits of hunting, finding, selecting, working with and learning with native speakers.
So, do you need a native speaker to learn a language?
Or can you learn a language just as well if you don't have a native speaker to practice with?
One of us argued that native speakers are almost "fetishized" in the world of language learning -- listen in to find out which one and see where our debate ended up.