Vocabulary and grammar tips for non-native speakers

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ABOUT

Kerstin Cable, the blogger behind Fluent Language. Learning language is for everyone! You just have to find the tools and resources the work for you. She is also the co-host of Creative Language podcast.

The Breakdown

On the podcast, Kerstin shares with us:

  • What language meant to her from a young age and all the languages she studied;
  • About her training as a multilingual secretary;
  • Her experience moving to England and her language experiences there;
  • What led her to start her blog Fluent Language and the types of information you can learn there;
  • Her tips for teenagers and non-native parents learning a language later in life:
    • Find a technique and a routine that reinforces your memory
    • Embrace the growth mindset and do not let frustration in the learning process get the best of you
    • Ask lots of questions when you do not how to say something
  • Her really valuable book for strategies on how to memorize vocabulary in the language you are learning: The Vocal Cook Book
  • Her suggestion for checking out the library for language learning resources;
  • Her tips for learning about grammar including:
    • Kerstin’s courses which are designed for native English speakers to learn German and French grammar
  • Her insights on accents and the impact it may have on our children
  • A great takeaway: “Any time spent working on pronunciation is time well spent but any time spent worrying about pronunciation is time wasted.”
  • The value of finding a partner to learn with you;
  • Leverage your child’s learning experience to open up your own world.

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