Warning: This episode contains what some might consider to be profanity. If you are sensitive to such language, please listen to my other podcast episodes.
In this episode, we discuss our particular learning strategies as language learners, and how our views of language learning affect the classroom. This episode is more of a conversation between two friends rather than an interview, but a conversation that I hope influences your teaching in a positive way.
We know each other well and sometimes talk to each other in different languages. Some Japanese slips in there. I’ll provide translations in the show notes.
About the Guest: David Zen is a foreign language consultant, speaker and actor from Los Angeles, California. Having grown up in both Taipei, Taiwan and the United States, he is native bilingual in English and Mandarin Chinese. He is also professionally fluent in Japanese, Spanish, German and French.
He currently resides in Taipei, Taiwan, and is extremely sought after as a consultant/guru in Taipei’s burgeoning polyglot scene, where he holds workshops and talks on effective foreign language acquisition.
Related Episodes and Articles
- TOL 010: Interview with David Zen – Language Learning, Theatrics, and Drama – The first episode featuring David as a guest.
- Do what YOU want to do! – What resonates with you as a teacher should be something that guides your lesson planning.
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