Chatterbox #264 – Interview with Robin MacPherson: Part 2

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We are back with Part 2 of Andrew’s interview with Robin MacPherson! In this episode, Robin shares the last two steps of his five-step method to better learn a new language.

In this Chatterbox episode, you’ll get to listen to the second part of my interview with YouTuber and language education expert Robin MacPherson. So if you haven’t heard Part 1 yet, make sure to check that episode out first. And then you can come back and listen to the second part of the interview here.

In Part 1 of the interview, Robin started to share the five-step method that he has for how to learn a language. And in our situation here, we focused on English by using a podcast. Quiz time: Do you remember what steps 1 to 3 were? Those are the steps we covered in Part 1 of the interview. Well, if you can’t remember, that’s all right. Let me refresh your memory in case you forgot. Step 1: listen for the gist and general meaning. Step 2: study with a transcript. And step 3: listen again, many times.

Support Robin by following him on Instagram, subscribing to his Youtube channel, and checking out his website for practicing writing, Journaly.

Fun facts

In this episode, Andrew and Robin talk about the importance of podcast listening for language learning. There is no shortage of choice. According to the website Podcast Industry Insights, there are more than 1.8 million podcasts to choose from!

Expressions included in the study guide

  • Solid
  • To roll up [one’s] sleeves
  • To do heavy lifting
  • [Something] is getting old
  • Granular
  • To keep things fresh

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Credit: Something Elated by Broke For Free, Step On by Jahzzar

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