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Hi language learners - Question about the podcasts you listen to Hi everyone,

I'll be polite and first introduce myself and then I'll come to my questions. :)
My name is Alexia and I am a 19-year-old translation/interpreting student. My mother tongue is French but I study English and German at university. I also learned Flemmish when I was younger and I am trying to learn Swedish as an autodidact (but I started only a few weeks ago). :)

So as to acquire greater proficiency in those languages, I listen to various podcasts on a daily basis. I therefore wanted to ask you, members of the italki community, if you could recommend some podcasts, especially podcasts related to :
1) Language learning "strategies" (I really enjoy "Luke's English Podcast" or "I will teach you a language" by Olly Richards)
2) Improving my knowledge of German/German podcasts (I am currently at a B2/C1 level)
3) Improving my knowledge of the English language/English podcasts (good C1 level, but not quite C2 [well, maybe my listening skills are a C2])
4) Swedish podcasts for absolute beginners (not even A1)
Those don't need to focus on "learning the language" ; I just want to hear real native speakers talk so as to hear the language and improve my listening skills but also acquire vocabulary and syntactic structures. Podcasts about languages, linguistics, sports or world news would be greatly appreciated, but they can also be about anything as I am curious about many many different things.

Besides, if you are looking for someone to speak French with, I would be pleased to do that with you. And if anyone is willing to talk either in English, German or Swedish (Swedish speakers are so hard to find), that would be amazing. :)

Thank you very much and I hope you have a great day.

Alexia :)
Aug 29, 2016 10:03 PM
Comments · 8
Thank you so much for all your answers, this is amazing.
I'm going to spend my day checking out all your links hihi, that's awesome :)
September 7, 2016

Hi Alexia,

for english podcast:

September 4, 2016
if i want to studey at german university what can i do ?  my name is ahmed from 23 years old i am student in favulty of business administration at cairo university
September 4, 2016

Hi Alexia! My name is Patty, I'm a 19 year old university student. I just started learning French (autodidact) by using the app "Memrise" (basically I'm still clueless). Would you mind recommending me any books or websites to learn French? 

Merci!  :) 

September 4, 2016

In my opinion, you should listen to things you are interested in.This is my number 1 rule.I listen to podcasts on a daily basis as well and  I can't imagine myself listening to something I'm not interested in.Usually when you listen to something that's boring you end up doing other things like checking your phone,browsing online etc.

There's a podcast named This  American life.It's one of the most popular podcasts in the US, plus  there's a transcript of each episode on their site, which is really helpful to English learners.

Other than that,I listen to sports podcasts,comedy podcast,tech podcasts so I'm not sure if you like them.

I'm looking for people to speak English with as well,so we can chat someday.

September 4, 2016
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Language Skills
English, French, German, Swedish
Learning Language
English, German