407 - Two polyglots geek out on teaching methods (with Lukas Van Vyve)


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Lukas van Vyve is the founder of Effortless Conversations and the co-founder of Spring Spanish, a new site and YouTube channel that uses the power of "Conversation Based Chunking" to help you get fluent faster.

In our conversation, we talk about:

  • What it's like to grow up in a country where 3 languages are spoken (Hint: it's not what you think!).
  • Why Lukas can get in the car, drive 45 minutes in a certain direction, and not understand anything people say when he arrives.
  • Why many polyglots learned languages one way, but now teach them in a completely different way.
  • The benefits of using "chunking" to learn languages and how it can go hand in hand with story-based learning.

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