Welcome to episode 10, a little milestone for the Creative Language Learning Podcast! Thank you guys so much for tuning in, sharing the podcast and responding to it so often.
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This time, I am talking to an expert in the area of course design and online education. Breanne Dyck knows how to make people learn, she's got lots of information about neuroscience and learnt quite a few languages herself.
In this Interview you'll be finding out about
- Why languages are the daddy of self-teaching
- The big mistake all self-learners tend to make
- Where the MOOC concept comes from
- What you should consider before you start even looking for an online course
- The difference between a MOOC, an online course and Duolingo
How to avoid wasting money on unsuitable courses
- What motivation is really about
Article of the Week
Tips of the Week
Out of the following fabulous three tips, Breanne chose number 1 as her Tip of the Week! Keep immersing yourself in the target language through Facebook and practice switching from and to the target language without translating everything in your head.
1) Language Immersion by Facebook on Language Surfer
2) Beat the Leaderboard on Memrise like Leszek Trybala
3) Translate to Beat the Plateau, a tip from Dr Rebecca Braun at the Guardian Live Q&A
Tips and Links from this Podcast
Breanne is holding three major webinars, the Elevate series from 3-6 December 2014. If you're curious about making your own online course, this is THE place to be.
Google, in case you have not heard of it
Rozuku, an easy course creation website
Udemy, an online course marketplace with reviews and thousands of courses
French Grammar for Beginners, my awesome online French course for grammar reference and simple explanations
Lynda.com, online course marketplace
Breanne Dyck's Blog at MNIB, about the science of learning and teaching online
Reddit, where you can find communities about anything and any language