Podcast Spanish

Language Coach Stéphane Angeles on How to Use the "Barbie Method" & Improve All 4 Language Skills

Aug 31, 2023

Coach Stéphane Angeles is a language coach who helps expats speak better Spanish through expert habit formation strategies, accountability, and one-on-one guidance via Zoom and audio check-ins.


In the interview, we discuss:

  • Why you should use a walkie talkie app to practice listening and speaking.
  • Why you should practice writing daily (and how it can help you speak better).
  • How to use the strategies of "Time," "Place," and "Target."
  • The critical importance of mindset and psychology in language learning.
  • Why TV shows are such an ideal language learning tool.
  • Why children's books and TV shows are NOT ideal for adult learners.
  • How to get repetition without boredom.
  • The most common mistakes language learners make.
  • Why you don't need to memorize grammar rules to speak a language well.
  • Why you need to practice ALL 4 skills: listening, speaking, reading & writing.
  • Why the language itself is not the hard part of learning a language.
  • Why you should avoid the "comparison trap" with polyglots on YouTube.
  • Why you shouldn't believe everything you think.
  • Why there is no such thing as a "perfect" language resource or method.
  • How to use the "Barbie Method" to practice multiple languages.

To learn more about Steph and her Spanish coaching, check out her Spanish Speaking Academy.

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