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LANGUAGES AND BOOKS

LANGUAGES AND BOOKS

By Abisola Akinbola
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Je m'appelle Abisola Akinbola. I am a language enthusiast and a bookaholic. I speak English, French, Yoruba, Pidgin and I would like to learn Swedish, Spanish, German, Swahili, Igbo and Hindi in the next few years.

Welcome to languages and books, a podcast for language enthusiasts and book lovers. If you're a language enthusiast like me, you love learning languages or reading books, then join me on this amazing journey.

Watch out for a fresh episode every Thursday by 9:00pm WAT


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THE BENEFITS OF LEARNING A NEW LANGUAGE

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HOW TOKUN LEARNT FRENCH LANGUAGE
Coucou! In today's episode of languages and books, my guest is an amazing language enthusiast and he speaks French fluently. His name is Aremu Ayantokun. Aremu Ayantokun  is a Finance enthusiast and Human Resource generalist, with a leading mobile telecommunications company. He is also a founding Trustee on the board of GiantFeet Youth House Initiative, a not-for-profit organisation aimed at empowering youths and helping them discover their self-worth and purpose. He is an addicted volunteer, investor, polyglot and translator. In this particular episode, Tokun shares how he learnt French language and he also talks a bit about the Chinese culture. You can follow him on Instagram with the handle: @infiknightt Don't forget to subscribe to this podcast and leave a review too! If you want to learn another  language: Start now! Practice daily! Don't stop! This month, we are learning Swahili in the LANGUAGES AND BOOKS private community on Facebook, request to join us or click the link below: https://languagesandbooks.disha.page/ P.s: This episode was supposed to go live last week Thursday but the unrest in Nigeria especially the Lekki genocide got to me. Please pray for Nigeria if you can and google #ENDSARS to find out what exactly is going in my country.
37:60
October 29, 2020
THE BEAUTY OF THE YORUBA LANGUAGE
Eyin temi bawo ni o? In today's episode of languages and books, my guest is a Yoruba language fanatic and his name is Iseoluwa Akintunde. Iseoluwa is Mo Ibrahim Fellow in the Energy, Environment and Resources programme where his research examines the international and national institutions responsible for the effectiveness of climate finance in developing countries. He is qualified to practice law in Nigeria and has worked with a leading Nigerian law firm. He was an Erin JC Arsenault Fellow in Space Governance and holds a Master of Laws degree in Air and Space Law from the McGill Institute of Air and Space Law. He is currently a PhD Candidate and he is an avid lover of the Yoruba language, which he has studied and taught informally for many years. In this particular episode, Iseoluwa shares how he fell in love with the Yoruba language and he also talks about the beauty of the language and culture. You can follow him on Twitter or  Instagram, his handle is @iseoluwaakintunde. Don't forget to subscribe to this podcast and leave a review too! If you want to learn another  language: Start now! Practice daily! Don't stop! This month, we are learning Swahili in the LANGUAGES AND BOOKS private community on Facebook, request to join us or click the link below: https://languagesandbooks.disha.page/
33:20
October 15, 2020
BECOMING A KOREANOPHILE
Where are my Kdrama and Kpop lovers? Get in here! In today's episode of languages and books, my guest is a Koreanophile. I have never met anyone who loves the Korean language and culture as much as Motolani Ogunsanya also known as Mo'Sibyl. Motolani describes herself as a Nigerian born, Korean-speaking, and wandering intellectual. Her unique perspective is derived from her experience growing up in Nigeria to now living in the US, learning and speaking Korean, and enriched by the adventures her travels have brought on. She is also an assistant professor of pharmacy with a PhD degree in health economics and outcomes research and she conducts research in cancer and lupus outcomes and quality of life. She speaks Korean, English, French, and Yoruba.  She currently lives in Oklahoma. She is the host of The More Sibyl Podcast, a weekly podcast for Blacks and Asians, and those who love them. It is a platform about culture against the backdrop of important issues such as identity, acculturation, travels, preserving cultural values, mental health issues,  heart stories, and so much more. In this particular episode, Mo shares how she learnt the Korean language on Coursera and she also talks a bit about what she loves about the Korean culture. Trust me, after listening to this episode you will definitely fall in love with the Korean language and probably add it to your language learning bucket list. To connect with Motolani, you can Visit her website: www.mosibyl.com Chat with her on WhatsApp: https://chat.whatsapp.com/GJ5yKBcu2QoGgQRqASTxL6 Email: talktomo@mosibyl.com Follow her on Instagram: www.instagram.com/mosibyl Don't forget to subscribe to this podcast and leave a review too! If you want to learn another  language: Start now! Practice daily! Don't stop! This month, we are learning Swahili in the LANGUAGES AND BOOKS private community on Facebook, request to join us or click the link below: https://languagesandbooks.disha.page/
52:03
October 8, 2020
HOW STEPHEN LEARNT PORTUGUESE
We kick off the first episode of season 2 with an amazing guest based in Brazil. His name is Stephen Greene. Stephen comes from Birmingham in the UK but has been travelling around the world as an English teacher for over 25 years. In that time, he has taught in Poland, Russia, Taiwan, and London. For the last 15 years, he has lived and worked in Rio de Janeiro and Curitiba in Brazil. He has an MA in Linguistics as well as a Diploma in Teaching English as a Second Language. Stephen runs a podcast for English students called Learning English with Stephen. When he is not teaching, Stephen likes to cook, go running, read and watch Athletico Paranaense playing football with his son. In today's episode, Stephen shares how he learnt Portuguese and also shares some tips for language learners. If you love Portuguese or you are learning Portuguese, then you would probably find this episode interesting and even learn one or two things. To contact Stephen, visit his website below: www.englishwithstephen.com Don't forget to subscribe to this podcast and leave a review too! If you want to learn another  language: Start now! Practice daily! Don't stop! This month, we are learning Swahili in the LANGUAGES AND BOOKS private community on Facebook, request to join us or click the link below: https://languagesandbooks.disha.page/
20:04
October 1, 2020
SEASON TWO TRAILER
Welcome to season 2 of Languages and Books. This particular season features amazing people from all over the world who have learnt different languages like Portuguese, Korean, French, Igbo, Yoruba, Swahili, German and so many more. The first episode drops on the 1st of October 2020 by 9:00pm WAT. Are you ready? Subscribe to catch new episodes!
01:25
September 28, 2020
SEASON ONE FINALE
Salut tout le monde! Welcome to the last episode of season one. In today's episode, I talk about the latest changes to the podcast and few tips on how to deal with language learning burnout. Season 2 launches on 1st of October 2020 and I am super excited to feature guests from all over the world. You can connect with me on Instagram @languagesandbooks or request to join LANGUAGES AND BOOKS private community on Facebook. Ciao!
03:44
August 27, 2020
THE BENEFITS OF LEARNING A NEW LANGUAGE
Salut tout le monde! Welcome to another exciting episode of the lab series, a podcast dedicated to languages and books. In today's episode, I share key lessons and excerpts from chapter seven of FLUENT FOREVER by Gabriel Wyner. You can purchase a copy of the book on amazon or read it on scribd app. Watch out for the next episode which is the season finale. Follow me on Instagram: @languagesandbooks and request to join LANGUAGES AND BOOKS private community on Facebook.
05:39
August 20, 2020
THE LANGUAGE GAME
Salut tout le monde! Welcome to another exciting episode of the lab series, a podcast dedicated to languages and books. In today's episode, I share key lessons from chapter six of FLUENT FOREVER by Gabriel Wyner. You can purchase a copy of the book on amazon or read it on Scribd app. Watch out for the next episode! Follow me on Instagram: @languagesandbooks and request to join LANGUAGES AND BOOKS private community on Facebook. 
07:14
August 13, 2020
THE POWER OF INPUT AND OUTPUT
Salut tout le monde! Welcome to another exciting episode of the lab series, a podcast dedicated to languages and books. In today's episode. I share key lessons from chapter five of FLUENT FOREVER by Gabriel Wyner. You can purchase a copy of the book on amazon or read it on Scribd app. Watch out for the next episode! Follow me on Instagram: @languagesandbooks and join LANGUAGES AND BOOKS private community on Facebook.
06:01
August 6, 2020
USE FREQUENCY LISTS TO LEARN YOUR TARGET LANGUAGE
Salut tout le monde! Welcome to another exciting episode of the lab series, a podcast dedicated to languages and books. In today's episode, I share key lessons from chapter four of FLUENT FOREVER by Gabriel Wyner. You can purchase a copy of the book on amazon or read it on Scribd app. Watch out for the next episode! Follow me on Instagram: @languagesandbooks and join LANGUAGES AND BOOKS private community on Facebook.
05:12
July 30, 2020
LEARN THE SOUND SYSTEM OF YOUR TARGET LANGUAGE
Salut tout le monde! Welcome to another exciting episode of the lab series, a podcast dedicated to languages and books. In today's episode, I share key lessons from chapter three of FLUENT FOREVER by Gabriel Wyner. You can purchase a copy of the book on amazon or read it on Scribd app. Watch out for the next episode! Follow me on instagram: @languagesandbooks
04:24
July 23, 2020
FIVE PRINCIPLES TO END FORGETTING
Salut tout le monde! Welcome to another exciting episode of the lab series, a podcast dedicated to languages and books. In today's episode, I share key lessons from chapter two of FLUENT FOREVER by Gabriel Wyner. You can purchase a copy of the book on amazon or read it on Scribd app. Watch out for the next episode! Follow me on Instagram: @languagesandbooks Check out Scribd - the membership for readers! Use my link to sign up and you'll get 60 days free: https://www.scribd.com/ga/808a5u
06:18
July 16, 2020
THE THREE KEYS TO LEARNING A LANGUAGE
Salut tout le monde! Welcome to another exciting episode of the lab series, a podcast dedicated to languages and books. Over the next few weeks, I will be reviewing a book by Gabriel Wyner titled FLUENT FOREVER (available on amazon or Scribd app). In today's episode, I share key lessons from chapter one. Watch for the next episode! Follow me on Instagram: @languagesandbooks Check out Scribd - the membership for readers! Use my link to sign up and you'll get 60 days free: https://www.scribd.com/ga/808a5u
05:24
July 9, 2020
READING TIPS ANYONE?
Salut tout le monde! Welcome to another exciting episode of the lab series, a podcast dedicated to languages and books. In today's episode, I share how I read a minimum of two books every month using the Kaizen principle.  Watch out for the next episode! Follow me on Instagram: @languagesandbooks Check out Scribd - the membership for readers! Use my link to sign up and you'll get 60 days free: https://www.scribd.com/ga/808a5u
04:42
July 2, 2020
TRACK YOUR LANGUAGE LEARNING
Salut tout le monde! Welcome to another exciting episode of the lab series, a podcast dedicated to languages and books. In today's episode, I share benefits of tracking your language learning and ways you can start tracking your language learning too. Watch out for the next episode! Follow me on Instagram too: @languagesandbooks 
04:16
June 25, 2020
DEBUNKING SOME MISCONCEPTIONS ABOUT LANGUAGE LEARNING
Salut tout le monde! Welcome to another exciting episode of the lab series, a podcast dedicated to languages and books. In today's episode, I share some misconceptions people have about language learning and I debunk them too. Watch out for the next episode! Follow me on Instagram too: @languagesandbooks 
05:05
June 18, 2020
LANGUAGE LEARNING APPS PART 2
Salut tout le monde! Welcome to another exciting episode of the lab series, a podcast dedicated to languages and books. Today, I am sharing my favourite language learning apps and I encourage all language learners to try them too. I hope the apps help you on your language learning journey. Watch out for the next episode! Follow me on Instagram too: @languagesandbooks
06:10
June 11, 2020
LET'S TALK ABOUT LANGUAGE LEARNING APPS, SHALL WE?
Salut tout le monde! Welcome to another exciting episode of the lab series, a podcast dedicated to languages and books. Today, I am sharing my favourite language learning apps and I encourage all language learners to try them too. I hope the apps help you on your language learning journey. Watch out for the next episode! Follow me on instagram too: @languagesandbooks
04:57
June 4, 2020
IT'S STORY TIME
Salut tout le monde! Welcome to another exciting episode of the lab series, a podcast dedicated to languages and books. Today, I am sharing an interesting story with you all and I hope you enjoy it. Watch out for the next episode! Follow me on Instagram too: @languagesandbooks
03:45
May 28, 2020
FLUENCY MADE EASY
Salut tout le monde! Welcome to another exciting episode of the lab series, a podcast dedicated to languages and books. Today, I am sharing five things I learnt from Ikenna Obi's book titled FLUENCY MADE EASY. I also recommend the book for all language learners and I hope the book helps you on your language learning journey. Watch out for the next episode! Follow me on Instagram too: @languagesandbooks
05:28
May 21, 2020
LANGUAGE IMMERSION AT HOME ANYONE?
Salut tout le monde! Welcome to another exciting episode of the lab series, a podcast dedicated to languages and books. Today, I am sharing tips on how to make your home an immersive language learning environment. I hope these tips help you on your language learning journey. Watch out for the next episode!
06:19
May 7, 2020
THE PERSISTENCE PRINCIPLE AND LANGUAGE LEARNING
Salut tout le monde! Welcome to another exciting episode of the lab series, a podcast dedicated to languages and books. I recently read a book titled YOU CAN IF YOU THINK YOU CAN by NORMAN VINCENT PEALE and he talked about the persistence principle in one of the chapters. So today, I am sharing how the persistence principle relates to language learning. I hope you find this episode insightful. Watch out for the next episode!
04:38
April 30, 2020
LANGUAGE LEARNING TIPS PART 2
Salut tout le monde! Welcome to another exciting episode of the lab series, a podcast dedicated to languages and books. Today, I am sharing the remaining tips for learning a language. I hope these tips help you on your language learning journey. Watch out for the next episode!
04:38
April 23, 2020
LANGUAGE LEARNING TIPS PART 1
Salut tout le monde! Welcome to another exciting episode of the lab series, a podcast dedicated to languages and books. Today, I am sharing 5 tips for learning a language, I hope these tips help you on your language learning journey. Watch out for the next episode!
03:39
April 16, 2020
WELCOME TO THE LAB SERIES
Hola! This is to officially welcome you to the lab series, a podcast dedicated to languages and books. Watch out for a new episode every Thursday.
01:13
April 9, 2020
LAB SERIES TRAILER
00:54
April 8, 2020