John Fotheringham

Interview with Kevin Morehouse

Interview with Kevin Morehouse

Kevin Morehouse is the man behind, a site dedicated to helping language learners start their journey, find allies, and stay the course. Kevin is a certified Italian teacher and soon to be certified in Spanish as well. In our interview, Kevin and I discuss:The advantages and disadvantages of learning a foreign language in the classroom.The problem with waiting until one is "ready" to start speaking.The fact that immersion is a choice. Don't wait for the language to come to you!The power of social accountability (e.g. making commitments to other people).The problem with letting emotions drive when/if one studies.The importance of focusing on process over end goals.The many linguistic and social benefits of working with tutors.The fact that extroversion is not required to learn a language well.What "Language Hero" is and why he created it.Why learning a language is no longer a resource problem, but rather a confidence problem.Why the difference between polyglots and failed learners is drive, not ability.Why you should "get in line, and stay in line."A typical day of language learning for Kevin.Kevin's favorite language learning tools and resources.The dangers of uncontrolled Internet use.For show notes, visit See for privacy and opt-out information.

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