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Katie Harris
Language junkie. Grammarphobe. Speaks Italian, French and Spanish + bits of German and Mandarin Chinese.
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Katie Harris Dec 13
💡Language learning tip 💡 When you learn something new, ask yourself "how would I use this in my life?". Then try and make a sentence. Applying what you learn to real situations will help you remember.
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Katie Harris Dec 18
Can you tell us something about Catalan culture? What's going on with the political situation? Juan and I asked people on the streets of Barcelona.
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Katie Harris Oct 30
Perseverance is failing 19 times and succeeding the 20th - Julie Andrews. Learning a language is forgetting a word 19 times and getting it right the 20th. 💪
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Katie Harris Oct 15
Why you’ll never be completely ”fluent” (and why that’s a good thing). Interview in 🇫🇷 and 🇬🇧 with
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Katie Harris May 21
Do you ever watch Spanish TV? Got any good recommendations?
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Katie Harris May 21
Nerves are necessary if you want to do new and cool things that will help you grow, like speaking a foreign language. The more time you spend doing these things – even if they feel awkward – the faster you’ll feel at ease doing them.
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Katie Harris May 20
💡Speaking tip💡 Learn phrases to get unstuck: 1. How do you say....? 2. What does that mean? These phrases on a post-it helped me keep the converstion mostly in Slovak (a language I've never studied) for 30 minutes Get more conversation tips here 👉
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Katie Harris Nov 6
The language learning rollercoaster: Good day = "I can't believe I understood that, I'm an absolute genius!". Bad day = "I've forgotten all the words, I'm a complete idiot".
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Katie Harris May 19
Does this ever happen to you? You got your point across, but you're not sure if you said it right. ⚡"Checking phrases" will help you say things like a native speaker⚡ Get more conversation tips here 👉
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Katie Harris Feb 20
You know more than you think you know, just as you know less than you want to know - Oscar Wilde. Is this true of learning languages?
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Katie Harris Nov 22
💡Language Learning Tip 💡 Listen carefully to how native speakers say things. It might be a bit different from your textbook.
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Katie Harris May 16
Conversation ideas: what to talk about at beginner, intermediate and advanced levels 🗣️ via
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Katie Harris May 15
And just when you think you've finally learnt that grammar rule, you start overapplying it and using it in situations where it's incorrect 🤦‍♀️
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Katie Harris May 15
💡Speaking tip💡 Find a tutor you click with. When you get on well with your tutor, they end up becoming like friends - you’ll look forward to meeting them and be more motivated.  Find a tutor you like (+ more speaking tips!) here 👉 via
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Katie Harris May 14
The fastest (and most enjoyable way) to learn a language is regular 1-on-1 speaking practice. Online tutors are perfect because it’s so easy. And you can do it in your fluffy socks.
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Katie Harris May 14
What's one thing you used to think about learning a foreign language, that turned out not to be true?
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Katie Harris Nov 7
9 catchy songs to learn Italian. Which is your favourite?
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Katie Harris Jan 23
There are lots of Italian food channels on YouTube where you can get recipes and tips from Italian chefs – here you'll find an example of an original carbonara recipe with subtitles in Italian.
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Katie Harris Oct 16
You can't "think yourself" out of being nervous. The only way to become more confident with something is to do it until it feels normal 💃
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Katie Harris Feb 13
Instead of trying to make your fear of speaking a foreign language go away – which is basically impossible – you could spend that energy in a more productive way: learning to tolerate the fact that you feel uncomfortable.
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