This week, my guest on the podcast is Cara Leopold, an English teacher who focuses on helping her students enjoy TV and films in English by improving their listening skills.Some of Cara's top tips:
The biggest mistakes Cara sees language learners make is to treat tv and films like you would in your native language, expecting to kick back and relax for 2 hours. If it's passive consumption you are after, your listening skills will not improve - think quality over quantity.
And here is a piece of Cara's philosophy that stood out to me:
“Everything works in language learning."Step By Step to Subtitle Freedom
Here are the steps Cara recommends so you can improve listening skills and hit that subtitle freedom:
“You have to be able to settle for some imperfection."
Special Guest: Cara Leopold.
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