Everything posted by alastairbudge
Hi everyone. As some of you may know (because you helped with advice and ideas) I started a podcast for English language learners just over a year ago. It seems like yesterday, but I just released the 100th episode of it. I've been doing 2 a week since then, and it's now been listened to over 200K times by people in 173 countries, which is a little mad to think. If you are one of those listeners, thank you - you're amazing . And if you're interested in reading what it has taken to get here, here's the 'behind the scenes' story.
I’m not sure whether this is the right place to post this (and I hope that this doesn’t go against any rules)…. I’m an English teacher, language learner (French, Italian, Mandarin), and a generally curious person. I was always really frustrated with traditional ‘listening resources’ for language learning, and thought I would like something more interesting if I was learning English. So I’ve just started a podcast for English learners - it’s now on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and lots of other podcast channels. The idea is that it’s ‘English Learning for Curious Minds’ - we ta
I'm just sharing this here as I guess it could be useful to others. There is a lot of talk about the best app for X or Y, and how to properly record and recall vocabulary is quite a contentious topic (notebook vs. evernote vs. anki vs. other weird techniques), and methods to actually get it done are even more so (see 'haters vs. lovers of goldlist method). But what if you could actually just build the app that you wanted, completely customized to what you wanted to learn? I just put together this guide for how you can build your own vocabulary app with just a Google Account, but