This week I am joined by YouTube polyglot Aaron Fingtam. He runs the channel Fingtam Languages.
I was 17 and I was like, man, it’d be really cool to be, do this YouTube thing. You know? So Nate’s Adventures was born. And at first my channel was just me going around, doing fun stuff, going camping, and going rock climbing. And then one day, this was maybe just over a year ago, I was like, you know, let’s speak Spanish. You know, I feel like making videos about it would be a good way to practice. And I thought to myself, you know, I want to share the language with people and I want to share with people just how cool it is to know another language, whether that’s Spanish or another language.
“Pop surrealism is basically a faction of the low brow art movement, which developed in the seventies. It was this movement of artists who were doing darker stuff, but more cartoony, you know. It had branched off from what the traditional art was, you know, like realism and pointillism and abstract. They were taking essentially cartoons and elevating it.”
Lina Vasquez is a polyglot YouTuber, author and self-empowerment coach. LingQ Podcast host Elle chatted with Lina about how she came to know so many languages, what inspired her to start her website and YouTube channel and the interesting and exciting new direction her channel and career have taken recently.
I spent maybe more than half or half of my life in a few different countries over seas in the middle East and Asia. But I did spend my last few years of high school and university in South Africa. And yes, I was exposed to quite a few, uh, South African languages, but not necessarily from uh, a direct opportunity of being able to learn them. But I always had friends around me who spoke different languages, and I was always interested in asking people like, can you teach me a new phrase in Tswana? Or how do you say this in Zulu? So I think if anything, the multicultural society that South Africa is, uh, inspired me to continue languages and, you know, be curious constantly and ask people about languages.
It’s a good topic because I think some people like to shy away from controversial subjects, but a lot of people have different opinions on it. So to that extent, maybe a lot of people will find this conversation interesting. And if something is interesting, then you’re more likely to listen and it’s good for your language learning because you’re engaged.
In part two of Benny’s chat with Elle Benny talks about the mental life struggles he has experienced over the past few years, how he is overcoming them and what he is doing to help people going through anything similar.
He started the Fluent in Three Months blog. He is also a YouTuber and an author, author of the book Fluent in Three Months, and also the Language Hacking series available for French, German, Spanish and Italian. I am joined today by Benny Lewis, AKA Benny, the Irish Polyglot.
A simple, but entertaining story of how 3 people meet because of LingQ. Part 23 of 26 episodes. This simple story is available in other languages at LingQ. Difficulty: BeginnerCategory: BeginnerDuration: 1:01 Click here to see the full transcript …
A simple, but entertaining story of how 3 people meet because of LingQ. Part 21 of 26 episodes. This simple story is available in other languages at LingQ. Difficulty: BeginnerCategory: BeginnerDuration: 0:47Click here to see the full transcript o…