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2.2 Blogs and podcasts

Whatever language you’re learning, whatever question you may have, whatever you happen to be struggling with, you’re not the first.

While forums and communities are designed to encourage conversation and interaction, blogs are where people share their own ideas with the world. From novice learners documenting their journey with a new language, to expert language learners sharing their best advice and language material, it’s fair to say you can find literally anything among the world’s language learning blogs.

What’s more, because blogs are often very personal places, if you find a particular blogger or personality you resonate with, he or she can become almost like a mentor to you. Podcasts fulfil the same purpose, with audio. If you prefer listening to reading, you may find more fulfilment from a podcast.

Tip: There are far too many blogs and podcasts to mention, but a simple online search including the word ‘blog’ or ‘podcast’ and ‘language learning’ or ‘learning language X’ , or a search in the iTunes store for podcasts, will yield literally thousands of results.