This podcast episode is part 2 of a two part interview with Shayna Oliveira. In this second part of the interview we cover language learning expectations, creating good study habits, getting over making mistakes and living in Brazil.
Shayna’s website on teaching English is http://www.espressoenglish.net/.
If you missed part 1 of the interview you go back and listen to it here.
When you finish listening to the interview, head across to Shayna’s site and discover a piece of english theory that you can take to your next language exchange.
In this second part of the interview we talk about:
- How to overcome the fear of looking stupid. Shayna shares one of her embarrassing stories of when she made a big mistake with her portuguese.
- We then talk about how you can reframe the fear of making mistakes to a new perspective. Shayna suggested that you can consider the idea of simply being able to express ideas without the need to be perfect.
- We talk about the importance of frequency in your study and how you should try for more study sessions more often.
- We then talk about one of the most important aspects of language learning—knowing why you are learning the language. The bigger the why, the bigger the chance of success.
- We consider how you can think about managing your language learning expectations. Shayna gives a great tip for how you can change the way you think about the gap of where you are and where you would like to be with your Spanish skills.
- Shayna then shares a story of one of her experiences living in Brazil.
- In the end of the interview, I ask Shayna about one of the common myths that I have noticed here in Australia. The people here are terrified of Favelas. I ask Shayna whether the typical fear that people here experience is justified and what a tourist should do to be careful if they are considering a trip to Brazil.
What did you learn from the second part of the interview with Shayna Oliveira for this mindset episode?