Episode 2: Use it or Lose it

TfCS Speech Consultants Alex Hadden and Andras Molnar chat about the most effective ways to learn a language abroad, sharing some of their personal experiences along the way.

Download the transcript for Episode 2 here.

Check out the Episode 2 English Supplemental Materials

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Who’s on this episode?

Image of TfCS Speech Consultant Alex HaddenAlex Hadden holds an MA in TESOL from the Monterey Institute of International Studies in California. She has taught and trained English teachers in both the United States and abroad in such diverse countries as Guatemala, Rwanda, Vietnam, Thailand, and China. Her specialty is English pronunciation. Currently, she teaches at Koç University College of Social Sciences and Humanities in Istanbul, Turkey.

Image of TfCS Speech Consultant Andras MolnarAndras Molnar graduated from Teachers College, Columbia University with a Master’s degree in Applied Linguistics. With extensive experience teaching English in Japan, China, Taiwan, and the U.S., as well as teaching Japanese at Hunter College in NYC, he is currently a professor in the Human Sciences Department of Kinjo Gakuin University in Nagoya, Japan. His interests are focused around maximizing language exposure in study abroad settings, as well as sociolinguistics and enhancing language learning with technology. When not playing the taiko drums he enjoys meeting new people and hearing new perspectives.

Hello from Turkey and Japan! Video updates from Alex and Andras

Our featured student, Victor Chavez:

Image of Victor Chavez from JTBC Episode 2 Victor, originally from Peru, has been living in the US for over a decade, and recently graduated from Baruch’s Zicklin School of Business. It was a pleasure to have him on JTBC and hear about his experiences learning English and conquering his degree, as well as talk about his values and plans for the future. Good luck, Victor!

Below are a few short extras from Victor’s interview that we wanted to include:

On when his wife met his family in Peru:

On his study habits:

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