The Fearless English Podcast | Ep #9: Finding a Speaking Partner w/. Dr Chris Korten

Today I spoke to Dr Chris Korten about speaking partners and here's what we covered:

  • Why is regular conversations a good thing?

  • What’s important for students to know before they try to find a speaking partner?

  • Is it important to figure out what level you are at before looking for a speaking partner?

  • Do you need to find a native English speaking conversation partner?

  • What happens after you find a speaking partner?

  • Understanding cultural differences

  • What are some of the things you recommend to give the meetings more structure?

  • How to become successful when it comes to finding the right speaking partner

New Words

wending - go in a specified direction, typically slowly or by an indirect route.

willy nilly - in a haphazard or spontaneous manner.

tease out - to obtain by or as if by disentangling or freeing with a pointed instrument

novel - interestingly new or unusual

fortunate - favoured by or involving good luck; lucky.

ignominious - deserving or causing public disgrace or shame.

head around- to succeed in understanding or accepting something such as a new idea

Source of definitions by Oxford Languages.

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