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On today’s podcast we have a very special guest, the YouTube superstar and fluent Japanese speaker Matt Vs Japan.
Matt is a well known face in the language learning community who has risen to prominence thanks to his insightful YouTube videos which explain how he managed to reach a near native level in Japanese while living in the US.
Like me, he is a big fan of the linguist Stephen Krashen and is on a mission to popularise language learning methods which prioritise the importance of getting lots of reading and listening input.
More recently he has also taken a keen interest in the question of how we should go about acquiring native-like accents when studying a new language as an adult. We discussed all this and much more in a very wide ranging interview, one of the most fascinating interviews I’ve ever done.
Matt’s YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/MATTvsJapan
Matt’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/mattvsjapan
My blog on how to acquire Chinese tones: https://imlearningmandarin.com/2022/02/12/its-never-too-late-to-learn-chinese-tones-heres-how/
My blog on the importance of accent: https://imlearningmandarin.com/2022/04/24/is-matt-vs-japan-right-that-your-accent-really-matters/