We’ve been singing the praises of podcasts as language-learning tools for years, now. And we finally decided that it was time for MosaLingua to get in the game! We are excited to introduce the latest project our team has been hard at work on: the MosaLingua Language Lab podcast.
The MosaLingua Language Lab Podcast Is Here
Learning a language doesn’t have to be hard! Join our teachers for bite-sized hacks about vocabulary, pronunciation, and grammar essentials and learn a language the easy (and fun!) way. Anytime… anywhere. Listen to the MosaLingua Language Lab Podcast for tips that our team members use to learn languages faster and more efficiently.
Some episodes are geared toward specific languages (English, Spanish, French, Portuguese, German, Italian, Russian, and Chinese). But many provide general tips that learners can apply to any target language.
The first episodes are out now:
If you love our podcast and can spare 60 seconds, it would be a great deal to us if you rated and reviewed the Language Lab!
We have plenty of other ideas up our sleeve for new podcast topics and languages. Keep an eye out for more announcements! And if there are specific language-related topics you’d like to see us cover, let us know in the comments.
If you’re not familiar with podcasts yet, or have heard of them but haven’t ever listened to one, you’re in for a real treat! Podcasts are pre-recorded audio shows (sometimes with just one host, sometimes in the form of interviews) that you can listen to on any mobile device.
Here’s a run-down of a few of the reasons why we love podcasts, why they can be great tools for learners, and obviously, why you should listen to ours:
You can listen to them anytime, anywhere (no excuses!).
Language learning hasn’t always been this convenient. If you think back just a few years, you’ll realize how easy language learners have it today. No more lugging around heavy (not to mention boring) textbooks – all of the resources you could possibly need to practice your target language are right in your pocket! You don’t need any special equipment or physical tools to enjoy podcasts. Just download one of the many free podcast apps to your phone, and load it up with content.
And a related benefit: Podcasts are the ultimate resource for multi-tasking language learners.
The MosaLingua Language Lab podcast is based on our YouTube channel, and it solves the main problem viewers face. (By the way, have you subscribed to the MosaLingua YouTube channel yet?) To watch YouTube videos, you have to keep your phone screen on (or stay by your computer), which isn’t super practical. With podcasts, you can listen to interesting and educational content while jogging, cleaning the house, even driving.
There is truly something for everyone.
Name a topic, and there’s a podcast about it. You can find podcasts about cooking, true crime, sports, and of course: language! This also means that there are podcasts for beginners, and podcasts for advanced (or even bilingual) learners. If you’re a beginner, we recommend sticking to podcasts designed for learners because the hosts talk more slowly and introduce new vocabulary gradually. Advanced learners should opt for content created for native speakers of your target language about whatever interests or hobbies you have. The MosaLingua Language Lab podcast is good for language lovers at any level because of the wide variety of language topics we cover.
They let you practice your listening comprehension and learn about interesting topics all at once.
Podcasts aren’t like the comprehension exercises you were assigned in school, whose sole purpose is to improve your listening skills. Since podcasts are designed to be entertaining and/or informative, learn languages with them is just an added bonus! In the case of the MosaLingua Language Lab (if English isn’t your native language), you not only get super helpful hacks and tips about language, but it’s also one more opportunity to practice your listening comprehension.
They don’t have to be a huge time commitment.
Some podcast episodes are over an hour long, which is great for long road trips or commutes. But most are much shorter. Episodes of the MosaLingua Language Lab usually clock in at 5-8 minutes. We know that focused language practice can zap your energy. Therefore, it’s best to keep your practice sessions short and sweet to avoid getting overwhelmed or exhausted.
Unlike TV series, you don’t have to listen to most podcasts in any particular order. So starting a new podcast doesn’t mean locking yourself into 6+ seasons of 45-minute episodes… Feel free to skip around to different episodes based on your whims. (Remember that you can pause a podcast at any point and pick up right where you left off later.)
They’re (almost always) free!
The MosaLingua Language Lab podcast is 100% free. And there are no pesky ads, so you can enjoy our content without any interruptions. We are all about making language accessible to as many people as possible. This podcast is yet another free resource that we can offer to learners to help them make their language dreams come true.
While you wait for new episodes of the MosaLingua Language Lab to drop, check out some of our other favorite podcasts for language learners:
- The Best Podcasts to Learn Italian
- The Best, Free Podcasts for Learning Spanish and Listening to Slow Spanish News
- Our Favorite Podcasts for Learning German
- The Best Podcasts for Learning Portuguese
- The Best French Podcasts for French Learners