Charlie Podcast

Charlie Nicholson and I first met on Instagram and he’s originally from Manchester, England but now lives in Japan and has run an English school there for many years. He was kind enough to join me on the podcast for a casual chat about language learning and life abroad.

Timestamps

  • 2:30 – Charlie’s Introduction
  • 3:30 – Charlie’s Accent
  • 8:01 – Eikaiwas (English Schools) in Japan
  • 11:37 – Online teaching vs Face-to-Face
  • 20:38 – What languages are you learning?
  • 23:22 – How has language benefitted you?
  • 26:54 – Why did you move to Japan?
  • 30:12 – The importance of fun in language learning
  • 34:02 – How do you make language learning fun?
  • 36:40 – Embarrassing language mistakes
  • 42:46 – Favourite English words and slang

Expressions from the Episode

  • 11:30 – “I might take you up on that one day” = I might accept your offer
  • 13:31 – “…when the pandemic has hopefully subsided” = Become less severe
  • 28:49 – “I can’t quite put my finger on why” = I don’t know exactly the reason for something
  • 30:39 – “I think it’s absolutely paramount” = Very important
  • 31:11 – “I’m always butting heads with students” = To argue with someone
  • 42:46 – Chuffed = Very pleased
  • 43:37 – Lit = Cool, awesome (slang)

Where to Find Charlie

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