Steve And Jill's Podcasts



Join Steve, founder of LingQ, and Jill as they talk about a variety of things related to learning English and learning languages.


  • Interlanguage

    02/05/2007 Duração: 15min

    'Interlanguage' and 'fossilization' are two terms we do not believe are very useful at The Linguist. However, Jill and Steve discussed them at the request of one of our members. If you would like to learn more about them, please listen to Jill and Steve's podcast.

  • Enhance your enjoyment of your ongoing language studies

    02/05/2007 Duração: 14min

    Jill and Steve talk about the words list provided by our member Marianne. For this to really work and help you learn English at The Linguist, make sure you listen to the podcast several times, then read it in The Linguist Library in a week or so and save key words and phrases.

  • Easy words and phrases

    17/04/2007 Duração: 12min

    Jill and Steve are talking about some easy words and phrases that perhaps some of the beginner or intermediate learners have trouble with or don't use always correctly.

  • How are Things, Long Time No See and More

    16/04/2007 Duração: 06min

    Jill and Steve are talking about commonly used expressions which use words like "how". They also cover "long time no see" and getting a "fresh start". This is for beginners and lower intermediate learners but may be of interesting to others.

  • Switch words and hedge words in English

    16/04/2007 Duração: 09min

    We often need words to introduce an idea or to change directions in our thoughts, whether when writing or speaking. Jill and Steve talk about these words.

  • Jill and Steve discuss the word 'like'

    16/04/2007 Duração: 13min

    There are many ways to use the word 'like.' It is often an overused word. If you would like to learn more about the word 'like,' as well as 'to think of' and 'to think about,' please listen to Steve and Jill's podcast.

  • Getting Used to Using Get

    16/04/2007 Duração: 07min

    Jill and Steve were talking about the word "get". This is a word that has many meanings, especially when used in combination with other words. Listen to this podcast to get a lot out of it and "get the picture."

  • Would, could, might

    07/11/2006 Duração: 06min

    When do you use would, and could and might. These and others are called modal verbs. Here Jill and Steve talk about them.

  • Speak English or talk English?

    31/10/2006 Duração: 08min

    Jill and Steve talk about pairs of words that can cause trouble. Do we just speak about them? Do we learn to speak English at The Linguist, or do we learn to talk English?

  • Words with "ough" and the word "seems"

    26/10/2006 Duração: 07min

    Steve and Jill talk about the words with "ough" and the word "seem".

  • The Meaning is Opaque

    23/10/2006 Duração: 02min

    Opaque means unclear or not transparent. This meaning applies to physical opacity in the case of glass or paper, or to the opacity or obscurity of meaning in communicating. Steve and Jill talk about this word.

  • Talking about English Vocabulary

    23/10/2006 Duração: 12min

    Steve and Jill talk about English Vocabulary.

  • Words and phrases, an introduction

    12/10/2006 Duração: 02min

    Jill and Steve were talking about words and phrases that are difficult to remember. Vocabulary growth is essential if you want to learn English. Some words are difficult to remember. What can you do? Listen.

  • Weekend Activities in Vancouver

    09/08/2006 Duração: 04min

    Jill and Steve talk about their favourite activities in Vancouver.