Podcast #10: Interview with Leandra

Sep 2, 2016 | Interview | 4 comments

I celebrated my ninth year in France last week. My life here has changed A LOT since that first week in back in 2007. I feel integrated into the culture and I speak French almost perfectly. I’ve come a long way.

I know you don’t have 9 years to perfect your listening skills or to figure out how to integrate into English-speaking cultures. That’s why I’m doing something a little different on the podcast this week. It’s a longer episode that usual because I’m joined by my very first guest, Leandra from English with Leandra.

Leandra and I share our experiences of living in France. She was lucky enough to spend a year living in Martinique, a Carribean island that’s a department and region of France. She’ll tell you about her experiences of fitting in with native speakers (more on this notion in the episode), cultural faux-pas and misunderstandings.

Listen to episode #10 to learn from our mistakes and find out why small talk and casual conversations are so important if you want to fit in with native English speakers.

More About Today’s Guest

Leandra King is a native English speaker and online teacher from Barbados. She is the founder of English with Leandra where she teaches non-native English speakers everyday, casual conversational English, specifically how to socialise and fit in with native English speakers. 

Read my review of Leandra’s book, “The Culture Sensitive Phrasebook”. 

Watch and listen to our most recent chat on why your English is probably rude. 

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