Language Hacking
Language Hacking
Aug 16, 2021
#63 How to Become a Fearless Language Learner with Halima Salim
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Halima Salim, founder of Blackboard English and the Fearless English Podcast, discusses empowering women language learners, overcoming negative self-talk and changing ideologies in the ESL community with Shannon Kennedy and Benny Lewis.

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Some of the topics brought up during the interview are:

  • Living in Saudi Arabia as an illegal immigrant and its impact on education
  • Moving to the UK and learning English
  • Becoming a fearless language learner
  • Shutting down negative self-talk
  • Facing your greatest fears
  • Learning to read and write at a later age
  • Creating opportunities for women through English
  • Changing ideologies in the ESL community
  • Supporting your children learning another language
  • Creating a supportive Instagram community
  • Gaining confidence “being yourself”

Podcast theme: “A New Beginning” by Shannon Kennedy

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