Episode 18: Finding You in Your Languages - Interview with Emily Richardson


11 July 2022

58 mins 59 secs

Season 1

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About this Episode

In this episode, guest Emily Richardson tells us about her early experiences learning French, Spanish, Mandarin Chinese, and Korean. She has eight years of classroom experience teaching languages. After a brief spell in the Artificial Intelligence industry, the 2020 pandemic hit, and she found herself unemployed with no income, no stable home, and feeling very lost.

Against financial, emotional, and personal odds, Emily started learning Brazilian Portuguese in response to the challenges she faced. Emily shares her joirney learning Brazilian Portuguese using only language exchange apps, and she shares some tips that have worked for her when finding a language partner.

Emily uses her language knowledge and experience to author and publish a book series “How to Be Me" which is available on Amazon in English and French. Spanish, German & Brazilian Portuguese. This series serves as a guide for language learners to find their voice and preserve their whole selves in their new languages.

Emily is also the creator and host of "The Language Confidence Project," a podcast for all language learners, whether they have to or want to learn a language. In her short, daily episodes, Emily provides tips, tricks and tons of encouragement for all language learners throughout every step of their journey.

Thanks to Emily for taking the time to chat with me and share so much of her story and work. This conversation is packed with incredible insights and take-aways, and I'm thrilled to be able to share it with you.

Find all of Emily's work, including links to her website, books, and podcast here: https://campsite.bio/teawithemily

Emily on Instagram: @teawithemily

Find me on Instagram: @love.joyandlanguages

Find me on Twitter: @LoveJoy_Lang