Episode 56: Learning Languages w/Card Games - Interview w/Tiara Youngblood of Speak in Spades


2 October 2023

1 hr 6 mins 34 secs

Season 3

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About this Episode

Today's episode is an extremely joyful chat with Tiara Younbgblood of Speak in Spades. A passionate langauge learner and card/board gamer, Tiara shares where her love of games and puzzles began in childhood and how they’ve been a stable foundation of curiosity and knowledge throughout her life. She takes us on her language journey, which includes Latin, Antient Greek, Spanish, Italian, French, Japanese, and Korean. Tiara now teaches English in South Korea, and you’ll hear how she brings games into her classroom, as well as the benefits of being able to work with language students in this fun and engaging way.

One of the best things Tiara brings us in this conversation is complete joy, and it’s contagious! I love her outlook on language learning, her thirst for knowledge, and her creativity when sharing her passions with others. She has an incredibly refreshing view of making language learning fun and removing the usual stressors through the addition of games. Check out Tiara's website, shop, and YouTube through the links below. Her language learning journals and cards are uniquely enjoyable!

Where to find Tiara:
Speak in Spades website
Shop for Tiara's langauge journals and decks of cards here
Speak in Spades YouTube channel
Instagram: @speakinspades

Where to find me:
Love, Joy, and Languages Blog
Instagram: @love.joyandlanguages
X (Twitter): @LoveJoy_Lang

All episodes of the show can be found at www.lovejoyandlanguagespodcast.com.

Also mentioned in this episode is Matt Boyle of Language Card Games.