059: How can I understand my colleagues?

<p>Derek asks: <em>"Even though I don't have much problem reading, I have a lot of problem speaking and understanding while listening. Sometimes I have to ask my colleagues to repeat or to tell me the word that I didn't understand, but if there are too many things that I don’t understand during a conversation then this approach doesn’t work very well, because then I'm not even able to tell which word that I don't know, and stopping a conversation from time to time just feels so stupid."</em></p>
<h2>In this episode:</h2>
<li>How to learn the language you need to function at work</li>
<li>Considering what topics you need</li>
<li>Creating your own material</li>
<li>Using your tutor to role-play conversations on relevant topics</li>
<h2>Resources mentioned in today's episode:</h2>
<li><a href="https://www.periscope.tv/olly_IWTYAL" target="_blank">Olly on Periscope</a></li>
<li><a href="http://www.iwillteachyoualanguage.com/foreign-language-materials/" target="_blank">How to use virtual assistants to create your own language materials</a></li>
<h2>Start speaking today</h2>
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