AEE 130: Mau Buchler from Tripppin – How to Connect in English When You Travel Abroad

how to connect in English when you travelToday you’ll find out how to connect with people in English when you travel.

Mau Buchler is here to give is some hints and ideas.

Mau thinks that traveling is the best way to learn English.

But before you travel you need to prepare and you can use online tools to get ready.

Mau’s Tips:

  • Prepare: Mau’s platform is called Tripppin and it can help you get ready for your trip by learning the language and about the culture.
  • Don’t go to big chain hotels: You will not be able to connect with local people if you stay at these hotels. You can use couchsurfing.com to find people to stay with. You can also use meetup.com to find local groups and meetups.
  • Volunteer when you are abroad: This is a great way to stay busy, meet local people, and practice your English. This is a way to see a new aspect of the country that you wouldn’t see otherwise.
  • Go to internet cafes: At an internet cafe you’ll find a lot of people who are willing to be social and make friends at these places. Mau also recommends buying chocolate bars for people! It’s a good way to start a conversation.

 

Can’t travel abroad? Learn how to get better at English without traveling abroad.

 

MauMau’s Bio:

Mau has been teaching all levels of English, around the world, for 20 years. He’s also an instructional designer, conference speaker, and the creator of http://www.tripppin.com

 

 

 

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