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The Actual Fluency Podcast for Language Learners

The Actual Fluency Podcast for Language Learners

By Kris Broholm

Brought to you by OptiLingo --

The Actual Fluency Podcast features inspirational stories from world-class language learners, industry experts, and regular people who embraced multilingualism in one way or another.

In the episodes we dive deep down in the why that pushed people to learn a new language, the how to figure out how they best achieved it, and of course a lot of great stories of the experiences that speaking multiple languages can bring to people's lives.

We also talk about apps, methodology, and education to try and find ways to shorten the path to mastery.
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AFP 168 - John Fotheringham: Inside the Language Podcaster's Studio (Part 2)

The Actual Fluency Podcast for Language LearnersOct 29, 2019

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June 2022 Update - Post Pandemic Stress Disorder, Moving Countries, Podcast

June 2022 Update - Post Pandemic Stress Disorder, Moving Countries, Podcast

Kris comes back with a quick update to announce the return of the Actual Fluency podcast.
Jun 24, 202216:17
AFP 186: Rosemary Salomone - The Rise of English

AFP 186: Rosemary Salomone - The Rise of English

In this episode I'm joined by Rosemary Salomone to discuss the role of English on a global academic level, and some of the challenges faced by minorities and non-english native speaking students and countries in the world.  Rosemary is the Kenneth Wang Professor of Law at St. John's University in Queens, New York. Prior to joining the legal academy, she taught English to international students, developed bilingual programs for immigrant students, and was a faculty member at the Harvard Graduate School of Education where she taught education law and language policy. Check out Rosemary's new book here: The Rise of English: Global Politics and the Power of Language: https://amzn.to/3Fafmdx
Dec 18, 202145:37
AFP 185: Sadelle Wiltshire - Learning at Different Ages and Minority Languages

AFP 185: Sadelle Wiltshire - Learning at Different Ages and Minority Languages

In this podcast episode I'm joined by Sadelle Wiltshire, who shares her story of learning languages at different ages, including her passion for Irish and the community of learners she's found for the language.   Sadelle's website:   https://www.sadellewiltshire.com/  The Fluent in 3 Months Challenge:   https://actf.lu/fi3m-challenge
Nov 17, 202148:35
AFP 184: Rick Dearman - Using Forums in Language Learning

AFP 184: Rick Dearman - Using Forums in Language Learning

In this episode Kris is joined by Rick Dearman to talk about using forums to help support you in your language learning, language conferences, and much more.   Special thanks to OPTILINGO for sponsoring the podcast. You can check out this innovative language learning app, designed to make you SPEAK a language by going to https://optilingo.com  To find out more about Rick go to:   https://forum.language-learners.org/  https://autodidactic.info/  Announcement: The podcast is now on YouTube!  That means you can watch this episode as a video, by going to the Actual Fluency YouTube channel. Watch as Kris learns the trials and tribulations of video editing to create a whole new dimension of the podcast. Thank you so much for listening!
Oct 04, 202141:41
AFP 183 - Jennifer Degenhardt: Better School Learning and Creating Inclusive Materials

AFP 183 - Jennifer Degenhardt: Better School Learning and Creating Inclusive Materials

In the episode I'm joined by Spanish Teacher and Educational Author, Jennifer Degenhardt. We go over why school language learning is in such a bad state in many schools, and what innovative and energetic teachers like Jennifer can do to improve the results the kids get from the classroom.  We also talk about her diverse and inclusive range of educational materials, as well as her experience spending a year learning Spanish abroad in latin America. === SPONSOR This episode is sponsored by OptiLingo. Go check out a modern language learning app that focuses on speaking EARLY without the boring drills and grammar memorisation. Try OptiLingo: https://optilingo.com === EPISODE RESOURCES Jen's Website: https://digilangua.co/
Sep 23, 202101:08:29
AFP 182 - Liz Sharma from Talk The Streets on Portuguese

AFP 182 - Liz Sharma from Talk The Streets on Portuguese

In the episode I'm joined by Portuguese teacher and YouTuber Liz Sharma to talk about Portugal, Portuguese (European vs Brazilian) and how Liz moved from the U.K to Portugal. Since I just moved to Portugal myself I got to ask a lot of curiosity-driven questions, including what Portuguese learners normally struggle with. === SPONSOR This episode is sponsored by OptiLingo. Go check out a modern language learning app that focuses on speaking EARLY without the boring drills and grammar memorisation. Try OptiLingo: https://optilingo.com === EPISODE RESOURCES Talk The Streets: https://talkthestreets.com YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAHp6bCNcUg6PTHaZ-hI3Bw Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/talkthestreets/
Jun 18, 202156:15
AFP 181 - Olle Linge: Hacking Chinese and Academic vs Non-Academic Learning

AFP 181 - Olle Linge: Hacking Chinese and Academic vs Non-Academic Learning

Brought to you by OPTILINGO -- https://optilingo.com In this episode I'm joined by Olle Linge from Hacking Chinese to talk about his "random" journey into Chinese, founding the Hacking Chinese website (10 years anniversary this year) and a ton of language learning methodology and academic vs non-academic perspectives. A lot of the advice in the episode are centered around Chinese, but almost all of it is applicable to every language. Enjoy! Here's what we talk about in the episode: How Olle "randomly" stumbled into his Chinese language passion and ability What the differences between academic and non-academic language learning are How to learn the tones, and characters of Chinese How to succeed learning any language And much more! LINKS: Olle's Special Offer for Actual Fluency Listeners: https://actf.lu/olle Hacking Chinese: https://www.hackingchinese.com
Nov 26, 202001:22:21
AFP 180 - Hēmi Kelly: Māori Language and Culture

AFP 180 - Hēmi Kelly: Māori Language and Culture

Brought to you by OPTILINGO -- https://optilingo.com Editor's Note: A previous version of this episode had some audio issues, which have been fixed. In this episode I'm joined by "A Māori Phrase a Day" author Hēmi Kelly, to find out a little more about Māori, which is the name of the indigenous people of New Zealand, as well as the language. Hēmi is a full-time lecturer in te reo Māori at the Auckland University of Technology. His academic research and writing focus largely on the revitalsation of the Māori language and translation studies. Hēmi is a licensed translator and graduate of Te Panekiretanga o Te Reo (The Institute of Excellence in the Māori Language). In 2017, Hēmi translated Witi Ihimaera’s novella in Sleeps Standing and published his first book A Māori Word a Day in 2018. In 2019, Hēmi published his first creative writing piece in English in Purakau, a collection of Māori myths retold by Maori writers. Here's what we talk about in the episode: What is "Māori" and where is New Zealand? What is the relationship between the Māori and non-Māori population in New Zealand? What is the legal status of the Māori language What is being done to revitalize the language for the last 100 years What is happening today to improve relations and cultural understanding? What is the Māori language, and what does it sound like? + Much more! LINKS: A MAORI PHRASE A DAY FACEBOOK GROUP: https://www.facebook.com/groups/263436354660573/ A MAORI PHRASE A DAY Book: https://www.amazon.com/Maori-Phrase-Day-Hemi-Kelly-ebook/dp/B081ZJ79C7 HEMI'S TEDx TALK: Te Reo Māori: A new era for the language https://youtu.be/93u5sM4JJbU
Nov 06, 202041:16
AFP 179 - Kerstin Cable: Women in Language and Teaching Careers in Languages

AFP 179 - Kerstin Cable: Women in Language and Teaching Careers in Languages

Brought to you by OPTILINGO -- One of the most popular guests of the podcast returns to share all the details for her upcoming project, that she co-hosts with Lindsay Williams and Shannon Kennedy: Women in Language (September 17-20, 2020) Here are some of the things we discuss during the episode: * What Kerstin has been up to for the past 2 years since her last appearance * How did the idea for Women in Language come about? * Why there is a need for a conference like Women in Language * What separates Women in Language from all other language conferences * What other projects Kerstin is working on * How her programme, Teach & Thrive helps teachers scale their business and income * Discussion on why language teachers are well-placed to make passive income, and how anyone in theory can get started with this as a career. * and a lot more! LINKS:  Kerstin's Blog: Fluent Language Women in Language Kerstin's Advanced Teacher Training: Teach and Thrive
Sep 09, 202001:11:22
AFP 178 - Lina Vasquez: Mindset, Psychology, and Self-development

AFP 178 - Lina Vasquez: Mindset, Psychology, and Self-development

Brought to you by Optilingo. In this episode I'm joined by my friend Lina Vasquez, an amazing polyglot who shares her passion for languages, self-development, and many other topics on her YouTube channel.  In the episode we dive DEEP into the mindset behind self-development and language learning, and offer some ideas on how anyone can level up their life and be better in every way they want. Resources: Lina on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClZjE2TEk59ZbxH_hZiBkog ---- Get a free lesson with Optilingo: https://optilingo.com
Aug 23, 202001:33:58
AFP 177 - Gloria Spagnoli: Find Your Confidence and Inner Resources

AFP 177 - Gloria Spagnoli: Find Your Confidence and Inner Resources

Brought to you by Optilingo. In this episode I'm joined by Italian teacher Gloria Spagnoli who shares her insights as both a language learner and teacher. She specifically talks about finding your confidence and inner resources. Finally we touch on the difference between a teacher and a student, and how you can level up your language lessons. Resources: http://speakita.com/how-to-find-your-italian-voice/ ---- Get a free lesson with Optilingo: https://optilingo.com
Aug 15, 202049:21
AFP 176 - Maria Ortega Garcia: Connecting Deeper with Languages!

AFP 176 - Maria Ortega Garcia: Connecting Deeper with Languages!

Brought to you by Optilingo. In this episode I'm joined by Spanish teacher Maria Ortega Garcia, who shares unique insights as both a language learner and teacher. She specifically talks about connecting with the language you're trying to learn, and making it yours. This has been the most succesful approach she has seen over the years. We also touch on some ideas of improving tutoring for students and teachers alike. Resources: ---- Get a free lesson with Optilingo: https://optilingo.com
Jul 30, 202001:07:06
AFP 175 - Tetsu Yung: Raising Children in 5 Languages

AFP 175 - Tetsu Yung: Raising Children in 5 Languages

Brought to you by Optilingo. In this episode Tetsu Yung returns to update on his childrens' language learning (5 languages!) and talks in detail about the ONE PARENT ONE LANGUAGE methodology, he's been using for over 8 years now. We also chat briefly about LangFest, the annual conference usually held in Montreal, Canada. The event is currently postponed until 2021 due to the ongoing situation. Resources: Tetsu on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/asktetsu LangFest: https://langfest.org (postponed until 2021) Episode 87: https://actualfluency.com/87-tetsu-yung-raising-multilingual-children/ ---- Get a free lesson with Optilingo: https://optilingo.com
Jul 23, 202001:01:50
AFP 174 - Peter Strang: From the UK to Russia

AFP 174 - Peter Strang: From the UK to Russia

Brought to you by Optilingo. In this episode I'm joined by Peter Strang from the United Kingdom, who took up a position as English teacher in Russia. What was initially a temporary stay turned into starting a family and settling down full-time. In the episode we talk about his experience moving to Russia, settling in, and learning the language whilst coping with being one of few foreigners at his workplace and in the local community. ---- Get a free lesson with Optilingo: https://optilingo.com
Jul 07, 202001:12:08
AFP 173 - Anthony Metivier: Mental Well-Being and the Victorious Mind

AFP 173 - Anthony Metivier: Mental Well-Being and the Victorious Mind

Brought to you by Optilingo. In this episode I'm joined by podcast regular Anthony Metivier, to talk about his new book The Victorious Mind, mental health, and how language learning as well as memory training play a role in improving your life. Resources mentioned: Anthony's new book: The Victorious Mind (Amazon) - https://www.amazon.co.uk/Victorious-Mind-Master-Meditation-Well-Being/dp/0648751902 Anthony's website and podcast - https://magneticmemorymethod.com Anthony's June 2020 TEDx talk: Two Easily Remembered Questions That Silence Negative Thoughts - https://youtu.be/kvtYjdriSpM ---- Get a free lesson with Optilingo: https://optilingo.com
Jun 28, 202001:17:51
AFP 172 - Dick Howeson: From CD-ROM to App learning with uTalk

AFP 172 - Dick Howeson: From CD-ROM to App learning with uTalk

Brought to you by Optilingo. In this episode I'm joined by Richard 'Dick' Howeson from uTalk to discuss how he started the company, and developed it from a CD-ROM based language learning system, to now a modern app system with over 140 languages. Resources mentioned: uTalk: https://actf.lu/utalk Polyglot Cruise: https://polyglotcruise.com Disclaimer: uTalk is a sponsor of the Polyglot Cruise organised by Actual Fluency, and paid to be featured in this Actual Fluency Podcast episode.
Jun 17, 202057:50
Podcast Update: April 2020

Podcast Update: April 2020

In this unnumbered Actual Fluency episode I'm getting into a few updates as of April 2020. Here's what you'll hear about in the episode: Why the podcast was on a minor break Why you shouldn't necessarily feel pressured to learn a new language during the pandemic What happened to the Polyglot Cruise New Course Launch: Bite-Size Languages What else is new on Actual Fluency What is happening to the polyglot events around the world, which ones do I hope to attend? This podcast is brought to you by OPTILINGO! Check them out here: https://optilingo.com
Apr 30, 202032:09
AFP 171 - Matt vs Japan: The Mass Immersion Approach

AFP 171 - Matt vs Japan: The Mass Immersion Approach

Brought to you by Optilingo. In this episode I'm happy to be joined by Matt from "Matt vs Japan" to share his ideas about immersion (Mass Immersion Approach / AJATT) and how he learnt Japanese in 18 months. Resources mentioned: Matt vs Japan YouTube Channel > https://www.youtube.com/user/MATTvsJapan Mass Immersion Approach > https://massimmersionapproach.com/ All Japanese All The Time > http://www.alljapaneseallthetime.com/ Matt on Twitter > https://twitter.com/mattvsjapan
Feb 28, 202001:16:30
AFP 170 - Mark Pentleton: From Teacher to Language Podcaster (Coffee Break Languages)

AFP 170 - Mark Pentleton: From Teacher to Language Podcaster (Coffee Break Languages)

Brought to you by Optilingo. In this episode I'm extremely honoured to be joined by one of my very own podcasting idols. Mark has been running Coffee Break Podcasts for over a decade, and now delivers over 2,500,000 language lessons every month to listeners around the world. In the episode we discuss his language past, present, and future, as well as how he started Coffee Break and grew it to where it is today. We also talk a bit about the state of language education in schools today, and speak a bit in "Scandinavian" :D Resources mentioned: Coffee Break Languages > https://actf.lu/coffee Polyglot Gathering > https://polyglotgathering.com
Feb 17, 202052:50
AFP 169 - Sweeps Episode: Events and Plans for 2020

AFP 169 - Sweeps Episode: Events and Plans for 2020

Brought to you by Optilingo. In this episode I preview 2020, and share a few updates about Actual Fluency. The regular episodes with guests are returning next week! Events mentioned: The Edinburgh Language Event The Polyglot Cruise The Polyglot Gathering The Polyglot Conference LangFest
Feb 06, 202028:15
AFP 168 - John Fotheringham: Inside the Language Podcaster's Studio (Part 2)

AFP 168 - John Fotheringham: Inside the Language Podcaster's Studio (Part 2)

PART 2! > John Fotheringham, a fellow language podcaster comes on the show to do an experiment. Instead of a traditional interview, we are chatting as two language podcasters, sharing experiences, takeaways, and lessons learnt from over 5 years of podcasting.  PART 1: https://anchor.fm/actualfluency/episodes/AFP-167---John-Fotheringham-Inside-the-Language-Podcasters-Studio-Part-1-e7po88 If you liked this episode, please let us know! Show Links: LanguageMastery.com - John's Blog and Podcast Social: @LanguageMastery Facebook ============== 📣 This podcast is sponsored by Italki! Learn REAL language through the power and convenience of personal tutoring lessons, for any language at VERY affordable rates. 💰 You can get a $10 credit when you book your first lesson by clicking HERE
Oct 29, 201901:05:05
AFP 167 - John Fotheringham: Inside the Language Podcaster's Studio (Part 1)

AFP 167 - John Fotheringham: Inside the Language Podcaster's Studio (Part 1)

John Fotheringham, a fellow language podcaster comes on the show to do an experiment. Instead of a traditional interview, we are chatting as two language podcasters, sharing experiences, takeaways, and lessons learnt from over 5 years of podcasting.  If you liked this episode, please let us know! Show Links: LanguageMastery.com - John's Blog and Podcast Social: @LanguageMastery Facebook ============== 📣 This podcast is sponsored by Italki! Learn REAL language through the power and convenience of personal tutoring lessons, for any language at VERY affordable rates. 💰 You can get a $10 credit when you book your first lesson by clicking HERE
Oct 17, 201901:39:02
AFP 166 - Ekaterina Matveeva: Language Alter Ego and Cultural Intelligence

AFP 166 - Ekaterina Matveeva: Language Alter Ego and Cultural Intelligence

Ekaterina Matveeva comes on the show to talk about her amazing polyglot story, as well as the concept of the language alter ego and cultural personalities. We also share notes on what happens to the personality and identity of an individual as one goes abroad and stays for an extended period of time. Show Links: Ekatarina's book - Language Alter Ego: https://amzn.to/30T1foi Business: http://amolingua.com  Personal site: http://matveevaekaterina.com Teacher Training: https://amolingua.com/programmes/teachertraining Pitch To Win: https://study.amolingua.com/p/pitchtowin Social: Instagram: @matvekav , @amolingua Facebook: @matvekav , @amolingua , @amolinguaru , @amolingualatam Twitter: @matvekav , @amolingua ============== 📣 This podcast is sponsored by Italki! Learn REAL language through the power and convenience of personal tutoring lessons, for any language at VERY affordable rates. 💰 You can get a $10 credit when you book your first lesson by clicking HERE
Oct 07, 201901:07:08
AFP 165 - Lea Tiralarc: 5000+ lessons as an online teacher and the staircase method

AFP 165 - Lea Tiralarc: 5000+ lessons as an online teacher and the staircase method

On this episode, I chat to French teacher Lea Tiralarc, who's taught over 5000 lessons on italki about her experiences as a teacher and a learner. We also talk about her method (The Staircase) and how to make teaching languages your career. Show Links: The Staircase: https://thestaircase.org/ ============== 📣 This podcast is sponsored by Italki! Learn REAL language through the power and convenience of personal tutoring lessons, for any language at VERY affordable rates. 💰 You can get a $10 credit when you book your first lesson by clicking HERE
Oct 01, 201943:29
AFP 164 - Scott Young: A Year Without English and Ultralearning Languages

AFP 164 - Scott Young: A Year Without English and Ultralearning Languages

On this episode I chat to entrepreneur, blogger and author Scott Young about his experiences learning 4 languages in a single year (without speaking any English) and his new book Ultralearning: Accelerate Your Career, Master Hard Skills and Outsmart the Competition.  Show Links: Scott's Blog: http://scotthyoung.com Ultralearning on Amazon: https://geni.us/ultralearn ============== 📣 This podcast is sponsored by Italki! Learn REAL language through the power and convenience of personal tutoring lessons, for any language at VERY affordable rates. 💰 You can get a $10 credit when you book your first lesson by clicking HERE
Sep 20, 201901:15:47
AFP 163 - Mait Müntel: From discovering the Higgs-Boson to language learning

AFP 163 - Mait Müntel: From discovering the Higgs-Boson to language learning

On this episode I chat to Lingvist founder Mait Müntel, who was part of the Higgs-Boson discovery team at CERN.  His big passion is furthering human learning using machine learning, artificial intelligence, and the power of spaced repetition. Show Links: Lingvist - Mait's company ============== 📣 This podcast is sponsored by Italki! Learn REAL language through the power and convenience of personal tutoring lessons, for any language at VERY affordable rates. 💰 You can get a $10 credit when you book your first lesson by clicking HERE
Aug 31, 201952:36
AFP 162 - Jonty Yamisha: Heritage language learning and practical advice

AFP 162 - Jonty Yamisha: Heritage language learning and practical advice

On this episode I chat to Jonty Yamisha, who took it upon himself to learn his heritage language of Circassian as an adult.  He shares a lot of great stories about his family, and practical tips and advice for how he managed to learn a language with such limited resources available. Perfect if you have a heritage language you've been meaning to learn! Show Links: OptiLingo (Jonty's language learning software) - https://optilingo.com Circassian Culture Non-profit - http://nassip.org ============== 📣 This podcast is sponsored by Italki! Learn REAL language through the power and convenience of personal tutoring lessons, for any language at VERY affordable rates. 💰 You can get a $10 credit when you book your first lesson by clicking HERE
Aug 09, 201901:04:33
AFP 161 - Jon Mahoney: Around the world in 900+ days and mastering Russian

AFP 161 - Jon Mahoney: Around the world in 900+ days and mastering Russian

On this episode I chat to Jon Mahoney, who went on a trip around the world that lasted over 900 days. We also get into his story of living in Ukraine, and Russia - as well as progressing his Russian skills to well above advanced.  Along the way he produced videos for his YouTube channels (in English and Russian) together with his wife Eva. Show Links: Russian YouTube channel - https://youtube.com/JonandEva English YouTube channel - https://youtube.com/CANRUSH Instagram - https://instagram.com/JonandEva ============== 📣 This podcast is sponsored by Italki! Learn REAL language through the power and convenience of personal tutoring lessons, for any language at VERY affordable rates. 💰 You can get a $10 credit when you book your first lesson by clicking HERE
Jul 28, 201901:21:27
AFP 160 - Steve Kaufmann: YouTube, Travelling, and learning languages when retired

AFP 160 - Steve Kaufmann: YouTube, Travelling, and learning languages when retired

On this episode I catch up with Steve Kaufmann to hear what he's been up to in the last 5 years since he was last on the podcast. We also chat about his popular YouTube channel, travelling for language learning, and how he's learning languages as a retiree. Show Links: LINGQ Steve's YouTube Channel LangFest in Montreal (August 23-25) ============== 📣 This podcast is sponsored by Italki! Learn REAL language through the power and convenience of personal tutoring lessons, for any language at VERY affordable rates. 💰 You can get a $10 credit when you book your first lesson by clicking HERE
Jul 18, 201946:54
AFP 159 - Nelson Dellis: Using Memory techniques for languages

AFP 159 - Nelson Dellis: Using Memory techniques for languages

On this episode of the podcast I chat with Grandmaster of Memory and 4x US Memory Champion Nelson Dellis about his mission to learn Dutch, his heritage language - and to get some insight on how memory techniques relate to learning languages. Show Links: Nelson's Website REMEMBER IT - Nelson's book MEMORY GAMES - A Netflix film about memory, featuring Nelson DROPS - One of the Language Applications we discussed MEMORY LEAGUE - Digital memory competition platform ============== 📣 This podcast is sponsored by Italki! Learn REAL language through the power and convenience of personal tutoring lessons, for any language at VERY affordable rates. 💰 You can get a $10 credit when you book your first lesson by clicking HERE
Jul 05, 201948:24
AFP 158 - Ben Worthington: Improve your English and pass the IELTS exam!

AFP 158 - Ben Worthington: Improve your English and pass the IELTS exam!

On this episode of the podcast I chat with Ben from IELTSPodcast, about how you can improve your 4 key skills in English, and specific tips and advice for passing the IELTS exam. Show Links: IELTSPodcast  IELTS Vocabulary IELTS Online Course ============== 📣 This podcast is sponsored by Italki! Learn REAL language through the power and convenience of personal tutoring lessons, for any language at VERY affordable rates. 💰 You can get a $10 credit when you book your first lesson by clicking HERE
Jun 29, 201901:09:54
AFP 157 - Pablo Roman: Japanese in 6 months and DreamingSpanish

AFP 157 - Pablo Roman: Japanese in 6 months and DreamingSpanish

Pablo Roman, founder of DreamingSpanish comes on the show to talk about his experiences learning Japanese in 6 months, learning Thai, and developing materials and resources for learning Spanish. Show links:  https://www.youtube.com/DreamingSpanish ============== 📣 This podcast is sponsored by Italki! Learn REAL language through the power and convenience of personal tutoring lessons, for any language at VERY affordable rates. 💰 You can get a $10 credit when you book your first lesson by clicking HERE
Jun 21, 201901:02:49
AFP 156 - Iker Uriarte: italki past, present, and future

AFP 156 - Iker Uriarte: italki past, present, and future

Head of Marketing for italki: Iker Uriarte comes on the show to share his language background and how he got involved with italki. He also shares some behind the scenes stories and visions for the world's biggest tutoring platform. ============== 📣 This podcast is sponsored by Italki! Learn REAL language through the power and convenience of personal tutoring lessons, for any language at VERY affordable rates. 💰 You can get a $10 credit when you book your first lesson by clicking HERE
May 26, 201951:46
AFP 155 - Marija Dobrovolska: Confidence in language learning and teaching German

AFP 155 - Marija Dobrovolska: Confidence in language learning and teaching German

Marija Dobrovolska comes on the show to talk about her experiences with learning languages, the importance of confidence and how she got into teaching German on her very successful YouTube channel (over 17 million views and counting!) and website: "Deutsch mit Marija" https://deutsch-mit-marija.de/  YouTube Channel  ============== 📣 This podcast is sponsored by Italki! Learn REAL language through the power and convenience of personal tutoring lessons, for any language at VERY affordable rates. 💰 You can get a $10 credit when you book your first lesson by clicking HERE
May 10, 201958:40
AFP 154 - Silver Ilves: Language Startups and Development

AFP 154 - Silver Ilves: Language Startups and Development

Silver from MagicLingua comes on the show to share his multilingual experiences, as well as his new startup MagicLingua, which uses speech recognition technology to revolutionise language learning.  Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1427862973/start-speaking-your-new-language-from-day-1-magicl (running for 1 more week at the time of publication.) Website: https://www.magiclingua.com/ ============== 📣 This podcast is sponsored by Italki! Learn REAL language through the power and convenience of personal tutoring lessons, for any language at VERY affordable rates. 💰 You can get a $10 credit when you book your first lesson by clicking HERE
May 03, 201959:10
AFP 153 - Tamara Marie: Teaching Spanish through Music (Spanish Con Salsa!)

AFP 153 - Tamara Marie: Teaching Spanish through Music (Spanish Con Salsa!)

Tamara from Spanish Con Salsa comes on the show to talk about the benefits of using music in teaching and learning languages. Links:  Website: https://www.learnspanishconsalsa.com Podcast: https://www.learnspanishconsalsa.com/podcast/ ===================   📣 This podcast is sponsored by Italki! Learn REAL language through the power and convenience of personal tutoring lessons, for any language at VERY affordable rates. 💰 You can get a $10 credit when you book your first lesson by clicking HERE
Apr 26, 201901:08:45
AFP 152 - Norbert Wierzbicki: Learning, teaching, and travelling!

AFP 152 - Norbert Wierzbicki: Learning, teaching, and travelling!

 Norbert from Ecolinguist.com comes on the show to share his own learning experiences, as well as his experience teaching people foreign languages. In the episode we go over some of the fundamentals in language learning success, and how you can become a language teacher and travel the world (if you want to!) Links:  Website: http://ecolinguist.com/ YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/ecolinguist Instagram: @learn_polish_with_ecolinguist  Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ecolinguist/ ===================   📣 This podcast is sponsored by Italki! Learn REAL language through the power and convenience of personal tutoring lessons, for any language at VERY affordable rates. 💰 You can get a $10 credit when you book your first lesson by clicking HERE
Apr 19, 201959:44
AFP 151 - Andrew Feinberg: Learning Japanese and Japanese Culture

AFP 151 - Andrew Feinberg: Learning Japanese and Japanese Culture

Andrew Feinberg is back on the show to discuss his experience moving to Japan and learning Japanese, as well as some of the tricky aspects foreigners might be surprised about the Japanese culture.  He also compares Japanese to his experience learning Norwegian. ===================   📣 This podcast is sponsored by Italki! Learn REAL language through the power and convenience of personal tutoring lessons, for any language at VERY affordable rates. 💰 You can get a $10 credit when you book your first lesson by clicking HERE
Apr 11, 201901:22:32
AFP 150 - Lindie Botes: Growing up in multiple languages and cultures

AFP 150 - Lindie Botes: Growing up in multiple languages and cultures

In this episode Lindie Botes comes on the show to talk about her passion for languages, and her extraordinary upbringing in different countries and languages. ===================   📣 This podcast is sponsored by Italki! Learn REAL language through the power and convenience of personal tutoring lessons, for any language at VERY affordable rates. 💰 You can get a $10 credit when you book your first lesson by clicking HERE
Mar 30, 201953:18
AFP 149 - Gabriel Gelman: How to become a language hero

AFP 149 - Gabriel Gelman: How to become a language hero

In this episode Gabriel Gelman from Sprachheld.de comes on the show to talk about learning languages at home and abroad. ===================   📣 This podcast is sponsored by Italki! Learn REAL language through the power and convenience of personal tutoring lessons, for any language at VERY affordable rates. 💰 You can get a $10 credit when you book your first lesson by clicking HERE
Mar 23, 201953:38
AFP 148 - Àdhamh Ó Broin: The Languages of Scotland and Reclaiming Gaelic

AFP 148 - Àdhamh Ó Broin: The Languages of Scotland and Reclaiming Gaelic

 Àdhamh Ó Broin comes on the show to talk about the many languages of Scotland (past, present and future) as well as his own personal mission to reclaim his heritage language of Gaelic, and the revitalisation efforts that are going on today. ===================   📣 This podcast is sponsored by http://Italki.com ! Learn REAL language through the power and convenience of personal tutoring lessons, for any language at VERY affordable rates. 💰 You can get a $10 credit when you book your first lesson by going to languageteacher.co
Mar 15, 201901:16:04
AFP 147 - Marek Kohn: The benefits of multiple languages in society

AFP 147 - Marek Kohn: The benefits of multiple languages in society

 Marek Kohn, the author of Four Words for Friend:Why Using More Than One Language Matters Now More Than Ever comes on the show to talk about the book, as well as the role of languages in society, nationalism and improving assimilation and integration.  It's a slighty different topic than normal, but I find it extremely interesting and important to language learners! ===================   📣 This podcast is sponsored by Italki! Learn REAL language through the power and convenience of personal tutoring lessons, for any language at VERY affordable rates. 💰 You can get a $10 credit when you book your first lesson by going to languageteacher.co  
Mar 08, 201901:07:12
AFP 146 - Shannon Kennedy: Women in Language

AFP 146 - Shannon Kennedy: Women in Language

Shannon Kennedy is on the show to talk about the upcoming Women in Languages conference (March 7-10, 2019) and some of her other projects. http://womeninlanguage.com ===================   📣 This podcast is sponsored by Italki! Learn REAL language through the power and convenience of personal tutoring lessons, for any language at VERY affordable rates. 💰 You can get a $10 credit when you book your first lesson by going to languageteacher.co
Feb 27, 201942:16
AFP 145 - Katie Harris: The Joy of Languages

AFP 145 - Katie Harris: The Joy of Languages

 Katie Harris comes on the show to share how her joy of languages started, and her philosophies for learners today. We also get around her current projects like her blog; JoyOfLanguages and language retreats. ===================   📣 This podcast is sponsored by Italki! Learn REAL language through the power and convenience of personal tutoring lessons, for any language at VERY affordable rates. 💰 You can get a $10 credit when you book your first lesson by going to languageteacher.co
Feb 16, 201901:10:42
AFP 144 - Sara Maria Hasbun: From Translator to Business Owner with 3000+ freelancers

AFP 144 - Sara Maria Hasbun: From Translator to Business Owner with 3000+ freelancers

 Sara Maria Hasbun from Meridien Linguistics comes on the show to share how she went from translating to founding a linguistics consultant company that now works with over 3000 freelance translators. ================== 📣 This podcast is sponsored by Italki! Learn REAL language through the power and convenience of personal tutoring lessons, for any language at VERY affordable rates. 💰 You can get a $10 credit when you book your first lesson by going to languageteacher.co ================== Show Links Meridian Linguistics   www.meridianlinguistics.com Misslinguistic              www.misslinguistic.com Instagram                   misslinguistic Twitter                         mslinguistic Facebook                    Misslinguistic
Feb 07, 201959:24
AFP 143 - Aviva Levin: Coincidental French Teacher in British Colombia

AFP 143 - Aviva Levin: Coincidental French Teacher in British Colombia

 Aviva Levin comes on the show to share her story of how she became a French teacher by coincidence, and what strategies she employs today to teach high-schoolers effectively. We also get around the topic of bilingualism in Canada and much more. ===================   📣 This podcast is sponsored by Italki! Learn REAL language through the power and convenience of personal tutoring lessons, for any language at VERY affordable rates. 💰 You can get a $10 credit when you book your first lesson by going to languageteacher.co
Jan 31, 201946:05
AFP 142 - Amarinder Grewal: Pidgins and Creoles

AFP 142 - Amarinder Grewal: Pidgins and Creoles

 Today's episode is all about Pidgin and Creole languages with enthusiast Amarinder from the US.  ===================   📣 This podcast is sponsored by Italki! Learn REAL language through the power and convenience of personal tutoring lessons, for any language at VERY affordable rates. ** ‼️ Win $500 italki credits and $500 towards your dream flight ticket by entering the goals competition! Read more here: http://actualfluency.com/goals ** ‼️ Need a challenge to get you started in 2019? Join the New Year Challenge by italki and win prizes just for doing language lessons. Read more here: http://actualfluency.com/challenge  ** 💰 You can get a $10 credit when you book your first lesson by going to languageteacher.co   ===================    The Atlas of Pidigin and Creole Language Structures Online: https://apics-online.info The Survey of Pidgin and Creole Languages: https://www.amazon.com/Survey-Pidgin-Creole-Languages-Three/dp/0199691436 Speaking Michif in Four Metis Communicates: http://www3.brandonu.ca/cjns/3.1/crawford.pdf Linguistic Society of America: “How man languages are there in the world?”:https://www.linguisticsociety.org/content/how-many-languages-are-there-world  Français Tirailleur Pidgin — a corpus study:http://www.diva-portal.se/smash/get/diva2:650132/FULLTEXT01.pdf “Modeling the Emergence of Contact Languages” : https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0120771 “French and underdevelopment, Haitian Creole and development”: http://users.clas.ufl.edu/hebble/Hebblethwaite%202012%20JPCL.pdf “The Post-Creole Continuum”: http://www.ello.uos.de/field.php/Sociolinguistics/Thepostcreolecontinuum  
Jan 24, 201901:03:47
AFP 141 - Anja Spilker on using languages and travels as a reboot, and mental health

AFP 141 - Anja Spilker on using languages and travels as a reboot, and mental health

On this episode I'm joined by Anja Spilker (CEO and Founder of Zaloa Languages, where we talk about the positive effects learning languages and travelling can have on mental health. Nothing in this episode is medical or professional advice, if you are struggling - PLEASE see a professional. ===================   📣 This podcast is sponsored by Italki! Learn REAL language through the power and convenience of personal tutoring lessons, for any language at VERY affordable rates. ** ‼️ Win $500 italki credits and $500 towards your dream flight ticket by entering the goals competition! Read more here: http://actualfluency.com/goals ** ‼️ Need a challenge to get you started in 2019? Join the New Year Challenge by italki and win prizes just for doing language lessons. Read more here: http://actualfluency.com/challenge  ** 💰 You can get a $10 credit when you book your first lesson by going to languageteacher.co   ===================    Show Links:  https://zaloalanguages.com/en/home/
Jan 14, 201901:13:33
AFP 140 - Kerstin Cable on Goalsetting and New Year's Resolutions

AFP 140 - Kerstin Cable on Goalsetting and New Year's Resolutions

Kerstin Cable, host of The Fluent Show and founder of FluentLanguage.co.uk comes on the show to talk about goalsetting and New Year's resolutions. We also preview some of the many language events of 2019. ===================   📣 This podcast is sponsored by Italki! Learn REAL language through the power and convenience of personal tutoring lessons, for any language at VERY affordable rates. ** ‼️ Win $500 italki credits and $500 towards your dream flight ticket by entering the goals competition! Read more here: http://actualfluency.com/goals ** ‼️ Need a challenge to get you started in 2019? Join the New Year Challenge by italki and win prizes just for doing language lessons. Read more here: http://actualfluency.com/challenge  ** 💰 You can get a $10 credit when you book your first lesson by going to languageteacher.co   ===================    Show Links:  The Fluent Show  http://fluent.show  **** Fluent Language  http://fluentlanguage.co.uk  **** Language Habit Toolkit  https://www.fluentlanguage.co.uk/the-language-habit-toolkit/  **** Clear The List January 2019 https://www.fluentlanguage.co.uk/blog/clearthelist-january-2019  **** Polyglot Events:  LingoFringo - Edinburg, January  Language Influencer Summit - Berlin, March  Women in Language - Online, March  Polyglot Gathering - Bratislava, June  LangFest - Montreal, August  Polyglot Conference, Fukoma, October
Jan 07, 201901:18:48
AFP 139 - Lucas Bighetti: The silent method and parrot conversation

AFP 139 - Lucas Bighetti: The silent method and parrot conversation

Lucas Bighetti comes on the podcast to talk about his techniques learning many languages quickly. Some of his ideas include: The silent method, parrot conversation, and much more! =================== 📣 This podcast is sponsored by Italki! Learn REAL language through the power and convenience of personal tutoring lessons, for any language at VERY affordable rates. 💰 You can get a $10 credit when you book your first lesson by going to languageteacher.co =================== Show Links: https://languageboost.biz/ actualfluency.com polyglotconference.com polyglotbratislava.com langfest.org
Dec 23, 201801:12:24
AFP 138 - Elisa Polese: Teaching Multiple Languages at Once

AFP 138 - Elisa Polese: Teaching Multiple Languages at Once

Elisa Polese from Italy comes on the show to share her method of teaching 13 different languages, even teaching several of them with students at the same time. In the episode we also talk about the importance of speaking early, grammar, traditional learning vs modern learning, and how you can avoid mixing up your languages when you're learning multiple at the same time. =================== 📣 This podcast is sponsored by Italki! Learn REAL language through the power and convenience of personal tutoring lessons, for any language at VERY affordable rates. 💰 You can get a $10 credit when you book your first lesson by going to http://languageteacher.co =================== Show Links: https://speakfromdayonewithelisa.com/ https://actualfluency.com http://polyglotconference.com http://polyglotbratislava.com http://langfest.org
Dec 16, 201801:04:38
AFP 137 - Michele Frolla: Travelling and Languages the Intrepid Way!

AFP 137 - Michele Frolla: Travelling and Languages the Intrepid Way!

Travel Blogger and all-around awesome person Michele Frolla (of The Intrepid Guide) comes on the show to share her tips and advice on how you can level up your travel experiences (with or without languages!) =================== 📣 This podcast is sponsored by Italki! Learn REAL language through the power and convenience of personal tutoring lessons, for any language at VERY affordable rates. 💰 You can get a $10 credit when you book your first lesson by going to http://languageteacher.co =================== Show Links: http://theintrepidguide.com http://actualfluency.com http://polyglotconference.com http://polyglotbratislava.com http://langfest.org
Dec 09, 201856:32
AFP 136 - Maureen Millward: 1200+ tutoring lessons later + LingoFringo

AFP 136 - Maureen Millward: 1200+ tutoring lessons later + LingoFringo

The new season is here! Happy December! Scottish polyglot Maureen Millward comes on to show to share her love for learning languages, the new polyglot event "LingoFringo", and much more! This podcast is sponsored by Italki! Learn REAL language through the power and convenience of personal tutoring lessons, for any language at VERY affordable rates. You can get a $10 credit when you book your first lesson by going to http://languageteacher.co https://actualfluency.com/136-maureen-millward-1200-tutoring-lessons-later-and-lingofringo/
Dec 01, 201850:16
AFP 135 - Season Review & Updates (2/2)

AFP 135 - Season Review & Updates (2/2)

In this episode Kris sits down to review the season that's just finished, and talks about the future for the podcast and much more. This podcast is sponsored by Glossika. Online sentence-based language courses available in 50+ languages. Give it a try for free here: http://tryglossika.com
Nov 15, 201832:52
AFP 134 - Season Review & Updates (1/2)

AFP 134 - Season Review & Updates (1/2)

In this episode Kris sits down to review the season that's just finished, and talks about the future for the podcast and much more. This podcast is sponsored by Glossika. Online sentence-based language courses available in 50+ languages. Give it a try for free here: http://tryglossika.com
Nov 11, 201847:39
AFP 133 - Miroslav Šedivý: Seize every opportunity to learn languages!

AFP 133 - Miroslav Šedivý: Seize every opportunity to learn languages!

In this final interview of the current season one of the first true fans of the podcast; Miroslav Šedivý finally makes an appearance and shares the story behind his incredibly multilingual upbringing and life. Czech & Slovak - Miroslav Šedivý at the Polyglot Gathering 2015 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gyJdgbsOqQ4 ONE BRAIN, ONE KEYBOARD, ONE EDITOR https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gjvgVhjUSQw This podcast is sponsored by Glossika. Online sentence-based language courses available in 50+ languages. Give it a try for free here: tryglossika.com https://actualfluency.com/afp-133-miroslav-sedivy-seize-every-opportunity-to-learn-languages/
Nov 04, 201856:56
AFP 132 - Josh Koehn: Be inspired by your community

AFP 132 - Josh Koehn: Be inspired by your community

On this show Josh Koehn talks about his early passion for language learning, and gives some examples of how he interacts with his community using his languages. This podcast is sponsored by Glossika. Online sentence-based language courses available in 50+ languages. Give it a try for free here: tryglossika.com
Oct 21, 201801:17:06
AFP 131 - Conor Clyne: Eastern European Travels and Experiences

AFP 131 - Conor Clyne: Eastern European Travels and Experiences

On this episode we change the topic a little to talk about how one polyglot; Conor Clyne has been using his languages to enhance his travelling experiences in Eastern Europe. Conor also shares how you can avoid being scammed, and have much better travels in the region. Show links: https://tsarexperience.com/ - Conor's website https://www.youtube.com/user/TheLanguageTsar - Conor's great YouTube channel full of tips and tricks for travelling and learning languages! This podcast is sponsored by Glossika. Online sentence-based language courses available in 50+ languages. Give it a try for free here: tryglossika.com
Oct 17, 201801:05:09
AFP 130 - Dave Prine: Polyglot Therapy Part 2/2

AFP 130 - Dave Prine: Polyglot Therapy Part 2/2

Be sure to listen to part 1! In this episode I'm put on the spot by my good friend Dave Prine as we quickly dive into the super heavy topics of what the pursuit of language learning means, and the importance of not comparing yourself to other language learners. This podcast is sponsored by Glossika. Online sentence-based language courses available in 50+ languages. Give it a try for free here: http://tryglossika.com
Oct 09, 201850:43
AFP 129 - Dave Prine: Polyglot Therapy Part 1/2

AFP 129 - Dave Prine: Polyglot Therapy Part 1/2

In this episode I'm put on the spot by my good friend Dave Prine as we quickly dive into the super heavy topics of what the pursuit of language learning means, and the importance of not comparing yourself to other language learners. This podcast is sponsored by Glossika. Online sentence-based language courses available in 50+ languages. Give it a try for free here: http://tryglossika.com
Oct 09, 201852:20
AFP 128: Mike Campbell - Glossika and Repetition Learning

AFP 128: Mike Campbell - Glossika and Repetition Learning

In this episode Glossika founder Mike Campbell comes on the show for the first time in 3 years and shares some more musings on effective language learning. Including the power of repetition and contextual learning. Mike also shares some academic insights, as well as results of popular studies mixed in with anecdotal experiences and goals for his company. This podcast is sponsored by Glossika. Online sentence-based language courses available in 50+ languages. Give it a try for free here: tryglossika.com
Oct 04, 201801:10:02
AFP 127 - Susanna Zaraysky: Music and endangered languages

AFP 127 - Susanna Zaraysky: Music and endangered languages

On this episode Kris welcomes legendary polyglot community contributor Susanna Zaraysky! Susanna is the author of multiple books, and most recently a feature film documenting the status of the endangered language Ladino. http://createyourworldbook.com - Susanna's website where you can find all her books and feature-length documentary: Saved by Language. This podcast is sponsored by Glossika. Online sentence-based language courses available in 50+ languages. Give it a try for free here: tryglossika.com
Sep 01, 201801:08:45
AFP 126 - Azren the Language Nerd

AFP 126 - Azren the Language Nerd

On this episode Kris chats to Azren Raju about learning languages, the intricate psychological battle that your brain is doing when learning new languages, and much, much more! Find out more about Azren: Website: http://azrenthelanguagenerd.com Podcast: http://anchor.fm/polyglotazren Facebook: http://facebook.com/PolyglotAzren YouTube: https://YouTube.com/AzrentheLanguageNerd Instagram: https://instagram.com/polyglotazren Snapchat: @PolyglotAzren (http://snapchat.com/add/polyglotazren) Tumblr: http://polyglotazren.tumblr.com Medium: http://medium.com/@polyglotazren This podcast is sponsored by Glossika. Online sentence-based language courses available in 50+ languages. Give it a try for free here: tryglossika.com
Aug 18, 201858:22
AFP 125 - Joey Perugino: Billingual Upbring and LangFest

AFP 125 - Joey Perugino: Billingual Upbring and LangFest

In this episode of the podcast Langfest Organizer Joey Perugino comes on and talks about his billingual upbringing, organising the Montreal Language Festival, and learning languages (of course!)
Aug 07, 201801:20:37
AFP 124 - Alexander Mynzak: Start your own language school

AFP 124 - Alexander Mynzak: Start your own language school

Ukranian polyglot Alexander Mynzak comes on the podcast and shares his love for learning languages which led him to establish a language school in his home town. Alex on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/schoolglossa/?hl=de This podcast is sponsored by Glossika. Online sentence-based language courses available in 50+ languages. Give it a try for free here: http://tryglossika.com
Jul 28, 201859:49
AFP 123 - Daniel Welsch on Spain, Spanish & Teaching English

AFP 123 - Daniel Welsch on Spain, Spanish & Teaching English

American Expat in Madrid, Daniel Welsch comes on the show to talk about his experience learning Spanish, moving to Madrid and making a living as an English teacher and blogger/youtuber. Learn more about Daniel here: http://expatmadrid.com http://madridingles.net This podcast is sponsored by Glossika. Online sentence-based language courses available in 50+ languages. Give it a try for free here: http://tryglossika.com
Jul 20, 201848:39
AFP 122 - Artem Nazarov on learning similar languages

AFP 122 - Artem Nazarov on learning similar languages

Russian polyglot Artem Nazarov comes on the podcast to talk about his experience learning languages, including how he rapidly learnt similar languages and how his language learning got him featured on a Russian television show! This podcast is sponsored by Glossika. Online sentence-based language courses available in 50+ languages. Give it a try for free here: http://tryglossika.com
Jul 01, 201801:05:33
AFP 121 - Lukas van Vyve on learning languages

AFP 121 - Lukas van Vyve on learning languages

Lukas van Vyve comes on to the show to talk about his way to learning a lot of languages in a relatively short period of time. Lots of practical advice and discussions in this one. This podcast is sponsored by Glossika. Online sentence-based language courses available in 50+ languages. Give it a try for free here: http://tryglossika.com
Jun 16, 201801:07:41
AFP 120 – How language learning can improve mental health!

AFP 120 – How language learning can improve mental health!

In this week's special episode Kris shares some of his own mental health battles, and the importance of reaching out and seeking help when you need it. This episode is brought to you by Glossika language courses. Check them out on http://tryglossika.com
May 27, 201830:57
AFP 119 – Quinn Taber: The power of Immersion

AFP 119 – Quinn Taber: The power of Immersion

AFP 119 - Quinn Taber: The power of Immersion
May 21, 201848:34
AFP 118 – Mihalis Eleftheriou: Language Transfer

AFP 118 – Mihalis Eleftheriou: Language Transfer

AFP 118 - Mihalis Eleftheriou: Language Transfer
May 11, 201855:32
AFP 117 – Robin MacPherson: How To Maintain Languages

AFP 117 – Robin MacPherson: How To Maintain Languages

The podcast returns with one of the most popular guests of all times to discuss how to maintain and reactivate languages at every stage of your learning journey.
May 04, 201801:20:15
AFP 116 – Gabriel Wyner: Raising 500K on Kickstarter

AFP 116 – Gabriel Wyner: Raising 500K on Kickstarter

Gabriel Wyner's language learning app recently broke all records to become the most crowdfunded app of all time! here we talk about how it all happened.
Oct 17, 201757:49
AFP 115 – Alex Voloza: Mindfulness and language learning

AFP 115 – Alex Voloza: Mindfulness and language learning

Today's guest is my good friend Alex Voloza and during the show we talk about mindfulness, and how to become succesful at learning languages.
Aug 16, 201701:13:53
AFP 114 – Kalle Wångstedt: Discovering Language Learning

AFP 114 – Kalle Wångstedt: Discovering Language Learning

We often hear about people who discovered language learning at a very young age, but not every learner has that exact story. My guest today Kalle only discovered it as an adult, and has since become completely addicted.
Jul 24, 201701:36:52
AFP 113 – Learning Languages with a Full-Time Job

AFP 113 – Learning Languages with a Full-Time Job

We're back from Manchester England! In this episode I talk about my recent experience transitioning from a freelancer to a full-time employee when it comes to learning languages.
Jul 09, 201733:55
AFP 112 – Sarah Barrett: Introducing Foreign Languages to Children

AFP 112 – Sarah Barrett: Introducing Foreign Languages to Children

In this episode I welcome Sarah Barrett to talk about her company Lingotastic, where she introduces young children to foreign languages with games and songs
May 06, 201701:16:09
AFP 111 – Michael Mischkot: How an engineer learns languages

AFP 111 – Michael Mischkot: How an engineer learns languages

In this episode I welcome Michael Mischkot to talk about his experience learning languages through sentences and immersion (but no classroom classes!)
Apr 26, 201701:04:47
AFP 110 – Chenelle Hancock: Visually impaired learning

AFP 110 – Chenelle Hancock: Visually impaired learning

Visually impaired Chenelle comes on to the show to share her inspirational story and experience learning languages.
Apr 09, 201701:19:28
AFP 109 – Birthday Q&A with Kris

AFP 109 – Birthday Q&A with Kris

In this episode I answer listener questions about language learning, travelling, Denmark and much more.
Mar 25, 201701:08:20
AFP 108 – Richard DeLong: 14+ years in Eastern Europe

AFP 108 – Richard DeLong: 14+ years in Eastern Europe

In this week's episode I'm joined by Richard DeLong, an American who has lived in Eastern Europe most of the last 14 years to share his experiences on foreign language learning.
Mar 10, 201701:22:12
AFP 106 – Moshe Sherizen on Yiddish

AFP 106 – Moshe Sherizen on Yiddish

In this week's thematic episode I invite Moshe Sherizen on the podcast to talk about the Yiddish language and the culture behind it.
Feb 12, 201701:09:48
AFP 105 – Lydia Machova: Interpreting for Tony Robbins and Brian Tracy

AFP 105 – Lydia Machova: Interpreting for Tony Robbins and Brian Tracy

Time for another Actual Fluency Podcast! This week I talk to Lydia Machova about her experiences learning languages, interpreting, and her concept of language mentoring.
Feb 02, 201701:03:07
AFP 104 – Alex Strick van Linschoten: Learning Pashto in Afghanistan

AFP 104 – Alex Strick van Linschoten: Learning Pashto in Afghanistan

This week I talk to Alex Strick van Linschoten about his experiences learning language from the "usual" romance languages to the more obscure.
Jan 25, 201758:59
AFP 103 – Gareth Popkins from howtogetfluent.com

AFP 103 – Gareth Popkins from howtogetfluent.com

Season 5 Premiere! Listen for language learning wisdom and stories from the founder of "How to Get Fluent": Gareth Popkins!
Jan 17, 201701:18:42
AFP 102 – Dimitrios Polychronopoulos: Inspired by travelling

AFP 102 – Dimitrios Polychronopoulos: Inspired by travelling

In this episode I welcome Dimitrios Polychronopoulos to share his language learning story with the rest of us.
Sep 01, 201646:44
AFP 101 – Agnieszka Murdoch: Back to Basics

AFP 101 – Agnieszka Murdoch: Back to Basics

In this episode I chat to Agnieszka Murdoch about language learning and her recent projects.
Jul 11, 201601:14:22
AFP 100 – Tim Keeley: Around the World in 40 Languages

AFP 100 – Tim Keeley: Around the World in 40 Languages

In this episode i chat to Tim Keeley to learn more about his extraordinary life of travelling and language learning.
Jun 27, 201601:21:51
AFP 99 – Fiel Sahir: Indonesia and Indonesian

AFP 99 – Fiel Sahir: Indonesia and Indonesian

To learn more about Indonesian and the culture behind it, I invited Fiel Sahir on the podcast to give us all the details.
Jun 14, 201601:01:08
AFP 98 – Andrew Feinberg: Duolingo and Norwegian

AFP 98 – Andrew Feinberg: Duolingo and Norwegian

On the show I welcome Andrew Feinberg to talk about how he got into languages and eventually learn Norwegian and contribute to Duolingo.
Jun 08, 201601:52:04
AFP 97 – David James: Creator of the Gold List Method

AFP 97 – David James: Creator of the Gold List Method

During the 2016 Polyglot Gathering I had the pleasure to sit down with Gold List Method creator and all-around legend Mr. David James.
Jun 01, 201601:59:14
AFP 96 – Marcus Furness: Identity and Culture

AFP 96 – Marcus Furness: Identity and Culture

This week I'm happy to welcome long-time listener Christian from Tazmania on to the show to talk about identity, culture and building relationships through languages.
May 23, 201601:22:23
AFP 95 – Eleanor Wroblewski: US Language Learning

AFP 95 – Eleanor Wroblewski: US Language Learning

On today's program I'm joined by Eleanor Wroblewski, a passionate language learner, student and aspiring comedian to talk about all things language learning, and the state of language learning in the US.
May 15, 201601:37:33
AFP 94 – Noah Oskow: English teacher in Japan

AFP 94 – Noah Oskow: English teacher in Japan

On this Learner Profiles episode I'm joined by Noah Oskow, who works as an English teacher in rural Japan. During the episode we talk about his experience learning Hebrew and Japanese and how that experience shaped him as a language learner.
May 08, 201601:11:21
AFP 93 – Shannon Kennedy: Introvert language learning

AFP 93 – Shannon Kennedy: Introvert language learning

On this episode I talk to Shannon Kennedy about her experience as a language learner as well as a musician with an introverted personality.
May 01, 201601:07:15
AFP 92 – Irina Pravet: Identity, finding home and learning Finnish

AFP 92 – Irina Pravet: Identity, finding home and learning Finnish

Happy Easter! In this episode I talk to Irina Pravet about identity, culture, the weather and also her experience learning Finnish in Finland.
Mar 27, 201601:07:39
AFP 91 – Fight depression by learning languages

AFP 91 – Fight depression by learning languages

In this episode I list reasons why language learning is a great tool against depression. I also share some tips from my personal experience.
Mar 11, 201643:02
AFP 90 – André Liss: A journey through music

AFP 90 – André Liss: A journey through music

In this unique episode Canadian hyperpolyglot André Liss takes us on a musical journey through his multilingual life so far.
Mar 03, 201601:14:46
AFP 89 – Amir Ordabayev: Why being lazy is great

AFP 89 – Amir Ordabayev: Why being lazy is great

It's time for more learner profiles! In this episode we get into Amir Ordabayev's backstory and find out how he learns languages and the most important criteria for success.
Feb 25, 201601:19:14
AFP 88 – Wouter Corduwener: Learning from Tourists

AFP 88 – Wouter Corduwener: Learning from Tourists

The Learner Profiles series is back and in this episode I speak with Wouter Corduwener from the Netherlands.
Feb 19, 201651:52
AFP 87 – Tetsu Yung: Raising Multilingual Children

AFP 87 – Tetsu Yung: Raising Multilingual Children

Today I'm joined by Tetsu Yung on his birthday!! To talk about raising multilingual children and the new polyglot event: North American Polyglot Symposium.
Feb 11, 201657:02
AFP 86 – Lindsay Williams: From tutoring to language business

AFP 86 – Lindsay Williams: From tutoring to language business

In this episode I catch up with Lindsay Dow from LindsayDoesLanguages to talk about how much her business has grown since last time and language tutoring.
Feb 04, 201601:10:14
AFP 85 – Keith Swayne: Teaching Languages over Coffee

AFP 85 – Keith Swayne: Teaching Languages over Coffee

I'm joined by Canadian polyglot Keith Swayne to talk about learning and teaching languages and his concept: Languages over Coffee.
Jan 28, 201601:04:25
AFP 84 – Alex Rawlings: Where to live and expat problems

AFP 84 – Alex Rawlings: Where to live and expat problems

I catch up with legendary Alex Rawlings to talk about where to live in the world, the expat problem and his latest a-ha moments in language learning.
Jan 14, 201601:06:38
AFP 82 – Richard Benton: Community impact of learning pt. 2

AFP 82 – Richard Benton: Community impact of learning pt. 2

Richard Benton is back for part 2! In this episode we continue to talk about using language learning as a force of good and also the Polyglot Conference(s).
Dec 27, 201501:12:37
AFP 81 – Richard Benton: Community impact of learning pt. 1

AFP 81 – Richard Benton: Community impact of learning pt. 1

Richard Benton comes on the podcast and shares his passion of learning languages to create positive change in his community and in the world.
Dec 20, 201551:19
AFP 80 – Ed Cooke: Memrise and the Membus project

AFP 80 – Ed Cooke: Memrise and the Membus project

CEO of Memrise Ed Cooke comes on the show to talk about Memrise and their latest Membus project.
Dec 13, 201553:21
AFP 79 – Michael Levi-Harris: The Hyperglot Movie (2/2)

AFP 79 – Michael Levi-Harris: The Hyperglot Movie (2/2)

Michael Levi Harris who wrote and stars in The Hyperglot movie, is back to wrap up the conversation we started last week. In this episode we continue to talk about language learning and also get into more details about the movie.
Dec 12, 201554:21
AFP 78 – Michael Levi-Harris: The Hyperglot Movie (1/2)

AFP 78 – Michael Levi-Harris: The Hyperglot Movie (1/2)

Michael Levi-Harris comes on to the show to talk about his life as a language learner and his movie: The Hyperglot. This is part 1 of 2.
Dec 09, 201550:24
AFP 77 – EvilDea (Richard Delamore): Esperanto

AFP 77 – EvilDea (Richard Delamore): Esperanto

Today I'm joined by the Esperanto youtuber EvilDea, to talk about his experience with Esperanto and how Duolingo is changing the Esperanto landscape.
Dec 01, 201540:19
AFP 76 – Connor Grooms: Spanish in a month and Baselang

AFP 76 – Connor Grooms: Spanish in a month and Baselang

Connor Grooms comes on to the show to talk about his upcoming Documentary: Spanish in a Month and also his new language startup: Baselang.
Nov 23, 201547:40
AFP 75 – Steve Ridout: Bootstrapped language learning startup

AFP 75 – Steve Ridout: Bootstrapped language learning startup

On this episode I'm joined by ReadLang founder: Steve Ridout to talk about how he started readlang, and how a software startup can offer freedom.
Nov 16, 201551:00
AFP 74 – Idahosa Ness: Pronunciation Mastery

AFP 74 – Idahosa Ness: Pronunciation Mastery

Mimic Method founder Idahosa comes on the show to talk about the importance of developing pronunciation when learning foreign languages.
Nov 08, 201545:46
AFP 73 – Haikaa Yamamoto: Honour Yourself, others and the planet

AFP 73 – Haikaa Yamamoto: Honour Yourself, others and the planet

Singer/song-writer Haikaa Yamamoto is behind the "Work of Art - A global song" project in which she sings in more than 20 languages.
Nov 01, 201501:13:25
AFP 72 – Daniel Krasa: Language Vagabonding

AFP 72 – Daniel Krasa: Language Vagabonding

In this learner profile we get to hear the story of how Daniel Krasa became a hyperpolyglot and what advice he has for new learners today.
Sep 04, 201501:03:49
AFP 71 – Dr. Taghreed Al-Saraj: Language Anxiety Part 2

AFP 71 – Dr. Taghreed Al-Saraj: Language Anxiety Part 2

As promised here is the missing part of my talk with language anxiety researcher Dr. Taghreed Al-Saraj. In this episode we get the full picture including the story on how she came up with the idea for the book: The Anxious Language Learner: A Saudi Woman's Story.
Aug 21, 201555:38
AFP 70 – Kerstin Cable: German Pronunciation

AFP 70 – Kerstin Cable: German Pronunciation

On today's episode I welcome back Kerstin Cable to discuss pronunciation with an emphasis on German and we also get into her latest course which aims to improve your German pronunciation.
Aug 14, 201550:54
AFP 69 – Dr. Taghreed Al-Saraj: Language Anxiety

AFP 69 – Dr. Taghreed Al-Saraj: Language Anxiety

This week I'm joined by Dr. Taghreed Al-Saraj who is actively researching the phenomenon of language anxiety.
Aug 07, 201526:53
AFP 67 – Roberto Salazar: More Latin and Ancient Greek

AFP 67 – Roberto Salazar: More Latin and Ancient Greek

Roberto Salazar returns to the show to tell us why we should consider learning Latin and/or Ancient Greek and how we can make the best of it.
Jul 24, 201545:44
AFP 66 – Sam Horrocks: Teaching languages abroad

AFP 66 – Sam Horrocks: Teaching languages abroad

The podcast is back! In this episode I interview Sam Horrocks about how to use teaching a language to travel the world.
Jul 17, 201538:36
AFP 65 – Vladimir Skultety: 15+ Language Polyglot

AFP 65 – Vladimir Skultety: 15+ Language Polyglot

In this third episode in the Learner Profile series I'm joined by extremely talented polyglot: Vladimir Skultety. Vladimir speaks around 15 languages and 9 of them at a high level. This a great episode you don't want to miss.
Jun 26, 201501:12:12
AFP 62 – Roberto Salazar: Latin and Ancient Greek

AFP 62 – Roberto Salazar: Latin and Ancient Greek

In this episode I welcome Roberto Salazar to the podcast to talk about Roberto's experience learning a variety of languages.
Jun 05, 201552:40
AFP 61 – Michał Grześkowiak: Find and maintain motivation

AFP 61 – Michał Grześkowiak: Find and maintain motivation

Michal Grzeskowiak comes on the show to motivate and inspire us all to do better in our language learning.
May 29, 201547:04
AFP 60 – Fabrício Carraro: Learning Russian in Brazil!

AFP 60 – Fabrício Carraro: Learning Russian in Brazil!

Fabrício Carraro comes on the show for the first edition of Learner Profiles. A type of episode designed to show you how other people learn languages.
May 22, 201547:28
AFP 59 – Carole Westerkamp: Language Learning and NLP

AFP 59 – Carole Westerkamp: Language Learning and NLP

In today's episode I'm joined by Carole Westerkamp and we get to talk a little about learning languages naturally and NLP.
May 15, 201548:48
AFP 57 – John Fotheringham: Language Mastery

AFP 57 – John Fotheringham: Language Mastery

John Fotheringham of LanguageMastery.com joins me to take a general chat about language learning including methods, mentality and much more.
May 01, 201555:55
AFP 56 – Lauren Lewis: Fi3M and Learning Russian

AFP 56 – Lauren Lewis: Fi3M and Learning Russian

Lauren Cutlip returns to the show and talks about her experience learning Russian as well as being a part of the Fluent in 3 Months team.
Apr 24, 201554:10
AFP 55 – Jimmy Mello: Language Teaching

AFP 55 – Jimmy Mello: Language Teaching

Jimmy Mello comes on the show to talk about teaching languages for more than 20 years and how his own personal method: The Mello Method came to be.
Apr 17, 201548:51
AFP 54 – Claudio Santori: Startups and viral learning

AFP 54 – Claudio Santori: Startups and viral learning

Claudio Santori comes on the show to talk about language learning software-based start-ups and share his recent experience of going viral in Lithuania.
Apr 10, 201559:40
AFP 53 – Anthony Metivier: Memory Palaces

AFP 53 – Anthony Metivier: Memory Palaces

Anthony Metivier comes on the show to answer all my questions about memory palaces and shares an exclusive bonus with the AFP audience.
Apr 03, 201557:51
AFP 52 – Anthony Lauder: Being an Expat

AFP 52 – Anthony Lauder: Being an Expat

Anthony has been living in the Czech Republic for over 10 years and comes on to the show to share his tips and tricks for aspiring expats.
Mar 27, 201556:47
AFP 51 – Chuck Smith: Duolingo and The Polyglot Gathering

AFP 51 – Chuck Smith: Duolingo and The Polyglot Gathering

Chuck Smith is back to talk about the upcoming Polyglot Berlin Gathering, but we also get a rare behind the scenes look into Duolingo.
Mar 20, 201554:55
AFP 50 – Benny Lewis: Language Encouragement

AFP 50 – Benny Lewis: Language Encouragement

In the season finale of the podcast I'm joined by none other than Benny Lewis. We talk about language encouragement, the community, and much more.
Feb 20, 201552:38
AFP 48 – Mike Campbell: Sentence-based learning and Glossika

AFP 48 – Mike Campbell: Sentence-based learning and Glossika

On today's podcast episode I'm joined by Glossika founder, Michael Campbell. Mike and I talk about sentence-based language learning and how Glossika works. We also get into the state of language learning today, as well as a lot of other good stuff!
Feb 06, 201501:00:19
AFP 47 – Dealing with burnouts in language learning

AFP 47 – Dealing with burnouts in language learning

How to deal with burnouts as a language learner. In this episode I talk extensively about feeling burned out and what you can do to get back on track.
Jan 30, 201540:20
AFP 46 – Gabriel Wyner: Perfect pronunciation and flashcards

AFP 46 – Gabriel Wyner: Perfect pronunciation and flashcards

Gabriel Wyner comes on the show to talk about how you can perfect your pronunciation in foreign languages, as well as how make awesome flashcards.
Jan 23, 201556:45
AFP 45 – Robin MacPherson: Developing the method

AFP 45 – Robin MacPherson: Developing the method

Robin MacPherson comes back to talk about language learning methods. Specifically how to develop your own, that works best for you to keep you interested.
Jan 16, 201556:20
AFP 44 – Vladimir Georgiev: Denmark and Learning Danish

AFP 44 – Vladimir Georgiev: Denmark and Learning Danish

Today I'm talking to Vladimir Georgiev, a Bulgarian national who ventured on to Learn Danish and even live in Denmark for an extended period of time.
Jan 09, 201541:46
AFP 43 – Benson Hoi: Programming and language learning

AFP 43 – Benson Hoi: Programming and language learning

On today's show I'm happy to welcome Benson Hoi, a programmer by day and aspiring polyglot by night. Benson talks about programming and language learning, how he uses flashcards as well as some tips and tricks for learning the tones of Chinese.
Jan 02, 201537:25
AFP 42 – Goals and Goal-Setting

AFP 42 – Goals and Goal-Setting

In this week I'm doing something a bit different and talking about goals and goal-setting, just in time for new year's resolutions.
Dec 26, 201428:14
AFP 41 – Christopher Huff: Toki Pona and Polyglot Gatherings

AFP 41 – Christopher Huff: Toki Pona and Polyglot Gatherings

Chris Huff, my good friend comes on the show to talk about about learning languages, toki pona and polyglot gatherings.
Dec 19, 201451:30
AFP 40 – 10 Language learning lessons learned so far

AFP 40 – 10 Language learning lessons learned so far

In today's episode I'm back doing another solo episode, and this time I'm talking about 10 lessons I've learnt about language learning by doing the podcast.
Dec 12, 201439:37
AFP 39 – André Müller: Studying linguistics and learning scripts

AFP 39 – André Müller: Studying linguistics and learning scripts

André Müller comes on to the show to talk about language learning, studying linguistics, conlanguages and much more.
Dec 05, 201446:31
AFP 37 – Ladan Jiracek: Travel wisdom from 80 countries

AFP 37 – Ladan Jiracek: Travel wisdom from 80 countries

Ladan Jiracek, who's travelled to as many as 80 countries around the world, comes on the show to share his best travel tips and tricks
Nov 21, 201438:51
AFP 36 – Alex Rawlings: Most multilingual student of Britain

AFP 36 – Alex Rawlings: Most multilingual student of Britain

Alex Rawlings comes on to the show to share his journey to 12+ languages. We talk about general language learning, natural learning and much more.
Nov 14, 201441:49
AFP 35 – Conor Clyne: From monoglot to hyperpolyglot round 2

AFP 35 – Conor Clyne: From monoglot to hyperpolyglot round 2

Conor Clyne returns for a second round, where he goes into speaking languages in public, language shifting and his top tips for learning Russian.
Nov 07, 201428:30
AFP 34 – Conor Clyne: From monoglot to hyperpolyglot

AFP 34 – Conor Clyne: From monoglot to hyperpolyglot

On this episode: The Language Tsar, Conor Clyne, who went from speaking one language out of high school to now speaking over 10 of them!
Oct 31, 201434:35
AFP 33 – Alberto Arrighini: Self-development and motivation

AFP 33 – Alberto Arrighini: Self-development and motivation

Motivation to learn a language is one of the hardest topics out there. How do we get motivated? I asked this question to 5am-riser and succesaholic Alberto.
Oct 24, 201440:17
AFP 32 – Kerstin Hammes: How to become a (better) teacher

AFP 32 – Kerstin Hammes: How to become a (better) teacher

Kerstin Hammes from FluentLanguage.co.uk comes by the show to share ways you can become a better teacher and stop selling yourself short.
Oct 17, 201452:49
AFP 31 – Leszek Trybała: The young polyglot revolution

AFP 31 – Leszek Trybała: The young polyglot revolution

On today's episode I'm joined by 17-year old Leszek Trybała, to hear about how he finds the motivation to study flashcards several hours a day and much more
Oct 10, 201452:40
AFP 30 – Luca Lampariello: The Polyglot Dream

AFP 30 – Luca Lampariello: The Polyglot Dream

Luca Lampariello joins me for this 30th celebratory special to share exactly what it means to live the Polyglot Dream and how languages changed his life
Oct 03, 201439:51
AFP 29 – Judith Meyer: Learning Chinese and developing LearnYu.com

AFP 29 – Judith Meyer: Learning Chinese and developing LearnYu.com

Judith Meyer shares her best tips and tricks for learning Mandarin Chinese as well as introducing us to the wonders of her automagic Chinese course LearnYu
Sep 26, 201435:00
AFP 28 – Victor Berrjod: Asian languages and gold listing!

AFP 28 – Victor Berrjod: Asian languages and gold listing!

Victor Berrjod comes onto the show to talk about his passion for asian languages and how he uses a method known as goldlisting to memorise vocab and grammar
Sep 19, 201452:20
AFP 27 – Anthony Lauder: From polynot to polyglot

AFP 27 – Anthony Lauder: From polynot to polyglot

Anthony Lauder comes onto the show to talk about his approach to language learning, which focuses on what really matters. Great episode!
Sep 12, 201452:01
AFP 26 – Andrew Williams: A language a year for life

AFP 26 – Andrew Williams: A language a year for life

Andrew Williams started learning a language a year, when he was young, after his father advised him to so. He now speaks an unheard number of languages and is probably the most talented hyperpolyglot you have never heard about!
Aug 29, 201453:13
AFP 25 – Robert Bigler: Translation and Interpretation

AFP 25 – Robert Bigler: Translation and Interpretation

Robert Bigler, professional translator and interpreter comes on to the show to talk about learning languages and working as a professional polyglot.
Aug 22, 201446:04
AFP 24 – Simon Ager: Omniglot and Learning minority languages

AFP 24 – Simon Ager: Omniglot and Learning minority languages

Simon Ager, founder of Omniglot, comes onto the show to talk about his language learning experiences as well as discussing how he learns languages today.
Aug 15, 201434:36
AFP 23 – Jan van der Aa: Travel the world and learn languages

AFP 23 – Jan van der Aa: Travel the world and learn languages

Jan van der Aa, the famous polyglot, comes onto the show to talk about travelling the world and learning languages
Aug 08, 201437:00
AFP 22 – Chuck Smith: Polyglot Berlin and Esperanto

AFP 22 – Chuck Smith: Polyglot Berlin and Esperanto

Chuck Smith comes on to the show to talk about the Polyglot Berlin Gathering, Esperanto and some practical language learning.
Aug 01, 201441:56
AFP 21 – Richard Simcott: 20th Episode Special!

AFP 21 – Richard Simcott: 20th Episode Special!

Richard Simcott joins me on this 20th episode special, where we get into language conferences, learning and much more!
Jul 25, 201441:48
AFP 20 – Sonja Lang: Toki Pona, Conlanging and the meaning of life

AFP 20 – Sonja Lang: Toki Pona, Conlanging and the meaning of life

Sonja Lang comes on the show to talk about her language: Toki Pona, conlanging in general and how it helped in her search for the meaning of life.
Jul 18, 201446:04
AFP 19 – Brian Kwong: Add1Challenge and tips for success

AFP 19 – Brian Kwong: Add1Challenge and tips for success

Brian Kwong comes on the show to talk about the latest edition of the Add1Challenge, which provides many benefits and motivation compared to learning solo.
Jul 11, 201435:39
AFP 18 – Niels Iversen: A unique approach to language learning

AFP 18 – Niels Iversen: A unique approach to language learning

Niels Iversen, the well known forum poster from HTLAL comes on to talk about his unique approach to learning languages.
Jul 04, 201456:45
AFP 17 – Lauren Cutlip and Benny Lewis: Lauren’s Esperanto

AFP 17 – Lauren Cutlip and Benny Lewis: Lauren’s Esperanto

Benny Lewis and Lauren Cutlip are on the show live from Berlin to discuss the polyglot gathering as well as Lauren's Esperanto challenge!
Jun 27, 201437:57
AFP 16 – Gavan Fantom: Native Esperanto speaker

AFP 16 – Gavan Fantom: Native Esperanto speaker

Gavan Fantom, native Esperanto speaker is on the show to talk about how he was brought up with Esperanto as a first language. We also talk in great details about the language itself along with practical tips and suggestions on how to learn the language and join the community.
Jun 20, 201451:55
AFP 15 – Ben Whately: Memrise, memory and learning

AFP 15 – Ben Whately: Memrise, memory and learning

Ben Whately, COO of Memrise comes by the podcast to talk about Memrise, including the science behind and future initiatives such as premium memberships!
Jun 13, 201426:50
AFP 12 – Bill Price: Language Learning Blogger

AFP 12 – Bill Price: Language Learning Blogger

Bill Price comes on to the show to discuss language learning, finding motivation, organising your learning and what resources or materials to use.
May 30, 201456:31
AFP 11 – Olly Richards from IWillTeachYouALanguage.com

AFP 11 – Olly Richards from IWillTeachYouALanguage.com

Olly is a well known polyglot and blogger, who comes on the show to talk about language learning, with particular emphasis on Cantonese and Japanese.
May 23, 201452:50
AFP 10 – Robin MacPherson: How I Learn Languages (2/2)

AFP 10 – Robin MacPherson: How I Learn Languages (2/2)

Robin MacPherson returns to the show to tell us exactly how he adds languages today and how that differs from when he first started. Lots of gold in this!
May 16, 201436:49
AFP 09 – Robin MacPherson: Finding Home and Isolation Abroad 1/2

AFP 09 – Robin MacPherson: Finding Home and Isolation Abroad 1/2

Robin MacPherson is on the show and shares his intense story of the difficulties he faced when trying to live in a foreign country and learning the culture.
May 09, 201447:28
AFP 08 – Lindsay Dow: Language lover, blogger and TEFL-certified tutor

AFP 08 – Lindsay Dow: Language lover, blogger and TEFL-certified tutor

Lindsay Dow comes on the show to share her love of languages, including learning and teaching them. She also shares her top tips!
May 02, 201441:09
AFP 07 – Dani Maizner: Austrian polyglot and blogger

AFP 07 – Dani Maizner: Austrian polyglot and blogger

Dani Maizner: Austrian polyglot and blogger comes on to the show to share how she learned 9 languages to varying degrees. She also shares a-ha moments she learned along the way and gives her tips and tricks on how to learn a foreign language today.
Apr 25, 201447:05
AFP 06 – The Basics of Independent Language Learning

AFP 06 – The Basics of Independent Language Learning

On this first solo episode Kris takes you through his trifecta of language learning which includes a ton of great websites and resources to help you along. He also goes into how to find language exchange partners and how to go from basic fluency to intermediate stages.
Apr 18, 201439:02
AFP 05 – Steve Kaufmann: Canadian superpolyglot and entreprenur

AFP 05 – Steve Kaufmann: Canadian superpolyglot and entreprenur

Steve Kaufmann comes on the Podcast and shares his way to speaking 12 languages, language learning in general, challenges and his website LingQ. Do not miss this Episode!
Apr 11, 201436:22
AFP 04 – Seán Young: How to Teach Languages the Best Way

AFP 04 – Seán Young: How to Teach Languages the Best Way

Seàn Young has taught Languages for more than 30 years and comes on the Podcast to share his philosophies and ninja tricks on how to become a better language teacher. We also go into how he learns languages and how to balance teaching with learning.
Apr 04, 201451:07
AFP 03 – Judith Meyer: An Incredible Language Learning Journey

AFP 03 – Judith Meyer: An Incredible Language Learning Journey

Judith Meyer is on the Podcast and talks about her incredible journey towards speaking over 12 languages, starting with English, Esperanto and Latin. She also shares her best language learning tips, that helped her to become one of the most well-known polyglots in the community today.
Mar 28, 201453:30
AFP 02 – Ellen Jovin: Language Learning for Pure Enjoyment

AFP 02 – Ellen Jovin: Language Learning for Pure Enjoyment

Ellen Jovin swings by the Podcast to talk about her love of language learning and gives her opinion on the best way to learn languages today. Ellen has studied 17 languages to various degrees and within the Podcast you will learn more about what made her take this road of language learning.
Mar 21, 201449:56