The Actual Fluency Podcast for Language Learners

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

An episode of The Actual Fluency Podcast for Language Learners

By Kris Broholm
Brought to you by italki.com

Join Kris on the Actual Fluency Podcast as he sets out to inspire, motivate and teach you how to learn foreign languages languages the best way.

In the process he is joined by some of best language learners and experts in the world, who chip in with their personal opinion on what it takes to evolve as a language learner today.
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
58:40
May 10, 2019
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
59:09
May 3, 2019
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
1:08:45
April 26, 2019
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
59:44
April 19, 2019
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
1:22:31
April 11, 2019
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
53:18
March 30, 2019
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
53:38
March 23, 2019
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
1:16:04
March 15, 2019
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  
1:07:12
March 8, 2019
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
42:16
February 27, 2019
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
1:10:41
February 16, 2019
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
59:24
February 7, 2019
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
46:04
January 31, 2019
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  
1:03:46
January 24, 2019
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/
1:13:33
January 14, 2019
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
1:18:48
January 7, 2019
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
1:12:24
December 23, 2018
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
1:04:37
December 16, 2018
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
56:31
December 9, 2018
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/
50:15
December 1, 2018
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
32:52
November 15, 2018
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
47:39
November 11, 2018
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/
56:55
November 4, 2018
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
1:17:06
October 21, 2018
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
1:05:09
October 17, 2018
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
50:43
October 9, 2018
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
52:19
October 9, 2018
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
1:10:01
October 4, 2018
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
1:08:44
September 1, 2018
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
58:21
August 18, 2018
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!) LangFest Montreal is August 21-26 2018, get your tickets on http://langfest.org - use code "KRIS" for 15% additional discount. This podcast is sponsored by Glossika. Online sentence-based language courses available in 50+ languages. Give it a try for free here: tryglossika.com
1:20:36
August 7, 2018
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
59:48
July 28, 2018
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
48:38
July 20, 2018
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
1:05:33
July 1, 2018
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
1:07:40
June 16, 2018
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
30:57
May 27, 2018
AFP 119 – Quinn Taber: The power of Immersion
AFP 119 - Quinn Taber: The power of Immersion
48:34
May 21, 2018
AFP 118 – Mihalis Eleftheriou: Language Transfer
AFP 118 - Mihalis Eleftheriou: Language Transfer
55:32
May 11, 2018
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.
1:20:15
May 4, 2018
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.
57:49
October 17, 2017
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.
1:13:53
August 16, 2017
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.
1:36:52
July 24, 2017
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.
33:55
July 9, 2017
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
1:16:09
May 6, 2017
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!)
1:04:47
April 26, 2017
AFP 110 – Chenelle Hancock: Visually impaired learning
Visually impaired Chenelle comes on to the show to share her inspirational story and experience learning languages.
1:19:28
April 9, 2017
AFP 109 – Birthday Q&A with Kris
In this episode I answer listener questions about language learning, travelling, Denmark and much more.
1:08:20
March 25, 2017
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.
1:22:12
March 10, 2017
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.
1:09:48
February 12, 2017
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.
1:03:07
February 2, 2017
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.
58:59
January 25, 2017
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!
1:18:42
January 17, 2017
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.
46:44
September 1, 2016
AFP 101 – Agnieszka Murdoch: Back to Basics
In this episode I chat to Agnieszka Murdoch about language learning and her recent projects.
1:14:22
July 11, 2016
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.
1:21:51
June 27, 2016
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.
1:01:08
June 14, 2016
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.
00:00
June 8, 2016
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.
00:00
June 1, 2016
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.
1:22:23
May 23, 2016
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.
1:37:33
May 15, 2016
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.
1:11:21
May 8, 2016
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.
1:07:15
May 1, 2016
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.
1:07:39
March 27, 2016
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.
43:02
March 11, 2016
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.
1:14:46
March 3, 2016
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.
1:19:14
February 25, 2016
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.
51:52
February 19, 2016
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.
57:02
February 11, 2016
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.
1:10:14
February 4, 2016
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.
1:04:25
January 28, 2016
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.
1:06:38
January 14, 2016
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).
1:12:37
December 27, 2015
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.
51:19
December 20, 2015
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.
53:21
December 13, 2015
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.
54:21
December 12, 2015
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.
50:24
December 9, 2015
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.
40:19
December 1, 2015
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.
47:40
November 23, 2015
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.
51:00
November 16, 2015
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.
45:46
November 8, 2015
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.
1:13:25
November 1, 2015
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.
1:03:49
September 4, 2015
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.
55:38
August 21, 2015
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.
50:54
August 14, 2015
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.
26:53
August 7, 2015
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.
45:44
July 24, 2015
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.
38:36
July 17, 2015
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.
1:12:12
June 26, 2015
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.
52:40
June 5, 2015
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.
47:04
May 29, 2015
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.
47:28
May 22, 2015
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.
48:48
May 15, 2015
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.
55:55
May 1, 2015
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.
54:10
April 24, 2015
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.
48:51
April 17, 2015
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.
59:40
April 10, 2015
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.
57:51
April 3, 2015
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.
56:47
March 27, 2015
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.
54:55
March 20, 2015
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.
52:38
February 20, 2015
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!
1:00:19
February 6, 2015
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.
40:20
January 30, 2015
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.
56:45
January 23, 2015
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.
56:20
January 16, 2015
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.
41:46
January 9, 2015
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.
37:25
January 2, 2015
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.
28:14
December 26, 2014
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.
51:30
December 19, 2014
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.
39:37
December 12, 2014
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.
46:31
December 5, 2014
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
38:51
November 21, 2014
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.
41:49
November 14, 2014
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.
28:30
November 7, 2014
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!
34:35
October 31, 2014
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.
40:17
October 24, 2014
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.
52:49
October 17, 2014
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
52:40
October 10, 2014
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
39:51
October 3, 2014
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
35:00
September 26, 2014
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
52:20
September 19, 2014
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!
52:01
September 12, 2014
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!
53:13
August 29, 2014
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.
46:04
August 22, 2014
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.
34:36
August 15, 2014
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
37:00
August 8, 2014
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.
41:48
August 1, 2014
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!
41:47
July 25, 2014
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.
46:04
July 18, 2014
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.
35:39
July 11, 2014
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.
56:45
July 4, 2014
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!
37:56
June 27, 2014
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.
51:55
June 20, 2014
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!
26:50
June 13, 2014
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.
56:31
May 30, 2014
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.
52:50
May 23, 2014
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!
36:49
May 16, 2014
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.
47:28
May 9, 2014
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!
41:09
May 2, 2014
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.
47:05
April 25, 2014
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.
39:02
April 18, 2014
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!
36:22
April 11, 2014
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.
51:07
April 4, 2014
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.
53:29
March 28, 2014
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.
49:56
March 21, 2014
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