Creative Language Learning Podcast

Creative Language Learning Podcast

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Language learning interviews, chat, tips, and news
10 Polyglot Conversations from Langfest 2017 in Montréal
Sep 3 • 58 min
This podcast episode is a bit like a Wundertüte - a lucky dip bag of interviews with wonderful people who made the 2017 Langfest event what it was. Thank you so much to all of these lovely people - Langfest was motivating, informative, energising, and of…
How to Speak Your Target Language Today, Not Tomorrow
Aug 22 • 18 min
Speaking your new language for the first time can be so nerve-wracking! Will they switch to English? Are you good enough? Will you even get the words out? In today's episode, join me to start beating those gremlin questions.Links:List of all Glossika…
Why is it so Hard to Find Pop Music in Other Languages?
Aug 4 • 56 min
Why does pop music matter for language learning? What influence does the industry have for which music gets made and which doesn’t?Why is English such a convenient language for pop music?How should you incorporate pop music into your language learning…
The Best Language Learning Tools for Summer 2017
Jul 20 • 57 min
Welcome to Creative Language Learning Podcast episode 56, with our popular roundup of this season’s hottest language learning resources and tools. Pop Culture MomentLindsay has been watching Terrace House, a Japanese reality tv show.I found Bore Da, a…
Motivated by Vladimir Putin’s Russian (with Kris Broholm)
Jun 30 • 58 min
In episode 55, friend of the show Kris Broholm from Actual Fluency joined me to discuss mindset and accountability in language learning that come from a place of reality and gentle confidence. Tune in to hear us chat and share: Great advice for English…
Live from the Polyglot Gathering 2017
Jun 13 • 31 min
It’s one of my favourite episodes of the year - the live clips are in, so you can experience the Polyglot Gathering in 2017 with the Creative Language Learning Podcast as we bring you interviews, impressions and fun from the conference floor. Here’s just…
“We’re Quite a Polite Show Really”
Jun 1 • 51 min
We love having you back with the show. WELCOME if you are a new subscriber. HIGH FIVE if you’ve always been with us. A lot has happened over the last 8 months and in this show you will hear stories about… The new languages Lindsay has been studying - and…
The Best Language Learning Tools for Autumn/Winter 2016
Oct 30, 2016 • 62 min
This episode of the Creative Language Learning Podcast is as fun as ever, covering the ultimate Good, Bad and Struggling and our Top 5 Language Learning Tools of 2016/17. Our Favourite Language Learning Tools for Autumn/Winter 2016Listen to the show to…
Top 5 Fictional Languages
Oct 16, 2016 • 77 min
Do you speak Sindarin?In this episode, Lindsay and I went full-on nerd and we were loving it! The world of fictional languages is richer than a London billionaire, and we have researched and collected the most awesome fictional languages for you to learn…
Take Our Quiz for European Day of Languages (Live Episode)
Oct 4, 2016 • 100 min
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Peace, Words ‘n Harmony
Sep 11, 2016 • 54 min
Hey everyone, welcome to episode 49 of the Creative Language Learning Podcast.The Good, The Bad and The StrugglingRoutines lapsing for the summer, looking forward to September, and permission to half-ass online courses in this week’s catch-up with Lindsay…
Don’t Avoid Language Speakers
Aug 28, 2016 • 35 min
Hello and welcome to Episode 48 of the Creative Language Learning Podcast!We started off our episode with some insights into what’s going on with our language learning - in a new format! It’s called the good, the bad and the struggling. Listen in and tell…
A Good Handle on The Hangul
Aug 14, 2016 • 57 min
In this episode, we let you guys take us where you wanted us to go with your awesome listener messages.Some of What We Talked AboutWhere to go when you travel to Lithuania (home of our first listener)Great tips for studying Korean, like how to study the…
Mastery and Advanced Level Language Learning
Jul 31, 2016 • 63 min
Don’t forget to catch the mention of our good friends at Flashsticks, the language learning post-it guys. You can purchase vocabulary post-it notes in 8 languages and get 10% off with the code KERSTIN10 - or just download the free Flash Academy app.When…
How To Learn a Language Using Snapchat
Jul 18, 2016 • 56 min
In our introduction, we take you on a tour de force German kids’ TV, Icelandic football cheering, and the pronunciation of Montréal.Don’t forget to catch the mention of our good friends at Flashsticks, the language learning post-it guys. You can purchase…
Episode 47: What We Think About Brexit
Jul 3, 2016 • 2 min
Dear listeners, As this is our first show since the UK’s historic EU referendum, we wanted to take a minute to talk to you guys about Brexit, Britain’s exit from the European Union. Lindsay and I both stand firmly on the side of “Remain”, the campaign…
Be Like a Waffle (Language Learning in Country)
Jul 3, 2016 • 68 min
Episode 44 is kindly sponsored by our friends at Flashsticks. Check out their new app Flash Academy is out now. It’s a language playground offering you light lessons, games and quizzes. Go check it out for free at Flash Sticks and get 10% off everything…
]Language is Everything: Talking Language Activism with Wikitongues
Jun 19, 2016 • 72 min
Oour good friends at Flashsticks are back as podcast sponsors - go check out their awesome new app and post-it notes in 8 languages at Flashsticks.com and claim 10% discount using code KERSTIN10. “This is one of the most important things that we can do as…
Could Language Make You Money?
Jun 5, 2016 • 69 min
Today’s episode returns to the topic of making money with languages. We ask if that’s something you should be doing and how it can work.In this episode, you get a look behind the scenes of our own careers, the jobs we’ve had and those that may be yet to…
How to Rock Language Learning For Travel
May 22, 2016 • 58 min
This episode brings you the best mindset tips for learning a language for your next trip - even if you’re completely busy and scared of talking to native speakers.In this episode you’ll hear Awesome listener feedback, including my top tip for what to do…
Live from the Polyglot Gathering in Berlin
May 9, 2016 • 31 min
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Polyglot Gathering Preview (Mini Episode)
Apr 28, 2016 • 23 min
We’re getting excited about the Polyglot Gathering in Berlin! Here is a preview of the talks we are not going to miss.Look out for the very special “live from the floor” reports in episode 40. Episode 38 is brought to you with friendly support from…
The Best Tools for Language Learning in Spring/Summer 2016
Apr 18, 2016 • 68 min
Topic: The Best Tools for Language Learning in Spring/Summer 2016 Episode 38 is brought to you with friendly support from italki. Do visit their site and check out the awesome Buy 1 Get 1 Free offer to learn from native speakers today.Kerstin and Lindsay…
The Secret Languages of Great Britain (with expert voice Simon Ager)
Apr 10, 2016 • 87 min
Episode 37 is brought to you by italki, where you can find a language partner for any language. We tested it with rare languages like Icelandic, and it totally delivered. Get an awesome free lesson deal at italki.Today’s Topic: Multilingual BritainBritain…
But WHY!!!! Are You Learning A Language?
Mar 28, 2016 • 59 min
A feedback question from James led us to discussing why we chose the languages we are learning right now.We don’t need them for our working lives, or our everyday lives. We don’t have Welsh or Korean family. We’re not travelling there. There isn’t even a…
Episode 38: Polyglot Club Certificates Available Now
Mar 14, 2016 • 76 min
Episode 35 of the Creative Language Learning Podcast is brought to you with support from HelloTalk. Go visit them now, because you’re totally missing out.Do you remember when you first heard the word “polyglot”?And what does this word mean to you? ##Show…
Episode 37: Episode 34: Language Learning is Too Hard and Inconvenient (That’s NO EXCUSE)
Feb 28, 2016 • 55 min
The first 20 minutes of this episodes are a lot of feedback and catch-up and shout outs to our readers, including: Progress reports of how Lindsay and I have both been using our sponsor app HelloTalk. It’s a free app for all smartphones and puts you in…
Episode 36: Episode 33: Future You is The Best You, with Guest Benny Lewis
Feb 14, 2016 • 79 min
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Episode 35: Episode 32: The Guide to Knowing Your Language Learning Style
Jan 31, 2016 • 60 min
Brought to you by Lindsay’s course Successful Self Study - save $20 with offer code FLUENT.This episode is about habits and how we build and create them. Listen to find out what our tendencies are and how we use them to make our language routines. What…
Episode 34: Episode 31: Learn A Language with TV: How to Get The Most Out of Watching TV in Your Target Language
Jan 19, 2016 • 59 min
Topic: Watching TV in a Foreign LanguageWelcome to Episode 31, where Lindsay and I took a deep dive into revealing our TV watching habits and how they aid our language learning. Plus: Listener feedback and over 20 show recommendations.We are sponsored…
Episode 33: Episode 30: How to Achieve a New Year’s Resolution of Learning a New Language
Jan 3, 2016 • 61 min
Lindsay and Kerstin discuss their language progress. Lindsay has been extremely disciplined, and Kerstin's been to a community class. How to find the time for language even when you're megabusy Community Classes and Polyglot Clubs have lots in common New…
Episode 32: Episode 29: How to Be Super Efficient (The German Episode) with Michael Schmitz
Dec 21, 2015 • 60 min
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Episode 31: Episode 28: What You Are is What You Say (Language and Identity)
Nov 30, 2015 • 75 min
Welcome to Episode 28, a fun collection of language learning news. Lindsay and I shared our progress in Japanese and Welsh, read out wonderful listener feedback, and finally moved on to 3 big news items. What’s it like when your language changes to…
Episode 30: Episode 27: Inside the #Add1Challenge with Brian Kwong
Nov 22, 2015 • 55 min
This episode is brought to you with support from Other Cats to Whip, a super cute book of French idioms. Get 10% off with the code FLUENT at www.othercatstowhip.com.In this episode, Lindsay went out and discovered the world of Brian Kwong, creator of the…
Episode 29: Episode 26: Language Events, Language Careers, Language Inspiration
Nov 9, 2015 • 67 min
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Becoming a Musician Can Make You a Fantastic Language Learner
Oct 18, 2015 • 68 min
Take just 2 minutes and win prizes by telling us about you in our Creative Language Learning Podcast Listener Survey.In Episode 25, I enjoyed a conversation with Shannon Kennedy. Shannon writes the travel, language and life blog Eurolinguiste. She’s a…
Episode 27: Episode 24: European Day of Languages Live with Music, Debate and Britishness
Oct 1, 2015 • 83 min
Welcome to our first ever LIVE episode of the Creative Language Learning Podcast! In episode 24, we treat you to a piece of the European Day of Languages broadcast which was the first time ever that Lindsay and I tried something like this.There was so…
Episode 26: Episode 23: Teach (Yourself) a Language with Tammy Bjelland from Language in Bloom
Sep 18, 2015 • 52 min
It’s episode 23 and I’m back with another lovely and inspiring interview. Tammy Bjelland sparkles with all the energy she brings to language learning and teaching. She teaches, trains, offers curriculum design and runs her own podcast, the Business of…
Episode 25: Episode 22: Travel and Tutor Hunting Tips from Kerstin and Lindsay
Aug 24, 2015 • 74 min
This episode features two core themes of discussion: travel and tutor tips. “I buy everyone a little lollipop in my lessons” <img class="thumb-image"…
Episode 24: Episode 21: Why your Language Learning Goal Sucks and What to Do About it
Aug 12, 2015 • 18 min
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Episode 23: Episode 20: Mobile Language Learning and Big News with Lindsay Does Languages
Jul 19, 2015 • 61 min
Big news for the ladies of the Creative Language Learning Podcast in episode 20: Lindsay is engaged and Kerstin is married! In this episode, you’ll hear:What makes a German wedding and an English engagement specialLindsay’s and Kerstin’s recent language…
Episode 22: Episode 19: Chilled out Success with Language Surfer Ron Gullekson
Jul 5, 2015 • 51 min
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Episode 21: Episode 18: Defining Polyglot and World View with Lindsay Dow
Jun 22, 2015 • 56 min
Episode 18 was packed full of language learning news and chat with Lindsay from Lindsay does Languages, my trusty and lovely co-host. I hope you’ll join us for all the debate and learning! <img class="thumb-image" alt="cll ep 18.jpg"…
Episode 19: Episode 16: It’s a language! No, it’s a dialect! And Lindsay is back.
May 17, 2015 • 57 min
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Episode 18: Episode 15: From Marrying a Soldier to Writing a German Blog, with Angelika Davey
Apr 20, 2015 • 55 min
My guest this week is Angelika Davey, owner of the blog angelikasgerman.co.uk. Angelika has been teaching German independently for many years.Listen to our interview to find out more about Keeping your mind agile, and whether it really matters to anyone…
Episode 17: Episode 14: The Memory Palace is a Happy Place (with guest Anthony Metivier)
Mar 23, 2015 • 68 min
Beyond what it is that the Memory Palace can actually do for you, Anthony and I dug a bit deeper and discussed some really interesting perspectives.Check out the interview for Thoughts on what it is that will stop you from giving up Competition in…
Episode 16: Episode 13: Becky Morales on Perfect Pronunciation and Having 4 Bilingual Kids
Feb 26, 2015 • 52 min
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Chris Broholm from Actual Fluency on Challenges, Information Overload and Book Club
Jan 23, 2015 • 64 min
In Episode 12 of the Creative Language Learning Podcast, I interviewed a fellow podcaster! Chris Broholm is a language learner with a big mission: 10 Languages in 10 Years!“As long as you’re doing something, you’re doing it right.”— Chris on Language…
Putting the World to Rights with Olly Richards from IWTYAL
Dec 7, 2014 • 59 min
You wanna learn a language? Then I’ve got the guy for you! In today’s podcast episode, I’m speaking with Olly Richards, the man behind I Will Teach You a Language. Olly is an expat Brit with a lot of travel experience under his belt, and his considered…
Episode 13: Episode 10: Love Online Learning? Then my Guest Breanne has ALL the Information You Need
Nov 16, 2014 • 57 min
This time, I am talking to an expert in the area of course design and online education. Breanne Dyck knows how to make people learn, she’s got lots of information about neuroscience and learnt quite a few languages herself.“It’s not abstract motivation…
Episode 12: Episode 9: Chatting to Benny Lewis about Confidence vs Discipline and Groups vs Individuals
Oct 27, 2014 • 49 min
Welcome to episode 9, where I’m featuring an AMAZING article of the week and an interview with Benny Lewis from Fluent in 3 Months. In this interview you’ll be finding out about <img class="thumb-image"…
Episode 11: Episode 8: Lindsay and Kerstin do Languages
Oct 13, 2014 • 55 min
In Episode 8, my guest is Lindsay Dow, a really enthusiastic and cool independent language teacher from the UK. Lindsay is well-known for her great Youtube videos about all aspects of language learning, and she was also a winner in the Sensational Fluent…
Episode 9: Episode 7: Lost in Translation, the 80/20 Rule and French Grammar
Sep 26, 2014 • 44 min
Welcome to episode 7 of the Creative Language Learning Podcast with Kerstin Hammes! In today’s episode, I’ll be sharing a news article about getting lost in translation, an interview with yours truly and a great announcement about the first Fluent Meetup…
Episode 8: Episode 6: I’m Not Dead Yet, So I’d Like to Keep Learning
Sep 1, 2014 • 58 min
In Episode 6 of the podcast, I’m talking to an everyday language learner. My longest-standing student Randy is our guest, and he talks about what it’s like to become a language person later in life and one tool that got him right through his first 6…
Episode 7: Episode 5: …and Nobody Knows Where the Verb is
Jul 30, 2014 • 57 min
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Episode 6: Episode 4: X-Men, Game of Thrones, At the Gym…and Tips To Beat Stagnation
Jun 9, 2014 • 32 min
Hey folks, welcome to episode 4 of the Creative Language Learning Podcast. This one is a solo show, just me sharing what’s new and what’s been catching my attention recently. We’ll be getting nerdy and practical!Here is the Itunes Link Where you can…
Episode 5: Episode 3: How Personality Influences Language Learning with Jade Joddle
Apr 21, 2014 • 60 min
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Episode 4: Episode 2: HipHop, Rap and Repetition with Fluency MC
Jan 13, 2014 • 41 min
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Episode 3: Episode 1 (as a proper podcast): Business, Careers and Language Skills, with Peter Rodway from Specialist Language Courses
Dec 13, 2013 • 21 min
We know that learning more about another language and culture is at the heart of success in international business, and also that Britain is way behind the rest of the world.Business English, Business Chinese, Business German.. In today’s interview, you…
Episode 2: Improve your English with this video and audio story
Dec 12, 2013 • 3 min
The world is full of English speakers and English learners, and we can safely say that English must be one of the most popular languages to learn. But if you are trying to learn the language, have you thought about the many forms of English that exist in…
Learn German with YouTube’s most popular high school teacher: Levi Antrim!
Oct 11, 2013 • 23 min
I’m so excited about today’s article, which has a new format that I am trying out for you guys: It’s a podcast (in your RSS readers this shows up as podcast, though no artwork or intro have been created yet)! The first interview features a great guest: Mr…