The Actual Fluency Podcast for Language Learners

The Actual Fluency Podcast for Language Learners

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Brought to you by italki -> http://actf.lu/italki Join Kris on the Actual Fluency Podcast as he sets out to inspire, motivate and teach you how to learn foreign languages the best way. In the process, he is joined by some of the 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.


168 - John Fotheringham: Inside the Language Podcaster’s Studio (Part 2)
Oct 29 • 65 min
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…
167 - John Fotheringham: Inside the Language Podcaster’s Studio (Part 1)
Oct 17 • 99 min
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…
166 - Ekaterina Matveeva: Language Alter Ego and Cultural Intelligence
Oct 7 • 67 min
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…
165 - Lea Tiralarc: 5000+ lessons as an online teacher and the staircase method
Sep 30 • 43 min
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:…
164 - Scott Young: A Year Without English and Ultralearning Languages
Sep 19 • 75 min
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…
163 - Mait Müntel: From discovering the Higgs-Boson to language learning
Aug 30 • 52 min
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:…
162 - Jonty Yamisha: Heritage language learning and practical advice
Aug 9 • 64 min
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…
161 - Jon Mahoney: Around the world in 900+ days and mastering Russian
Jul 28 • 81 min
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…
160 - Steve Kaufmann: YouTube, Travelling, and learning languages when retired
Jul 18 • 46 min
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…
159 - Nelson Dellis: Using Memory techniques for languages
Jul 5 • 48 min
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:…
158 - Ben Worthington: Improve your English and pass the IELTS exam!
Jun 29 • 69 min
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 ==============…
157 - Pablo Roman: Japanese in 6 months and DreamingSpanish
Jun 21 • 62 min
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…
156 - Iker Uriarte: italki past, present, and future
May 26 • 51 min
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…
155 - Marija Dobrovolska: Confidence in language learning and teaching German
May 10 • 58 min
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:…
154 - Silver Ilves: Language Startups and Development
May 3 • 59 min
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:…
153 - Tamara Marie: Teaching Spanish through Music (Spanish Con Salsa!)
Apr 26 • 68 min
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/ =================== 📣…
152 - Norbert Wierzbicki: Learning, teaching, and travelling!
Apr 19 • 59 min
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…
151 - Andrew Feinberg: Learning Japanese and Japanese Culture
Apr 11 • 82 min
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…
150 - Lindie Botes: Growing up in multiple languages and cultures
Mar 30 • 53 min
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…
149 - Gabriel Gelman: How to become a language hero
Mar 23 • 53 min
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…
148 - Àdhamh Ó Broin: The Languages of Scotland and Reclaiming Gaelic
Mar 15 • 76 min
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.…
147 - Marek Kohn: The benefits of multiple languages in society
Mar 8 • 67 min
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…
146 - Shannon Kennedy: Women in Language
Feb 27 • 42 min
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…
145 - Katie Harris: The Joy of Languages
Feb 16 • 70 min
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…
144 - Sara Maria Hasbun: From Translator to Business Owner with 3000+ freelancers
Feb 7 • 59 min
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…
143 - Aviva Levin: Coincidental French Teacher in British Colombia
Jan 31 • 46 min
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.…
142 - Amarinder Grewal: Pidgins and Creoles
Jan 23 • 63 min
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…
141 - Anja Spilker on using languages and travels as a reboot, and mental health
Jan 14 • 73 min
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…
140 - Kerstin Cable on Goalsetting and New Year’s Resolutions
Jan 7 • 78 min
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…
139 - Lucas Bighetti: The silent method and parrot conversation
Dec 23, 2018 • 72 min
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…
138 - Elisa Polese: Teaching Multiple Languages at Once
Dec 16, 2018 • 64 min
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…
137 - Michele Frolla: Travelling and Languages the Intrepid Way!
Dec 9, 2018 • 56 min
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…
136 - Maureen Millward: 1200+ tutoring lessons later + LingoFringo
Dec 1, 2018 • 50 min
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…
135 - Season Review & Updates (2/2)
Nov 15, 2018 • 32 min
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…
134 - Season Review & Updates (1/2)
Nov 11, 2018 • 47 min
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…
133 - Miroslav Šedivý: Seize every opportunity to learn languages!
Nov 3, 2018 • 56 min
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…
132 - Josh Koehn: Be inspired by your community
Oct 21, 2018 • 77 min
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+…
131 - Conor Clyne: Eastern European Travels and Experiences
Oct 17, 2018 • 65 min
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…
130 - Dave Prine: Polyglot Therapy Part 2/2
Oct 9, 2018 • 50 min
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…
129 - Dave Prine: Polyglot Therapy Part 1/2
Oct 9, 2018 • 52 min
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…
128: Mike Campbell - Glossika and Repetition Learning
Oct 4, 2018 • 70 min
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,…
127 - Susanna Zaraysky: Music and endangered languages
Sep 1, 2018 • 68 min
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 -…
126 - Azren the Language Nerd
Aug 18, 2018 • 58 min
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:…
125 - Joey Perugino: Billingual Upbring and LangFest
Aug 6, 2018 • 80 min
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…
124 - Alexander Mynzak: Start your own language school
Jul 28, 2018 • 59 min
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…
123 - Daniel Welsch on Spain, Spanish & Teaching English
Jul 20, 2018 • 48 min
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…
122 - Artem Nazarov on learning similar languages
Jul 1, 2018 • 65 min
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…
121 - Lukas van Vyve on learning languages
Jun 16, 2018 • 67 min
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…
120 – How language learning can improve mental health!
May 27, 2018 • 30 min
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
119 – Quinn Taber: The power of Immersion
May 20, 2018 • 48 min
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118 – Mihalis Eleftheriou: Language Transfer
May 11, 2018 • 55 min
AFP 118 - Mihalis Eleftheriou: Language Transfer
117 – Robin MacPherson: How To Maintain Languages
May 4, 2018 • 80 min
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.
116 – Gabriel Wyner: Raising 500K on Kickstarter
Oct 17, 2017 • 57 min
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.
115 – Alex Voloza: Mindfulness and language learning
Aug 16, 2017 • 74 min
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.
114 – Kalle Wångstedt: Discovering Language Learning
Jul 24, 2017 • 97 min
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.
113 – Learning Languages with a Full-Time Job
Jul 9, 2017 • 33 min
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.
112 – Sarah Barrett: Introducing Foreign Languages to Children
May 6, 2017 • 76 min
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
111 – Michael Mischkot: How an engineer learns languages
Apr 26, 2017 • 64 min
In this episode I welcome Michael Mischkot to talk about his experience learning languages through sentences and immersion (but no classroom classes!)
110 – Chenelle Hancock: Visually impaired learning
Apr 9, 2017 • 79 min
Visually impaired Chenelle comes on to the show to share her inspirational story and experience learning languages.
109 – Birthday Q&A with Kris
Mar 25, 2017 • 68 min
In this episode I answer listener questions about language learning, travelling, Denmark and much more.
108 – Richard DeLong: 14+ years in Eastern Europe
Mar 10, 2017 • 82 min
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.
106 – Moshe Sherizen on Yiddish
Feb 12, 2017 • 69 min
In this week’s thematic episode I invite Moshe Sherizen on the podcast to talk about the Yiddish language and the culture behind it.
105 – Lydia Machova: Interpreting for Tony Robbins and Brian Tracy
Feb 2, 2017 • 63 min
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.
104 – Alex Strick van Linschoten: Learning Pashto in Afghanistan
Jan 25, 2017 • 58 min
This week I talk to Alex Strick van Linschoten about his experiences learning language from the “usual” romance languages to the more obscure.
103 – Gareth Popkins from howtogetfluent.com
Jan 17, 2017 • 78 min
Season 5 Premiere! Listen for language learning wisdom and stories from the founder of “How to Get Fluent”: Gareth Popkins!
102 – Dimitrios Polychronopoulos: Inspired by travelling
Sep 1, 2016 • 46 min
In this episode I welcome Dimitrios Polychronopoulos to share his language learning story with the rest of us.
101 – Agnieszka Murdoch: Back to Basics
Jul 10, 2016 • 74 min
In this episode I chat to Agnieszka Murdoch about language learning and her recent projects.
100 – Tim Keeley: Around the World in 40 Languages
Jun 26, 2016 • 81 min
In this episode i chat to Tim Keeley to learn more about his extraordinary life of travelling and language learning.
99 – Fiel Sahir: Indonesia and Indonesian
Jun 13, 2016 • 61 min
To learn more about Indonesian and the culture behind it, I invited Fiel Sahir on the podcast to give us all the details.
98 – Andrew Feinberg: Duolingo and Norwegian
Jun 8, 2016 • 112 min
On the show I welcome Andrew Feinberg to talk about how he got into languages and eventually learn Norwegian and contribute to Duolingo.
97 – David James: Creator of the Gold List Method
Jun 1, 2016 • 119 min
During the 2016 Polyglot Gathering I had the pleasure to sit down with Gold List Method creator and all-around legend Mr. David James.
96 – Marcus Furness: Identity and Culture
May 23, 2016 • 82 min
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.
95 – Eleanor Wroblewski: US Language Learning
May 15, 2016 • 97 min
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.
94 – Noah Oskow: English teacher in Japan
May 8, 2016 • 71 min
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.
93 – Shannon Kennedy: Introvert language learning
May 1, 2016 • 67 min
On this episode I talk to Shannon Kennedy about her experience as a language learner as well as a musician with an introverted personality.
92 – Irina Pravet: Identity, finding home and learning Finnish
Mar 27, 2016 • 67 min
Happy Easter! In this episode I talk to Irina Pravet about identity, culture, the weather and also her experience learning Finnish in Finland.
91 – Fight depression by learning languages
Mar 11, 2016 • 43 min
In this episode I list reasons why language learning is a great tool against depression. I also share some tips from my personal experience.
90 – André Liss: A journey through music
Mar 3, 2016 • 74 min
In this unique episode Canadian hyperpolyglot André Liss takes us on a musical journey through his multilingual life so far.
89 – Amir Ordabayev: Why being lazy is great
Feb 25, 2016 • 79 min
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.
88 – Wouter Corduwener: Learning from Tourists
Feb 19, 2016 • 51 min
The Learner Profiles series is back and in this episode I speak with Wouter Corduwener from the Netherlands.
87 – Tetsu Yung: Raising Multilingual Children
Feb 11, 2016 • 57 min
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.
86 – Lindsay Williams: From tutoring to language business
Feb 4, 2016 • 70 min
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.
85 – Keith Swayne: Teaching Languages over Coffee
Jan 28, 2016 • 64 min
I’m joined by Canadian polyglot Keith Swayne to talk about learning and teaching languages and his concept: Languages over Coffee.
84 – Alex Rawlings: Where to live and expat problems
Jan 14, 2016 • 66 min
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.
82 – Richard Benton: Community impact of learning pt. 2
Dec 27, 2015 • 72 min
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).
81 – Richard Benton: Community impact of learning pt. 1
Dec 20, 2015 • 51 min
Richard Benton comes on the podcast and shares his passion of learning languages to create positive change in his community and in the world.
80 – Ed Cooke: Memrise and the Membus project
Dec 13, 2015 • 53 min
CEO of Memrise Ed Cooke comes on the show to talk about Memrise and their latest Membus project.
79 – Michael Levi-Harris: The Hyperglot Movie (2/2)
Dec 12, 2015 • 54 min
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.
78 – Michael Levi-Harris: The Hyperglot Movie (1/2)
Dec 8, 2015 • 50 min
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.
77 – EvilDea (Richard Delamore): Esperanto
Nov 30, 2015 • 40 min
Today I’m joined by the Esperanto youtuber EvilDea, to talk about his experience with Esperanto and how Duolingo is changing the Esperanto landscape.
76 – Connor Grooms: Spanish in a month and Baselang
Nov 23, 2015 • 47 min
Connor Grooms comes on to the show to talk about his upcoming Documentary: Spanish in a Month and also his new language startup: Baselang.
75 – Steve Ridout: Bootstrapped language learning startup
Nov 15, 2015 • 51 min
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.
74 – Idahosa Ness: Pronunciation Mastery
Nov 8, 2015 • 45 min
Mimic Method founder Idahosa comes on the show to talk about the importance of developing pronunciation when learning foreign languages.
73 – Haikaa Yamamoto: Honour Yourself, others and the planet
Nov 1, 2015 • 73 min
Singer/song-writer Haikaa Yamamoto is behind the “Work of Art - A global song” project in which she sings in more than 20 languages.
72 – Daniel Krasa: Language Vagabonding
Sep 4, 2015 • 63 min
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.
71 – Dr. Taghreed Al-Saraj: Language Anxiety Part 2
Aug 21, 2015 • 55 min
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…
70 – Kerstin Cable: German Pronunciation
Aug 14, 2015 • 50 min
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.
69 – Dr. Taghreed Al-Saraj: Language Anxiety
Aug 7, 2015 • 26 min
This week I’m joined by Dr. Taghreed Al-Saraj who is actively researching the phenomenon of language anxiety.
67 – Roberto Salazar: More Latin and Ancient Greek
Jul 24, 2015 • 45 min
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.
66 – Sam Horrocks: Teaching languages abroad
Jul 17, 2015 • 38 min
The podcast is back! In this episode I interview Sam Horrocks about how to use teaching a language to travel the world.
65 – Vladimir Skultety: 15+ Language Polyglot
Jun 26, 2015 • 72 min
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.
62 – Roberto Salazar: Latin and Ancient Greek
Jun 5, 2015 • 52 min
In this episode I welcome Roberto Salazar to the podcast to talk about Roberto’s experience learning a variety of languages.
61 – Michał Grześkowiak: Find and maintain motivation
May 29, 2015 • 47 min
Michal Grzeskowiak comes on the show to motivate and inspire us all to do better in our language learning.
60 – Fabrício Carraro: Learning Russian in Brazil!
May 22, 2015 • 47 min
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.
59 – Carole Westerkamp: Language Learning and NLP
May 15, 2015 • 48 min
In today’s episode I’m joined by Carole Westerkamp and we get to talk a little about learning languages naturally and NLP.
57 – John Fotheringham: Language Mastery
May 1, 2015 • 56 min
John Fotheringham of LanguageMastery.com joins me to take a general chat about language learning including methods, mentality and much more.
56 – Lauren Lewis: Fi3M and Learning Russian
Apr 24, 2015 • 54 min
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.
55 – Jimmy Mello: Language Teaching
Apr 17, 2015 • 48 min
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.
54 – Claudio Santori: Startups and viral learning
Apr 10, 2015 • 59 min
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.
53 – Anthony Metivier: Memory Palaces
Apr 3, 2015 • 57 min
Anthony Metivier comes on the show to answer all my questions about memory palaces and shares an exclusive bonus with the AFP audience.
52 – Anthony Lauder: Being an Expat
Mar 27, 2015 • 56 min
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.
51 – Chuck Smith: Duolingo and The Polyglot Gathering
Mar 20, 2015 • 55 min
Chuck Smith is back to talk about the upcoming Polyglot Berlin Gathering, but we also get a rare behind the scenes look into Duolingo.
50 – Benny Lewis: Language Encouragement
Feb 20, 2015 • 52 min
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.
48 – Mike Campbell: Sentence-based learning and Glossika
Feb 6, 2015 • 60 min
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!
47 – Dealing with burnouts in language learning
Jan 30, 2015 • 40 min
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.
46 – Gabriel Wyner: Perfect pronunciation and flashcards
Jan 23, 2015 • 56 min
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.
45 – Robin MacPherson: Developing the method
Jan 16, 2015 • 56 min
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.
44 – Vladimir Georgiev: Denmark and Learning Danish
Jan 9, 2015 • 41 min
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.
43 – Benson Hoi: Programming and language learning
Jan 2, 2015 • 37 min
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.
42 – Goals and Goal-Setting
Dec 26, 2014 • 28 min
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.
41 – Christopher Huff: Toki Pona and Polyglot Gatherings
Dec 19, 2014 • 51 min
Chris Huff, my good friend comes on the show to talk about about learning languages, toki pona and polyglot gatherings.
40 – 10 Language learning lessons learned so far
Dec 12, 2014 • 39 min
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 – André Müller: Studying linguistics and learning scripts
Dec 5, 2014 • 46 min
André Müller comes on to the show to talk about language learning, studying linguistics, conlanguages and much more.
37 – Ladan Jiracek: Travel wisdom from 80 countries
Nov 21, 2014 • 38 min
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
36 – Alex Rawlings: Most multilingual student of Britain
Nov 14, 2014 • 41 min
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.
35 – Conor Clyne: From monoglot to hyperpolyglot round 2
Nov 7, 2014 • 28 min
Conor Clyne returns for a second round, where he goes into speaking languages in public, language shifting and his top tips for learning Russian.
34 – Conor Clyne: From monoglot to hyperpolyglot
Oct 31, 2014 • 34 min
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!
33 – Alberto Arrighini: Self-development and motivation
Oct 24, 2014 • 40 min
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.
32 – Kerstin Hammes: How to become a (better) teacher
Oct 17, 2014 • 52 min
Kerstin Hammes from FluentLanguage.co.uk comes by the show to share ways you can become a better teacher and stop selling yourself short.
31 – Leszek Trybała: The young polyglot revolution
Oct 10, 2014 • 52 min
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
30 – Luca Lampariello: The Polyglot Dream
Oct 3, 2014 • 39 min
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
29 – Judith Meyer: Learning Chinese and developing LearnYu.com
Sep 26, 2014 • 35 min
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
28 – Victor Berrjod: Asian languages and gold listing!
Sep 19, 2014 • 52 min
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
27 – Anthony Lauder: From polynot to polyglot
Sep 12, 2014 • 52 min
Anthony Lauder comes onto the show to talk about his approach to language learning, which focuses on what really matters. Great episode!
26 – Andrew Williams: A language a year for life
Aug 29, 2014 • 53 min
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!
25 – Robert Bigler: Translation and Interpretation
Aug 22, 2014 • 46 min
Robert Bigler, professional translator and interpreter comes on to the show to talk about learning languages and working as a professional polyglot.
24 – Simon Ager: Omniglot and Learning minority languages
Aug 15, 2014 • 34 min
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.
23 – Jan van der Aa: Travel the world and learn languages
Aug 8, 2014 • 37 min
Jan van der Aa, the famous polyglot, comes onto the show to talk about travelling the world and learning languages
22 – Chuck Smith: Polyglot Berlin and Esperanto
Aug 1, 2014 • 41 min
Chuck Smith comes on to the show to talk about the Polyglot Berlin Gathering, Esperanto and some practical language learning.
21 – Richard Simcott: 20th Episode Special!
Jul 25, 2014 • 41 min
Richard Simcott joins me on this 20th episode special, where we get into language conferences, learning and much more!
20 – Sonja Lang: Toki Pona, Conlanging and the meaning of life
Jul 18, 2014 • 46 min
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.
19 – Brian Kwong: Add1Challenge and tips for success
Jul 11, 2014 • 35 min
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.
18 – Niels Iversen: A unique approach to language learning
Jul 4, 2014 • 56 min
Niels Iversen, the well known forum poster from HTLAL comes on to talk about his unique approach to learning languages.
17 – Lauren Cutlip and Benny Lewis: Lauren’s Esperanto
Jun 27, 2014 • 37 min
Benny Lewis and Lauren Cutlip are on the show live from Berlin to discuss the polyglot gathering as well as Lauren’s Esperanto challenge!
16 – Gavan Fantom: Native Esperanto speaker
Jun 20, 2014 • 51 min
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…
15 – Ben Whately: Memrise, memory and learning
Jun 13, 2014 • 26 min
Ben Whately, COO of Memrise comes by the podcast to talk about Memrise, including the science behind and future initiatives such as premium memberships!
12 – Bill Price: Language Learning Blogger
May 30, 2014 • 56 min
Bill Price comes on to the show to discuss language learning, finding motivation, organising your learning and what resources or materials to use.
11 – Olly Richards from IWillTeachYouALanguage.com
May 23, 2014 • 52 min
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.
10 – Robin MacPherson: How I Learn Languages (2/2)
May 16, 2014 • 36 min
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!
09 – Robin MacPherson: Finding Home and Isolation Abroad 1/2
May 9, 2014 • 47 min
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.
08 – Lindsay Dow: Language lover, blogger and TEFL-certified tutor
May 2, 2014 • 41 min
Lindsay Dow comes on the show to share her love of languages, including learning and teaching them. She also shares her top tips!
07 – Dani Maizner: Austrian polyglot and blogger
Apr 25, 2014 • 47 min
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.
06 – The Basics of Independent Language Learning
Apr 18, 2014 • 39 min
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…
05 – Steve Kaufmann: Canadian superpolyglot and entreprenur
Apr 11, 2014 • 36 min
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!
04 – Seán Young: How to Teach Languages the Best Way
Apr 4, 2014 • 51 min
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.
03 – Judith Meyer: An Incredible Language Learning Journey
Mar 28, 2014 • 53 min
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…
02 – Ellen Jovin: Language Learning for Pure Enjoyment
Mar 21, 2014 • 50 min
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…