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The Actual Fluency Podcast for Language Learners

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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...Show More

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

56:31 | Dec 9th, 2018

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!) =================== πŸ“£ This podcast is s...Show More

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

50:15 | Dec 1st, 2018

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 thro...Show More

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

32:52 | Nov 15th, 2018

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 t...Show More

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

47:39 | Nov 11th, 2018

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 t...Show More

AFP 133 - Miroslav Ε edivΓ½: Seize every opportunity to learn languages!

56:55 | Nov 4th, 2018

In this final interview of the current season one of the first true fans of the podcast; MiroslavΒ Ε edivΓ½ finally makes an appearance and shares the story behind his incredibly multilingual upbringing and life. Czech & Slovak - Miroslav Ε edivΓ½ at the...Show More

AFP 132 - Josh Koehn: Be inspired by your community

1:17:06 | Oct 21st, 2018

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 ...Show More

AFP 131 - Conor Clyne: Eastern European Travels and Experiences

1:05:09 | Oct 17th, 2018

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 tr...Show More

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

50:43 | Oct 9th, 2018

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 langua...Show More

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

52:19 | Oct 9th, 2018

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 ...Show More

AFP 128: Mike Campbell - Glossika and Repetition Learning

1:10:08 | Oct 4th, 2018

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 ins...Show More

AFP 127 - Susanna Zaraysky: Music and endangered languages

44:25 | Sep 1st, 2018

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.c...Show More

AFP 126 - Azren the Language Nerd

58:21 | Aug 18th, 2018

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 Pod...Show More

AFP 125 - Joey Perugino: Billingual Upbring and LangFest

1:20:36 | Aug 7th, 2018

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 ticke...Show More

AFP 124 - Alexander Mynzak: Start your own language school

59:48 | Jul 28th, 2018

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 spons...Show More

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

48:38 | Jul 20th, 2018

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://ma...Show More

Episode 122 - Artem Nazarov

1:05:33 | Jul 1st, 2018

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 spons...Show More

AFP 121 - Lukas van Vyve

1:07:40 | Jun 16th, 2018

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 languag...Show More

AFP 120 – Mental Health Week

30:56 | May 27th, 2018

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.

AFP 117 – Robin MacPherson: How To Maintain Languages

1:20:22 | May 4th, 2018

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.

AFP 116 – Gabriel Wyner: Raising 500K on Kickstarter

57:49 | Oct 17th, 2017

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.

AFP 115 – Alex Voloza: Mindfulness and language learning

1:13:53 | Aug 16th, 2017

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.

AFP 114 – Kalle WΓ₯ngstedt: Discovering Language Learning

1:36:52 | Jul 24th, 2017

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.

AFP 113 – Learning Languages with a Full-Time Job

33:55 | Jul 9th, 2017

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.

AFP 112 – Sarah Barrett: Introducing Foreign Languages to Children

1:16:09 | May 6th, 2017

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

AFP 111 – Michael Mischkot: How an engineer learns languages

1:04:47 | Apr 26th, 2017

In this episode I welcome Michael Mischkot to talk about his experience learning languages through sentences and immersion (but no classroom classes!)

AFP 110 – Chenelle Hancock: Visually impaired learning

1:19:28 | Apr 9th, 2017

Visually impaired Chenelle comes on to the show to share her inspirational story and experience learning languages.

AFP 109 – Birthday Q&A with Kris

1:08:20 | Mar 25th, 2017

In this episode I answer listener questions about language learning, travelling, Denmark and much more.

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

1:22:12 | Mar 10th, 2017

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.

AFP 107 – Polyglot Events 2017

46:25 | Mar 3rd, 2017

In this week's episode I'm flying solo as I preview the polyglot events of 2017, while sharing my experiences and anecdotes.

AFP 106 – Moshe Sherizen on Yiddish

1:09:48 | Feb 12th, 2017

In this week's thematic episode I invite Moshe Sherizen on the podcast to talk about the Yiddish language and the culture behind it. The post AFP 106 – Moshe Sherizen on Yiddish appeared first on Actual Fluency.

AFP 105 – Lydia Machova

1:03:07 | Feb 2nd, 2017

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. The post AFP 105 – Lydia Machova appeared first on Actual Fluency.

AFP 104 – Alex Strick van Linschoten

58:59 | Jan 25th, 2017

Time for another Actual Fluency Podcast! This week I talk to Alex Strick van Linschoten about his experiences learning language from the "usual" romance languages to the more obscure Dari and Pashto in Afghanistan. The post AFP 104 – Alex Strick van ...Show More

AFP 103 – Gareth Popkins (S05E01) FIXED

1:18:42 | Jan 17th, 2017

Season 5 Premiere! Listen for language learning wisdom and stories from the founder of "How to Get Fluent": Gareth Popkins! The post AFP 103 – Gareth Popkins (S05E01) FIXED appeared first on Actual Fluency.

AFP 102 – Dimitrios Polychronopoulos: Inspired by travelling

46:44 | Sep 1st, 2016

In this episode I welcome Dimitrios Polychronopoulos to share his language learning story with the rest of us. The post AFP 102 – Dimitrios Polychronopoulos: Inspired by travelling appeared first on Actual Fluency.

AFP 101.5 – Solo Episode: Motivation A-ha Moments

26:11 | Jul 17th, 2016

In this solo episode I share the a-ha moments I've had about motivation in the last 2.5 years. The post AFP 101.5 – Solo Episode: Motivation A-ha Moments appeared first on Actual Fluency.

AFP 101 – Agnieszka Murdoch: Back to Basics

1:14:22 | Jul 11th, 2016

In this episode I chat to Agnieszka Murdoch about language learning and her recent projects. The post AFP 101 – Agnieszka Murdoch: Back to Basics appeared first on Actual Fluency.

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

1:21:51 | Jun 27th, 2016

In this episode i chat to Tim Keeley to learn more about his extraordinary life of travelling and language learning. The post AFP 100 – Tim Keeley: Around the World in 40 Languages appeared first on Actual Fluency.

AFP 99 – Fiel Sahir: Indonesia and Indonesian

1:01:08 | Jun 14th, 2016

To learn more about Indonesian and the culture behind it, I invited Fiel Sahir on the podcast to give us all the details. The post AFP 99 – Fiel Sahir: Indonesia and Indonesian appeared first on Actual Fluency.

AFP 98 – Andrew Feinberg: Duolingo and Norwegian

0:00 | Jun 8th, 2016

On the show I welcome Andrew Feinberg to talk about how he got into languages and eventually learn Norwegian and contribute to Duolingo. The post AFP 98 – Andrew Feinberg: Duolingo and Norwegian appeared first on Actual Fluency.

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

0:00 | Jun 1st, 2016

Today I'm happy to present an episode that has been a long-time coming. During the 2016 Polyglot Gathering I had the pleasure to sit down with Gold List Method creator and all-around legend Mr. David James. The post AFP 97 – David James: Creator of t...Show More

AFP 96 – Marcus Furness: Identity and Culture

1:22:23 | May 23rd, 2016

This week I'm happy to welcome long-time listener Marcus from Tazmania on to the show to talk about identity, culture and building relationships through languages. The post AFP 96 – Marcus Furness: Identity and Culture appeared first on Actual Fluen...Show More

AFP 95 – Eleanor Wroblewski: US Language Learning

1:37:33 | May 15th, 2016

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 related, and the state of language learning in the US. The post AFP 95 – Eleanor Wroblewski: ...Show More

AFP 94 – Noah Oskow: English teacher in Japan

1:11:21 | May 8th, 2016

On this 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. The post AFP 94 – Noah Os...Show More

AFP 93 – Shannon Kennedy: Introvert language learning

1:07:15 | May 1st, 2016

On this episode I talk to Shannon Kennedy about her experience as a language learner as well as a musician with an introverted personality. The post AFP 93 – Shannon Kennedy: Introvert language learning appeared first on Actual Fluency.

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

1:07:39 | Mar 27th, 2016

Happy Easter! In this episode I talk to Irina Pravet about identity, culture, the weather and also her experience learning Finnish in Finland. The post AFP 92 – Irina Pravet: Identity, finding home and learning Finnish appeared first on Actual Fluenc...Show More

AFP 91 – Solo Episode: Fight depression by learning languages

43:02 | Mar 11th, 2016

In this episode I list reasons why language learning is a great tool against depression. I also share some tips from my personal experience. The post AFP 91 – Solo Episode: Fight depression by learning languages appeared first on Actual Fluency.

AFP 90 – AndrΓ© Liss: A journey through music

1:14:46 | Mar 3rd, 2016

In this unique episode Canadian hyperpolyglot AndrΓ© Liss takes us on a musical journey through his multilingual life so far. The post AFP 90 – AndrΓ© Liss: A journey through music appeared first on Actual Fluency.

AFP 89 – Amir Ordabayev: Why being lazy is great

1:19:14 | Feb 25th, 2016

In this learner profiles episode we get to know Amir Ordabayev, how he started learning languages and his tactics and techniques for success. The post AFP 89 – Amir Ordabayev: Why being lazy is great appeared first on Actual Fluency.

AFP 88 – Wouter Corduwener: Learning from Tourists

51:52 | Feb 19th, 2016

The Learner Profiles series is back and in this episode I speak with Wouter Corduwener from the Netherlands. The post AFP 88 – Wouter Corduwener: Learning from Tourists appeared first on Actual Fluency.

AFP 87 – Tetsu Yung: Raising Multilingual Children

57:02 | Feb 11th, 2016

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. The post AFP 87 – Tetsu Yung: Raising Multilingual Children appeared first on Actual Fluency.

AFP 86 – Lindsay Williams: From tutoring to language business

1:10:14 | Feb 4th, 2016

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. The post AFP 86 – Lindsay Williams: From tutoring to language business appeared first on Actual...Show More

AFP 85 – Keith Swayne: Teaching Languages over Coffee

1:04:25 | Jan 28th, 2016

I'm joined by Canadian polyglot Keith Swayne to talk about learning and teaching languages and his concept: Languages over Coffee. The post AFP 85 – Keith Swayne: Teaching Languages over Coffee appeared first on Actual Fluency.

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

1:06:38 | Jan 14th, 2016

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. The post AFP 84 – Alex Rawlings: Where to live and expat problems appeared first on Actual Fluency.

AFP 83 – Solo Episode: 2015 Review and Goals for 2016

34:49 | Jan 7th, 2016

In this solo episode I talk about my 2015 year of language learning and share my goals for 2016. I also talk about goal setting in general. The post AFP 83 – Solo Episode: 2015 Review and Goals for 2016 appeared first on Actual Fluency.

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

1:12:37 | Dec 27th, 2015

Richard Benton comes on the podcast and shares his passion of learning languages to create positive change in his community and in the world. The post AFP 82 – Richard Benton: Community impact of learning pt. 2 appeared first on Actual Fluency.

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

51:19 | Dec 20th, 2015

Richard Benton comes on the podcast and shares his passion of learning languages to create positive change in his community and in the world. The post AFP 81 – Richard Benton: Community impact of learning pt. 1 appeared first on Actual Fluency.

AFP 80 – Ed Cooke: Memrise and the Membus project

53:21 | Dec 13th, 2015

CEO of Memrise Ed Cooke comes on the show to talk about Memrise and their latest Membus project. The post AFP 80 – Ed Cooke: Memrise and the Membus project appeared first on Actual Fluency.

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

54:21 | Dec 12th, 2015

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. The post AFP 79 – ...Show More

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

50:24 | Dec 9th, 2015

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. The post AFP 78 – Michael Levi-Harris: The Hyperglot Movie (1/2) appeared first on Actual Fluency.

AFP 77 – EvilDea (Richard Delamore): Esperanto

40:19 | Dec 1st, 2015

Today I'm joined by the Esperanto youtuber EvilDea, to talk about his experience with Esperanto and how Duolingo is changing the Esperanto landscape. The post AFP 77 – EvilDea (Richard Delamore): Esperanto appeared first on Actual Fluency.

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

47:40 | Nov 23rd, 2015

Connor Grooms comes on to the show to talk about his upcoming Documentary: Spanish in a Month and also his new language startup: Baselang. The post AFP 76 – Connor Grooms: Spanish in a month and Baselang appeared first on Actual Fluency.

AFP 75 – Steve Ridout: Language Learning Startup Readlang

51:00 | Nov 16th, 2015

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. The post AFP 75 – Steve Ridout: Language Learning Startup Readlang appeared first on Actual Fluency.

AFP 74 – Idahosa Ness: Pronunciation Mastery

45:46 | Nov 8th, 2015

In today's episode I'm joined by Mimic Method founder: Idahosa Ness to talk about the importance of pronunciation when learning foreign languages. The post AFP 74 – Idahosa Ness: Pronunciation Mastery appeared first on Actual Fluency.

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

1:13:25 | Nov 1st, 2015

This episode featuresΒ singer/song-writer Haikaa Yamamoto who is behind the Work of Art – A global song project in which she sings in more than 20 languages. She also starred in β€˜Skype me Maybe' a project initiated byΒ Benny Lewis. Thanks as always for...Show More

AFP 72 – Daniel Krasa: Language Vagabonding

1:03:49 | Sep 4th, 2015

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. The post AFP 72 – Daniel Krasa: Language Vagabonding appeared first on Actual Fluency.

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

55:38 | Aug 21st, 2015

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 W...Show More

AFP 70 – Kerstin Cable: German Pronunciation

50:54 | Aug 14th, 2015

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. The post AFP 70 – Kerstin Cable: German Pronunciation appeare...Show More

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

26:53 | Aug 7th, 2015

This week I'm joined by Dr. Taghreed Al-Saraj who is actively researching the phenomenon of language anxiety. The post AFP 69 – Dr. Taghreed Al-Saraj: Language Anxiety appeared first on Actual Fluency.

AFP 68 – Polyglot Conference 2015 Preview

35:52 | Jul 31st, 2015

On this week's episode I'm happy to talk about the upcoming Polyglot Conference in NYC with the organisers: Ellen Jovin, Richard Simcott and Alex Rawlings. The post AFP 68 – Polyglot Conference 2015 Preview appeared first on Actual Fluency.

AFP 67 – Roberto Salazar: More Latin and Ancient Greek

45:44 | Jul 24th, 2015

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. The post AFP 67 – Roberto Salazar: More Latin and Ancient Greek appeared first on Actual Fluency.

AFP 66 – Sam Horrocks: Teaching languages abroad

38:36 | Jul 17th, 2015

The podcast is back! In this episode I interview Sam Horrocks about how to use teaching a language to travel the world. The post AFP 66 – Sam Horrocks: Teaching languages abroad appeared first on Actual Fluency.

AFP 65 – Vladimir Skultety: 15+ Language Polyglot

1:12:12 | Jun 26th, 2015

Welcome back to another episode of the Actual Fluency Podcast. In this episode 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 mis...Show More

AFP 64 – Budapest Relocation Update

39:28 | Jun 19th, 2015

In this solo episode I talk about my recent efforts to becoming a travelling polyglot by relocating to a completely foreign country. I also talk about the dangers of relocating and my solutions. In the second segment I get into a status update at the...Show More

AFP 63 – The Polyglot Workshops

44:50 | Jun 12th, 2015

Polyglot Workshops is a relatively new concept by famous polyglots Richard Simcott and Alex Rawlings. Here I share my experience of the Budapest version. The post AFP 63 – The Polyglot Workshops appeared first on Actual Fluency.

AFP 62 – Roberto Salazar: Latin and Ancient Greek

52:40 | Jun 5th, 2015

In this episode I welcome Roberto Salazar to the podcast to talk about Roberto's experience learning a variety of languages. The post AFP 62 – Roberto Salazar: Latin and Ancient Greek appeared first on Actual Fluency.

AFP 61 – MichaΕ‚ GrzeΕ›kowiak: Find and maintain motivation

47:04 | May 29th, 2015

Michal Grzeskowiak comes on the show to motivate and inspire us all to do better in our language learning. The post AFP 61 – MichaΕ‚ GrzeΕ›kowiak: Find and maintain motivation appeared first on Actual Fluency.

AFP 60 – FabrΓ­cio Carraro: Learning Russian in Brazil!

47:28 | May 22nd, 2015

FabrΓ­cio 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. The post AFP 60 – FabrΓ­cio Carraro: Learning Russian in Brazil! appeared first on Actual Fluency.

AFP 59 – Carole Westerkamp: Language Learning and NLP

48:48 | May 15th, 2015

In today's episode I'm joined by Carole Westerkamp and we get to talk a little about learning languages naturally and NLP. The post AFP 59 – Carole Westerkamp: Language Learning and NLP appeared first on Actual Fluency.

AFP 58 – Polyglot Gathering 2015 Review

36:52 | May 8th, 2015

In today's episode I try to overcome my manflu and reflect about Polyglot Gathering 2015, which just took place in Berlin. The post AFP 58 – Polyglot Gathering 2015 Review appeared first on Actual Fluency.

AFP 57 – John Fotheringham: Language Mastery

55:55 | May 1st, 2015

John Fotheringham of LanguageMastery.com joins me to take a general chat about language learning including methods, mentality and much more. The post AFP 57 – John Fotheringham: Language Mastery appeared first on Actual Fluency.

AFP 56 – Lauren Lewis: Fi3M and Learning Russian

54:10 | Apr 24th, 2015

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. The post AFP 56 – Lauren Lewis: Fi3M and Learning Russian appeared first on Actual Fluency.

AFP 55 – Jimmy Mello: Language Teaching

48:51 | Apr 17th, 2015

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. The post AFP 55 – Jimmy Mello: Language Teaching appeared first on Actual Fluency.

AFP 54 – Claudio Santori: Startups and viral learning

59:40 | Apr 10th, 2015

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. The post AFP 54 – Claudio Santori: Startups and viral learning appeared first on Actual Fluency.

AFP 53 – Anthony Metivier: Memory Palaces

57:51 | Apr 3rd, 2015

On this third episode of the Actual Fluency Podcast I'm happy to welcome another Anthony, this time memory expert Anthony Metivier. Anthony comes on the show to answer all my questions about memory palaces and shares an exclusive bonus with the AFP a...Show More

AFP 52 – Anthony Lauder: Being an Expat

56:47 | Mar 27th, 2015

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. The post AFP 52 – Anthony Lauder: Being an Expat appeared first on Actual Fluency.

AFP 51 – Chuck Smith: Duolingo and The Polyglot Gathering

54:55 | Mar 20th, 2015

Chuck Smith is back to talk about the upcoming Polyglot Berlin Gathering, but we also get a rare behind the scenes look into Duolingo. The post AFP 51 – Chuck Smith: Duolingo and The Polyglot Gathering appeared first on Actual Fluency.

AFP 50 – Benny Lewis: Language Encouragement

52:38 | Feb 20th, 2015

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. The post AFP 50 – Benny Lewis: Language Encouragement appeared first on Actual Fluency.

AFP 49 – State of the podcast

38:01 | Feb 16th, 2015

Today I'm reflecting on 48 episodes done and look forward to the next season of the Actual Fluency Podcast. The post AFP 49 – State of the podcast appeared first on Actual Fluency.

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

1:00:19 | Feb 6th, 2015

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! T...Show More

AFP 47 – Dealing with burnouts in language learning

40:20 | Jan 30th, 2015

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. The post AFP 47 – Dealing with burnouts in language learning appeared first on Actual Fluency.

AFP 46 – Gabriel Wyner: Perfect pronunciation and flashcards

56:45 | Jan 23rd, 2015

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. The post AFP 46 – Gabriel Wyner: Perfect pronunciation and flashcards appeared first on Actual Fluency.

AFP 45 – Robin MacPherson: Developing the method

56:20 | Jan 16th, 2015

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. The post AFP 45 – Robin MacPherson: Developing the method appeared first on Actual Fluency.

AFP 44 – Vladimir Georgiev: Denmark and Learning Danish

41:46 | Jan 9th, 2015

Today I'm talking to Vladimir Georgiev, a Bulgarian national who ventured on to Learn Danish and moreover even live in Denmark for an extended period of time. I ask him about his experiences and we get into specifics about learning the Danish languag...Show More

AFP 43 – Benson Hoi: Programming and language learning

37:25 | Jan 2nd, 2015

On today's show I'm happy to welcome Benson Hoi, a programmer by dayΒ 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. Benso...Show More

AFP 42 – Goals and Goal-Setting

28:14 | Dec 26th, 2014

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. I'll share some of my own mistakes as well as some general tips and tricks. Welcome to today's episode. Today It's all...Show More

AFP 41 – Christopher Huff: Toki Pona and Polyglot Gatherings

51:30 | Dec 19th, 2014

Today I'm happy to welcome on the show my good friend Chris Huff. Chris was responsible for the Toki Pona presentation at Polyglot Gathering Berlin and he currently lives in Beijing, China as an English language teacher. Merry Christmas! I'd just lik...Show More

AFP 40 – 10 Language learning lessons learned so far

39:37 | Dec 12th, 2014

In today's episode I'm back doing another solo episode, and this time I'm talking about 10 lessons I've learnt aboutΒ language learning by interviewing over 30 language learners. Flying solo Welcome to Episode 40 of the Actual Fluency Podcast. I'm ver...Show More

AFP 39 – AndrΓ© MΓΌller: Studying linguistics and learning scripts

46:31 | Dec 5th, 2014

Today is a very exciting episode of The Actual Fluency Podcast. This week I'm happy to present my talk with AndrΓ© MΓΌller,Β a Ph.D student from Germany who's (slightly) obsessed with foreign scripts! It's Friday, and it's another Actual Fluency Podcast...Show More

AFP 37 – Ladan Jiracek: Travel wisdom from 80 countries

38:51 | Nov 21st, 2014

In this edition of the Actual Fluency Podcast I'm excited to bring on Ladan Jiracek, who's travelled to as many as 80 countries around the world. He comes on to share his best travel tips and tricks, so you can get out and see the world faster and be...Show More

AFP 36 – Alex Rawlings: Most multilingual student of Britain

41:49 | Nov 14th, 2014

Alex Rawlings comes on to the show to share his story to 12+ languages. We talk about general language learning, natural learning and much more. The post AFP 36 – Alex Rawlings: Most multilingual student of Britain appeared first on Actual Fluency.

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

28:30 | Nov 7th, 2014

Conor Clyne returns for a second round, where he goes into speaking languages in public, language shifting and his top tips for learning Russian. The post AFP 35 – Conor Clyne: From monoglot to hyperpolyglot round 2 appeared first on Actual Fluency.

AFP 34 – Conor Clyne: From monoglot to hyperpolyglot

34:35 | Oct 31st, 2014

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! The post AFP 34 – Conor Clyne: From monoglot to hyperpolyglot appeared first on Actual Fluency.

AFP 33 – Alberto Arrighini: Self-development and motivation

40:17 | Oct 24th, 2014

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. The post AFP 33 – Alberto Arrighini: Self-development and motivation appeared first on Actual...Show More

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

52:49 | Oct 17th, 2014

Kerstin Hammes from FluentLanguage.co.uk comes by the show to share ways you can become a better teacher and stop selling yourself short. The post AFP 32 – Kerstin Hammes: How to become a (better) teacher appeared first on Actual Fluency.

AFP 31 – Leszek TrybaΕ‚a: The young polyglot revolution

52:40 | Oct 10th, 2014

Today I have a very special guest. Leszek is a 17-year old who impressed me greatly whenever I would open the Memrise leaderboards. He would routinely get 10 times as many points as me in a month, which would indicate a very high level of activity. H...Show More

AFP 30 – Luca Lampariello: The Polyglot Dream

39:51 | Oct 3rd, 2014

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 The post AFP 30 – Luca Lampariello: The Polyglot Dream appeared first on Actual Fluency.

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

35:00 | Sep 26th, 2014

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 The post AFP 29 – Judith Meyer: Learning Chinese and developing LearnYu.com appeared first on ...Show More

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

52:30 | Sep 19th, 2014

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 The post AFP 28 – Victor Berrjod: Asian languages and gold listing! appeared first on Actual ...Show More

AFP 27 – Anthony Lauder: From polynot to polyglot

52:01 | Sep 12th, 2014

Anthony Lauder is the most famous "polynot" in the world, and he comes on the show to talk about his approach to language learning, which focuses on what really matters. Great episode with tons of great lessons learned by Anthony over the years. The ...Show More

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

53:24 | Aug 29th, 2014

When Andrew Williams was younger, his father advised him to learn a new language every year. Something that Andrew has been doing ever since. He now speaks an unheard number of languages and is probably the most talented hyperpolyglot you have never ...Show More

AFP 25 – Robert Bigler: Translation and Interpretation

46:04 | Aug 22nd, 2014

Robert Bigler, professional translator and interpreter comes on to the show to talk about learning languages and working as a professional polyglot. The post AFP 25 – Robert Bigler: Translation and Interpretation appeared first on Actual Fluency.

AFP 24 – Simon Ager: Omniglot and Learning minority languages

34:36 | Aug 15th, 2014

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. The post AFP 24 – Simon Ager: Omniglot and Learning minority languages appeared first on Actual...Show More

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

37:00 | Aug 8th, 2014

Jan van der Aa comes onto the show to talk about travelling the world and learning languages The post AFP 23 – Jan van der Aa: Travel the world and learn languages appeared first on Actual Fluency.

AFP 22 – Chuck Smith: Polyglot Berlin and Esperanto

41:48 | Aug 1st, 2014

Chuck Smith comes on to the show to talk about the Polyglot Berlin Gathering, Esperanto and some practical language learning. The post AFP 22 – Chuck Smith: Polyglot Berlin and Esperanto appeared first on Actual Fluency.

AFP 21 – Richard Simcott: 20th Episode Special!

41:48 | Jul 25th, 2014

Richard Simcott joins me on this 20th episode special, where we get into language conferences, learning and much more! The post AFP 21 – Richard Simcott: 20th Episode Special! appeared first on Actual Fluency.

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

46:04 | Jul 18th, 2014

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. The post AFP 20 – Sonja Lang: Toki Pona, Conlanging and the meaning of life appeared first on Actual Fl...Show More

AFP 19 – Brian Kwong: Add1Challenge and tips for success

35:39 | Jul 11th, 2014

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. The post AFP 19 – Brian Kwong: Add1Challenge and tips for success appeared first on Actual Flu...Show More

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

56:45 | Jul 4th, 2014

On this episode I bring the well known forum poster from HTLAL: Niels Iversen to talk about his unique approach to learning languages. The post AFP 18 – Niels Iversen: A unique approach to language learning appeared first on Actual Fluency.

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

38:04 | Jun 27th, 2014

I'm thrilled to be joined by none other than Benny Lewis and Lauren Cutlip to discuss the gathering in Berlin as well as Lauren's Esperanto challenge! The post AFP 17 – Lauren Cutlip and Benny Lewis: Lauren’s Esperanto appeared first on Actual Fluenc...Show More

AFP 16 – Gavan Fantom: Native Esperanto speaker

51:55 | Jun 20th, 2014

On this episode I'm joined by NATIVE Esperanto speaker Gavan Fantom, 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 l...Show More

AFP 15 – Ben Whately: Memrise, memory and learning

26:50 | Jun 13th, 2014

Ben Whately, COO of Memrise comes by the podcast to talk about Memrise, including the science behind and future initiatives such as premium memberships! The post AFP 15 – Ben Whately: Memrise, memory and learning appeared first on Actual Fluency.

AFP 14 – Russian Episode (In English)

45:10 | Jun 6th, 2014

On this episode I discuss how it is to learn Russian with my good friend Maria Filikova. She acts as the expert as I go through the aspects of learning. The post AFP 14 – Russian Episode (In English) appeared first on Actual Fluency.

AFP 12 – Bill Price: Language Learning Blogger

56:31 | May 30th, 2014

Bill Price from HowToLanguages.com comes on to the show to discuss language learning, finding motivation, organising your learning and what resources or materials to use. The post AFP 12 – Bill Price: Language Learning Blogger appeared first on Actua...Show More

AFP 11 – Olly Richards: Blogger, language learner, guitar player

52:50 | May 23rd, 2014

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. The post AFP 11 – Olly Richards: Blogger, language learner, guitar player appeared first on Actual F...Show More

AFP 10 – Robin MacPherson: Filmmaker, Learner, Philosopher (2/2)

36:49 | May 16th, 2014

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! If you haven't heard the last episode (09) it can be a bonus to go back and listen to that befo...Show More

AFP 09 – Robin MacPherson: Filmmaker, Learner, Philosopher (1/2)

47:28 | May 9th, 2014

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. The post AFP 09 – Robin MacPherson: Filmmaker, Learner, Philosopher (1/2) appeared first on A...Show More

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

41:09 | May 2nd, 2014

Lindsay Dow comes on the show to share her love of languages, including learning and teaching them. As a certified TEFL tutor with lots of experience Lindsay has a lot of wisdom and knowledge to share with you today! The post AFP 08 – Lindsay Dow: La...Show More

AFP 07 – Dani Maizner: Austrian polyglot and blogger

47:05 | Apr 25th, 2014

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. T...Show More

AFP 06 – Kris Broholm: The trifecta of language learning

39:02 | Apr 18th, 2014

On this first solo episode Chris 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 ...Show More

AFP 05 – Steve Kaufmann: Canadian superpolyglot and entreprenur

36:22 | Apr 11th, 2014

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! The post AFP 05 – Steve Kaufmann: Canadian superpolyglot and entreprenur appear...Show More

AFP 04 – SeΓ‘n Young: How to Teach Languages the Best Way

51:07 | Apr 4th, 2014

On this episode of the Actual Fluency Podcast things are a bit different from the previous episodes when I bring on SeΓ‘n L. Young. SeΓ‘n has been in the business of language teaching for 30 years in June and is also an avid language learner on the sid...Show More

AFP 03 – Judith Meyer: An Incredible Language Learning Journey

53:30 | Mar 28th, 2014

On this episode of the Actual Fluency Podcast I welcome on Judith Meyer.Β Judith is a very well-known polyglot and speaks over 12 languages. During the recording we touch on many areas such as how to learn, how to set goals to get motivated and whethe...Show More

AFP 02 – Ellen Jovin: Language Learning for Pure Enjoyment

49:56 | Mar 21st, 2014

On today's episode of the Actual Fluency Podcast I welcome Ellen Jovin. I met Ellen on one of the many languagelearning facebook groups and after I discovered her blog I knew I had to get her on the podcast. Luckily she agreed and we had a great talk...Show More