242 episodes

Learn a Language...Or Maybe Three!
The Fluent Show is on a mission to help you get excited about language learning. We learn languages every day in our lives, and have learnt over 15 different languages between us.
We share stories, news, tips, and ideas that will make you fluent...eventually. Subscribe to the show today to get your regular dose of Fluent love.
It is worth clarifying that we actively want to support anti-racism and will highlight and advocate for the equality of all. Language learning means committing to tolerance of other world views, and this open mind is a core value for me. This topic deserves well considered words so here are the best Kerstin managed to put together. (https://www.fluent.show/blacklivesmatter)

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    • 4.6 • 45 Ratings

Learn a Language...Or Maybe Three!
The Fluent Show is on a mission to help you get excited about language learning. We learn languages every day in our lives, and have learnt over 15 different languages between us.
We share stories, news, tips, and ideas that will make you fluent...eventually. Subscribe to the show today to get your regular dose of Fluent love.
It is worth clarifying that we actively want to support anti-racism and will highlight and advocate for the equality of all. Language learning means committing to tolerance of other world views, and this open mind is a core value for me. This topic deserves well considered words so here are the best Kerstin managed to put together. (https://www.fluent.show/blacklivesmatter)

    Words of the Year 2023

    Words of the Year 2023

    Welcome to the Fluent Show's annual WOTY Extravaganza ✨
    Exploring AI language goals, language bots, and a global banquet from rizz to crisis mode. This episode has something for everyone!


    Get the full show notes and links to all words of the year at https://www.fluent.show/243


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    Australian National Dictionary Centre's 2023 Word of the Year inspired by our soccer stars — the Matildas - ABC NewsWord of the year - WikipediaThe Cambridge Dictionary Word of the Year 2023Oxford Word of the Year 2023 | Oxford LanguagesCollins - The Collins Word of the Year 2023 is...Dictionary.com’s 2023 Word Of The Year Is… | Dictionary.comDictionary.com’s 2023 Vibe Of The Year Is… | Dictionary.comMacquarie Dictionary — They have the BEST words of the year.Word of the Year 2023 | Authentic | Merriam-WebsterKai Cenat on Whether He Invented the Term ‘Rizz’ | ComplexKai Cenat Breaks Down the Definition of “Rizz” - YouTubeGfdS wählt »Krisenmodus« zum Wort des Jahres 2023 | GfdS — Krisen gab es schon immer. Aber in diesem Jahr scheinen die Krisen und ihre Bewältigung zu kulminieren. Um einen Satz des Vizekanzlers zu modifizieren: Wir sind umzingelt von Krisen.Jugendwort 2023 – das sind die Top 10 | LangenscheidtÅrets ord er KI-generert — laget med kunstig intelligensPalabra del año 2023 | FundéuRAECandidatas a palabra del año 2023 de la FundéuRAE | FundéuRAEKanji of the year - WikipediaAI Language Club2023 Word of the Year Is “Enshittification” – American Dialect SocietyThe 24 in 2024 list and beyond - with Gretchen Rubin

    • 1 hr 32 min
    Inside the Mind of a UN Interpreter and AI Expert: Meet Josh Goldsmith

    Inside the Mind of a UN Interpreter and AI Expert: Meet Josh Goldsmith

    Welcome to episode 242, introducing a very special guest. I'm pretty excited for this interview with my friend Josh Goldsmith from techforword. Josh is a super impressive person: UN and EU interpreter, successful entrepreneur, and an all-round sunny soul.


    In this episode, you'll learn about



    Interpreting - what's it like and how do you get the good jobs?
    Tech for Languages - why does it change the game for language learners...and what to remember if you're scared it'll be hard to use
    Artificial intelligence! - will the robot butlers become our future language tutors?


    But best of all, Josh is my partner for a brand new language learning project! We're calling it AI Language Club, and starting next month we will start bringing you the freshest ideas and experiments so YOU can use new AI tools to help you learn languages faster.


    We would LOVE to have you join us in AI Language Club, our project that aims to make language learning fun and engaging by exploring different AI tools. Join the waitlist at www.ailanguageclub.com



    "Technology helps us do our jobs better, be more efficient, be more accurate, and it's also a lot of fun." (Josh)



    by the way..
    This interview marks the start of a new era in the Fluent Show...maintenance mode! How do you like it? Want to send feedback? I always love hearing from you at kerstin@fluentlanguage.co.uk or Instagram: http://instagram.com/kerstin_fluent/. If you like, use #thefluentshow for your post!
    Special Guest: Josh Goldsmith.
    Links:
    AI Language Club — Our joint project bringing you the freshest ideas and tutorials for language learning with the help of AI 🤖The Fluent Show: Living the Dream! Get Paid to Learn Languages (with Paul Kaye, EU Language Officer)Language Habit System & Free TrainingThe Fluent Show: Bilingual Episode (German and English): Discovering ELF 🧝🏼 and EU Interpreting 🇪🇺 with Karin Reithofer — more about the way English is used in international environments6 Tips to Study for the European Union’s Interpreting Accreditation Test — techforword — (affiliate link)Using the UN Digital Repository for interpreting practice — techforword — Blog post by Josh about preparing for UN Interpreting Work (affiliate link)

    • 50 min
    Words of the Year 2022

    Words of the Year 2022

    Aren't words of the year the BEST?? Definitely no quiet quitting or shrinkflation over here because today is a bonus! We're coming out of goblin mode for this special topic (what a vibe shift) and having a lot of fun learning words from all over the world, including the UK, Australia, USA, Germany, Austria, Portugal and Norway.


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    Links:
    Oxford Word of the Year 2022 | Oxford LanguagesCollins - The Collins Word of the Year 2022 is...Teal is Australia's 2022 Word of the YearPublic Longlist WOTY2022 - Public_Longlist_WOTY2022.pdfMacquarie's Shortlist🇦🇹 Wort des Jahres 2022 – oewortI predicted the ‘vibe shift’ – and watched it sweep the world. Here’s what it actually means | Fashion | The Guardian — Surely the worst written article ever published in a newspaperDuden | Wort und Unwort des Jahres in DeutschlandWord of the Year 2022 | Gaslighting | Merriam-Webster» All of the Words of the Year, 1990 to Present American Dialect SocietyPronunciations for 戦 (from 戦々恐々と to 戦々恐々)Krympflasjon er årets ord 2022PALAVRA DO ANOEnigmatology (WORD PUZZLES) with David Kwong by Ologies with Alie Ward | PodchaserHeardleWORLDLE UNLIMITED - Guess the country! ⭐

    • 1 hr 47 min
    The Farewell Episode: The Joy of Finishing Good Things

    The Farewell Episode: The Joy of Finishing Good Things

    So this is it and the last episode is a good one!! Lindsay and I close this chapter of the Fluent Show in true style, with



    lots of YOUR listener feedback and beautiful messages
    why finishing things can be beautiful, and how to escape the dreaded feeling of "what could have been"
    a look at the secret box of lost Fluent Show episodes that we never got to make
    a QUIZ!! Hah, didn't think we'd skip that did you?


    💜 Get our Best of Fluent Show playlist here


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    Clozemaster: Visit our sponsor Clozemaster, the free addictive language app in over 50 languagesLinks:
    Kerstin's Newsletter SignupLindsay's Newsletter SignupBest of The Fluent Show | Episode List on PodchaserThe Power of a Good Review — My online course about improve any routine through reviewsThe Fluent Show: What Can You Gain From a Language Retreat? — More from listener Anne!The Fluent Show: Did You Miss the Outstanding Langfest 2019? Catch Up Here! — the one with listener Scottie!Lindsay's Off-Facebook Community

    • 1 hr 21 min
    How Learning Languages Has Changed my Life (with Bec from Language Chats AU)

    How Learning Languages Has Changed my Life (with Bec from Language Chats AU)

    content warning for one mild reference to explicit images at about 24 minutes


    In this episode I'm joined by my friend Bec Howie, a passionate language lover from Australia. Bec and I chat about how languages have made a difference in our lives. You think of them as a hobby, but we've found that learning a language has..



    changed our career paths
    given us amazing new options
    helped us find love
    made us more confident


    Listen in for a massive boost of motivation!


    Plus: The Fluent Show's FINAL Episode

    The next episode, number 240, is pretty special... because 😰 it is going to be the final episode of the Fluent Show. This podcast I have created and hosted for 9 years is coming to an end.


    I’m going to miss you all so much, your feedback, your voices when you send in intros, questions, and your long and short emails that you sent me to share what you thought about the new episodes.


    During the 9 years of running the Fluent Show, I have grown as a person, a podcaster, and a language professional. I’ve learnt so much, and there have been hundreds of wonderful guests. While this will be the final Fluent Show episode, I am not going to tell you it’s forever.** Please make sure you stay subscribed on this feed for further news.**


    YOUR TURN: I want to hear from you!

    I want YOUR voices, your stories, your feedback on the last episode! You can send me anything, but especially your Fluent Show memories.


    Which episodes stood out to you?
    Have you made friends who are listeners too?
    How did you discover the show?
    What’s the weirdest place you’ve ever listened?


    I want to know it all!!!



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    Email me (ideally WITH audio!!) at kerstin@fluentlanguage.co.uk and I will be so delighted to add your story to our extra special episode 240.


    Love the show? Rate & Review it here
    Special Guest: Rebecca Howie.
    Links:
    3 Lessons Podcasting Has Taught Me About Life and Languages by Fluent LanguageMap of Indigenous Australia | AIATSISDo you know whose country you're on? - ABC NewsLanguage Chats Podcast — Language Lovers AU — Hear Bec and Penny's language obsessed podcast!Karla Zuluaga | LinkedIn — Our friend who learns and advocates for indigenous languages in AustraliaPodcasts for Language Lovers | Podcast List on PodchaserThe Fluent Show: Words of the Year 2021Dead cat strategy - WikipediaThe Fluent Show: Words of the Year 2020Zeitenwende—The Dawn of the Deterrence Era in Germany | Strengthening Transatlantic Cooperation — Early word of the year candidate

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Learn a Language with Online Language Exchange

    Learn a Language with Online Language Exchange

    In this episode, you'll learn about language exchange and how you can use it to become fluent in a new language.


    My guest is Brian Heavey, international events organiser and director at Online Language Exchange & Real Events Ireland.


    Brian has been running language exchange events for 10 years now, with thousands of participants learning languages together. In April 2020, he pivoted his business to create Online Language Exchange providing online exchanges during lockdown.


    Brian speaks Spanish, Portuguese and a bit of Irish, and is raising a multilingual family in Dublin.


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    Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/thefluentshow
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    Thank you to Brian for this episode introduction.


    Love the show? Rate & Review it here
    Special Guest: Brian Heavey.
    Sponsored By:
    Clozemaster: A fast and fun way to expand your vocabulary. Play Clozemaster for free and secure lifetime 10% off Clozemaster Pro with the code FLUENTSHOW Promo Code: FLUENTSHOWLinks:
    Online Language Exchange | Language exchange community events

    • 53 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
45 Ratings

45 Ratings

Ginger Bumblebee ,

Fantastic podcast!

I have only recently found this podcast and I am so happy I did! Kerstin’s enthusiasm and love of languages and language learning is completely infectious! I am working my way through all the episodes and in every episode I find something useful and interesting which makes me want to keep listening, and more importantly, go a practice my languages 😁 Kerstin is also really funny and I love it when she has Lindsay as a co-host or has guests on. As I don’t really have many friends who are as excited and passionate as I am, each podcast feels like a meet with friends chatting anything and everything language related. In short, this podcast is the highlight of my week 😊 Vielen Dank!

Ang_DE ,

Helpful and informative

So much more than just a podcast, the Fluent Show is like having a team of study buddies in your pocket. Sharing tips, experience and latest acquisition research, Kerstin is always positive and inspiring and her guests bring their own unique insights into language learning.
Whenever I feel my motivation dip, I know Kerstin and Lindsay will be willing me to succeed in my language learning journey and will offer advice to get me back on track.
Kerstin’s show notes, toolkits, goal setting and Facebook community all add up to a wealth of support for beginner and advanced learners alike. The Fluent Fam have become important to me, providing motivation and inspiring me to try harder and go further with my languages.

Lizzie10001 ,

Inspiring

Kerstin makes language learning interesting and is open minded. She provides support, motivation and options. It is encouraging to listen to the language learning ideas but also the difficulties of others. She introduces a variety of learning techniques. She also makes you feel comfortable. Merci beaucoup!

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