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Learn a Language...Or Maybe Three!
The Fluent Show is on a mission to help you get excited about language learning. We both learn languages every day in our lives, and we 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.
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Learn a Language...Or Maybe Three!
The Fluent Show is on a mission to help you get excited about language learning. We both learn languages every day in our lives, and we 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.
🥰 Check out the Fluent Language courses (https://www.fluentlanguage.co.uk/my-courses)
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)

    Überraschungstüte with Lindsay: Running Conferences, Doing Masters Degrees, Learning What a "Blaue Reise" is

    Überraschungstüte with Lindsay: Running Conferences, Doing Masters Degrees, Learning What a "Blaue Reise" is

    Lindsay's back on the show and we're closing off the first season of 2021!



    Kerstin has more new German words to read out to Lindsay and they're all corona-related
    We review this year's Women in Language conference and answer a few questions about how to organise an event with 599 participants
    We discuss Lindsay's studies for her MA in Applied Linguistics, and why distance learning is her jam


    This show's a lovely mixed back of lots of fun topics, so kick back and enjoy with us. The Fluent Show will now be on a break until mid-April, when I'm excited to start the next season theme: teaching!


    Thank you for listening to the Fluent Show! If you enjoyed this episode, please consider supporting the show by leaving a review in your podcast app or becoming a member of our Patreon community


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    SURVEY: What's your Language Learner Identity? — If you have 5 minutes, please complete this survey about online language learners.Language Habit Toolkit - Fluent Every DayNeologismenwörterbuch : Neuer Wortschatz rund um die CoronapandemieMA Applied Linguistics course - Postgraduate degree study - University of BirminghamLanguage Stories

    • 1 hr 20 min
    Good bye Chemistry, hello Linguistics! with Sarah F. Philips

    Good bye Chemistry, hello Linguistics! with Sarah F. Philips

    Bi-dialectal and bilingual as Korean-Black american, Sarah Phillips has always known that language is a huge part of her identity and she was blown away when she found out that she could become a linguist! Sarah focuses on code switching in her research.


    In this episode, you'll get SO MUCH super useful information about how linguists can study your brain when you are speaking another language. I loved talking to Sarah and having her as my guest.


    What's code switching?

    Code-switching means alternating languages during conversations. It has been widely studied in linguistics, psychology, and neuroscience; but the aim of Sarah's research is to integrate approaches from all three fields to develop a more holistic perspective on the bilingual mind.


    Free Class! How to Get Fluent When Life's Chaotic

    I'm running a brand new free training where you will learn how to get fluent without having to make a complex study plan, micro-manage yourself, or ever feel bad about missing a lesson.
    Sound good?
    Sign up at www.fluentlanguage.co.uk/lifechaotic


    Thank you for listening to the Fluent Show! If you enjoyed this episode, please consider supporting the show by leaving a review in your podcast app and telling someone about the Fluent Show
    Special Guest: Sarah F. Phillips.
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    Yabla: Stream authentic shows you enjoy and learn at the same time. Give Yabla a try with a free trial for Fluent Show listenersSupport The Fluent Show
    Links:
    How to Get Fluent When Life's Chaotic — New Free Class with me! Live on Friday 12 March and there's a replay for all who sign upWhy I Study Linguistics – Sarah Frances PhillipsJanet Oh | California State University, NorthridgeThe Fluent Show: Maintaining Old Languages While Learning New Ones — More language learning tips about interferenceBilingualism in DevelopmentEEG vs. MRI vs. fMRI - What are the Differences? - iMotions

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Should You Come to Women in Language 2021?

    Should You Come to Women in Language 2021?

    Are you considering joining Women in Language 2021 but aren’t sure whether it’s right for you?


    In today's episode, I'm going to be answering all of your burning questions about the event so that you can have the full information for the event that runs 4-7 March 2021. Tune in and hear me discuss:


    What happens during the conference days?

    We start on Thursday 4 March with our opening ceremony, welcoming all attendeesy and getting everyone in the mood for our 4 days of fun. Then we start with the first presentation.
    You will watch this presentation by logging into a special attendee's area on our website.
    There will be a fun and lively chatroom where you can meet other participants.
    This year we have



    23 presentations from expert speaker, covering topics from having a bilingual family to revitalising an endangered language
    3 powerful panels about languages in the world of social media, in technology, and in Australia with our Australian speakers Michele, Bec & Karla
    2 Speak Easy sessions where all participants can join to practice languages


    What's on?

    Here's the schedule!



    How does it all work technologically?


    When you get your ticket, you're automatically a member of our teachable online school, which is the Women in Language members area. For the chatroom, we use Youtube Live. You'll need a Youtube account in order to chat, but you don't need to download anything in order to watch.
    For the Speak Easy portion, we use Zoom. You need to download the free Zoom app if you want to join.
    For follow-up and connecting outside of the presentations, we have an exclusive Facebook group.


    Who is Women in Language 2021 for?


    People who are learning languages, no matter if it's their first language or their 10th
    Women, men, trans, non-binary, queer people, people of color, white people, monolingual people, multilingual people - our community welcomes you
    People who are passionate about culture, society, equality, and self-improvement
    People who want to connect with a strong and lively community of like-minded language learners
    People who enjoy this podcast! If you like the Fluent Show, honestly, I think you'd love Women in Language


    Can men join Women in Language 2021?

    Sometimes, men ask us if they can come too. The answer is YES - come along and enjoy learning from these smart, funny, and dedicated language loving women. In this episode you'll hear from 🤴🏼Jonathan, Léo, Richard and Shane who want to encourage you to join us!


    Is Women in Language just for people who speak multiple languages?

    Nope!
    We are not a space where you have to prove yourself. We're not going to ask you or test you, and we will speak out against any implication that knowing more languages makes anyone a better learner or a better person.
    If you're interested in the topics we bring you, then sign up and you'll be welcome.


    How much does it cost to join Women in Language 2021?

    $29
    all in, including our presentations, opening party, closing party, live language exchange, Facebook group, raffle ticket and replays for anything you miss first time round.


    How do I sign up?

    www.womeninlanguage.com and tickets are open until 7 March but we start 4 March!


    See you there? See you there!!


    Thank you to Bonnie for this episode introduction and to Léo, Jonathan, Shane, and Richard for their participation.


    Thank you for listening to the Fluent Show! If you enjoyed this episode, please consider supporting the show by leaving a review in your podcast app or becoming a member of our Patreon community
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    The Fluent Show - Alexa LittleWomen in Language 2021 | Women In Language

    • 24 min
    Stylistics: The Science of Hemingway and The Wire (with Professor Dan McIntyre)

    Stylistics: The Science of Hemingway and The Wire (with Professor Dan McIntyre)

    Wait, stylistics is not about fashion magazines?
    There's a job that involves watching The Wire?
    And Hemingway's language wasn't as simple as everyone says?


    In this interview with Professor Dan McIntyre from the University of Huddersfield, you'll get a super interesting guide to Stylistics, the study of style in language. Dan and I chat about corpus linguistics and audio-visual subtitles, and you'll learn more about what inspired him to start the popular language magazine, Babel. If you ever wanted a linguist in your pocket to answer all kinds of questions about subtitles and style, this is going to be the best hour of your week.
    Thank you to Dan for this episode introduction.


    And just like you heard in the episode, tickets are currently available for Women in Language 2021! Get yours here


    Thank you for listening to the Fluent Show! If you enjoyed this episode, please consider supporting the show by leaving a review in your podcast app or becoming a member of our Patreon community
    Special Guest: Dan McIntyre.
    Sponsored By:
    Yabla: Stream authentic shows you enjoy and learn at the same time. Give Yabla a try with a free trial for Fluent Show listenersSupport The Fluent Show
    Links:
    Lingo Magazine — Check out this free copy of LINGO magazine for young language learnersThe Babel Lexicon of Language — New book by Dan et al!

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Top Tools: Winter of 2021

    Top Tools: Winter of 2021

    Look, yes, maybe you’re all here for the hottest tips about learning a language super efficiently, but we’re all real people too and so today’s Fluent Show comes with



    added love of Riverdale
    haikus
    and a denouncement of optimising ourselves and our language learning to within an inch of our lives.


    Anti-efficient? But no!
    We are bringing you the beloved TOP TOOLS of winter 2021. Six hot new language learning apps and resources to help you through that pandemic with a smile on your face


    Here are all of our top tool suggestions


    Radio Garden
    Brainscape
    Flipboard
    wiktionary.org
    Down Dog yoga app
    BBC Bitesize


    Listen in to find out which ones came out on top.


    Thank you for listening to the Fluent Show! If you enjoyed this episode, please consider supporting the show by leaving a review in your podcast app or becoming a member of our Patreon community
    Sponsored By:
    Yabla: Stream authentic shows you enjoy and learn at the same time. Give Yabla a try with a free trial for Fluent Show listenersSupport The Fluent Show
    Links:
    The Ultimate Top Tools for Language Learning from 2016-2020 by Fluent Language — All previous top tools in one blog articleRadio GardenBrainscape: The Best Flashcards App | Make Flashcards OnlineWiktionaryFlipboard - Stories from 28,875 topics personalized for youHome - BBC BitesizeDown Dog | Great Yoga AnywhereDown Dog For Schools — Free until 1 July

    • 46 min
    Discover the Languages of Western and Central Asia (with Erin Morgan)

    Discover the Languages of Western and Central Asia (with Erin Morgan)

    In today's episode, my guest Erin Morgan will tell you more about the most widely spoken languages of Western & Central Asia, such as..
    * Arabic
    * Persian
    * Armenian
    * Kazakh
    * Turkmen
    * Pashto
    * ....and only a few dozen more!



    where "Western and Central Asia" even is
    how to understand the impact of history on any language
    why it works best to learn a language when you're really feeling it





    Thank you for listening to the Fluent Show! If you enjoyed this episode, please consider supporting the show by leaving a review in your podcast app or becoming a member of our Patreon community
    Special Guest: Erin Morgan.
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    Yabla: Stream authentic shows you enjoy and learn at the same time. Give Yabla a try with a free trial for Fluent Show listenersSupport The Fluent Show
    Links:
    Turkmenistan: The Berdymukhamedov Holiday Special - YouTubeTurkmenistan's president performs in rap video with his grandson - YouTube

    • 1 hr 3 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
113 Ratings

113 Ratings

AyyRickay ,

Kind, thoughtful, and realistic

There’s a lot of snake oil in the world of language learning, but Kerstin is the real deal. Her commentary is always thoughtful and highlights the sustained effort that is characteristic of true language learning, and she brings on excellent guests and uses her subject matter expertise to conduct some of the strongest podcast interviews in the game. I was listening to the fluent show before as a way to learn more about learning, but ended up getting inspired to dive in with Kerstin‘s German Uncovered course about 10 months ago, and now with her course and tips I’m starting a B2 german course, planning a move to Germany, and dreaming of the day I can join one of her language retreats. And, of course, I’m wondering which endangered language, and which East Asian language - oh, and french and Spanish - I want to tackle once I’ve gotten to advanced levels in German.

So even if you’re just interested in language learning, give it a shot. But if you’re in the trenches and need to be inspired, then definitely sign up for the fluent show!

CaptainP75 ,

Very Enjoyable Podcast

I followed Kerstin from the German Uncovered course she developed with Olly Richards. Her excitement and enthusiasm grabbed my attention; it continues with this podcast. I recommend giving it a try.
Paul - E1L

HLWoodlet ,

Love the topics/episodes and hosts

I have listened to this show off and on for a few years and I still love it; I ALWAYS learn something and it always inspires me to keep going with languages!

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