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The Actual Fluency Podcast features inspirational stories from world-class language learners, industry experts, and regular people who embraced multilingualism in one way or another.

In the episodes we dive deep down in the why that pushed people to learn a new language, the how to figure out how they best achieved it, and of course a lot of great stories of the experiences that speaking multiple languages can bring to people's lives.

We also talk about apps, methodology, and education to try and find ways to shorten the path to mastery.

The Actual Fluency Podcast for Language Learners Kris Broholm

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The Actual Fluency Podcast features inspirational stories from world-class language learners, industry experts, and regular people who embraced multilingualism in one way or another.

In the episodes we dive deep down in the why that pushed people to learn a new language, the how to figure out how they best achieved it, and of course a lot of great stories of the experiences that speaking multiple languages can bring to people's lives.

We also talk about apps, methodology, and education to try and find ways to shorten the path to mastery.

    AFP 179 - Kerstin Cable: Women in Language and Teaching Careers in Languages

    AFP 179 - Kerstin Cable: Women in Language and Teaching Careers in Languages

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    One of the most popular guests of the podcast returns to share all the details for her upcoming project, that she co-hosts with Lindsay Williams and Shannon Kennedy: Women in Language (September 17-20, 2020)

    Here are some of the things we discuss during the episode:


    * What Kerstin has been up to for the past 2 years since her last appearance
    * How did the idea for Women in Language come about?
    * Why there is a need for a conference like Women in Language
    * What separates Women in Language from all other language conferences
    * What other projects Kerstin is working on
    * How her programme, Teach & Thrive helps teachers scale their business and income
    * Discussion on why language teachers are well-placed to make passive income, and how anyone in theory can get started with this as a career.
    * and a lot more!

    LINKS: 

    Kerstin's Blog: Fluent Language

    Women in Language

    Kerstin's Advanced Teacher Training: Teach and Thrive


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    • 1 hr 11 min
    AFP 178 - Lina Vasquez: Mindset, Psychology, and Self-development

    AFP 178 - Lina Vasquez: Mindset, Psychology, and Self-development

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    In this episode I'm joined by my friend Lina Vasquez, an amazing polyglot who shares her passion for languages, self-development, and many other topics on her YouTube channel. 

    In the episode we dive DEEP into the mindset behind self-development and language learning, and offer some ideas on how anyone can level up their life and be better in every way they want.

    Resources:

    Lina on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClZjE2TEk59ZbxH_hZiBkog

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    • 1 hr 33 min
    AFP 177 - Gloria Spagnoli: Find Your Confidence and Inner Resources

    AFP 177 - Gloria Spagnoli: Find Your Confidence and Inner Resources

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    In this episode I'm joined by Italian teacher Gloria Spagnoli who shares her insights as both a language learner and teacher.

    She specifically talks about finding your confidence and inner resources.

    Finally we touch on the difference between a teacher and a student, and how you can level up your language lessons.

    Resources:

    http://speakita.com/how-to-find-your-italian-voice/

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    AFP 176 - Maria Ortega Garcia: Connecting Deeper with Languages!

    AFP 176 - Maria Ortega Garcia: Connecting Deeper with Languages!

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    In this episode I'm joined by Spanish teacher Maria Ortega Garcia, who shares unique insights as both a language learner and teacher.

    She specifically talks about connecting with the language you're trying to learn, and making it yours. This has been the most succesful approach she has seen over the years.

    We also touch on some ideas of improving tutoring for students and teachers alike.

    Resources:



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    • 1 hr 7 min
    AFP 175 - Tetsu Yung: Raising Children in 5 Languages

    AFP 175 - Tetsu Yung: Raising Children in 5 Languages

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    In this episode Tetsu Yung returns to update on his childrens' language learning (5 languages!) and talks in detail about the ONE PARENT ONE LANGUAGE methodology, he's been using for over 8 years now.

    We also chat briefly about LangFest, the annual conference usually held in Montreal, Canada. The event is currently postponed until 2021 due to the ongoing situation.

    Resources:

    Tetsu on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/asktetsu

    LangFest: https://langfest.org (postponed until 2021)

    Episode 87: https://actualfluency.com/87-tetsu-yung-raising-multilingual-children/

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    • 1 hr 1 min
    AFP 174 - Peter Strang: From the UK to Russia

    AFP 174 - Peter Strang: From the UK to Russia

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    In this episode I'm joined by Peter Strang from the United Kingdom, who took up a position as English teacher in Russia. What was initially a temporary stay turned into starting a family and settling down full-time.

    In the episode we talk about his experience moving to Russia, settling in, and learning the language whilst coping with being one of few foreigners at his workplace and in the local community.

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    • 1 hr 12 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
54 Ratings

54 Ratings

BCScott67 ,

Actual Fluency Podcast

This is an interesting podcast about learning languages. Kris Broholm interviews people who have successfully learned other languages - many of them polyglots, some hyperglots. He helps show that it is not necessary to learn in the traditional classroom (in fact this is probably not the best way for most people).

His guests give practical tips to learn languages and ideas for materials to learn languages. In fact, this is a “Golden Era” for language learning with the internet and modern communication. I encourage you to listen to as many of these episodes as possible to help motivate you on your language learning adventure. Most of all, have fun on your journey!

HLWoodlet ,

Super interesting for language learners

I love these interviews and they definitely help me focus on why I am trying to learn a third language. But the podcast isn’t just for language nerds and academics! Everyone interested in travel, intercultural dialogue and lifelong learning should listen!

ozarkspeechie ,

Great podcast!

Episode 162 was awesome. I loved hearing the speaker’s story about his journey learning his heritage and family language. Just downloaded his app and am loving it! This podcast has some great guests- thank you to the host for such helpful content!

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