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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 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)

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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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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English


Episodes

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

5/16/2022
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...

Duration:01:06:07

Learn a Language with Online Language Exchange

5/2/2022
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...

Duration:00:53:35

🍿 Music, TV & Films in Your Favourite Languages

4/18/2022
Get ready for spring and summer with our big pop culture episode featuring recommendations for music, TV and films to enjoy in over 22 languages. Lindsay introduces a helpful framework for getting the most out of pop culture in another language: * Discover * Consume * Create We hope you enjoy our recommendations! Timestamps Lindsay’s faves MUSIC - Rosalia - MOTOMAMI (Spanish with some Catalan and English and Japanese influence) - Stromae - Multitude (French) - Daddy Yankee - Legendaddy...

Duration:01:06:24

Feminism in Our Language World (Panel Discussion)

4/4/2022
Today I’m bringing you a special, a recording of an expert panel discussion I moderated at the recent Women in Language conference, entitled *“Feminism in Our Language World”. * This is a top quality conversation I think you should hear. It isn’t a talk about how to learn vocabulary or find conversation partners in some kind of feminist way. It’s an examination of the world we live in, and how it may impact us as humans, not just language learners. > "Feminism helps me to get space to just...

Duration:01:23:19

Grammar Girl Crush

3/21/2022
In this episode, my guest is Mignon Fogarty - better known as Grammar Girl. She's a language podcaster, founder of the Quick and Dirty Tips network, a bestselling author, Podcasting Hall of Fame inductee, and she's even been a guest on the Ophrah Winfrey show! In other words, we have a super expert on the podcast today. In this fun conversation, Mignon and I chatted about * the biggest misconceptions people have about grammar * the reality of being women (not girls!) who have "expert...

Duration:00:40:39

Rock Solid Habits: Reviewing ‘21 with Polyglot Shannon Kennedy

3/7/2022
Shannon Kennedy is a professional musician, learner of 16 languages, and a language learning expert at Eurolinguiste, Fluent in 3 Months, and Women in Language. She's also my buddy and we have a tradition: Every year, Shannon visits the show to share how the last year went. Don't miss this incredible conversation where Shannon shares how she creates structure and stability for hers the difference between goal-oriented and stats-oriented habits pre-committing as a way to follow through on...

Duration:01:08:56

What Women in Language Will Bring You in 2022

2/21/2022
Women in Language is an online event filled with talks presentations from female language experts who have done amazing things and documented their journey. The conference is open to everyone, and it's organised by Kerstin, Lindsay and Shannon. In this episode, I've got 10 speakers from the conference sharing exactly why they love this event and what they'll be bringing you this year. Make sure you get your $29 ticket at www.womeninlanguage.com today! You will hear from * Jessica Kumar on...

Duration:00:34:42

An Impossible Snapshot of India (with Eli Kutty and Jessica Kumar)

2/7/2022
Their eyes met at Dubai airport...and it started a love affair with Malayalam! In this episode, my American-born guests Jessica Kumar and Eliza Keyton (Eli Kutty) share their stories of falling in love with India - well, some of it! You'll hear about * how Jessica and Eliza travelled the world * what family traditions in India mean for independent women like these two * why one person's experience can never show you all that India has to offer * how learning a language can change your...

Duration:01:14:55

Words of the Year 2021

1/24/2022
If you're the kind of person who doesn't want to hear about vaccines, just press "stop" now. Welcome to our 2021 Words of the Year episode - somewhat dominated by one concept. It's another fun episode as Lindsay and I discuss all those words that made our 2022, including * vax and vacina, jab and booster * Wellenbrecher * cheugy * Chirui (チルィ) * sportsvaske And lots more! Where do you listen? Take a photo of where you're listening to the Fluent Show and share it on social media to say hello!...

Duration:01:12:42

5 Great Pieces of Advice for Learning a Language in 2022

1/10/2022
Welcome to the new year! In today's small solo episode, I'm introducing a few updates to this podcast and sharing my big projects for the year. This includes an update on my languages: some "failures" and some wins! I'll also cover 5 great pieces of advice for you at the start of 2022 there is NO need to start learning new language just cos it's 1 January you are allowed to listen to things in your native language if you like commitment pays off with language learning (and podcasting)...

Duration:00:30:04

Why You Need to Start Reviewing Your Routine

12/6/2021
Have you tried to set goals and track what you are studying, but things are still frustrating? If you feel like * you are adding too many things to your list * you've no time to do all you want to really do * you've got too much stuff on the shelf and hard drive then make sure you catch this episode because I'm here to introduce you to a super tool I've been using for years: the review! When done right, reviewing can be a powerful step into great self-leadership, and in today's episode...

Duration:00:24:39

Language Trends and Trendy Languages

11/29/2021
Ahh, kids these days, all learning Korean on TikTok! Or was it Italian by input method? In this episode, Lindsay and Kerstin went into the fascinating world of language trends. In this episode: * How we tried to find out which languages are trending * Which languages are so hot right now via GIPHY * Which language learning trends are floating around out there * The despacito effect, copyright Lindsay Williams * The Gangnam Squid effect? Where do you listen? Take a photo of where you're...

Duration:01:07:41

Bilingual Episode (German and English): Discovering ELF 🧝🏼 and EU Interpreting 🇪🇺 with Karin Reithofer

11/22/2021
An Italian native speaker and a Portuguese native speaker walk into a bar. They are speaking to each other. Which language are they using? Is it English or ELF? What even is ELF? In today's episode, my guest is EU intrepreter and ELF expert Karin Reithofer. We discuss * How Karin got into her career as a freelance interpreter working in 4 languages * My non-scientific (and apparently correct!) theory about the personalities of interpreters and translators * What ELF is and who speaks it *...

Duration:01:06:00

No Language Robots! A fresh look at the concept of consistency

11/15/2021
If you don't - study many hours - read all my news in the target language - watch tv with target language subtitles - keep the streak going in my apps ...are you still learning a language? Uhh, YES, yes you are. In this episode, I'm taking a fresh look at the concept of consistency, and reminding you that relaxed routines become reliable routines. The tight clinging makes us feel unhappy. Listen in if you are feeling stressed by a rigid routine today, and let's talk about what you can do to...

Duration:00:24:59

Australian Passion for Culture and Language with Penny Wilson

11/1/2021
If you are obsessed with East Asian languages and travel, Penny Wilson has some words of wisdom to share. Penny is a language lover from Australia, currently learning Mandarin Chinese and Vietnamese. She's a podcast host of Language Chats and she also manages her own business, Lingo Mama. In today's episode, I got together with Penny to learn more about * her love of East Asian languages and travel * how she is bringing language into her career and family life * how the local Aboriginal...

Duration:01:01:34

👻 Five Frightful Language Learning Monsters 🎃

10/25/2021
Language monsters are everywhere. Lurking in the shadows of your study routine, beckoning you with frightening challenges, haunting texts. But they aren’t real. Don’t be scared of language learning monsters! Here are five of them to watch out for this Halloween season:⁣ the Grammar Ghoul 👺 the Plateau Poltergeist 👻 the Interaction Imp 😈 the Correcting Chimera 🐲 the Progress Polevik 🎃 For each scary language monster, I've also got a ghostbusting tip for you. Want to achieve higher levels...

Duration:00:23:24

Bilingual Episode: Meet My Language Teacher Dafydd (Fearlessly Speaking Welsh)

10/18/2021
"I never drop anything entirely. It's always still there in the background." In today's episode, I have brought on my very own language teacher! Dafydd Morse is a Welsh-Maths-Baking-Everything tutor and learning enthusiast from Wales. We'll chat about * Dafydd's own background growing up bilingually in Wales * Why it's important to Dafydd to pass on the Welsh language to his own children * Daf's love of learning and the one language he tried that didn't work out at all * What types of Welsh...

Duration:00:58:33

The Hidden Cost of Cheap & Easy Language Learning

10/11/2021
We've never had it so good, have we? Language instruction is easily available these days through apps, social media, and teaching platforms. And it's so affordable ...if not entirely free! Sounds great, right? Well, just like every other big global industry "disruption", things aren't so simple with this one either. In today's podcast episode, we bring you a deep dive into that Boston Review...

Duration:01:21:04

Elle Charisse: Escape from New York

10/4/2021
Elle Charisse is a language podcaster (she hosts Speaking Tongues), language lover, and foodie. She's a New York woman through and through! We discuss * why and how life in New York is different from the movie version we're often sold * how to engage with New York's wealth of languages and native speakers respectfully * what a "woman of the world" is and who the most glamorous woman in Elle's life is * how reading books, learning languages, and eating food from other places all gives us that...

Duration:00:56:55

Top Tools: Online Language Teacher Edition

6/21/2021
Welcome to a special edition of the Fluent Show favourite top tools segment, and this time we're discussing the most useful online tools and tricks for language teachers. If you're familiar with Top Tools, you might know we try to leave out the most obvious ones and go straight to the practical tools that you might never have heard of. But with this being a first special edition for teachers, allow us to introduce each tool in the context of its wider theory. Want to cut straight to the top...

Duration:01:00:21