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The Actual Fluency Podcast for Language Learners

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Brought to you by OptiLingo -- 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.

Brought to you by OptiLingo -- 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.

Location:

United States

Networks:

Anchor FM

Description:

Brought to you by OptiLingo -- 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.

Language:

English


Episodes

AFP 181 - Olle Linge: Hacking Chinese and Academic vs Non-Academic Learning

11/26/2020
Brought to you by OPTILINGO -- https://optilingo.com In this episode I'm joined by Olle Linge from Hacking Chinese to talk about his "random" journey into Chinese, founding the Hacking Chinese website (10 years anniversary this year) and a ton of language learning methodology and academic vs non-academic perspectives. A lot of the advice in the episode are centered around Chinese, but almost all of it is applicable to every language. Enjoy! Here's what we talk about in the...

Duration:01:22:21

AFP 180 - Hēmi Kelly: Māori Language and Culture

11/6/2020
Brought to you by OPTILINGO -- https://optilingo.com In this episode I'm joined by "A Māori Phrase a Day" author Hēmi Kelly, to find out a little more about Māori, which is the name of the indigenous people of New Zealand, as well as the language. Hēmi is a full-time lecturer in te reo Māori at the Auckland University of Technology. His academic research and writing focus largely on the revitalsation of the Māori language and translation studies. Hēmi is a licensed translator and graduate...

Duration:01:05:56

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

9/10/2020
Brought to you by OPTILINGO -- 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*...

Duration:02:12:32

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

8/23/2020
Brought to you by Optilingo. 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 ---- Get a...

Duration:01:47:34

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

8/16/2020
Brought to you by Optilingo. 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/ ---- Get a free lesson with Optilingo: https://optilingo.com --- Send in a...

Duration:00:56:43

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

7/30/2020
Brought to you by Optilingo. 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: ---- Get a free lesson with Optilingo:...

Duration:01:07:05

AFP 175 - Tetsu Yung: Raising Children in 5 Languages

7/23/2020
Brought to you by Optilingo. 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:...

Duration:01:01:49

AFP 174 - Peter Strang: From the UK to Russia

7/7/2020
Brought to you by Optilingo. 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. ---- Get a free lesson with Optilingo:...

Duration:01:12:13

AFP 173 - Anthony Metivier: Mental Well-Being and the Victorious Mind

6/28/2020
Brought to you by Optilingo. In this episode I'm joined by podcast regular Anthony Metivier, to talk about his new book The Victorious Mind, mental health, and how language learning as well as memory training play a role in improving your life. Resources mentioned: Anthony's new book: The Victorious Mind (Amazon) - https://www.amazon.co.uk/Victorious-Mind-Master-Meditation-Well-Being/dp/0648751902 Anthony's website and podcast - https://magneticmemorymethod.com Anthony's June 2020 TEDx...

Duration:00:51:20

AFP 172 - Dick Howeson: From CD-ROM to App learning with uTalk

6/17/2020
Brought to you by Optilingo. In this episode I'm joined by Richard 'Dick' Howeson from uTalk to discuss how he started the company, and developed it from a CD-ROM based language learning system, to now a modern app system with over 140 languages. Resources mentioned: uTalk: https://actf.lu/utalk Polyglot Cruise: https://polyglotcruise.com Disclaimer: uTalk is a sponsor of the Polyglot Cruise organised by Actual Fluency, and paid to be featured in this Actual Fluency Podcast...

Duration:00:41:45

Podcast Update: April 2020

4/30/2020
In this unnumbered Actual Fluency episode I'm getting into a few updates as of April 2020. Here's what you'll hear about in the episode: This podcast is brought to you by OPTILINGO! Check them out here: https://optilingo.com --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/actualfluency/message

Duration:00:32:08

AFP 171 - Matt vs Japan: The Mass Immersion Approach

2/28/2020
Brought to you by Optilingo. In this episode I'm happy to be joined by Matt from "Matt vs Japan" to share his ideas about immersion (Mass Immersion Approach / AJATT) and how he learnt Japanese in 18 months. Resources mentioned: Matt vs Japan YouTube Channel > https://www.youtube.com/user/MATTvsJapan Mass Immersion Approach > https://massimmersionapproach.com/ All Japanese All The Time > http://www.alljapaneseallthetime.com/ Matt on Twitter > https://twitter.com/mattvsjapan --- Send in...

Duration:01:16:29

AFP 170 - Mark Pentleton: From Teacher to Language Podcaster (Coffee Break Languages)

2/17/2020
Brought to you by Optilingo. In this episode I'm extremely honoured to be joined by one of my very own podcasting idols. Mark has been running Coffee Break Podcasts for over a decade, and now delivers over 2,500,000 language lessons every month to listeners around the world. In the episode we discuss his language past, present, and future, as well as how he started Coffee Break and grew it to where it is today. We also talk a bit about the state of language education in schools today, and...

Duration:00:52:49

AFP 169 - Sweeps Episode: Events and Plans for 2020

2/6/2020
Brought to you by Optilingo. In this episode I preview 2020, and share a few updates about Actual Fluency. The regular episodes with guests are returning next week! Events mentioned: --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/actualfluency/message

Duration:00:28:15

AFP 168 - John Fotheringham: Inside the Language Podcaster's Studio (Part 2)

10/29/2019
PART 2! > John Fotheringham, a fellow language podcaster comes on the show to do an experiment. Instead of a traditional interview, we are chatting as two language podcasters, sharing experiences, takeaways, and lessons learnt from over 5 years of podcasting. PART 1: https://anchor.fm/actualfluency/episodes/AFP-167---John-Fotheringham-Inside-the-Language-Podcasters-Studio-Part-1-e7po88 If you liked this episode, please let us know! Show Links: LanguageMastery.com - John's Blog and...

Duration:01:05:04

AFP 167 - John Fotheringham: Inside the Language Podcaster's Studio (Part 1)

10/17/2019
John Fotheringham, a fellow language podcaster comes on the show to do an experiment. Instead of a traditional interview, we are chatting as two language podcasters, sharing experiences, takeaways, and lessons learnt from over 5 years of podcasting. If you liked this episode, please let us know! Show Links: LanguageMastery.com - John's Blog and Podcast Social: @LanguageMastery Facebook ============== 📣 This podcast is sponsored by Italki! Learn REAL language through the power and...

Duration:01:39:01

AFP 166 - Ekaterina Matveeva: Language Alter Ego and Cultural Intelligence

10/7/2019
Ekaterina Matveeva comes on the show to talk about her amazing polyglot story, as well as the concept of the language alter ego and cultural personalities. We also share notes on what happens to the personality and identity of an individual as one goes abroad and stays for an extended period of time. Show Links: Ekatarina's book - Language Alter Ego: https://amzn.to/30T1foi Business: http://amolingua.com Personal site: http://matveevaekaterina.com Teacher Training:...

Duration:01:07:08

AFP 165 - Lea Tiralarc: 5000+ lessons as an online teacher and the staircase method

10/1/2019
On this episode, I chat to French teacher Lea Tiralarc, who's taught over 5000 lessons on italki about her experiences as a teacher and a learner. We also talk about her method (The Staircase) and how to make teaching languages your career. Show Links: The Staircase: https://thestaircase.org/ ============== 📣 This podcast is sponsored by Italki! Learn REAL language through the power and convenience of personal tutoring lessons, for any language at VERY affordable rates. 💰 You can get...

Duration:00:43:29

AFP 164 - Scott Young: A Year Without English and Ultralearning Languages

9/20/2019
On this episode I chat to entrepreneur, blogger and author Scott Young about his experiences learning 4 languages in a single year (without speaking any English) and his new book Ultralearning: Accelerate Your Career, Master Hard Skills and Outsmart the Competition. Show Links: Scott's Blog: http://scotthyoung.com Ultralearning on Amazon: https://geni.us/ultralearn ============== 📣 This podcast is sponsored by Italki! Learn REAL language through the power and convenience of personal...

Duration:01:15:46

AFP 163 - Mait Müntel: From discovering the Higgs-Boson to language learning

8/31/2019
On this episode I chat to Lingvist founder Mait Müntel, who was part of the Higgs-Boson discovery team at CERN. His big passion is furthering human learning using machine learning, artificial intelligence, and the power of spaced repetition. Show Links: Lingvist - Mait's company ============== 📣 This podcast is sponsored by Italki! Learn REAL language through the power and convenience of personal tutoring lessons, for any language at VERY affordable rates. 💰 You can get a $10 credit...

Duration:00:52:36