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The Actual Fluency Podcast for Language Learners

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Join Kris on the Actual Fluency Podcast as he sets out to inspire, motivate and teach you how to learn languages and hopefully become a hyper polyglot. In the process he is joined by some of the most well-known language experts in the world, who chip in with their personal opinion on what it takes to evolve as a language learner today. Kris is a language learner himself, so any ninja tips or methods he uncovers are shared in this Podcast as well, including reviews and impressions of language learning services, tools, software and courses.

Join Kris on the Actual Fluency Podcast as he sets out to inspire, motivate and teach you how to learn languages and hopefully become a hyper polyglot. In the process he is joined by some of the most well-known language experts in the world, who chip in with their personal opinion on what it takes to evolve as a language learner today. Kris is a language learner himself, so any ninja tips or methods he uncovers are shared in this Podcast as well, including reviews and impressions of language learning services, tools, software and courses.
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Join Kris on the Actual Fluency Podcast as he sets out to inspire, motivate and teach you how to learn languages and hopefully become a hyper polyglot. In the process he is joined by some of the most well-known language experts in the world, who chip in with their personal opinion on what it takes to evolve as a language learner today. Kris is a language learner himself, so any ninja tips or methods he uncovers are shared in this Podcast as well, including reviews and impressions of language learning services, tools, software and courses.

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Episodes

AFP 160 - Steve Kaufmann: YouTube, Travelling, and learning languages when retired

7/18/2019
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On this episode I catch up with Steve Kaufmann to hear what he's been up to in the last 5 years since he was last on the podcast. We also chat about his popular YouTube channel, travelling for language learning, and how he's learning languages as a retiree. Show Links: LINGQ Steve's YouTube Channel LangFest in Montreal (August 23-25) ============== 📣 This podcast is sponsored by Italki! Learn REAL language through the power and convenience of personal tutoring lessons, for any...

Duration:00:46:53

AFP 159 - Nelson Dellis: Using Memory techniques for languages

7/5/2019
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On this episode of the podcast I chat with Grandmaster of Memory and 4x US Memory Champion Nelson Dellis about his mission to learn Dutch, his heritage language - and to get some insight on how memory techniques relate to learning languages. Show Links: Nelson's Website REMEMBER IT - Nelson's book MEMORY GAMES - A Netflix film about memory, featuring Nelson DROPS - One of the Language Applications we discussed MEMORY LEAGUE - Digital memory competition platform ============== 📣 This...

Duration:00:30:40

AFP 158 - Ben Worthington: Improve your English and pass the IELTS exam!

6/29/2019
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On this episode of the podcast I chat with Ben from IELTSPodcast, about how you can improve your 4 key skills in English, and specific tips and advice for passing the IELTS exam. Show Links: IELTSPodcast IELTS Vocabulary IELTS Online Course ============== 📣 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 when you book your first lesson by...

Duration:00:43:11

AFP 157 - Pablo Roman: Japanese in 6 months and DreamingSpanish

6/21/2019
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Pablo Roman, founder of DreamingSpanish comes on the show to talk about his experiences learning Japanese in 6 months, learning Thai, and developing materials and resources for learning Spanish. Show links: https://www.youtube.com/DreamingSpanish ============== 📣 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 when you book your first lesson by...

Duration:00:38:38

AFP 156 - Iker Uriarte: italki past, present, and future

5/26/2019
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Head of Marketing for italki: Iker Uriarte comes on the show to share his language background and how he got involved with italki. He also shares some behind the scenes stories and visions for the world's biggest tutoring platform. ============== 📣 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 when you book your first lesson by clicking HERE

Duration:00:31:19

AFP 155 - Marija Dobrovolska: Confidence in language learning and teaching German

5/10/2019
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Marija Dobrovolska comes on the show to talk about her experiences with learning languages, the importance of confidence and how she got into teaching German on her very successful YouTube channel (over 17 million views and counting!) and website: "Deutsch mit Marija" https://deutsch-mit-marija.de/ YouTube Channel ============== 📣 This podcast is sponsored by Italki! Learn REAL language through the power and convenience of personal tutoring lessons, for any language at VERY affordable...

Duration:00:35:21

AFP 154 - Silver Ilves: Language Startups and Development

5/3/2019
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Silver from MagicLingua comes on the show to share his multilingual experiences, as well as his new startup MagicLingua, which uses speech recognition technology to revolutionise language learning. Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1427862973/start-speaking-your-new-language-from-day-1-magicl (running for 1 more week at the time of publication.) Website: https://www.magiclingua.com/ ============== 📣 This podcast is sponsored by Italki! Learn REAL language through the...

Duration:00:32:45

AFP 153 - Tamara Marie: Teaching Spanish through Music (Spanish Con Salsa!)

4/26/2019
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Tamara from Spanish Con Salsa comes on the show to talk about the benefits of using music in teaching and learning languages. Links: Website: https://www.learnspanishconsalsa.com Podcast: https://www.learnspanishconsalsa.com/podcast/ =================== 📣 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 when you book your first lesson by...

Duration:00:37:39

AFP 152 - Norbert Wierzbicki: Learning, teaching, and travelling!

4/19/2019
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Norbert from Ecolinguist.com comes on the show to share his own learning experiences, as well as his experience teaching people foreign languages. In the episode we go over some of the fundamentals in language learning success, and how you can become a language teacher and travel the world (if you want to!) Links: Website: http://ecolinguist.com/ YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/ecolinguist Instagram: @learn_polish_with_ecolinguist Facebook:...

Duration:01:11:10

AFP 151 - Andrew Feinberg: Learning Japanese and Japanese Culture

4/11/2019
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Andrew Feinberg is back on the show to discuss his experience moving to Japan and learning Japanese, as well as some of the tricky aspects foreigners might be surprised about the Japanese culture. He also compares Japanese to his experience learning Norwegian. =================== 📣 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 when you book...

Duration:00:43:46

AFP 150 - Lindie Botes: Growing up in multiple languages and cultures

3/30/2019
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In this episode Lindie Botes comes on the show to talk about her passion for languages, and her extraordinary upbringing in different countries and languages. =================== 📣 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 when you book your first lesson by clicking HERE

Duration:00:29:49

AFP 149 - Gabriel Gelman: How to become a language hero

3/23/2019
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In this episode Gabriel Gelman from Sprachheld.de comes on the show to talk about learning languages at home and abroad. =================== 📣 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 when you book your first lesson by clicking HERE

Duration:00:30:35

AFP 148 - Àdhamh Ó Broin: The Languages of Scotland and Reclaiming Gaelic

3/15/2019
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Àdhamh Ó Broin comes on the show to talk about the many languages of Scotland (past, present and future) as well as his own personal mission to reclaim his heritage language of Gaelic, and the revitalisation efforts that are going on today. =================== 📣 This podcast is sponsored by http://Italki.com ! 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 when you book your first...

Duration:01:24:49

AFP 147 - Marek Kohn: The benefits of multiple languages in society

3/8/2019
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Marek Kohn, the author of Four Words for Friend:Why Using More Than One Language Matters Now More Than Ever comes on the show to talk about the book, as well as the role of languages in society, nationalism and improving assimilation and integration. It's a slighty different topic than normal, but I find it extremely interesting and important to language learners! =================== 📣 This podcast is sponsored by Italki! Learn REAL language through the power and convenience of personal...

Duration:01:02:01

AFP 146 - Shannon Kennedy: Women in Language

2/27/2019
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Shannon Kennedy is on the show to talk about the upcoming Women in Languages conference (March 7-10, 2019) and some of her other projects. http://womeninlanguage.com =================== 📣 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 when you book your first lesson by going to languageteacher.co

Duration:00:42:16

AFP 145 - Katie Harris: The Joy of Languages

2/16/2019
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Katie Harris comes on the show to share how her joy of languages started, and her philosophies for learners today. We also get around her current projects like her blog; JoyOfLanguages and language retreats. =================== 📣 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 when you book your first lesson by going to languageteacher.co

Duration:01:10:41

AFP 144 - Sara Maria Hasbun: From Translator to Business Owner with 3000+ freelancers

2/7/2019
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Sara Maria Hasbun from Meridien Linguistics comes on the show to share how she went from translating to founding a linguistics consultant company that now works with over 3000 freelance translators. ================== 📣 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 when you book your first lesson by going to...

Duration:00:59:24

AFP 143 - Aviva Levin: Coincidental French Teacher in British Colombia

2/1/2019
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Aviva Levin comes on the show to share her story of how she became a French teacher by coincidence, and what strategies she employs today to teach high-schoolers effectively. We also get around the topic of bilingualism in Canada and much more. =================== 📣 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 when you book your first lesson...

Duration:00:46:04

AFP 142 - Amarinder Grewal: Pidgins and Creoles

1/24/2019
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Today's episode is all about Pidgin and Creole languages with enthusiast Amarinder from the US. =================== 📣 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. ** ‼️ Win $500 italki credits and $500 towards your dream flight ticket by entering the goals competition! Read more here: http://actualfluency.com/goals ** ‼️ Need a challenge to get you started in 2019?...

Duration:01:03:46

AFP 141 - Anja Spilker on using languages and travels as a reboot, and mental health

1/15/2019
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On this episode I'm joined by Anja Spilker (CEO and Founder of Zaloa Languages, where we talk about the positive effects learning languages and travelling can have on mental health. Nothing in this episode is medical or professional advice, if you are struggling - PLEASE see a professional. =================== 📣 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. ** ‼️ Win...

Duration:01:13:33