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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 166 - Ekaterina Matveeva: Language Alter Ego and Cultural Intelligence

10/7/2019
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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: Kate'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
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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
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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
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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

AFP 162 - Jonty Yamisha: Heritage language learning and practical advice

8/9/2019
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On this episode I chat to Jonty Yamisha, who took it upon himself to learn his heritage language of Circassian as an adult. He shares a lot of great stories about his family, and practical tips and advice for how he managed to learn a language with such limited resources available. Perfect if you have a heritage language you've been meaning to learn! Show Links: OptiLingo (Jonty's language learning software) - https://optilingo.com Circassian Culture Non-profit -...

Duration:01:04:33

AFP 161 - Jon Mahoney: Around the world in 900+ days and mastering Russian

7/28/2019
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On this episode I chat to Jon Mahoney, who went on a trip around the world that lasted over 900 days. We also get into his story of living in Ukraine, and Russia - as well as progressing his Russian skills to well above advanced. Along the way he produced videos for his YouTube channels (in English and Russian) together with his wife Eva. Show Links: Russian YouTube channel - https://youtube.com/JonandEva English YouTube channel - https://youtube.com/CANRUSH Instagram -...

Duration:01:21:26

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