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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. Languag ...
 
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, m ...
 
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So this is it and the last episode is a good one!! Lindsay and I close this chapter of the Fluent Show in true style, with lots of YOUR listener feedback and beautiful messages why finishing things can be beautiful, and how to escape the dreaded feeling of "what could have been" a look at the secret box of lost Fluent Show episodes that we never go…
 
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 giv…
 
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 …
 
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 …
 
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 a…
 
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 create…
 
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 wh…
 
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 wome…
 
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 …
 
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 …
 
In this episode I'm joined by Rosemary Salomone to discuss the role of English on a global academic level, and some of the challenges faced by minorities and non-english native speaking students and countries in the world. Rosemary is the Kenneth Wang Professor of Law at St. John's University in Queens, New York. Prior to joining the legal academy,…
 
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 …
 
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 …
 
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 M…
 
In this podcast episode I'm joined by Sadelle Wiltshire, who shares her story of learning languages at different ages, including her passion for Irish and the community of learners she's found for the language. Sadelle's website: https://www.sadellewiltshire.com/ The Fluent in 3 Months Challenge: https://actf.lu/fi3m-challenge --- Send in a voice m…
 
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 tigh…
 
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 …
 
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 Correct…
 
"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 th…
 
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 b…
 
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…
 
In this episode Kris is joined by Rick Dearman to talk about using forums to help support you in your language learning, language conferences, and much more. Special thanks to OPTILINGO for sponsoring the podcast. You can check out this innovative language learning app, designed to make you SPEAK a language by going to https://optilingo.com To find…
 
In the episode I'm joined by Spanish Teacher and Educational Author, Jennifer Degenhardt. We go over why school language learning is in such a bad state in many schools, and what innovative and energetic teachers like Jennifer can do to improve the results the kids get from the classroom. We also talk about her diverse and inclusive range of educat…
 
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 thi…
 
In the episode I'm joined by Portuguese teacher and YouTuber Liz Sharma to talk about Portugal, Portuguese (European vs Brazilian) and how Liz moved from the U.K to Portugal. Since I just moved to Portugal myself I got to ask a lot of curiosity-driven questions, including what Portuguese learners normally struggle with. === SPONSOR This episode is …
 
In this podcast episode, you're going to meet two independent online teachers who decided to build their businesses in unique and interesting ways: Kate teaches, coaches, and creates materials for English language learners, and she's a fellow podcaster. Karina organises online writing experiences for English Language teachers so they can share thei…
 
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