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Are you considering joining Women in Language 2021 (http://www.womeninlanguage.com) but arenโ€™t sure whether itโ€™s right for you? In today's episode, I'm going to be answering all of your burning questions about the event so that you can have the full information for the event that runs 4-7 March 2021. Tune in and hear me discuss: What happens during the conference days? We start on Thursday 4 March with our opening ceremony, welcoming all attendeesy and getting everyone in the mood for our 4 days of fun. Then we start with the first presentation. You will watch this presentation by logging into a special attendee's area on our website. There will be a fun and lively chatroom where you can meet other participants. This year we have - 23 presentations from expert speaker, covering topics from having a bilingual family to revitalising an endangered language - 3 powerful panels about languages in the world of social media, in technology, and in Australia with our Australian speakers Michele, Bec & Karla - 2 Speak Easy sessions where all participants can join to practice languages What's on? Here's the schedule! Women in Language schedule 2021 https://files.fireside.fm/file/fireside-uploads/images/9/9103f3da-a263-4bfe-b5a3-58649ff9b5f7/7juB37TB.jpg How does it all work technologically? When you get your ticket, you're automatically a member of our teachable online school, which is the Women in Language members area. For the chatroom, we use Youtube Live. You'll need a Youtube account in order to chat, but you don't need to download anything in order to watch. For the Speak Easy portion, we use Zoom. You need to download the free Zoom app if you want to join. For follow-up and connecting outside of the presentations, we have an exclusive Facebook group. Who is Women in Language 2021 for? People who are learning languages, no matter if it's their first language or their 10th Women, men, trans, non-binary, queer people, people of color, white people, monolingual people, multilingual people - our community welcomes you People who are passionate about culture, society, equality, and self-improvement People who want to connect with a strong and lively community of like-minded language learners People who enjoy this podcast! If you like the Fluent Show, honestly, I think you'd love Women in Language Can men join Women in Language 2021? Sometimes, men ask us if they can come too. The answer is YES - come along and enjoy learning from these smart, funny, and dedicated language loving women. In this episode you'll hear from ๐Ÿคด๐ŸผJonathan, Lรฉo, Richard and Shane who want to encourage you to join us! Is Women in Language just for people who speak multiple languages? Nope! We are not a space where you have to prove yourself. We're not going to ask you or test you, and we will speak out against any implication that knowing more languages makes anyone a better learner or a better person. If you're interested in the topics we bring you, then sign up and you'll be welcome. How much does it cost to join Women in Language 2021? $29 all in, including our presentations, opening party, closing party, live language exchange, Facebook group, raffle ticket and replays for anything you miss first time round. How do I sign up? www.womeninlanguage.com (http://www.womeninlanguage.com/) and tickets are open until 7 March but we start 4 March! See you there? See you there!! Thank you to Bonnie for this episode introduction and to Lรฉo, Jonathan, Shane, and Richard for their participation. Thank you for listening to the Fluent Show! If you enjoyed this episode, please consider supporting the show by leaving a review in your podcast app or becoming a member of our Patreon community
Wait, stylistics is not about fashion magazines? There's a job that involves watching The Wire? And Hemingway's language wasn't as simple as everyone says? In this interview with Professor Dan McIntyre from the University of Huddersfield, you'll get a super interesting guide to Stylistics, the study of style in language. Dan and I chat about corpus linguistics and audio-visual subtitles, and you'll learn more about what inspired him to start the popular language magazine, Babel. If you ever wanted a linguist in your pocket to answer all kinds of questions about subtitles and style, this is going to be the best hour of your week. Thank you to Dan for this episode introduction. And just like you heard in the episode, tickets are currently available for Women in Language 2021! Get yours here (http://www.womeninlanguage.com) Thank you for listening to the Fluent Show! If you enjoyed this episode, please consider supporting the show by leaving a review in your podcast app or becoming a member of our Patreon community Special Guest: Dan McIntyre.
Look, yes, maybe youโ€™re all here for the hottest tips about learning a language super efficiently, but weโ€™re all real people too and so todayโ€™s Fluent Show comes with * added love of Riverdale * haikus * and a denouncement of optimising ourselves and our language learning to within an inch of our lives. Anti-efficient? But no! We are bringing you the beloved TOP TOOLS of winter 2021. Six hot new language learning apps and resources to help you through that pandemic with a smile on your face Here are all of our top tool suggestions Radio Garden Brainscape Flipboard wiktionary.org Down Dog yoga app BBC Bitesize Listen in to find out which ones came out on top. Thank you for listening to the Fluent Show! If you enjoyed this episode, please consider supporting the show by leaving a review in your podcast app or becoming a member of our Patreon community
In today's episode, my guest Erin Morgan will tell you more about the most widely spoken languages of Western & Central Asia, such as.. * Arabic * Persian * Armenian * Kazakh * Turkmen * Pashto * ....and only a few dozen more! where "Western and Central Asia" even is how to understand the impact of history on any language why it works best to learn a language when you're really feeling it https://tile.loc.gov/image-services/iiif/service:gmd:gmd7:g7420:g7420:ct002250/full/pct:25/0/default.jpg Thank you for listening to the Fluent Show! If you enjoyed this episode, please consider supporting the show by leaving a review in your podcast app or becoming a member of our Patreon community Special Guest: Erin Morgan.
The first mailbag Fluent Show, answering four listener questions on: The best ways to learn grammar - does spaced repetition software work for learning grammar? ๐Ÿ—‚ How to overcome shame and embarrassment when you're caught in the expat language bubble ๐Ÿ™ˆ Why all the tips about learning your 3rd, 4th, 5th language can be wrong for you ๐Ÿชœ How I would instruct you in a lesson if we're using a bilingual parallel reader ๐Ÿ“™ Thank you to Amanda for this episode introduction. If you want to submit an intro for this podcast, you can do so! Click here to read how it works. (https://www.patreon.com/posts/intros-needed-46860317) Thank you for listening to the Fluent Show! If you enjoyed this episode, please consider supporting the show by leaving a review in your podcast app or becoming a member of our Patreon community.
A new year fireside chat with Shannon Kennedy! We have been recording these for a few years now and with 2020, what a year to review. This is Shannon's personal review of the year, and you can use the following questions to conduct your own review and set goals for the next year. How would you sum up the year in your languages? What changed in your life and in your languages in 2020? What lessons do you think you learnt from the year 2020? What surprised you? What will you change going forward? Looking forward, what are your language learning goals for 2021? Shannon's top 3 books of 2020 Digital Minimalism (https://www.calnewport.com/books/digital-minimalism/) by Cal Newport Homo Deus (https://www.ynharari.com/book/homo-deus/) by Yuval Noah Harari Sapiens (https://www.ynharari.com/book/sapiens-2/) by Yuval Noah Harari Shannon also mentioned Atomic Habits (https://jamesclear.com/atomic-habits) by James Clear Shannon's top 4 apps of 2020 This is for language learning and not-language-learning. Todoist (https://todoist.com/) for task management Notion (http://www.notion.so) for study note management Drops (https://languagedrops.com/) and Memrise (http://www.memrise.com) for language learning Thank you for listening to the Fluent Show! If you enjoyed this episode, please consider supporting the show by leaving a review in your podcast app or becoming a member of our Patreon community Special Guest: Shannon Kennedy.
Words of the Year 2020

Words of the Year 2020

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There are two big types of news in this episode: 1. Important celebrity word news from the worlds of Hilaria Baldwin and Wagatha Christie ๐Ÿ•ต๐Ÿผ 2. Important annual word news from the Word of the Year committees around the world It's a bumper episode as Lindsay dropped in to discuss all those words that made our 2020, including * lockdown * coronavirus * rona / Miss Rona * BLM / Black Lives Matter * Samfundssind * PPE * Karen AND MANY MORE!! ๐Ÿ˜„ I have a bunch of small corrections from this episode: * I got the German gender letters wrong when talking about Gendersternchen and job applications, itโ€™s not n for the 3rd option but d (to mean โ€œdiversโ€). * The French word "dรฉconfinement" isn't "confinement"or "lockdown" but the period after: the confinement is being "undone", usually in small steps, a de-lockdown, so to say (Merci to Ines) * TERF stands for trans exclusionary radical feminist, which makes way more sense than my guess "revolutionary" (Thanks to Ines) If you enjoyed this episode, please consider supporting the show by leaving a review in your podcast app or becoming a member of our Patreon community at www.patreon.com/fluentshow Thank you for listening to the Fluent Show!
Hi!!!! The Fluent Show is back! How was your 2020? Can you believe we had 200 episodes of Fluent Show? I mean wow. WOW. In this episode, I'll be reflecting on the big themes of last year and giving you 5 ways to set your language goals for 2021. * Set your Vision Goal first * Build around milestones for the year * Commit to recording over planning * Put the joy and the experience first * Work with micro-challenges As always, patrons of the Fluent Show will get a copy of my full show notes for this episode. Curious? Join the Fluent Show's Patreon community. (https://www.patreon.com/fluentshow) Thank you to Israel for this episode introduction. Thank you for listening to the Fluent Show! If you enjoyed this episode, please consider supporting the show by leaving a review in your podcast app or becoming a member of our Patreon community
Can you imagine creating a podcast in your mother tongue...AND in a foreign language? Even though I am a German speaker, I podcast in English. And I never really think about it! But I was curious about people who podcast in other languages, and so I reached out to a few awesome people to find out: What's it like to podcast, but not in English? My guests for this special bonus episode are Karin from Sweden, Vero from Venezuela and Aakanksha from India. Each of them has an inspiring wonderful story of podcasting. If you're a lover of podcasts, languages, or if you're just curious learning languages using podcasts, this is the episode for you. This bonus episode is released one week early for all of the Fluent Show patrons. If you are interested in getting bonus content, early access, and you just want to support this podcast, then please consider supporting us on Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/fluentshow). Any amount is welcome! Thank you for listening to the Fluent Show! If you enjoyed this episode, please consider supporting the show by leaving a review in your podcast app or becoming a member of our Patreon community Special Guests: Aakanksha Saxena, Karin Heimdahl, and Vero Wall.
We've done it! Welcome to episode 200 of the Fluent Show podcast with plenty of quizzing and jingles! This episode was broadcast live on 16 October 2020 with awesome participation from our live chatroom and bonus quiz questions from Sarah L, and Megan, the host of Oh No! Lit Class (https://www.ohnolitclass.com/). Please review us or support us on Patreon (http://www.patreon.com/fluentshow) and get bonus episodes and extra materials during the hiatus. We'll be back on the feed in 2021! We had ALL THE QUIZ questions, including the following: * Episode 25 (Lindsay Dow) saw the emergence of one of Kerstin's book-related pet peeves..which one is it? * Episode 28 (Shannon Kennedy): In this episode, Shannon admitted to being an extreme , which is why she doesn't find it lonely to learn languages by herself. * Episode 73 (Ultramarathon for the Brain): This episode is a part of Fluent Show history as the first ever bilingual show, in German and English. Who was the guest? * Episode 136 (Paul Kaye): Paul Kaye is a professional translator who used to be a journalist. He applied with an Eastern European language. Which one is it? * Episode 145 (Indigenous Languages): Which glorious pop star referred to English as little tongue, sparking a discussion for this episode? * Episode 150 (Langfest 2019): This episode featured a drinking song in which very small European language? * Episode 158 (David Peterson): Which important distinction did David need to work out before he could record the Dothraki intro to the Fluent Show? some explicit words are included in this one, but all in the context of fun and education! Thank you to LINDSAY for introducing this episode of the Fluent Show! Thank you for listening to the Fluent Show! If you enjoyed this episode, please consider supporting the show by leaving a review in your podcast app or becoming a member of our Patreon community
How is this not the most current question ever? It's so 2020, and so relevant to many of us. Today, I'm going to do a deep dive into the ups and downs of working from home. You'll learn How to improve your separation between work life and language life How to structure your goals so you make regular progress How to find a productive study routine even if you have only 10 minutes a day Want more Fluent show? Become a patron! www.patreon.com/fluentshow $2 Tier - access to feed and all bonus episodes, $5 Tier - discounts, extended show notes $15 Tier - extra Q&A priority and live hangouts Thank you to Octavio for this episode introduction. Thank you for listening to the Fluent Show! If you enjoyed this episode, please consider supporting the show by leaving a review in your podcast app or becoming a member of our Patreon community
We're exploring the hottest of hot potatoes in this episode by discovering the scandal, the drama, the shock of what happened over on Scots Wikipedia. And once everyone's calmed down, Lindsay's on hand to help discover the many different benefits of having a dabble instead of always getting super serious about learning a language. It's always fun to learn a language, no matter if you're in a 10-year epic journey...or you are language Lou Bega.via GIPHY Thank you for listening to the Fluent Show! If you enjoyed this episode, please consider supporting the show by leaving a review in your podcast app or becoming a member of our Patreon community (http://www.patreon.com/fluentshow)
Last week you heard what it's like behind the scenes of organising our online conference. Women in Language. But what is it like to prepare for speaking at this event? Let's hear from the Women in Language speakers! Introducing Women in Language Women in Language is a 4-day online event filled with talks presentations from 30+ female language experts who have done amazing things and documented their journey. The conference is open to everyone, regardless of gender identity. Here's the full schedule for 2020: Women in Language Schedule 2020 https://files.fireside.fm/file/fireside-uploads/images/9/9103f3da-a263-4bfe-b5a3-58649ff9b5f7/DqRDkNdf.jpg Get your ticket at www.womeninlanguage.com Here are the voices you're hearing on this show: Angela Pegarella from Passion for Dreaming (https://www.youtube.com/user/PassionforDreaming) Chesline Pierre-Paul, a life, language and creativity coach Chesline (https://www.chesline.com/) Devy Baseley, who runs FrenchSpeak.au (https://frenchspeak.com.au/) Esther Ciganda, an independent Basque teacher at Basque in Languages (http://www.instagram.com/basqueinlanguages) Gaby Simmons who's the creator of Tim Tim Tom Books (https://timtimtom.com/) Lina Vasquez, a language coach and polyglot who runs the Lina Vasquez YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/LinaVasquezLinguist) Sarah Barrett from family-focused language company Lingotastic (http://lingotastic.co.uk/) Sara Maria Hasbun - remember her? Here she is! (https://www.fluent.show/guests/saramaria) Shanthi Cumaraswamy Streat, expert English teacher at English With a Twist (https://englishwithatwist.com/) Support This Podcast Like all podcasts, the Fluent Show is supported by your online reviews and word of mouth. If you liked this episode, please tell someone about it. Click here to support us on Patreon (http://www.patreon.com/fluentshow), go to your Podcasts app and leave us a review, or simply text a friend about the Fluent Show. Thank you! Special Guests: Angela Pegarella, Chesline Pierre-Paul, Devy Baseley, Esther Ciganda, Gabriela Simmons, Lina Vasquez, Sarah Barrett, Sara Maria Hasbun, and Shanthi Cumaraswamy Streat.
The greatest thing about running a conference online? We can organise it between 3 people who live far apart from each other! Make no mistake, there's a lot of work and care in Women in Language. But when it all comes together, this is one fantastic event. Behind the Scenes at Women in Language In this episode, Shannon and I share how we use each of these tools for making Women in Language. (some of the links below are affiliate links) Teachable (http://sendmeto.teachable.com/tlcpC) both for hosting our own course AND for collecting all information for our speakers Mailchimp (http://www.mailchimp.com) for our emails to speakers and attendees, and for our newsletter Zapier (https://zapier.com/explore) to connect the apps we use Asana (https://app.asana.com/) to stay as organised as possible Youtube (https://www.youtube.com/live) live & live chat Ecamm live (https://www.ecamm.com/mac/ecammlive/?fp_ref=kerstin21) via Skype Zoom (http://bit.ly/39XW7DY) (for the Speak Easy sessions) Google Docs & Forms (https://www.google.com/forms/about/) For promotion, we use Canva (https://www.canva.com/join/flq-fwf-dvm) to make the images and various social media schedulers including SocialBee (https://socialbee.grsm.io/kerstincable6380). Thank you for listening to the Fluent Show! If you enjoyed this episode, please consider supporting the show by leaving a review in your podcast app or becoming a member of our Patreon community Special Guest: Shannon Kennedy.
It's time for a listener question, this time from super-busy mum Jo-Anne, who needed new inspiration for speaking practice in another language. In the episode you'll learn about * Taking a drop-in class * Joining a Speak Easy session * Chatting to your digital voice assistant * Setting up a practice group with buddies * Practicing through self-talk Check out how Jo-Anne has used the Language Habit Toolkit (https://www.fluentlanguage.co.uk/the-language-habit-toolkit) in this photo: jo-Anne suriel's language habit tracker https://files.fireside.fm/file/fireside-uploads/images/9/9103f3da-a263-4bfe-b5a3-58649ff9b5f7/xahNpRxR.jpeg Women in Language Q&A Next Week If you have any questions about Women in Language, send them to hello@fluentlanguage.co.uk or ask on Twitter (http://www.twitter.com/womeninlanguage) today and we'll aswer them all next week. Thank you to Dafydd (https://www.italki.com/teacher/3820285) for this episode introduction. Thank you for listening to the Fluent Show! If you enjoyed this episode, please consider supporting the show by leaving a review in your podcast app or becoming a member of our Patreon community
How does being multilingual affect your identity? Do you feel that through these language journeys you've taken, your identity and world views have changed? When recording this week's episode, Lindsay and I dug deep and discussed our perspectives about being multilingual people. It was a surprising discussion! Click or tap here to let us know what you think over on Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/posts/40703467) Thank you for listening to the Fluent Show! If you enjoyed this episode, please consider supporting the show by leaving a review in your podcast app or becoming a member of our Patreon community And click here to get your ticket for our 4-day online conference Women in Language (http://www.womeninlanguage.com)
You've come a long way from being a beginner in your target language, so you know that you can make great progress. But the better you get, the harder it seems to improve even more. How can you reach the next level? In this episode of the Fluent Show, I'm sharing a few tips to help you feel GREAT about your language skills no matter where you're at. Learn more about the role of patience, clarity and expectation as you get better at your language. Oh, you want to be sure you reach the next level too? Don't worry, I have hands-on steps included for you too. Thank you to Ethan for this episode introduction. Want to read my full show notes? If you want to get more details and full notes for this episode and all the solo episodes of the Fluent Show, head to Patreon (http://www.patreon.com/fluentshow) and back this podcast for any amount of your choice. 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! Here's where you can tag me: * Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/thefluentshow * Instagram: http://instagram.com/kerstin_fluent/ and #thefluentshow * Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/fluentlanguage
When was the last time you sang a song in your target language? What about dancing in it? In today's interview, you'll learn what it means to connect to a language through music, and how the culture-first approach helped my guest Tamara Marie from Spanish con Salsa discover new connections, experiences and even insights into her own ancestry. The origins of Salsa as a music style and a way of life How the song Rebeliรณn by Joe Aroyo changed Tamara's life as a language learner How learning Spanish helped Tamara connect to her ancestry as a black woman in the USA Why the Caribbean music scene can teach you an authentic and diverse way of speaking Spanish How to switch off your thinking mind as a language learner Bilingual Episode I took the opportunity to ask Tamara a few questions in Spanish in this episode. You will hear her reply in Spanish and conduct the conversation like that for about 10 minutes. If you are not a Spanish learner, don't worry as we'll always switch back to English. Here I always like to remember what the late Ron Gullekson from Language Surfer told me: "in a new language, I like to get uncomfortable as early as possible." So enjoy the challenge and enjoy the practice! Gracias to Lindsay Williams for her linguistic support in Spanish. and to you for listening to the Fluent Show! If you enjoyed this episode, please consider supporting the show by leaving a review in your podcast app or becoming a member of our Patreon community. Special Guest: Tamara Marie.
Have you ever broken a streak or lost track? Powered by lots of fun real life examples, this episode will help you learn how to stay consistent in language learning. Put this on your schedule and structure your time. Be super specific Trust your gut and choose what you enjoy and what challenges you If you lose your streak, reconnect to your original motivation Thank you to Dela for this episode introduction. Thank you for listening to the Fluent Show! If you enjoyed this episode, please consider supporting the show by leaving a review in your podcast app or becoming a member of our Patreon community Women in Language! The Women in Language conference is back on 17-20 September. Sign up here to be notified when the ticket sales go live. (http://www.womeninlanguage.com)
We're discussing all things pen & paper! We discuss the state of handwritten notes in modern language learning, how we do it ourselves, and why pen and paper could be the key to giving you an everlasting language memory. Also featured: Soap operas, Lindsay's a student again, and the Women in Language conference running 17-20 September 2020: www.womeninlanguage.com Thank you for listening to the Fluent Show! If you enjoyed this episode, please consider supporting the show by leaving a review in your podcast app or becoming a member of our Patreon community
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Melissa Kate G

Maple syrup is the most Canadian of analogies! Please dont get them mixed. Americans eat Aunt Jemima which is wannabe maple syrup ;)

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