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Author: Kris Broholm

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Join Kris on the Actual Fluency Podcast as he sets out to inspire, motivate and teach you how to learn foreign languages the best way.

In the process, he is joined by some of the best language learners and experts in the world, who chip in with their personal opinion on what it takes to evolve as a language learner today.
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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: Ekatarina's book - Language Alter Ego: https://amzn.to/30T1foi Business: http://amolingua.com  Personal site: http://matveevaekaterina.com Teacher Training: https://amolingua.com/programmes/teachertraining Pitch To Win: https://study.amolingua.com/p/pitchtowin Social: Instagram: @matvekav , @amolingua Facebook: @matvekav , @amolingua , @amolinguaru , @amolingualatam Twitter: @matvekav , @amolingua ============== 📣 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 --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/actualfluency/message
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 - http://nassip.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 a $10 credit when you book your first lesson by clicking HERE --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/actualfluency/message
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 - https://instagram.com/JonandEva ============== 📣 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 --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/actualfluency/message
 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? Join the New Year Challenge by italki and win prizes just for doing language lessons. Read more here: http://actualfluency.com/challenge  ** 💰 You can get a $10 credit when you book your first lesson by going to languageteacher.co   ===================    The Atlas of Pidigin and Creole Language Structures Online: https://apics-online.info The Survey of Pidgin and Creole Languages: https://www.amazon.com/Survey-Pidgin-Creole-Languages-Three/dp/0199691436 Speaking Michif in Four Metis Communicates: http://www3.brandonu.ca/cjns/3.1/crawford.pdf Linguistic Society of America: “How man languages are there in the world?”:https://www.linguisticsociety.org/content/how-many-languages-are-there-world  Français Tirailleur Pidgin — a corpus study:http://www.diva-portal.se/smash/get/diva2:650132/FULLTEXT01.pdf “Modeling the Emergence of Contact Languages” : https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0120771 “French and underdevelopment, Haitian Creole and development”: http://users.clas.ufl.edu/hebble/Hebblethwaite%202012%20JPCL.pdf “The Post-Creole Continuum”: http://www.ello.uos.de/field.php/Sociolinguistics/Thepostcreolecontinuum   --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/actualfluency/message
Lucas Bighetti comes on the podcast to talk about his techniques learning many languages quickly. Some of his ideas include: The silent method, parrot conversation, 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 by going to languageteacher.co =================== Show Links: https://languageboost.biz/ actualfluency.com polyglotconference.com polyglotbratislava.com langfest.org --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/actualfluency/message
Elisa Polese from Italy comes on the show to share her method of teaching 13 different languages, even teaching several of them with students at the same time. In the episode we also talk about the importance of speaking early, grammar, traditional learning vs modern learning, and how you can avoid mixing up your languages when you're learning multiple at the same time. =================== 📣 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 http://languageteacher.co =================== Show Links: https://speakfromdayonewithelisa.com/ https://actualfluency.com http://polyglotconference.com http://polyglotbratislava.com http://langfest.org --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/actualfluency/message
Travel Blogger and all-around awesome person Michele Frolla (of The Intrepid Guide) comes on the show to share her tips and advice on how you can level up your travel experiences (with or without 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 going to http://languageteacher.co =================== Show Links: http://theintrepidguide.com http://actualfluency.com http://polyglotconference.com http://polyglotbratislava.com http://langfest.org --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/actualfluency/message
The new season is here! Happy December! Scottish polyglot Maureen Millward comes on to show to share her love for learning languages, the new polyglot event "LingoFringo", 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 by going to http://languageteacher.co https://actualfluency.com/136-maureen-millward-1200-tutoring-lessons-later-and-lingofringo/ --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/actualfluency/message
In this episode Kris sits down to review the season that's just finished, and talks about the future for the podcast and much more. This podcast is sponsored by Glossika. Online sentence-based language courses available in 50+ languages. Give it a try for free here: http://tryglossika.com --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/actualfluency/message
In this episode Kris sits down to review the season that's just finished, and talks about the future for the podcast and much more. This podcast is sponsored by Glossika. Online sentence-based language courses available in 50+ languages. Give it a try for free here: http://tryglossika.com --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/actualfluency/message
In this final interview of the current season one of the first true fans of the podcast; Miroslav Šedivý finally makes an appearance and shares the story behind his incredibly multilingual upbringing and life. Czech & Slovak - Miroslav Šedivý at the Polyglot Gathering 2015 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gyJdgbsOqQ4 ONE BRAIN, ONE KEYBOARD, ONE EDITOR https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gjvgVhjUSQw This podcast is sponsored by Glossika. Online sentence-based language courses available in 50+ languages. Give it a try for free here: tryglossika.com https://actualfluency.com/afp-133-miroslav-sedivy-seize-every-opportunity-to-learn-languages/ --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/actualfluency/message
On this show Josh Koehn talks about his early passion for language learning, and gives some examples of how he interacts with his community using his languages. This podcast is sponsored by Glossika. Online sentence-based language courses available in 50+ languages. Give it a try for free here: tryglossika.com --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/actualfluency/message
On this episode we change the topic a little to talk about how one polyglot; Conor Clyne has been using his languages to enhance his travelling experiences in Eastern Europe. Conor also shares how you can avoid being scammed, and have much better travels in the region. Show links: https://tsarexperience.com/ - Conor's website https://www.youtube.com/user/TheLanguageTsar - Conor's great YouTube channel full of tips and tricks for travelling and learning languages! This podcast is sponsored by Glossika. Online sentence-based language courses available in 50+ languages. Give it a try for free here: tryglossika.com --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/actualfluency/message
Be sure to listen to part 1! In this episode I'm put on the spot by my good friend Dave Prine as we quickly dive into the super heavy topics of what the pursuit of language learning means, and the importance of not comparing yourself to other language learners. This podcast is sponsored by Glossika. Online sentence-based language courses available in 50+ languages. Give it a try for free here: http://tryglossika.com --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/actualfluency/message
In this episode I'm put on the spot by my good friend Dave Prine as we quickly dive into the super heavy topics of what the pursuit of language learning means, and the importance of not comparing yourself to other language learners. This podcast is sponsored by Glossika. Online sentence-based language courses available in 50+ languages. Give it a try for free here: http://tryglossika.com --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/actualfluency/message
In this episode Glossika founder Mike Campbell comes on the show for the first time in 3 years and shares some more musings on effective language learning. Including the power of repetition and contextual learning. Mike also shares some academic insights, as well as results of popular studies mixed in with anecdotal experiences and goals for his company. This podcast is sponsored by Glossika. Online sentence-based language courses available in 50+ languages. Give it a try for free here: tryglossika.com --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/actualfluency/message
On this episode Kris welcomes legendary polyglot community contributor Susanna Zaraysky! Susanna is the author of multiple books, and most recently a feature film documenting the status of the endangered language Ladino. http://createyourworldbook.com - Susanna's website where you can find all her books and feature-length documentary: Saved by Language. This podcast is sponsored by Glossika. Online sentence-based language courses available in 50+ languages. Give it a try for free here: tryglossika.com --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/actualfluency/message
On this episode Kris chats to Azren Raju about learning languages, the intricate psychological battle that your brain is doing when learning new languages, and much, much more! Find out more about Azren: Website: http://azrenthelanguagenerd.com Podcast: http://anchor.fm/polyglotazren Facebook: http://facebook.com/PolyglotAzren YouTube: https://YouTube.com/AzrentheLanguageNerd Instagram: https://instagram.com/polyglotazren Snapchat: @PolyglotAzren (http://snapchat.com/add/polyglotazren) Tumblr: http://polyglotazren.tumblr.com Medium: http://medium.com/@polyglotazren This podcast is sponsored by Glossika. Online sentence-based language courses available in 50+ languages. Give it a try for free here: tryglossika.com --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/actualfluency/message
In this episode of the podcast Langfest Organizer Joey Perugino comes on and talks about his billingual upbringing, organising the Montreal Language Festival, and learning languages (of course!) LangFest Montreal is August 21-26 2018, get your tickets on http://langfest.org - use code "KRIS" for 15% additional discount. This podcast is sponsored by Glossika. Online sentence-based language courses available in 50+ languages. Give it a try for free here: tryglossika.com --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/actualfluency/message
Ukranian polyglot Alexander Mynzak comes on the podcast and shares his love for learning languages which led him to establish a language school in his home town. Alex on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/schoolglossa/?hl=de This podcast is sponsored by Glossika. Online sentence-based language courses available in 50+ languages. Give it a try for free here: http://tryglossika.com --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/actualfluency/message
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