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AFP 138 - Elisa Polese: Teaching Multiple Languages at Once

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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.


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AFP 36 – Alex Rawlings: Most multilingual student of Britain

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AFP 34 – Conor Clyne: From monoglot to hyperpolyglot

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AFP 33 – Alberto Arrighini: Self-development and motivation

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AFP 32 – Kerstin Hammes: How to become a (better) teacher

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AFP 31 – Leszek Trybała: The young polyglot revolution

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AFP 30 – Luca Lampariello: The Polyglot Dream

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AFP 28 – Victor Berrjod: Asian languages and gold listing!

September 19th, 2014


Victor Berrjod comes onto the show to talk about his passion for asian languages and how he uses a method known as goldlisting to memorise vocab and …

AFP 27 – Anthony Lauder: From polynot to polyglot

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AFP 26 – Andrew Williams: A language a year for life

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AFP 24 – Simon Ager: Omniglot and Learning minority languages

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Simon Ager, founder of Omniglot, comes onto the show to talk about his language learning experiences as well as discussing how he learns languages today.

AFP 23 – Jan van der Aa: Travel the world and learn languages

August 8th, 2014


Jan van der Aa, the famous polyglot, comes onto the show to talk about travelling the world and learning languages

AFP 22 – Chuck Smith: Polyglot Berlin and Esperanto

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Chuck Smith comes on to the show to talk about the Polyglot Berlin Gathering, Esperanto and some practical language learning.

AFP 21 – Richard Simcott: 20th Episode Special!

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Richard Simcott joins me on this 20th episode special, where we get into language conferences, learning and much more!

AFP 20 – Sonja Lang: Toki Pona, Conlanging and the meaning of life

July 18th, 2014


Sonja Lang comes on the show to talk about her language: Toki Pona, conlanging in general and how it helped in her search for the meaning of life.

AFP 19 – Brian Kwong: Add1Challenge and tips for success

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Brian Kwong comes on the show to talk about the latest edition of the Add1Challenge, which provides many benefits and motivation compared to learning …

AFP 18 – Niels Iversen: A unique approach to language learning

July 4th, 2014


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AFP 17 – Lauren Cutlip and Benny Lewis: Lauren’s Esperanto

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AFP 16 – Gavan Fantom: Native Esperanto speaker

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Gavan Fantom, native Esperanto speaker is on the show to talk about how he was brought up with Esperanto as a first language. We also talk in great details about the language itself along with practical tips and …

AFP 15 – Ben Whately: Memrise, memory and learning

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AFP 12 – Bill Price: Language Learning Blogger

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AFP 11 – Olly Richards from

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AFP 10 – Robin MacPherson: How I Learn Languages (2/2)

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AFP 08 – Lindsay Dow: Language lover, blogger and TEFL-certified tutor

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AFP 07 – Dani Maizner: Austrian polyglot and blogger

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Dani Maizner: Austrian polyglot and blogger comes on to the show to share how she learned 9 languages to varying degrees. She also shares a-ha …

AFP 06 – The Basics of Independent Language Learning

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AFP 05 – Steve Kaufmann: Canadian superpolyglot and entreprenur

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AFP 04 – Seán Young: How to Teach Languages the Best Way

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AFP 03 – Judith Meyer: An Incredible Language Learning Journey

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AFP 02 – Ellen Jovin: Language Learning for Pure Enjoyment

March 21st, 2014


Ellen Jovin swings by the Podcast to talk about her love of language learning and gives her opinion on the best way to learn languages today. Ellen has studied 17 languages to various degrees and within the Podcast you …

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