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Top Tools for Spring/Summer 2019

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Episode description

It's Top Tools time!

In this regular feature, Lindsay and I dedicate the full episode to bringing you our tips for the most exciting language learning tools of the season.

In this episode, get to know

  • Music Planet Roadtrip
  • Insight Timer
  • Evertype
  • Teach Yourself Library
  • Genius
  • Pleco

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Episode 35: The Guide to Knowing Your Language Learning Style

January 31st, 2016

1:00:53

This episode is about habits and how we build and create them. Listen to find out what our tendencies are and how we use them to make our language …

Learn A Language with TV: How to Get The Most Out of Watching TV in Your Target Language

January 19th, 2016

59:04

Topic: Watching TV in a Foreign Language

Welcome to Episode 31, where Lindsay and I took a deep dive into revealing our TV watching habits and how they aid our language learning. Plus: Listener feedback and over 20 show …

Episode 33: How to Achieve a New Year's Resolution of Learning a New Language

January 3rd, 2016

1:01:17

We discuss language progress. Lindsay has been extremely disciplined, and Kerstin's been to a community class.


  • How to find the time for language even …

How to Be Super Efficient (The German Episode) with Michael Schmitz

December 21st, 2015

1:00:21

Note the episode contains two mild swearwords!!

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Episode 31: What You Are is What You Say (Language and Identity)

November 30th, 2015

1:15:53

Welcome to Episode 28, a fun collection of language learning news. Lindsay and I shared our progress in Japanese and Welsh, read out wonderful …

Episode 30: Inside the #Add1Challenge with Brian Kwong

November 22nd, 2015

55:24

This episode is brought to you with support from Other Cats to Whip, a super cute book of French idioms. Get 10% off with the code FLUENT at www.othercatstowhip.com.

In this episode, Lindsay went out and discovered the …

Episode 29: Episode 26: Language Events, Language Careers, Language Inspiration

November 9th, 2015

1:07:06

This episode is brought to you with support from Other Cats to Whip, a cute French book that you can buy for 10% off using the code FLUENT.

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Becoming a Musician Can Make You a Fantastic Language Learner

October 18th, 2015

1:08:20

Take just 2 minutes and win prizes by telling us about you in our Creative Language Learning Podcast Listener Survey.

In Episode 25, I enjoyed a conversation with Shannon Kennedy. Shannon writes the travel, language and …

Episode 27: Episode 24: European Day of Languages Live with Music, Debate and Britishness

October 1st, 2015

1:23:32

Welcome to our first ever LIVE episode of the Creative Language Learning Podcast! In episode 24, we treat you to a piece of the European Day of Languages broadcast which was the first time ever that Lindsay and I tried …

Episode 26: Teach (Yourself) a Language with Tammy Bjelland from Language in Bloom

September 18th, 2015

52:26

It's episode 23 and I'm back with another lovely and inspiring interview. Tammy Bjelland sparkles with all the energy she brings to language learning …

Episode 25: Episode 22: Travel and Tutor Hunting Tips from Kerstin and Lindsay

August 24th, 2015

1:14:57

This episode features two core themes of discussion: travel and tutor tips.

"I buy everyone a little lollipop in my lessons"

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Episode 24: Episode 21: Why your Language Learning Goal Sucks and What to Do About it

August 12th, 2015

18:00
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Episode 23: Episode 20: Mobile Language Learning and Big News with Lindsay Does Languages

July 19th, 2015

1:01:19

Big news for the ladies of the Creative Language Learning Podcast in episode 20: Lindsay is engaged and Kerstin is married! 

In this episode, you’ll …

Chilled out Success with Language Surfer Ron Gullekson

July 5th, 2015

51:27

“Languages are ultimately designed to bring people together.”

Welcome to an inspiring interview with one of my favourite language bloggers: Ron …

Episode 21: Episode 18: Defining Polyglot and World View with Lindsay Dow

June 22nd, 2015

56:41

Episode 18 was packed full of language learning news and chat with Lindsay from Lindsay does Languages, my trusty and lovely co-host. I hope you'll …

Episode 19: It's a language! No, it's a dialect! And Lindsay is back.

May 17th, 2015

57:45

This episode is supported by FlashSticks, the printed language learning post-its. Use code KERSTIN10 for 10% off.

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Episode 18: From Marrying a Soldier to Writing a German Blog, with Angelika Davey

April 20th, 2015

55:43

My guest this week is Angelika Davey, owner of the blog angelikasgerman.co.uk. Angelika has been teaching German independently for many years.

Listen …

Episode 17: Episode 14: The Memory Palace is a Happy Place (with guest Anthony Metivier)

March 23rd, 2015

1:08:50

Beyond what it is that the Memory Palace can actually do for you, Anthony and I dug a bit deeper and discussed some really interesting perspectives.

Becky Morales on Perfect Pronunciation and Having 4 Bilingual Kids

February 26th, 2015

52:14

Hey, welcome to lucky episode 13 of the Creative Language Learning Podcast. In this episode, I'll be sharing a delicious foodie article and talking …

Chris Broholm from Actual Fluency on Challenges, Information Overload and Book Club

January 23rd, 2015

1:04:13

In Episode 12 of the Creative Language Learning Podcast, I interviewed a fellow podcaster! Chris Broholm is a language learner with a big mission: 10 …

Putting the World to Rights with Olly Richards from IWTYAL

December 7th, 2014

59:25

You wanna learn a language? Then I've got the guy for you! In today's podcast episode, I'm speaking with Olly Richards, the man behind I Will Teach You a Language. Olly is an expat Brit with a lot of travel experience …

Episode 13: Episode 10: Love Online Learning? Then my Guest Breanne has ALL the Information You Need

November 16th, 2014

57:58

This time, I am talking to an expert in the area of course design and online education. Breanne Dyck knows how to make people learn, she's got lots of information about neuroscience and learnt quite a few languages …

Episode 12: Episode 9: Chatting to Benny Lewis about Confidence vs Discipline and Groups vs Individuals

October 27th, 2014

49:03

Welcome to episode 9, where I'm featuring an AMAZING article of the week and an interview with Benny Lewis from Fluent in 3 Months.

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Episode 11: Episode 8: Lindsay and Kerstin do Languages

October 13th, 2014

55:54

In Episode 8, my guest is Lindsay Dow, a really enthusiastic and cool independent language teacher from the UK. Lindsay is well-known for her great …

Episode 9: Episode 7: Lost in Translation, the 80/20 Rule and French Grammar

September 26th, 2014

44:17

Welcome to episode 7 of the Creative Language Learning Podcast with Kerstin Hammes! In today's episode, I'll be sharing a news article about getting …

Episode 8: Episode 6: I'm Not Dead Yet, So I'd Like to Keep Learning

September 1st, 2014

58:55

In Episode 6 of the podcast, I’m talking to an everyday language learner. My longest-standing student Randy is our guest, and he talks about what …

Episode 7: Episode 5: ...and Nobody Knows Where the Verb is

July 30th, 2014

57:15
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Episode 6: Episode 4: X-Men, Game of Thrones, At the Gym...and Tips To Beat Stagnation

June 9th, 2014

32:15

Hey folks, welcome to episode 4 of the Creative Language Learning Podcast. This one is a solo show, just me sharing what's new and what's been …

Episode 5: How Personality Influences Language Learning with Jade Joddle

April 21st, 2014

1:00:04

In today's episode, you will hear from Jade Joddle, a coach in English and Speaking Skills from Jadejooddle.com. Jade and I found something in common: We are both very strong examples of the introvert and extrovert …

Episode 4: HipHop, Rap and Repetition with Fluency MC

January 13th, 2014

41:18

In today's episode, you will hear from Jason Levine, the Fluency MC - one of the most creative and unusual language teachers out there. Jason has …

Episode 2: Improve your English with this video and audio story

December 12th, 2013

3:51

The world is full of English speakers and English learners, and we can safely say that English must be one of the most popular languages to learn. …

Learn German with YouTube's most popular high school teacher: Levi Antrim!

October 11th, 2013

23:12

I'm so excited about today's article, which has a new format that I am trying out for you guys: It's a podcast (in your RSS readers this shows up as podcast, though no artwork or intro have been created yet)! The first …

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