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The Fluent Show

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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. Subscri… read more

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Words of the Year 2022

January 16th, 2023


Aren't words of the year the BEST?? Definitely no quiet quitting or shrinkflation over here because today is a bonus! We're coming out of goblin mode for this special topic (what a vibe shift) and having a lot of fun …

The Farewell Episode: The Joy of Finishing Good Things

May 30th, 2022


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 …

How Learning Languages Has Changed my Life (with Bec from Language Chats AU)

May 16th, 2022


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 …

Learn a Language with Online Language Exchange

May 2nd, 2022


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 & …

🍿 Music, TV & Films in Your Favourite Languages

April 18th, 2022


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. …

Feminism in Our Language World (Panel Discussion)

April 4th, 2022


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 …

Grammar Girl Crush

March 21st, 2022


In this episode, my guest is Mignon Fogarty - better known as Grammar Girl.

She's a language podcaster, founder of the Quick and Dirty Tips network, a bestselling author, Podcasting Hall of Fame inductee, and she's …

Rock Solid Habits: Reviewing ‘21 with Polyglot Shannon Kennedy

March 7th, 2022


Shannon Kennedy is a professional musician, learner of 16 languages, and a language learning expert at Eurolinguiste, Fluent in 3 Months, and Women …

What Women in Language Will Bring You in 2022

February 21st, 2022


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 …

An Impossible Snapshot of India (with Eli Kutty and Jessica Kumar)

February 7th, 2022


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 - …

Words of the Year 2021

January 24th, 2022


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 …

5 Great Pieces of Advice for Learning a Language in 2022

January 10th, 2022


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 …

Why You Need to Start Reviewing Your Routine

December 6th, 2021


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 …

Language Trends and Trendy Languages

November 29th, 2021


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 …

Bilingual Episode (German and English): Discovering ELF 🧝🏼 and EU Interpreting 🇪🇺 with Karin Reithofer

November 22nd, 2021


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 …

No Language Robots! A fresh look at the concept of consistency

November 15th, 2021


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

Australian Passion for Culture and Language with Penny Wilson

November 1st, 2021


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 …

👻 Five Frightful Language Learning Monsters 🎃 for Hallowe'en

October 25th, 2021


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 …

Bilingual Episode: Meet My Language Teacher Dafydd (Fearlessly Speaking Welsh)

October 18th, 2021


"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 …

The Hidden Cost of Cheap & Easy Language Learning

October 11th, 2021


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, …

Elle Charisse: Escape from New York

October 4th, 2021


Elle Charisse is a language podcaster (she hosts Speaking Tongues), language lover, and foodie. She's a New York woman through and through!

We …

Top Tools: Online Language Teacher Edition

June 21st, 2021


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 …

How We Found Our Teaching Styles: Kate Fisher & Karina Thorne

June 14th, 2021


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 …

What is Language Coaching?

June 7th, 2021


If you are solo learning a language and want to feel confident and fluent, and make language a part of your life, you may feel stuck at some points …

Teaching Twi on Clubhouse with Afua Abrafi

May 31st, 2021


My guest for today's episode is somebody I met on a brand new app! No, it's not a dating app. It is the new social media app called Clubhouse.

There's a huge global audience of people on Clubhouse and you can join in, …

Top 5 Tips for Starting a Career as an Online Language Teacher

May 24th, 2021


You love languages and you want to spend your whole life around them. Ever thought about teaching?

Teaching languages online is a realistic and …

The Best Song in Europe: We 💜 Eurovision

May 17th, 2021


Many cultural highlights were lost in 2020 due to the Coronavirus pandemic. One that's particularly close to our hearts here at the Fluent Show was …

Learning & Teaching with a Visual Impairment with Holly Jensen

May 10th, 2021


Holly Jensen has studied Spanish, German, Arabic, French and Russian. She is an online English teacher.
Holly is also blind. 👩‍🦯
In today's podcast …

3 Lessons Podcasting Has Taught Me About Life and Languages

May 3rd, 2021


Welcome to episode 213 of the Fluent Show. Yes, that's a pretty high number! I've been a podcaster for 7+ years now, and in this episode I look back …

Teaching Qualifications - yay or nay? with Aubrey Carter

April 26th, 2021


Today's guest is Aubrey Carter, experienced ESL teacher, holder of an MA TESOL and a 3 Keys IELTS Certification.

Aubrey's been a professional ESL …

No Stress: A Stress Awareness Special 😌

April 19th, 2021


Welcome to our second season of the year. In the coming bunch of episodes, I am going to focus on different stories and aspects related to teaching languages and teaching online.

For today though, it's time to discuss …

Überraschungstüte with Lindsay: Running Conferences, Doing Masters Degrees, Learning What a "Blaue Reise" is

March 15th, 2021


Lindsay's back on the show and we're closing off the first season of 2021!

  • Kerstin has more new German words to read out to Lindsay and they're all …

Good bye Chemistry, hello Linguistics! with Sarah F. Philips

March 8th, 2021


Bi-dialectal and bilingual as Korean-Black american, Sarah Phillips has always known that language is a huge part of her identity and she was blown …

Should You Come to Women in Language 2021?

March 1st, 2021


Are you considering joining Women in Language 2021 but aren’t sure whether it’s right for you?

In today's episode, I'm going to be answering all of …

Stylistics: The Science of Hemingway and The Wire (with Professor Dan McIntyre)

February 22nd, 2021


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 …

Top Tools: Winter of 2021

February 15th, 2021


Look, yes, maybe you’re all here for the hottest tips about learning a language super efficiently, but we’re all real people too and so today’s …

Discover the Languages of Western and Central Asia (with Erin Morgan)

February 8th, 2021


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
* …

From Expat Bubbles to Bilingual Books: Letters to the Fluent Show

February 1st, 2021


The first mailbag Fluent Show, answering four listener questions on:

  • The best ways to learn grammar - does spaced repetition software work for …

What 2020 Taught Us About Languages (with Shannon Kennedy)

January 25th, 2021


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 …

Words of the Year 2020

January 18th, 2021


There are two big types of news in this episode:

  1. Important celebrity word news from the worlds of Hilaria Baldwin and Wagatha Christie 🕵🏼

Back from Hiatus with 5 Ways to Set Your Language Goals for 2021

January 11th, 2021


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 …

Bonus Episode: International Podcasters' Panel

November 21st, 2020


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 …

Episode 200 Party Live Stream 🎂

October 16th, 2020


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 …

Learning a Language While Working From Home

October 5th, 2020


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 …

Language Dabbling Advice, the Scots Wikipedia Shocker..and Adele's 🇯🇲 Bikini

September 28th, 2020


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 Women in Language Speaker Takeover

September 14th, 2020


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!

How to Run an Online Conference Like Women in Language

September 7th, 2020


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 …

5 Fun Ideas To Help You Get More Speaking Practice in Another Language

August 31st, 2020


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 …

Will the Real Multilinguals Please Stand Up?

August 24th, 2020


How does being multilingual affect your identity? Do you feel that through these language journeys you've taken, your identity and world views have …

Going Up, Up, Up - How to Reach Higher Language Levels

August 17th, 2020


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 …

Bilingual Episode (Spanish): Language Learning con Salsa 💃🏾 with Tamara Marie

August 10th, 2020


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 …

Don't Let the Streak Run the Show: How to Be Consistent in Language Learning

August 3rd, 2020


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 …

When You've Got a Notebook, You've Made Space for a Language

July 27th, 2020


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 …

What It Takes to Become a Professional Tutor

July 20th, 2020


This week's listener question comes from Lee, a new online tutor looking for guidance on the difference between community and professional tutoring on italki.

After working at italki as a community tutor, I want to …

Bilingual Episode 🇩🇪 : Learn Languages from the Streets with Easy Languages

July 13th, 2020


Imagine you're walking down the street in another country, bumping to lots of cool new people and chatting about big and small life questions with …

My Language Plan: Halfway Through 2020

July 6th, 2020


We're halfway through the year, so today's episode is an in-depth review of how it's gone so far.
This is my #clearthelist entry for July 2020.

I'm …

Revisiting Duolingo

June 29th, 2020


After a ridiculous change of topic from ✊🏾 to 🍷 and a discussion of what's new in emoji world, Lindsay and I go back to the deep, deep well that …

Love Your Accent in Any Language 💛

June 22nd, 2020


You say "either" and I say "either"
You say "neither" I say "neither"
"Either" "either", "neither" "neither"
Let's call the whole thing off

George …

Bilingual Episode 🇫🇷: Flying the Flag For Loanwords (with Mathilde Hutin, linguiste française)

June 15th, 2020


The intro of today's episode makes reference to the 8th of the month. This is because the episode publication was delayed by a week after recording to allow all listeners to get a chance to hear the Fluent Show …

A Statement About Racism

June 6th, 2020


I really want to say "this goes without saying" about many of the things I'm saying to you today. But maybe it does not.

Racism is not welcome here.

Thank you for listening to today's episode.

And as maker of the …

How Can We Make Online Lessons Less Exhausting?

June 1st, 2020


You're probably taking your fair share of online lessons in your target languages these days. Add to that a few Zoom hangouts, maybe some extra business meetings...and soon they add up to 10-15 hours of online meetings …

🏆 Top Tools 2020 HALL OF FAME: The Ultimate Language Learning Apps 🏅

May 25th, 2020


Every 6 months or so, the Fluent Show brings you a new set of top tools. These are our recommendations for language learning tools you might have …

How To Navigate Bilingual Love and Change Your Family Perspective

May 18th, 2020


This week on the show, I answer a cry for help from a frustrated listener in Denmark.

Imagine you can speak your target language beautifully. But …

Sara Maria Hasbun on Lockdown, Languages, and Long-Term Success

May 11th, 2020


Do you dream of travelling the world and living in other countries?
Want to see it all, live everywhere, and enjoy the best every country has to offer?

In today's episode, you'll meet someone who knows how to do all …

How to Learn a Language Every Day

May 4th, 2020


Welcome back! I start by sharing my love for 爱情公寓 (iPartment) on Yabla, and answer Sara's question:

What’s the best tool you use for making sure …

The Best Books About Language Learning & Linguistics

April 6th, 2020


Lindsay is back on the Fluent Show today and we're talking about the best books about languages and linguistics.

*NOTE: The Fluent Show is now on a podcast break until 6 May, but you can catch up with mini episodes of …

Where and How to Start Teaching Online

March 30th, 2020

Hot Potato News: Scottish Gaelic

Learn about the true pronunciation of this language's name, and why it's important to get it right.

Where and How to Start Teaching Online

It’s a great time to start offering online …

50 Years, 17 Languages with Steve Kaufmann

March 23rd, 2020


"In languages, when you want to learn, you learn."

Steve Kaufmann is a language learner from Canada who has studied over 17 languages so far. He is an advocate of reading in other languages, even from the start...and …

Brilliant Tips for Remembering More Vocabulary

March 16th, 2020


Word of the day: Hamsterkaufen - to hoard or panic buy. 🐹

Listener Elizabeth asks for advice about what to do when she remembers words in her target language on one day, but finds that they've disappeared the next …

Our Favourite Language Learning Textbooks

March 9th, 2020


What makes a language textbook great? Why should you use a language textbook? And which ones are the best ones out there?

In today's episode, …

Keep Saying YES To a New Language

March 2nd, 2020


It is difficult to learn several languages together. You may forget some, you may lose some, BUT hey you’re learning more than one language.

In this …

Marc Okrand on Creating the Klingon Language

February 24th, 2020


I've just set up a brand new supporter tier at the $2/month level - join us here.

The patron benefits for the $2 level are access to the patron-exclusive feed with added posts, early access, and …

Reading on Mobile (+Survey & Clear The List)

February 17th, 2020


I've just set up a brand new supporter tier at the $2/month level - join us here.

The patron benefits for the $2 level are access to the patron-exclusive feed with added posts, early access, and …

Is "Natural Language Learning" even a thing?

February 10th, 2020


This week, we discussed two topics:

Topic 1: Teaching Methods!

After watching a few episodes of Welsh reality TV Welsh learning celebrity knees-up cariad@iaith, we decided to pick up on their 3 big methods for …

Should You Learn Similar Languages Together?

February 3rd, 2020


In this podcast episode, I explain how to use similar languages and language families to get a head start in your multilingual life.

If you've ever …

Why Heritage Learners Aren't Normal Language Learners

January 27th, 2020


Do you know someone who grew up speaking a language at home as a child, but never fully developed it because their environment wasn't able to support …

How to Find Fantastic Language Tutors in Your Network Right Now

January 20th, 2020


SURVEY TIME: Please take 5 minutes and participate in the annual Fluent Show survey. Click here to start.

Are you looking for a new language tutor, but you can't find one online?
Does it feel like no one is teaching …

What Did You Learn in 2019? (with Shannon Kennedy)

January 13th, 2020


Shannon Kennedy is back!! It's been a whole year since we recorded our review of 2019 and this year it's time to do "the same procedure", if you get …

My 2020 Language Plan

January 6th, 2020


In this episode I share my own review of language learning in the year 2019 and what's next for me in 2020. It's like an audio #clearthelist article on my goals and what matters most in the upcoming year.

In 2019, my …

Words of the Year 2019

December 23rd, 2019


In this episode, Lindsay and Kerstin wrap up the year by reviewing a BIG crop of Words of the Year from Australia, the USA, the UK, Germany, Portugal …

Fluent Festivities! How to Learn a Language at Christmas (Even If You Don't Celebrate Christmas)

December 16th, 2019


Grab a Brandy and a Mince Pie! This is the festive Fluent Show. Is your mind wrapped up in gift wrapping and hosting this week instead of flashcards and language partners?

Don't worry, because in this show I have put …

Shahidah Foster on Black Girls Learn Languages (bilingual podcast in German and English)

December 9th, 2019


Shahidah Foster is an American expat in Germany, creator of the Black Girls Learn Languages community, and a passionate language learner. She's an English native speaker but her German is 💯 so prepare for a bilingual …

How Your Personality Changes in Another Language

December 2nd, 2019


In today's podcast, I'm excited to tackle a big question:

Listener Maria writes that she hears people sounding different to her depending on the …

Top Tools for Language Learning: Autumn/Winter 2019

November 25th, 2019


Wrap up warm, it's the autumn/winter edition of Top Tools for language learning, bringing you ingenious solutions to common language learning …

Learning a Language Through Another Language (Laddering)

November 18th, 2019


Today I am answering a listener question from Jessica who is an English native speaker, but so advanced in German that she wants to use it to learn a third language, Spanish.

Can you learn a language through another …

Interview with Language Creator David Peterson (Game of Thrones, Dune, The 100, Doctor Strange)

November 11th, 2019


"Polyglots and language creators...that Venn diagram is almost a circle."

In this episode, language creator David Peterson sat down with me to …

Language Levels Revealed: The One Conversation You Need to Hear (with English teacher Michael Lavers)

November 4th, 2019


When you are learning a language and selecting courses and materials, it's important to assess your level accurately. But how do you do that? In today's episode I've got English teacher Michael Lavers on the show and we …

Good Lessons vs. GREAT Lessons: Life’s Too Short Not to Find a Great Tutor

October 28th, 2019


Lindsay is back from Korea and Kerstin is back from America, and we're all together again to talk about finding yourself a GREAT language tutor!

We …

Find Yourself a Language Avatar to Step into Fluency

October 7th, 2019


You're leveling up in courses, going from A2 to C1 quickly...but stalling in real life. What gives?

This week's podcast covers a question from Maria, a talented language learner who has found herself stuck after moving …

If Language is On Fire, Who Puts it Out? (with Alexa Little from 7000 Languages 👩🏼‍🚒)

September 30th, 2019


In this episode, I bring you a touching interview with Alexa Little, a computational linguist who runs a non-profit building language apps for languages that REALLY need them.

Endangered Language Revival with Alexa …

Can Helpful Notes Cut Your Reaction Time in Conversations?

September 23rd, 2019


This week, I am on a listener inspired quest:

Is there a set of language learning notes that can make you better at speaking another language?

This Fluent Show episode brings you a discussion of the science of …

Are You Intimidated by "Ultralearning"? Scott Young is Here to Reassure Us All

September 16th, 2019


Bestselling author Scott Young presents his book "Ultralearning".

Scott is well known for his project called "The Year Without English", which …

Unusual Ways to Remember Vocabulary That Describes Ideas

September 9th, 2019


The German Retreat in Berlin

Today I answer a listener question from Hadassah about memorizing vocabulary that describes ideas, not objects

Here …

Did You Miss the Outstanding Langfest 2019? Catch Up Here!

September 2nd, 2019


Hooray, it's conference time! In today's episode I'll bring you a mix of language learning goodies straight from Montréal, Canada. You'll hear

How to Increase Your Vocabulary so You Can Talk about Anything

August 19th, 2019


Today’s theme: How to Learn Specialist Vocabulary

Thank you to Bonnie for this episode introduction.

Support This Podcast
Like all podcasts, the …

Professor Emoji 👩🏼‍🏫 Stops by to Explain How We Use Language Online 😍 (with Dr Monica Riordan)

August 12th, 2019


You can't see their faces, you can't see their hands, you can't hear their voices. But somehow, you still know how people are feeling when they communicate with you online. How does that work? 🤔

In this episode, I'm …

Study Grammar? 🤓 Speak from Day 1? 😮 What is the Right Mixture for Language Learning Success?

August 5th, 2019


In this episode you'll hear how courses like the Michel Thomas series change the script on language learning and why they work. I'll share my personal language success mixture, and why I don't debate study methods on …

Indigenous Languages Explained (and the Real Meaning of No Woman, No Cry)

July 29th, 2019


This episode effortlessly covers the full language world, from Sean Paul to the UN Declaration of Human Rights.


It's the United Nations …

Maintaining Old Languages While Learning New Ones

July 22nd, 2019


How can you keep an older language fresh while starting on a new one?

Do you have to worry about forgetting everything you've learnt within weeks?

Language Exams: Are They Right For You?

July 15th, 2019


This week, I'm answering a listener question with help from a special guest.

Gareth Popkins is a serial language learner with decades of experience. He's a native English speaker but fluent in Welsh, Russian, German, …

How to Learn a Language You Hated In School

July 8th, 2019


How do you feel about your memories of learning languages at school?

Did you leave feeling like you were just not a language person? Got tales of …

How to Play With a Language You Love (with María Ortega Garcia)

July 1st, 2019


“If we can produce proficient, correct language, it seems all is great no matter how we feel about it.”

My guest for this week’s podcast is María Ortega Garcia, who you will get to know well during the course of our …

Effective Language Teaching and Successful Collaborations

June 24th, 2019


I'm continuing the Fluent Show's little business series with a solo episode about online language teaching.

Last week you already heard a little …

The 4 Hour Work Week, Right?

June 17th, 2019


This week…something completely different. If you ever wondered what it’s like to run an online business in languages, this episode is for you. Lindsay and I offer you one of the most in-depth looks we have ever offered …

What Happens When You Design Your Own Immersion Day?

June 10th, 2019


This week I'm answering a listener question from Erin who was curious about applying her skills when she cannot attend a language retreat!

The key with a retreat is to step out of learner mode and step into speaker

Top Tools for Spring/Summer 2019

June 3rd, 2019


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 …

Frustrated! 🔥 What To Do When You Just Can't

May 27th, 2019


In this episode, I am answering a listener question from Leandro.

I'm going through a really hard time on learning languages. I'm a Portuguese native speaker and I'm learning English and French. Most of time I'm …

Living the Dream! Get Paid to Learn Languages (with Paul Kaye, EU Language Officer)

May 20th, 2019


Learning a language gives you a huge career advantage over others who don't have a language. One example is working for the EU, one of the world's …

It's a Trap! (with Nicky Roberts)

April 29th, 2019


In this episode, I answer a listener question with the listener on the line!

My friend Nicky Roberts (near-miss Welsh learner of the year 2018) meet up with me at last year's Welsh national festival and during our …

What Are the Easiest Languages in the World?

April 22nd, 2019


“The merit of all things lies in their difficulty.”

  • Alexandre Dumas

In this podcast, Lindsay and I discuss what makes a language easy or hard …

What Can You Gain From a Language Retreat?

April 15th, 2019


In today's episode, my retreat group from the summer retreat in Munich

  • What happens when you only speak your target language for a week?
  • How do you …

"The Tyranny of the Shoulds" with Dr Roger Kreuz

April 8th, 2019


This episode, I'm bringing you an interview with experimental psychologist and author Dr Roger Kreuz. Along with Richard Roberts, Roger is the …

5 Steps for Creating Your Language Habit

April 1st, 2019


Click or tap here to get the free guide to building your language learning habit

Thank you to Bonnie Z for this episode introduction.

Today’s question comes from Elizabeth - here's a summary of what she's asking:

I …

Ransom Notes and Other Creative Ideas

March 25th, 2019


Inspired by one of the discussion panels at Women in Language, Lindsay and I dedicated this episode to creativity in language learning.

We shared 9 …

When Is the Right Time to Start Learning Another Language?

March 18th, 2019


¡Hola Radioyentes!

This week I'm answering a listener question (asked in Spanish AND English!):

 When is it the right time to start learning …

The Best You In Another Language (with Nicole Miles)

March 11th, 2019


What's it like to realise you're getting good at the language you're learning?

Where do you go when you don't need handholding anymore?

In today's …

Inside the Women in Language Conference: 12 Guests Tell ALL

March 4th, 2019


Do you love languages, and want to live and learn, create a successful career or travel the world as a multilingual person?

This year, let the Women …

How To Quickly Switch From One Language To Another Language

February 25th, 2019


Alessia, 17 from Verona asks:

How to switch quickly from a language to another? Is it just a question of practice?

Click or tap here to read …

Fluent By Feeling: How Intuition Helps You Learn Languages

February 18th, 2019


"I don't know how I knew this word, I just knew it."

Have you ever found yourself in a conversation where you speak without thinking?

In a moment like that, you trusted your gut. But how the heck does your GUT know …

Inside Fluentball: Your Questions & Survey Results

February 11th, 2019


In this episode, you'll hear about the results of the Fluent Show survey, followed by your questions on my personal language learning thoughts and …

Bilingual Podcast! The Biggest African Languages / Les Plus Grandes Langues d'Afrique [with Khady Ndoye]

February 4th, 2019

This Podcast Episode Is Bilingual: French and English

Khady comes from a bilingual family and grew up speaking Wolof and French. And as such, we …

9 Creative Ways To Power Up Your Language Learning

January 28th, 2019


Today’s episode is based on an Instagram question from Iye, who is learning Norwegian.

She asks

Do you have any tips for how I can go about creating my own language learning materials?

Listen in to discover how …

Ask A Linguist: Your Language Questions Answered By Linguists From Talk The Talk

January 21st, 2019


Linguist hour! Lindsay and I bring you an interview with one of our favourite podcasts, the linguistics show Talk the Talk from Australia.

Please take 5 minutes to take our Fluent Show survey!

We don't often have …

Language Immersion On Any Budget

January 14th, 2019


It's January, time for new year's resolutions and long weeks waiting for pay cheques.

Please take 5 minutes to take our Fluent Show survey!

If …

What Did You Learn in 2018? (with Shannon Kennedy)

January 7th, 2019


Happy New Year! 🎇

Please take 5 minutes to take our Fluent Show survey!

In this episode, I hung out with friend of the podcast Shannon Kennedy to …

Better Vocabulary Learning: Say Goodbye To False Friends

December 17th, 2018


It's so annoying when you say a word in your target language and you're 100% SURE it's going to mean one thing...and then it turns out to mean something completely different. Ugh, awkward!

When those words look the …

Understanding TV and Film Dialogues Without Subtitles (with Cara from Leo Listening)

December 10th, 2018


This week, my guest on the podcast is Cara Leopold, an English teacher who focuses on helping her students enjoy TV and films in English by improving …

Notes From An Intermediate Speaking Dilemma

December 3rd, 2018


What's more frustrating than speaking at intermediate level, where we stutter and stumble over words, and leave....lo o o o o in sentences because the words just won't come into our brains.

This week on …

What the Heck is Word Of The Year?

November 26th, 2018


Self-care, backstop, vegan, glamping, problematic - those are evocative words and they have the power to sum up a whole year.

Join us as we delve …

New York Language Stories At Ellen Jovin's Grammar Table

November 12th, 2018


Can you imagine how fun it would be to speak to a fellow language lover who's encouraging you to share ALL your language questions, from comma …

Can You Decide Which Languages To Kick Off Your To-Learn List?

November 5th, 2018


Every other week on the Fluent Show, I answer your listener questions.

Today a question from Sheela: How to Simplify Your List of Languages To Learn

Here are a few options for getting more clarity in your ‘to learn’ …

Find Friends Who Love Language Learning [with Polyglots in Ljubljana, Slovenia]

October 29th, 2018


Our theme for today’s show is language learning friendship and having buddies who truly love language learning.

We are recording this week in …

3 Useful Rules For Remembering Grammar

October 15th, 2018


In today's episode I discuss the question of how to have the best memory possible for learning a langauge. There are a bunch of rules of thumb to …

Bored by Duolingo - What Now?

October 1st, 2018


Every other week on the Fluent Show, I put aside a little time to answer your listener questions. Email your question to me at

QUIZ! 20 European Languages In 1 Hour For European Day Of Languages

September 24th, 2018

It's the European Day of Languages! Yay!

Here on the show, we love to celebrate this day. 3 years ago, Lindsay and I got together to bring you a HUGE quiz, we’ve made videos, we’ve spoken lots of European languages. We …

How Can I Inject FUN Into Language Learning (with Olly Richards)

September 17th, 2018


In today's episode, I had planned a Q&A but what you'll hear is more of a Q&D: a question and discussion session with special guest Olly Richards from I Will Teach You A Language. You already know Olly from our …

What To Do When You Fail To Reach Your Goals

September 10th, 2018


After our live episode for number 100, we're rolling 'back to school' and reviewing summer motivation and new routines before cracking on with our …

Help! Frustration And Mental Blocks Are Destroying My Confidence!

September 3rd, 2018


Listeners, this is a big question and let me tell you I wrote several pages of notes to answer it. Listener Simon from Dublin was feeling a MAJOR case of frustration and wrote in to the show. Here's some of what he said:

Lindie Botes: Click Play For The YouTube Polyglot Community

August 27th, 2018


Lindie Botes is a designer, polyglot, and popular YouTuber sharing videos with her audience of over 55,000 viewers. She loves to study languages from …

Live Language Party: Celebrate Our 100th Episode

August 20th, 2018


Wow wow wow wow, our episode 100 live show was a blast, with busy chatroom and over 80 listeners tuning in live from all around the world. Today's podcast episode is a replay of that live broadcast, featuring five …

How To Get Back Together With Your Ex-Language

July 30th, 2018


This week’s question comes from Instagram:

I speak French, Arabic, English.. I’d like to start learning German but I really have no idea how to begin because I’ve already started but ended up by giving it up, I’ve …

Seven Questions Any Language Learner Needs To Answer

July 16th, 2018


Is it possible to start learning a language from scratch when you're in your 30s? With a baby and a dog (and a husband) to look after?

Of course it is!

In this podcast episode, I am speaking to my friend Daniela. …

My Language Learning Secrets!!

July 9th, 2018


This week on the show, I answered a question from Twitter user @akalious:

I’m so curious how you learned English to IELTS 9* even before you went …

"French is Romantic, Arabic Is Aggressive"...Does Culture Stop Us from Learning Languages?

July 2nd, 2018


It's a philosophical one with Lindsay this week!

Quick note on the topic of audio quality: In this week's episode, you'll hear Lindsay coming …

What To Do When You're Overwhelmed In Language Lessons

June 25th, 2018


In this week’s episode, I have a fascinating Q&A question, which didn't at all bring the answer that my questioner might have been expecting.

My question asker Andy is learning Russian, and finding the amount of …

Q&A: Should You Learn the Dialect of a Language?

June 11th, 2018


How do you feel about learning two dialects of a language at the same time?

The Dictionary of Linguistics defines dialect as a variety of a …

What Is Fluency, What Is Mastery...And How Do You Get There?

June 4th, 2018


In this podcast and blog article, we're discussing words that mean a lot to many people, answering questions such as:

What is "fluency" and how do you know you're fluent?
How can I achieve "mastery" in a language?
What …

Q&A: How To Prepare For Language Lessons on Skype

May 28th, 2018


You can find language tutors on sites like italki, in online communities, or by searching for your target language on social networks. Instagram is …

Top Tools for Summer 2018

May 21st, 2018


It's time for our seasonal countdown of what's hot in language learning. Lindsay and I have been collecting our top tools, and we select our list of …

Q&A: Should I Give Flashcards Another Chance?

May 14th, 2018


Today’s show is based on a question I have been asking myself. And that is…

Learning and Speaking 20+ Languages in New York City

May 7th, 2018


This week, I talk to language and grammar fanatic Ellen Jovin. Ellen has spent the last (nearly) decade learning and forgetting over 20 languages, and reviewing hundreds of language learning materials.

In this …

Q&A: How to Re-Learn a Language You’ve Forgotten

April 30th, 2018


Re-learning sounds like a daunting task, but today's episode will guide you through what you need to think about.

In this episode, you'll

  • learn …

Welsh Is Not English!

April 23rd, 2018


When I first moved to the UK, I had no idea that Welsh was a living language. Now it's 15 years later and I can speak it, watch TV in Welsh, and connect with thousands of learners around the world.

Welsh is considered …

How To Get Native Speakers To Speak Your Target Language

April 16th, 2018


Great news, everyone! The Fluent Show is now newly available on Spotify, TuneIn Radio, and I Heart Radio. How do you listen?

Shout out to our new sponsor, Smartcards Plus.

In Today's Show: A Q&A with a question …

Making a Story-Based German Course with Olly Richards

April 9th, 2018


This week on the podcast, I am joined by Olly Richards from I Will Teach You A Language.

We present to you a project that we have been working on together for a while: German Uncovered, a course for beginners who want …

Q&A: What's a Reasonable Weekly Schedule for Language Learning?

April 2nd, 2018


Rebecca from New York asked

Can you talk about how to set up a reasonable weekly schedule for language learning?

In this show, I've got five …

What's The Secret To The Greatest Language Exchange Ever?

March 26th, 2018


The most rewarding way of practicing your language is by connecting with people on a 1-to-1 basis. It takes commitment to make any language exchange …

Q&A: Should You Get a Masters Degree in Languages?

March 19th, 2018


Today on the show, I'll share a few tips and considerations about studying languages at university. Plus: My own story of doing Translation Studies at the University of Manchester.

Chenelle asks:

I wanted to know did …

Q&A: How Can You Train Your Listening Skills?

March 5th, 2018


Elisabeth asks:

“How do you fit hearing comprehension into your daily routine? I find myself daydreaming a lot during my hearing comprehension time.”

What are you training, exactly?

Listening comprehension will …

"It's Hard Work But It's So Worth It": Everything You Need To Know For Raising Bilingual Children

February 26th, 2018


As a German native speaker who speaks English all day long, I find the prospect of bilingual parenting both daunting and fascinating. I have been looking for an expert on bilingual parenting, and here she is: Marianna …

Q&A: Getting Off the Intermediate Plateau

February 19th, 2018


"How Can I Get Off The Intermediate Plateau?"

If you're stuck somewhere in the language weeds, this show will help you untangle them and get those …

How to Learn Several Languages At The Same Time

February 12th, 2018

In The News This Week

A deaf woman wanted to attend a pop concert with her young daughter, but had to fight and even sue the company until she was granted a sign language interpreter. Is this fair?

We discuss what …

The Creative Language Learning Podcast is now the Fluent Show

February 11th, 2018


It's 2018, guys. Time to admit something major:


As of today, I am so excited to announce that this podcast is now The Fluent Show, and we are going WEEKLY. Every …

Robo-Tutors and Translating Megaphones: It's the Future of Language Learning

January 29th, 2018


Click or tap here to read the full show notes

In the News...

Kazakhstan is going to change the official script of its language from the Cyrillic to …

What is it that you want to achieve?

January 1st, 2018


Hello from Kerstin and happy new year! In today's show, I've got notes for you on what really mattered for language learning in 2017, and how you can make the most out of these for your own path to fluency.

Lessons …

"If It Plugs Your Gap, It'll Proper Plug Your Gap": Top Tools for Winter 2018

December 18th, 2017


Click or tap here to read the full shownotes.

Follow up on a topic: Pop Music

Bilingual lyrics, Spanglish and Justin Bieber of all people winning a …

Finding friends who love languages (with Chuck Smith)

December 4th, 2017


These days, the Polyglot Gathering pulls in hundreds of language learners who share and enjoy community in the heart of Europe. A lot of this is …

Climbing Mount Language from Basecamp to Summit

November 20th, 2017


Beware listeners: This episode contains a discussion of a few English swearwords, so if you are listening with kids please skip the first 20 minutes.

And on to what's in this show:

Language Stories: Lindsay has a new …

Gabriel Wyner is NOT a Robot (with Fluent Forever author Gabriel Wyner)

November 6th, 2017


On this show, I spoke to Gabriel (Gabe) Wyner, a well known name to many language learners thanks to his bestselling book "Fluent Forever".

In this interview, you will get to know the story of "Fluent Forever", the …

Equality, Tea, and Spicing up your Language Learning

October 22nd, 2017

Words in the Wild: Equality and Tea

I've been out in the wild, seeing and discussing words in the English language, and in this episode I presented the best of them to Lindsay to discuss what they can reveal about us …

"For the Love of Humanity": Using Languages for Good

October 9th, 2017


In this episode, I'm presenting two interviews with women who are working to change people's lives through the power of language.

Madeline, Interpreter for Survivors of Torture and Trauma

Community Interpreter …

"You assume they don't have chick lit in Polish"

September 25th, 2017


In this episode, polyglot expert Shannon fills in for Lindsay - we catch up on our language learning and Duolingo, and then discuss why and how …

10 Polyglot Conversations from Langfest 2017 in Montréal

September 3rd, 2017


This podcast episode is a bit like a Wundertüte - a lucky dip bag of interviews with wonderful people who made the 2017 Langfest event what it was. …

How to Speak Your Target Language Today, Not Tomorrow

August 22nd, 2017


Speaking your new language for the first time can be so nerve-wracking! Will they switch to English? Are you good enough? Will you even get the words out? In today's episode, join me to start beating those gremlin …

Why is it so Hard to Find Pop Music in Other Languages?

August 4th, 2017


Why does pop music matter for language learning?

  • What influence does the industry have for which music gets made and which doesn't?
  • Why is English …

The Best Language Learning Tools for Summer 2017

July 20th, 2017


Welcome to Creative Language Learning Podcast episode 56, with our popular roundup of this season's hottest language learning resources and tools.

What Motivates Me to Learn Russian (with Kris Broholm)

June 30th, 2017


In episode 55, friend of the show Kris Broholm from Actual Fluency joined me to discuss mindset and accountability in language learning that come …

Live from the Polyglot Gathering 2017

June 13th, 2017


It's one of my favourite episodes of the year - the live clips are in, so you can experience the Polyglot Gathering in 2017 with the Creative …

"We're Quite a Polite Show Really"

June 1st, 2017


We love having you back with the show. WELCOME if you are a new subscriber. HIGH FIVE if you've always been with us.

A lot has happened over the …

The Best Language Learning Tools for Autumn/Winter 2016

October 31st, 2016


This episode of the Creative Language Learning Podcast is as fun as ever, covering the ultimate Good, Bad and Struggling and our Top 5 Language …

Top 5 Fictional Languages

October 16th, 2016


Do you speak Sindarin?

In this episode, Lindsay and I went full-on nerd and we were loving it! The world of fictional languages is richer than a …

Take Our Quiz for European Day of Languages (Live Episode)

October 4th, 2016

<img class="thumb-image" alt="cllp ep 50" data-image="" data-image-dimensions="1280x1280" …

Peace, Words 'n Harmony

September 11th, 2016


Hey everyone, welcome to episode 49 of the Creative Language Learning Podcast.

The Good, The Bad and The Struggling

Routines lapsing for the summer, looking forward to September, and permission to half-ass online courses …

Don't Avoid Language Speakers

August 28th, 2016


Hello and welcome to Episode 48 of the Creative Language Learning Podcast!

We started off our episode with some insights into what's going on with our language learning - in a new format! It's called the good, the bad …

A Good Handle on The Hangul

August 14th, 2016


In this episode, we let you guys take us where you wanted us to go with your awesome listener messages.

Some of What We Talked About

  • Where to go when …

Mastery and Advanced Level Language Learning

July 31st, 2016


Don't forget to catch the mention of our good friends at Flashsticks, the language learning post-it guys. You can purchase vocabulary post-it notes …

How To Learn a Language Using Snapchat

July 18th, 2016


In our introduction, we take you on a tour de force German kids' TV, Icelandic football cheering, and the pronunciation of Montréal.

Don't forget to catch the mention of our good friends at Flashsticks, the language …

Be Like a Waffle (Language Learning in Country)

July 3rd, 2016


Episode 44 is kindly sponsored by our friends at Flashsticks. Check out their new app Flash Academy is out now. It's a language playground offering you light lessons, games and quizzes. Go check it out for free at Flash …

Episode 47: What We Think About Brexit

July 3rd, 2016


Dear listeners,

As this is our first show since the UK's historic EU referendum, we wanted to take a minute to talk to you guys about Brexit, Britain's exit from the European Union.

Lindsay and I both stand firmly on …

Language is Everything: Talking Language Activism with Wikitongues

June 19th, 2016


Oour good friends at Flashsticks are back as podcast sponsors - go check out their awesome new app and post-it notes in 8 languages at and claim 10% discount using code KERSTIN10.

"This is one of the …

Could Language Make You Money?

June 5th, 2016


Today's episode returns to the topic of making money with languages. We ask if that's something you should be doing and how it can work.

In this …

How to Rock Language Learning For Travel

May 22nd, 2016


This episode brings you the best mindset tips for learning a language for your next trip - even if you're completely busy and scared of talking to …

Live from the Polyglot Gathering in Berlin

May 9th, 2016

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Polyglot Gathering Preview (Mini Episode)

April 28th, 2016


We're getting excited about the Polyglot Gathering in Berlin! Here is a preview of the talks we are not going to miss.

Look out for the very special …

The Best Tools for Language Learning in Spring/Summer 2016

April 18th, 2016

Topic: The Best Tools for Language Learning in Spring/Summer 2016

Episode 38 is brought to you with friendly support from italki. Do visit their …

The Secret Languages of Great Britain (with expert voice Simon Ager)

April 10th, 2016


Episode 37 is brought to you by italki, where you can find a language partner for any language. We tested it with rare languages like Icelandic, and it totally delivered. Get an awesome free lesson deal at italki.

But WHY!!!! Are You Learning A Language?

March 28th, 2016


A feedback question from James led us to discussing why we chose the languages we are learning right now.

We don't need them for our working lives, or our everyday lives.

We don't have Welsh or Korean family.

We're not …

Polyglot Club Certificates Available Now

March 14th, 2016


Episode 35 of the Creative Language Learning Podcast is brought to you with support from HelloTalk. Go visit them now, because you're totally missing …

Language Learning is Too Hard and Inconvenient (That's NO EXCUSE)

February 28th, 2016


The first 20 minutes of this episodes are a lot of feedback and catch-up and shout outs to our readers, including:

  • Progress reports of how Lindsay …

Future You is The Best You, with Guest Benny Lewis

February 14th, 2016

<img class="thumb-image" data-image="" data-image-dimensions="735x1102" …

The Guide to Knowing Your Language Learning Style

January 31st, 2016


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


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 …

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

January 3rd, 2016


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


Note the episode contains two mild swearwords!!

<img class="thumb-image" alt="smartergerman-podcast" …

What You Are is What You Say (Language and Identity)

November 30th, 2015


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

Inside the #Add1Challenge with Brian Kwong

November 22nd, 2015


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

In this episode, Lindsay went out and discovered the …

Language Events, Language Careers, Language Inspiration

November 9th, 2015


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.

<img class="thumb-image" …

Becoming a Musician Can Make You a Fantastic Language Learner

October 18th, 2015


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 …

European Day of Languages Live with Music, Debate and Britishness

October 1st, 2015


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 …

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

September 18th, 2015


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 …

Travel and Tutor Hunting Tips from Kerstin and Lindsay

August 24th, 2015


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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Why your Language Learning Goal Sucks and What to Do About it

August 12th, 2015

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Mobile Language Learning and Big News with Lindsay Does Languages

July 19th, 2015


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


“Languages are ultimately designed to bring people together.”

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

Defining Polyglot and World View with Lindsay Dow

June 22nd, 2015


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 …

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

May 17th, 2015


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

<img class="thumb-image" alt="podcast languages" …

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

April 20th, 2015


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

Listen …

The Memory Palace is a Happy Place (with guest Anthony Metivier)

March 23rd, 2015


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


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 …

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

January 23rd, 2015


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


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 …

Love Online Learning? Then my Guest Breanne has ALL the Information You Need

November 16th, 2014


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 …

Chatting to Benny Lewis about Confidence vs Discipline and Groups vs Individuals

October 27th, 2014


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.

In this interview you'll be finding out about <img class="thumb-image" …

Lindsay and Kerstin do Languages

October 13th, 2014


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 …

Lost in Translation, the 80/20 Rule and French Grammar

September 26th, 2014


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 …

I'm Not Dead Yet, So I'd Like to Keep Learning: Interview with German Learner Randy

September 1st, 2014


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 …

...and Nobody Knows Where the Verb is

July 30th, 2014

<img class="thumb-image" alt="storyteller" data-image="" data-image-dimensions="1461x2018" …

X-Men, Game of Thrones, At the Gym...and Tips To Beat Stagnation

June 9th, 2014


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 …

How Personality Influences Language Learning with Jade Joddle

April 21st, 2014


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

HipHop, Rap and Repetition with Fluency MC

January 13th, 2014


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 …

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

October 11th, 2013


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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