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The Fluent Show

198 EpisodesProduced by Kerstin CableWebsite

Learn a Language...Or Maybe Three!The Fluent Show is on a mission to help you get excited about language learning. We both learn languages every day in our lives, and we have learnt over 15 different languages between us.We share stories, news, tips, and ideas that will make you fluent...eventually.… read more

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Be Like a Waffle (Language Learning in Country)

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 Sticks and get 10% off everything at the site with code KERSTIN10.

Learning a Language In-Country

Learning a language where it is spoken is one of the Top 5 wishes on every learner's bucket list. In this episode, we explore stories and tips about language learning - including Lindsay's travels to Costa Rica, and what Kerstin's English was like on day 1 in England.


  • What's different between home learning and in-country learning?

  • The risk and benefit of having a "home library" for language learning

  • How can you build your in-country vocabulary?

  • Why having no choice is the single best thing you can do for your language skills

  • The three types of in-country learning: Short Stay, Mid-Stay and Complete Life Change

  • How to rank and assess your language level on the "Kerstin Cable Breakfast Food Scale"

  • German learners! Kerstin is inviting you to come to Germany and speak for a week at the Fluent German Retreat

  • Exactly what to do when people correct you as you speak another language

  • What does it mean when you start to dream and think in another language?

Plus: Bonus Secret

We started off the show comparing a few Duolingo notes, and finally find out what happens when you finish a Duolingo skill tree.

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