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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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Could Language Make You Money?

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 episode, you get a look behind the scenes of our own careers, the jobs we've had and those that may be yet to come. All I'm saying is "flower lab!" 🌷

Three Reasons You Should Work With Languages

1) If you love it and you're passionate, it's a great way to bring excitement to your work
2) Working with languages will make you better at languages
3) You get to make great new connections with other speakers of your language

Our sponsor for this episode is Lindsay's new course, the Online Teaching Starter Kit. It's a complete guide to becoming an online teacher in five different parts. Check it out at www.fluentlanguage.co.uk/otsk.

Modern Languages students often look at the list of "related jobs" for their degree and ask "Is that all?!"

What you will hear:

  • What does it really mean to have a passion for something?

  • You're not meant to be good enough (not perfect) at languages when you go for a job interview

  • The disappointing list of "jobs related to a Modern Languages degree" on a leading careers website

  • The weird and wonderful list of "jobs where your Modern Languages degree would be useful" on the same website

  • How to bring languages into your career without applying for a new job

  • Our stories from applying for and working in the following jobs: translator, tutor, interpreter, teaching assistant, video game tester, export sales assistant, international recruitment manager

  • Why we work online and for ourselves, but we're not digital nomads

  • How to get started as an online tutor in particular, and the fantastic concept of timeboxing

"Self employment is self improvement." (Lindsay does soundbites)

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You can get in touch with us and tell us what you thought by
1) leaving us an iTunes review by visiting our itunes page and clicking "Ratings and Reviews"
2) using hashtag #cllp on Twitter (I am @kerstinhammes and Lindsay is @ldlanguages).
 

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