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The Fluent Show

189 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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Climbing Mount Language from Basecamp to Summit

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 podcast, reporting back from her adventures around the language landscapes of cities like Montréal, New York, and more.

Even after 20 years of English, I still don't know all the words. We discuss an English slang word that was news to me.

Tip: The Psychology of Rewards

We discussed why and how you can reward yourself when you reach those study goals.

Language Learning Misconceptions

Here's the list we discussed on the show:

  • Children learn their first language effortlessly
  • Younger learners learn languages more easily than older learners
  • Intelligent people are better at learning languages
  • Immersion is the best way to learn a language
  • Grammar study is detrimental to second-language acquisition
  • Learning a second language hinders the development of the first language
  • Once a child can speak a language, the language-learning process is complete

Consider: All these ideas and beliefs are widespread, but none of them are true when taken at face value!

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