AFP 109 – Birthday Q&A with Kris

In this birthday special I asked you guys to send me in any questions you might have on any topic. This is where I answer some of them.

Birthday Special

This week I celebrated my 29th birthday, and to make a bigger fuzz than normal about it I asked you guys to send me in any questions you'd like me to answer.

This episode is the result, hope you enjoy!

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Questions Answered:

  1. [0:2:19] Dimitrios asks: Despite being last year's happiest country. Why do some Danish people still prefer to live somewhere else?
  2. [0:11:11] Michelle asks: My husband and I want to start a Spanish learning project together. He's a pilot so a lot of our learning will be remote. Any ideas?
  3. [0:15:19] Aidan asks: I'm curious how you combine gaming with travel. It's not convenient to carry a console around, especially when flying you can't just check in a PS4.
  4. [0:20:20] Tim asks: If you could only speak one language, what language would it be, what resources would you use and where would you live to use that language?
  5. [0:25:29] Gilles asks: I was going to join Baselang, but I'm worried about the bandwidth and electrical power of Venezuela. Where should I go for best online 1on1 conversations in Spanish?
  6. [0:33:20] Sarah asks: The French say pillow talk is the best way to learn a language. Which language would your ideal partner speak?
  7. [0:36:26] Paul asks: How to integrate in a foreign-language environment abroad?
  8. [0:46:05] Dave asks: What are the languages you know, and what levels are you in them?
  9. [0:55:48] Jahnave asks: I struggle learning French in school, can you give me some tips?
  10. [01:02:04] Die_baldini asks: Do you ever get the feeling you're not progressing in a language? If yes, how do you go about it?

Extended Edition: All the questions that didn't make it into the finale episode:

  • Kirill asks: How does it feel to be an online entrepreneur? How did you decide on this path when you could've gone into radio broadcasting or journalism?
  • Clayton asks: Why do people get so down on McDonalds?
  • Laura asks: How do I begin writing about things that are interesting and relevant to you without making a million mistakes. Also do you know any innovative resources for structured writing?
  • Nicola asks: Can you explain the big difference between English and Danish culture?
  • Dorothy asks: Can you explain the Danish “hygge” which has hit the UK by storm?
  • Mariam asks: Did you ever make a list of things you should have done by the time you turn 30?
  • Marcelo asks: How did you get into German? What do you do to maintain and improve it? *Bonus question: What do you do in your free time?
  • Die_baldini asks: Any tips on finding like-minded people except for the polyglot conferences and add1challenge?
  • Kelly asks: What is the easiest language you've learnt, and hardest?

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  • Hi Chris, thanks for taking my question. I agree there’s no obvious solution.

    Good luck with your plans for the UK. I lived in London for 4 years before I moved to Germany, so I understand the appeal.

    I hope it’ll work out ok in the future for people who are from EU countries to be able to live and work there.

  • Fab episode Kris, I really enjoyed it. Your last answer on motivation and the sense of progress was especially good. I’ll be stealing that jigsaw analogy for my learners.

  • Alexandra

    Hey Kris, deine deutsche Aussprache ist echt super !!! Es hat mich sehr gefreut dich mal auf Deutsch zu hören 🙂