AFP S3E11 – Solo Episode: 2015 Review and Goals for 2016

In this solo episode I talk about my 2015 year of language learning and share my goals for 2016. I also talk about goal setting in general.

Happy New Year!

I know it's getting a bit old, seeing as we're already a week into 2016 but I just wanted to wish you a very Happy New Year and thank you immensely for being a listener of Actual Fluency.

It's been a while since I did a solo episode, so I hope you enjoy this one on New Year, goals and 2016!

Ask me anything!

I often get asked various questions, so I thought it would be good to start sharing some of the answers with the rest of the world. If you have a question about anything (really!) then fire away. Do notice that I'm not a bonafied expert language learner or polyglot. I'm just trying to do my best as the terrible student I am.

I'd be happy to answer any questions on language learning based on the experience I have from interviewing tons of people, who are way more talented than I am. You can ask your question using this link: Ask Kris a question

Watch the episode

(coming soon.)

I tried in true ghetto-style to record myself speaking using my phone, ignorant of the fact that it can only record 20 minute clips at a time. The last 15 minutes are therefore missing from the final cut. I'll probably upload the video anyway in a few days time if anyone is curious.

Listen to the episode

Show notes

  • What happened in 2015
  • What are my goals for 2016
  • How do I view NY resolutions
  • General tips and tricks on Goal setting
  • What 6 languages I will be speaking well at the end of 2016
  • A huge thanks to the listeners for 2015!

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  • Julia Miller

    Hi Kris, Thank you for all the good work you’re doing. I am catching up on your last two seasons , in the same time, staying up to date with the current one. First of all, I wanted to say that the quality of your audio improved immensely. What annoyed me a bit in the last two seasons was that your voice was always much quieter than your guests and I sometimes could barely hear your question, which is a shame. I mostly listen on the headphones or small speaker while I am commuting to work. Now, during the 3rd seasons, it is great, I can hear everything.
    Moreover, I really appreciate all the motivation I am getting from the podcast and I hope they are/will be reflecting on my language learning. My mother tongue is Polish and speak English on quite a high level. Besides, I have some experience learning German, French, Russian and Spanish but I never went further than A1/2 levels. I definitely hope to improve that. My main goal for this year is finally push further my Italian which is around A2 level and finally learn to conversational level- Maltese. I am currently based in Malta and even though I have been living here for almost 4 years, I am still not capable to speak it. The problem is also, that Malta is a bilingual country so we use English everyday and as an expat, I tend to spend more time with other English speaking people in my free time .
    Anyway, I wrote more than I should;) If you wish to visit Malta, give me a shout:)
    All the best in the New Year!

  • Great podcast! I loved the part about focusing more on knowing languages well rather than spitting out phrases in every language you know. Good luck with Russian this year. I hope to make the Polyglot Gathering this year, so I’ll say hi in person if I do!

  • Daniel Eggleton

    Hey Kris, great podcast! As a young, aspiring polyglot, I find your interviews fascinating and think you’re doing an awesome job connecting language learners around the world. Looking forward to more in the series!