Today I'm super stoked to announce the release of my first SOLO episode of the podcast. The aim of the podcast is to empower language learners by providing inspiration, tips and resources on the best ways to learn that dreaded foreign language.
Generally the format is that I invite somebody on who has an interesting story to share and I conduct a traditional interview with them, in order to retrieve those very valuable lessons and experiences that got them to where they are today.
However, there will be times when I'm flying solo and that's not because of I'm running out of guests – far from it! It's simply to have a different style of episodes once in a while, that focuses more on technical aspects where I do not need somebody next to me to talk about the resources or ninja tricks that I'm sharing.
Don't worry these solo episodes are not “my story” kind of episodes, they are just focused a lot more on the tools and tricks you need to learn a language.
But speaking of guests, which guests would you like to listen to on the show? Feel free to send me a message using the contact page and I will do my best to track them down for an interview 🙂
I have to say though, I'm not a natural public speaker and English is not my first language, so it took a lot of courage to make and upload this episode. I don't think I would have been able to do it, if it was not for the support of you the listeners. I recently got this tweet and it just made my day!
Thank you so much Runaway Daydreamer! I also appreciate anyone taking the time to go to the iTunes show page and leaving a rating and/or review – it means way more than you think! You can find the show on iTunes here.
In this episode you will hear about:
- My trifecta of language learning
- Getting your feet wet in a language
- Learning words
- Practising speaking and writing
- Beyond the trifecta
- My favourite resources and websites
- My personal experiences with the above
- How to find language exchange partners
- And much more!
Resources mentioned in the Episode
- Part 1 of the Trifecta – Getting your feet wet
- Pimsleur (Audio) – My Review
- Michel Thomas (Audio) – My Review
- Assimil (Audio+Text)
- Teach Yourself (Audio+Text)
- LanguagePod101 for instance “RussianPod101” or “GermanPod101“
- Duolingo (Audio+Text)
- Part 2 of the Trifecta – Vocabulary building
- Part 3 of the Trifecta – Speaking and Writing
- Post Trifecta
- Podcasts on iTunes (try to search for slow “language”)
- TV / Radio
- Newspapers, Journals
- Video Games (Dota2 / WorldofWarcraft)
Kris is the founder of Actual Fluency, and has spent the last 8 years becoming an expert in language learning software, methods, and techniques.
Originally from Denmark, he now lives in Portugal and speaks 5+ languages at varying levels. His other interests are Wine, Online Marketing, and Travelling.