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AFP 105 – Lydia Machova on Language Mentoring

(Last Updated On: April 27, 2020)

Time for another Actual Fluency Podcast! This week I talk to Lydia Machova about her experiences learning languages, interpreting, and her concept of language mentoring.

Lydia Machova

I first heard about Lydia at a Polyglot Gathering a few years ago where she had held a practical interpreting workshop, so participants could get a feel for how it was to actually interpret. As many found out it wasn't as easy as just speaking two languages well 🙂

Her talks on interpreting, learning languages, and language mentoring have been highly popular in the community, and has made her a local celebrity in her home country of Slovakia.

In the episode I ask her about her experiences learning many languages, and we cover areas such as interpreting for a career, academic language learning, and also language mentoring – which is her unique method to support people learning languages.

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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.