AFP 162 – Jonty Yamisha: Heritage language learning and practical advice

(Last Updated On: April 27, 2020)

On this episode I chat to Jonty Yamisha, who took it upon himself to learn his heritage language of Circassian as an adult. 

He shares a lot of great stories about his family, and practical tips and advice for how he managed to learn a language with such limited resources available.

Perfect if you have a heritage language you've been meaning to learn!

I must admit, before I met Jonty I had never heard of Circassian before.

This made this episode extra special for me, as he shared his story of reconnecting with his heritage and raising his children to be more aware and knowledgeable about not only the language, but where they came from.

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OptiLingo (Jonty's language learning software)
Circassian Culture (Non-profit)

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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.