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AFP 170 – Mark Pentleton: From Language Teacher to Language Podcaster

(Last Updated On: April 27, 2020)

In this episode I'm extremely honoured to be joined by one of my very own podcasting idols, Mark Pentleton.

Mark has been running Coffee Break Podcasts for over a decade, and now delivers over 2,500,000 language lessons every month to listeners around the world.

In the episode we discuss his language past, present, and future, as well as how he started Coffee Break and grew it to where it is today. We also talk a bit about the state of language education in schools today and historically.

PLUS! There's also some “Scandinavian” in the episode 🙂

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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.