Today is a special celebratory milestone! It marks the 20th unique episode of the Actual Fluency Podcast. When I first started the podcast 20 episodes ago, it was my dream to create a podcast that could inspire people, and myself to work harder, discover new methods and just try and connect the community through the podcasting medium – which at the time I started only had one other general language learning podcast.
To help me celebrate the great news I've brought on Richard Simcott, who was one of the very first polyglots I encountered on YouTube. Way before I even considered learning a language, let alone starting a blog.
So now it has come full circle. Through joining the polyglot community, starting a blog and devising a future I'm moving on with my life, instead of staying in the hole of depression, wandering around aimlessly and without any hope of a better life.
This show would not have been possible without you, so I just wanted to take a second to thank you so much for being a listener. It literally makes my day when I get emails, messages or tweets where people tell me they listened to something I had done and it had a positive effect on their life.
To me there is no greater pleasure.
Here's to the next 20!
In this episode you will hear about:
- The benefits of language-related meetups
- What Richard thinks of the Polyglot gathering and the Polyglot Conference
- Looking forward to the conference in Novi Sad – What to expect
- Why we haven't quite seen as much of Richard lately
- How to bring up a child in a multilingual environment
- Much, much more!
Resources mentioned in the Episode
Note: I've removed most of the resources from this section, as I always had Anki/Memrise etc. here every week. Now I will only put resources here that are very exclusive to the episode. For any other resource please go to the resource page for more information.
- Polyglot Gathering Berlin
- Polyglot Conference (Novi Sad)
- Richard on Facebook
- Richard's YouTube channel – Tons of video content here!
- Richard's old blog (no longer updated as of July 2012)
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.