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AFP 26 – Andrew Williams: A language a year for life

(Last Updated On: April 27, 2020)

When Andrew Williams was younger, his father advised him to learn a new language every year. Something that Andrew has been doing ever since. He now speaks an unheard number of languages and is probably the most talented hyperpolyglot you have never heard about!

Andrew WilliamsWell I'm changing that with today's episode. In this informal, casual chat from Polyglot Berlin you can listen to me an Andrew as we dive into his past about language learning and transition into talking about good and bad language learning practices. How he is learning today and what keeps him motivated to keep exploring new languages.

Remember you can always suggest a guest for the podcast, via the contact page. I'd be happy to hear your suggestions 🙂

The Episode

Show Notes

In this episode you will hear about:

  • How Andrew started learning languages from a young age
  • How a language a year fit him
  • How to learn languages
  • How NOT to learn languages
  • Lessons he has learned from studying languages for decades
  • 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.

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.