AFP 47 – Dealing with burnouts in language learning

(Last Updated On: April 27, 2020)

On this solo episode I talk extensively about the dreaded topic of burnouts in language learning. I discuss how to prevent them, how to identify them and also what you can do if you have been hit by one.


Ah, burnouts. The bane of many a language learner. It happens for many reasons, it happens to (almost) all of us and the idea of a burnout can be crippling.

I've suffered from many burnouts in my life, and my language learning is no exception. So I thought I'd share some tips and tricks I've picked up lately, through research and by interviewing many of the most succesful language learners on the podcast.

I discuss how to spot burnouts, how to anticipate them and what to do if you suffer from a burnout.

How do you deal with burnouts? Be sure to let me know in the comments below 🙂

The Episode

Show Notes

In this episode you will hear about:

  • Why we suffer from burnouts
  • How to anticipate burnouts
  • How to prevent burnouts
  • How to deal with burnouts once they happen
  • And everything else about burnouts 🙂

Episode Resources

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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.