About Kris Broholm and Actual Fluency

Hi there.

I'm Kris, originally from Denmark, who found language learning when hopelessly drifting around trying to look for a path to follow.

I started Actual Fluency to try and learn the secrets of language learning, whilst documenting my research and experiments at the same time.

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My Story

In the early 2000s my father unexpectedly died, which affected me greatly. Living with my mother I struggled to find my path or passion in life.

I tried various educations and jobs, but I could not stick with it. Everything was “meh” and I became overweight and the vicious cycle seemed to have no apparent way out.

That is, until I discovered the big Polyglots on YouTube. People like Benny Lewis, Richard Simcott and Luca Lampariello reminded me of how much I loved languages in school, and travelling also.

Fascinated by learning and languages and travelling the world – actually experiencing SOMETHING. That's when I knew I had found my path.

I'm not an expert on languages, linguistics or learning, I'm not a great student, I don't have any specific talent or gifts for languages, I just want to share this wonderful hobby and niche with you.

These days I consider myself a kind of language learning journalist. Not necessarily the next hyperpolyglot, as my own language learning is quite erratic, but more of a researcher, documenter, and helper to empower other language learners to take it to the next level.

During the week I work in my day job which is an administrator for the Danish market for a leading tyre manufacturer, here I get to use a fair few languages which is cool.

You can get the full version of this story in my presentation: My NAPS 2016 Presentation

ANYONE CAN LEARN A NEW LANGUAGE – BELIEVE ME.

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