The Actual Fluency Language Learning Podcast (180+ Episodes)The Actual Fluency Language Learning Podcast is a Podcast (in English) for language learners who want to be inspired, informed and entertained on a regular basis.On the show you'll hear from some of the top minds of the language learning world, as well as industry leaders, innovators, and accomplished polyglots.Sponsored ByThe Actual Fluency Podcast is brought to you by OptiLingo!With OptiLingo, you'll cover real-world expressions you can use in any situation right from the start. Each day, you'll listen, speak, and repeat useful phrases and high-frequency words. As you practice, you'll start speaking naturally, giving you the confidence to engage in any situation.Latest EpisodeAll EpisodesAFP 181 – Olle Linge: Hacking Chinese & Academic vs Non-AcademicAFP 180 – Hēmi Kelly: Māori Language and CultureAFP 179 – Kerstin Cable: Women in Language and Teaching Careers in LanguagesAFP 178 – Lina Vasquez: Mindset, Psychology, and Self-developmentAFP 177 – Gloria Spagnoli: Find Your Confidence and Inner ResourcesAFP 176 – Maria Ortega Garcia: Connecting Deeper with Languages!AFP 175 – Tetsu Yung: Raising Children in 5 LanguagesAFP 174 – Peter Strang: From the UK to RussiaAFP 173 – Anthony Metivier: Mental Well-Being and the Victorious MindAFP 172 – Richard Howeson: From CD-ROM to App learning with uTalkAFP 171 – Matt vs Japan: The Mass Immersion ApproachAFP 170 – Mark Pentleton: From Language Teacher to Language PodcasterAFP 169 – Sweeps Episode: Events and Plans for 2020AFP 168 – John Fotheringham: Inside the Language Podcaster's Studio (Part 2)AFP 167 – John Fotheringham: Inside the Language Podcaster's Studio (Part 1)AFP 166 – Ekaterina Matveeva: Language Alter Ego and Cultural IntelligenceAFP 165 – Lea Tiralarc: 5000+ lessons as an online teacher and the staircase methodAFP 164 – Scott Young: A Year Without English and Ultralearning LanguagesAFP 163 – Mait Müntel: From discovering the Higgs-Boson to language learningAFP 162 – Jonty Yamisha: Heritage language learning and practical adviceAFP 161 – Jon Mahoney: Around the world in 900+ days and mastering RussianAFP 160 – Steve Kaufmann: YouTube, Travelling, and learning languages when retiredAFP 159 – Nelson Dellis: Using Memory techniques for languagesAFP 158 – Ben Worthington: Improve your English and pass the IELTS exam!AFP 157 – Pablo Roman: Japanese in 6 months and DreamingSpanishAFP 156 – Iker Uriarte: italki past, present, and futureAFP 155 – Marija Dobrovolska: Confidence in language learning and teaching GermanAFP 154 – Silver Ilves: Language Startups and DevelopmentAFP 153 – Tamara Marie: Teaching Spanish through MusicAFP 152 – Norbert Wierzbicki: Learning, teaching, and travelling!AFP 151 – Andrew Feinberg: Learning Japanese and Japanese CultureAFP 150 – Lindie Botes: Growing up in multiple languages and culturesAFP 149 – Gabriel Gelman: How to become a language heroAFP 148 – Àdhamh Ó Broin: The Languages of Scotland and Reclaiming GaelicAFP 147 – Marek Kohn: The benefits of multiple languages in societyAFP 146 – Shannon Kennedy: Women in LanguageAFP 145 – Katie Harris: The Joy of LanguagesAFP 144 – Sara Maria Hasbun: From Translator to Business Owner with 3000+ freelancersAFP 143 – Aviva Levin: Coincidental French Teacher in British ColombiaAFP 142 – Pidgins and Creoles with Amarinder GrewalAFP 141 – Anja Spilker on using languages and travels as a reboot, and mental healthAFP 140 – Kerstin Cable on Goal-setting and New Year's ResolutionsAFP 139 – Lucas Bighetti: The silent method and parroting conversationAFP 138 – Elisa Polese: Teaching Multiple Languages at OnceAFP 137 – Michele Frolla: Learning languages for travelsAFP 136 – Maureen Millward: 1200+ tutoring lessons later and LingoFringoAFP 133 – Miroslav Šedivý: Seize every opportunity to learn languages!AFP 132 – Josh Koehn: Be inspired by your communityAFP 131 – Conor Clyne: Eastern European Travels and ExperiencesAFP 129 & 130 Dave Prine: Polyglot TherapyAFP 128 – Mike Campbell: Glossika and Repetition LearningAFP 127 – Susanna Zaraysky: Language is music and endangered languagesAFP 126 – Azren the Language NerdAFP 125 – Joey Perugino: Billingual Upbring and LangFestAFP 124 – Alexander Mynzak: Start your own language schoolAFP 123 – Daniel Welsch on Spain, Spanish & Teaching EnglishAFP 122 – Artem Nazarov on learning similar languagesAFP 121 – Lukas van Vyve on learning languagesAFP 120 – Mental Health WeekAFP 119 – Quinn Taber: The power of ImmersionAFP 118 – Mihalis Eleftheriou: Language TransferAFP 117 – Robin MacPherson: How To Maintain LanguagesAFP 127 – Susanna Zaraysky: Music and endangered languagesAFP 116 – Gabriel Wyner: Raising 500K on KickstarterAFP 115 – Alex Voloza: Mindfulness and language learningAFP 114 – Kalle Wångstedt: Discovering Language LearningAFP 113 – Learning Languages with a Full-Time JobAFP 112 – Sarah Barrett: Introducing Foreign Languages to ChildrenAFP 111 – Michael Mischkot: How an engineer learns languagesAFP 110 – Chenelle Hancock: Visually impaired learningAFP 109 – Birthday Q&A with KrisAFP 108 – Richard DeLong: 14+ years in Eastern EuropeAFP 106 – Moshe Sherizen on YiddishAFP 105 – Lydia Machova on Language MentoringAFP 104 – Alex Strick van LinschotenAFP 103 – Gareth Popkins from howtogetfluentAFP 102 – Dimitrios Polychronopoulos: Inspired by travellingAFP 101 – Agnieszka Murdoch: Back to BasicsAFP 100 – Tim Keeley: Around the World in 40 LanguagesAFP 99 – Fiel Sahir: Indonesia and IndonesianAFP 98 – Andrew Feinberg: Duolingo and NorwegianAFP 97 – David James: Creator of the Gold List MethodAFP 96 – Marcus Furness: Identity and CultureAFP 95 – Eleanor Wroblewski: US Language LearningAFP 94 – Noah Oskow: English teacher in JapanAFP 93 – Shannon Kennedy: Introvert language learningAFP 92 – Irina Pravet: Identity, finding home and learning FinnishAFP 91 – Fight depression by learning languagesAFP 90 – André Liss: A journey through musicAFP 89 – Amir Ordabayev: Why being lazy is greatAFP 88 – Wouter Corduwener: Learning from TouristsAFP 87 – Tetsu Yung: Raising Multilingual ChildrenAFP 86 – Lindsay Williams: From tutoring to language businessAFP 85 – Keith Swayne: Teaching Languages over CoffeeAFP 84 – Alex Rawlings: Where to live and expat problemsAFP 82 – Richard Benton: Community impact of learning pt. 2AFP 81 – Richard Benton: Community impact of learning pt. 1AFP 80 – Ed Cooke: Memrise and the Membus projectAFP 79 – Michael Levi-Harris: The Hyperglot Movie (2/2)AFP 78 – Michael Levi-Harris: The Hyperglot Movie (1/2)AFP 77 – EvilDea (Richard Delamore): EsperantoAFP 76 – Connor Grooms: Spanish in a month and BaselangAFP 75 – Steve Ridout: Language Learning Startup ReadlangAFP 74 – Idahosa Ness: Pronunciation MasteryAFP 73 – Haikaa Yamamoto: Honour Yourself, others and the planetAFP 72 – Daniel Krasa: Language VagabondingAFP 71 – Dr. Taghreed Al-Saraj: Language Anxiety Part 2AFP 70 – Kerstin Cable: German PronunciationAFP 69 – Dr. Taghreed Al-Saraj: Language AnxietyAFP 67 – Roberto Salazar: More Latin and Ancient GreekAFP 66 – Sam Horrocks: Teaching languages abroadAFP 65 – Vladimir Skultety: 15+ Language PolyglotAFP 62 – Roberto Salazar: Latin and Ancient GreekAFP 61 – Michał Grześkowiak: Find and maintain motivationAFP 60 – Fabrício Carraro: Learning Russian in Brazil!AFP 59 – Carole Westerkamp: Language Learning and NLPAFP 57 – John Fotheringham: Language MasteryAFP 56 – Lauren Lewis: Fi3M and Learning RussianAFP 55 – Jimmy Mello: Language TeachingAFP 54 – Claudio Santori: Startups and viral learningAFP 53 – Anthony Metivier: Memory PalacesAFP 52 – Anthony Lauder: Being an ExpatAFP 51 – Chuck Smith: Duolingo and The Polyglot GatheringAFP 50 – Benny Lewis: Language EncouragementAFP 48 – Mike Campbell: Sentence-based learning and GlossikaAFP 47 – Dealing with burnouts in language learningAFP 46 – Gabriel Wyner: Perfect pronunciation and flashcardsAFP 45 – Robin MacPherson: Developing the methodAFP 44 – Vladimir Georgiev: Denmark and Learning DanishAFP 43 – Benson Hoi: Programming and language learningAFP 42 – Goals and Goal-SettingAFP 41 – Christopher Huff: Toki Pona and Polyglot GatheringsAFP 40 – 10 Language learning lessons learned so farAFP 39 – André Müller: Studying linguistics and learning scriptsAFP 37 – Ladan Jiracek: Travel wisdom from 80 countriesAFP 36 – Alex Rawlings: Most multilingual student of BritainAFP 35 – Conor Clyne: From monoglot to hyperpolyglot round 2AFP 34 – Conor Clyne: From monoglot to hyperpolyglotAFP 33 – Alberto Arrighini: Self-development and motivationAFP 32 – Kerstin Cable: How to become a (better) teacherAFP 31 – Leszek Trybała: The young polyglot revolutionAFP 30 – Luca Lampariello: The Polyglot DreamAFP 29 – Judith Meyer: Learning Chinese and developing LearnYu.comAFP 28 – Victor Berrjod: Asian languages and gold listing!AFP 27 – Anthony Lauder: From polynot to polyglotAFP 26 – Andrew Williams: A language a year for lifeAFP 25 – Robert Bigler: Translation and InterpretationAFP 24 – Simon Ager: Omniglot and Learning minority languagesAFP 23 – Jan van der Aa: Travel the world and learn languagesAFP 22 – Chuck Smith: Polyglot Berlin and EsperantoAFP 21 – Richard Simcott: 20th Episode Special!AFP 20 – Sonja Lang: Toki Pona, Conlanging and the meaning of lifeAFP 19 – Brian Kwong: Add1Challenge and tips for successAFP 18 – Niels Iversen: A unique approach to language learningAFP 17 – Lauren Cutlip and Benny Lewis: Lauren's EsperantoAFP 16 – Gavan Fantom: Native Esperanto speakerAFP 15 – Ben Whately: Memrise, memory and learningAFP 12 – Bill Price: Language Learning BloggerAFP 11 – Olly Richards from IWillTeachYouALanguage.comAFP 10 – Robin MacPherson: How I Learn Languages 2/2AFP 09 – Robin MacPherson: Finding Home and Isolation Abroad (1/2)AFP 08 – Lindsay Dow: Language lover, blogger and TEFL-certified tutorAFP 07 – Dani Maizner: Austrian polyglot and bloggerAFP 06 – The Basics of Independent Language LearningAFP 05 – Steve Kaufmann: Canadian superpolyglot and entreprenurAFP 04 – Seán Young: How to Teach Languages the Best WayAFP 03 – Judith Meyer: An Incredible Language Learning JourneyAFP 02 – Ellen Jovin: Language Learning for Pure EnjoymentWhat's the point of a Language Learning Podcast?You might be wondering, what is the point of having a podcast (almost entirely in English) about learning languages?Why not just listen to podcasts in your target language instead?Those are both great questions.When I started Actual Fluency I was aware that as much as learning a new language allows us to connect with other people, cultures, and countries it can also be a very isolating experience.Many hours huddled over a textbook or vocabulary app.So, I figured that it would be great for people who were passionate about languages and wanted to learn more languages, that there was a weekly conversational show with people who shared this passion and interest.And in so doing hopefully inspire and motivate people to keep going, and putting in more time and energy into their own language learning projects.I also wanted to highlight for people with less experience that the idea an adult could learn a language wasn't some myth or result reserved for a select few talented people. Anyone with the right amount of motivation and work can achieve this.Other benefits to listening to the showDiscover new methods and techniquesA big part of the podcast is talking to succesful language learners and polyglots and discovering how they managed to learn such an amazing number of languages.By listening to these segments, you gain inspiration for new methods, techniques, and resources to implement into your own language learning routines.Learn about new cultures, languages, and countriesWe try to feature as wide a selection of guests as possible so you can enjoy learning about foreign and unique languages, cultures, countries, and conventions.Examples of this include Circassian and Maori, including the revitalisation efforts of both languages.While the podcast is not designed with professional academic linguists in mind, we still have them on once in a while to share new and exciting research or findings.Not just a language learning podcastBeing interested in learning new languages is usually connected to a general passion for other cultures, travel, and connecting across borders.For the podcast this means that we feature episodes that heavily discuss how to use the new language skills to level up travel experiences.Or, simply very unique and special travel experiences. It's not just a language learning podcast, but a complete travel, culture, and language podcast.Who is the host of The Actual Fluency Podcast?Kris Broholm has been hosting the podcast since its inception in 2014. You can read more about him and the story behind Actual Fluency here.How to support the showThere are many ways you can support the show. Simply listening in every week is awesome! You can also share the episodes with your friends and leave a review on iTunes – all this really helps.