In this unnumbered Actual Fluency episode I'm getting into a few updates as of April 2020.
Here's what you'll hear about in the episode:
- Why the podcast was on a minor break
- Why you shouldn't necessarily feel pressured to learn a new language during the pandemic
- What happened to the Polyglot Cruise
- New Course Launch: Bite-Size Languages
- What else is new on Actual Fluency
- What is happening to the polyglot events around the world, which ones do I hope to attend?
After an extended break due to the pandemic I'm happy to report that new episodes of the podcast will be released weekly from this date.
I've already recorded some super cool episodes and I aim to have a lot of brand new guests on this year.
First of all, thank you to everyone who sent their thoughts and concerns when the severity of the pandemic was becoming clear.
Thanks to overwhelming flexibility and support shown by our cruise line partner, and the registerered participants I'm super happy to say that we are able to postpone the Polyglot Cruise until April 2021.
This is an event run by small business (basically just me) so facing losing potentially thousands in organisation costs and transaction fees would have been a bad day at the office.
However, thanks to the amazing registrants who transferred their tickets (about 30) to next year's event we don't have to worry about that, and can instead focus our efforts 100% on making the best event ever!
Don't feel pressured
I've seen a lot of people proclaim that these are great times to learn a new skill or improve existing ones.
Like learning a language.
And I would agree to an extent, but I would also be really careful with taking on more projects, especially new ones, if you are having a hard time with everything else.
Then it's absolutely acceptable to NOT take on any new challenges just now.
Myself personally I'm trying to produce a ton of new content for Actual Fluency, and to bring out a series of new courses (check out the next session.) BUT my apartment is a horrible mess, and I've also gained about 10lbs so far I think 🙁
My point is, don't expect to have perfect routines and control over every aspect of your life at these tough times. It's OK to chill until everything gets a bit more normal.
Bite Size Languages