The Fluent Show
The Fluent Show
Kerstin Cable
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Learn a Language...Or Maybe Three! The Fluent Show is on a mission to help you get excited about language learning. We both learn languages every day in our lives, and we have learnt over 15 different languages between us. We share stories, news, tips, and ideas that will make you fluent...eventually. Subscribe to the show today to get your regular dose of Fluent love. 🥰 Support The Fluent Show on Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/fluentshow)
Bonus Episode: International Podcasters' Panel
Can you imagine creating a podcast in your mother tongue...AND in a foreign language? Even though I am a German speaker, I podcast in English. And I never really think about it! But I was curious about people who podcast in other languages, and so I reached out to a few awesome people to find out: What's it like to podcast, but not in English? My guests for this special bonus episode are Karin from Sweden, Vero from Venezuela and Aakanksha from India. Each of them has an inspiring wonderful story of podcasting. If you're a lover of podcasts, languages, or if you're just curious learning languages using podcasts, this is the episode for you. This bonus episode is released one week early for all of the Fluent Show patrons. If you are interested in getting bonus content, early access, and you just want to support this podcast, then please consider supporting us on Patreon. Any amount is welcome! Thank you for listening to the Fluent Show! If you enjoyed this episode, please consider supporting the show by leaving a review in your podcast app or becoming a member of our Patreon communitySpecial Guests: Aakanksha Saxena, Karin Heimdahl, and Vero Wall.Support The Fluent Show
Nov 21
59 min
Episode 200 Party Live Stream 🎂
We've done it! Welcome to episode 200 of the Fluent Show podcast with plenty of quizzing and jingles! This episode was broadcast live on 16 October 2020 with awesome participation from our live chatroom and bonus quiz questions from Sarah L, and Megan, the host of Oh No! Lit Class. Please review us or support us on Patreon and get bonus episodes and extra materials during the hiatus. We'll be back on the feed in 2021! We had ALL THE QUIZ questions, including the following: Episode 25 (Lindsay Dow) saw the emergence of one of Kerstin's book-related pet peeves..which one is it? Episode 28 (Shannon Kennedy): In this episode, Shannon admitted to being an extreme , which is why she doesn't find it lonely to learn languages by herself. Episode 73 (Ultramarathon for the Brain): This episode is a part of Fluent Show history as the first ever bilingual show, in German and English. Who was the guest? Episode 136 (Paul Kaye): Paul Kaye is a professional translator who used to be a journalist. He applied with an Eastern European language. Which one is it? Episode 145 (Indigenous Languages): Which glorious pop star referred to English as little tongue, sparking a discussion for this episode? Episode 150 (Langfest 2019): This episode featured a drinking song in which very small European language? Episode 158 (David Peterson): Which important distinction did David need to work out before he could record the Dothraki intro to the Fluent Show? some explicit words are included in this one, but all in the context of fun and education! Thank you to LINDSAY for introducing this episode of the Fluent Show! Thank you for listening to the Fluent Show! If you enjoyed this episode, please consider supporting the show by leaving a review in your podcast app or becoming a member of our Patreon communitySupport The Fluent ShowLinks:Idiot Johnson — Musician from Lancaster UKForget The Whale | Facebook — The band playing the Fluent Show theme‎The Fluent Show on Apple Podcasts
Oct 15
1 hr 42 min
Learning a Language While Working From Home
This is a special episode: The last one before we go live for episode 200. Join Lindsay and me live on 16 October 2020 at 7pm BST for a fun live episode - use www.fluent.show/200 to register and catch our video when we go live. (We have postponing the live stream -- there was just too much on!!! 🚙 📔 🏘 👩🏻‍🏫) Learning a Language While Working From Home How is this not the most current question ever? It's so 2020, and so relevant to many of us. Today, I'm going to do a deep dive into the ups and downs of working from home. You'll learn How to improve your separation between work life and language life How to structure your goals so you make regular progress How to find a productive study routine even if you have only 10 minutes a day Hiatus After the 200th episode, the Fluent show is going to take a break from the weekly schedule until 2021. We are going to refocus our creative energy and work on new episodes, interviews & more. I'll  be dropping into the feed now to share how it's going, and in January we are going to pick up the show with fresh content and exciting new guests and ideas. Please don't unsubscribe in your podcast app and keep sending listener intros. I have awesome plans for Patreon episodes, for example an international panel interview with 3 podcasters who all have shows in languages other than English: Spanish, Hindi, and Swedish. Want more Fluent show? Become a patron! www.patreon.com/fluentshow $2 Tier - access to feed and all bonus episodes, $5 Tier - discounts, extended show notes $15 Tier - extra Q&A priority and live hangouts Thank you to Octavio for this episode introduction. Thank you for listening to the Fluent Show! If you enjoyed this episode, please consider supporting the show by leaving a review in your podcast app or becoming a member of our Patreon communitySponsored By:Fluent Language: Join the Language Habit Toolkit by 5 October (midnight Pacific time) to get a place in my live round!Support The Fluent ShowLinks:The Fluent Show: How to Learn a Language Every DayThe Fluent Show: How Can We Make Online Lessons Less Exhausting?SKÅDIS Pegboard, white, Width: 14 ¼" Height: 22" - IKEAThe Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and BusinessPodcasts for Language Lovers | Podcast List on PodchaserWeekend Wednesday - YouTubeForestSelfControl
Oct 4
27 min
Language Dabbling Advice, the Scots Wikipedia Shocker..and Adele's 🇯🇲  Bikini
We're exploring the hottest of hot potatoes in this episode by discovering the scandal, the drama, the shock of what happened over on Scots Wikipedia. And once everyone's calmed down, Lindsay's on hand to help discover the many different benefits of having a dabble instead of always getting super serious about learning a language. It's always fun to learn a language, no matter if you're in a 10-year epic journey...or you are language Lou Bega.via GIPHY Thank you for listening to the Fluent Show! If you enjoyed this episode, please consider supporting the show by leaving a review in your podcast app or becoming a member of our Patreon communitySponsored By:Yabla: Stream authentic shows you enjoy and learn at the same time. Give Yabla a try with a free trial for Fluent Show listenersSupport The Fluent ShowLinks:Language StoriesI’ve discovered that almost every single article on the Scots version of Wikipedia is written by the same person - an American teenager who can’t speak Scots : ScotlandRobyn Speer on Twitter: "Almost every article on Scots Wikipedia is written by one American teenager, who does not speak Scots and is just writing English in an "accent". If you have a multilingual language model, this fakery might be your _entire training data_ for Scots https://t.co/Rc1wkA0S2P" / TwitterAdele Carnival Bikini Pic Sparks BacklashThe Language Dabbler's Guide to Welsh | Fluent LanguageLanguage Habit Toolkit — The Language Habit Toolkit - join now to take part in our October 2020 live round with lots of extra training and fun new activities
Sep 27
1 hr 3 min
The Women in Language Speaker Takeover
Last week you heard what it's like behind the scenes of organising our online conference. Women in Language. But what is it like to prepare for speaking at this event? Let's hear from the Women in Language speakers! Introducing Women in Language Women in Language is a 4-day online event filled with talks presentations from 30+ female language experts who have done amazing things and documented their journey. The conference is open to everyone, regardless of gender identity. Here's the full schedule for 2020: Get your ticket at www.womeninlanguage.com Here are the voices you're hearing on this show: Angela Pegarella from Passion for Dreaming Chesline Pierre-Paul, a life, language and creativity coach Chesline Devy Baseley, who runs FrenchSpeak.au Esther Ciganda, an independent Basque teacher at Basque in Languages Gaby Simmons who's the creator of Tim Tim Tom Books Lina Vasquez, a language coach and polyglot who runs the Lina Vasquez YouTube channel Sarah Barrett from family-focused language company Lingotastic Sara Maria Hasbun - remember her? Here she is! Shanthi Cumaraswamy Streat, expert English teacher at English With a Twist Support This Podcast Like all podcasts, the Fluent Show is supported by your online reviews and word of mouth. If you liked this episode, please tell someone about it. Click here to support us on Patreon, go to your Podcasts app and leave us a review, or simply text a friend about the Fluent Show. Thank you!Special Guests: Angela Pegarella, Chesline Pierre-Paul, Devy Baseley, Esther Ciganda, Gabriela Simmons, Lina Vasquez, Sarah Barrett, Sara Maria Hasbun, and Shanthi Cumaraswamy Streat.Sponsored By:Yabla: Stream authentic shows you enjoy and learn at the same time. Give Yabla a try with a free trial for Fluent Show listenersSupport The Fluent ShowLinks:Women in Language 2020 | Women In LanguageThe Fluent Show: Inside the Women in Language Conference: 12 Guests Tell ALL
Sep 13
47 min
How to Run an Online Conference Like Women in Language
The greatest thing about running a conference online? We can organise it between 3 people who live far apart from each other! Make no mistake, there's a lot of work and care in Women in Language. But when it all comes together, this is one fantastic event. Behind the Scenes at Women in Language In this episode, Shannon and I share how we use each of these tools for making Women in Language. (some of the links below are affiliate links) Teachable both for hosting our own course AND for collecting all information for our speakers Mailchimp for our emails to speakers and attendees, and for our newsletter Zapier to connect the apps we use Asana to stay as organised as possible Youtube live & live chat Ecamm live via Skype Zoom (for the Speak Easy sessions) Google Docs & Forms For promotion, we use Canva to make the images and various social media schedulers including SocialBee. Thank you for listening to the Fluent Show! If you enjoyed this episode, please consider supporting the show by leaving a review in your podcast app or becoming a member of our Patreon communitySpecial Guest: Shannon Kennedy.Sponsored By:Yabla: Stream authentic shows you enjoy and learn at the same time. Give Yabla a try with a free trial for Fluent Show listenersSupport The Fluent ShowLinks:Women in Language Schedule 2020 [PUBLIC] - Google Sheets De-Brief From An Organiser: Women in Language 2018 by Fluent Language
Sep 6
58 min
5 Fun Ideas To Help You Get More Speaking Practice
It's time for a listener question, this time from super-busy mum Jo-Anne, who needed new inspiration for speaking practice in another language. In the episode you'll learn about Taking a drop-in class Joining a Speak Easy session Chatting to your digital voice assistant Setting up a practice group with buddies Practicing through self-talk Check out how Jo-Anne has used the Language Habit Toolkit in this photo: Women in Language Q&A Next Week If you have any questions about Women in Language, send them to hello@fluentlanguage.co.uk or ask on Twitter today and we'll aswer them all next week. Thank you to Dafydd for this episode introduction. Thank you for listening to the Fluent Show! If you enjoyed this episode, please consider supporting the show by leaving a review in your podcast app or becoming a member of our Patreon communitySponsored By:Yabla: Stream authentic shows you enjoy and learn at the same time. Give Yabla a try with a free trial for Fluent Show listenersSupport The Fluent ShowLinks:Language League — Home of the Speak Easy session and so much moreWhat's The Secret To The Greatest Language Exchange Ever? by Fluent LanguageConversation Questions for the ESL/EFL Classroom (I-TESL-J)30-Day Speaking Challenge - Huggins InternationalThe Fluent in 3 Months Challenge — Goal: 15 minute conversationOregon Polyglot – (Andy Roberts)Women in Language 2020 | Women In Language
Aug 30
33 min
Will the Real Multilinguals Please Stand Up?
How does being multilingual affect your identity? Do you feel that through these language journeys you've taken, your identity and world views have changed? When recording this week's episode, Lindsay and I dug deep and discussed our perspectives about being multilingual people. It was a surprising discussion! Click or tap here to let us know what you think over on Patreon Thank you for listening to the Fluent Show! If you enjoyed this episode, please consider supporting the show by leaving a review in your podcast app or becoming a member of our Patreon community And click here to get your ticket for our 4-day online conference Women in LanguageSponsored By:Yabla: Stream authentic shows you enjoy and learn at the same time. Give Yabla a try with a free trial for Fluent Show listenersSupport The Fluent ShowLinks:Being bilingual…multilingual identities | British Council FranceLanguages in the UK | Creative MultilingualismWomen in Language 2020 | Women In LanguageFluent Show Survey 2020
Aug 23
59 min
Going Up, Up, Up - How to Reach Higher Language Levels
You've come a long way from being a beginner in your target language, so you know that you can make great progress. But the better you get, the harder it seems to improve even more. How can you reach the next level? In this episode of the Fluent Show, I'm sharing a few tips to help you feel GREAT about your language skills no matter where you're at. Learn more about the role of patience, clarity and expectation as you get better at your language. Oh, you want to be sure you reach the next level too? Don't worry, I have hands-on steps included for you too. Thank you to Ethan for this episode introduction. Want to read my full show notes? If you want to get more details and full notes for this episode and all the solo episodes of the Fluent Show, head to Patreon and back this podcast for any amount of your choice. Where do you listen? Take a photo of where you're listening to the Fluent Show and share it on social media to say hello! Here's where you can tag me: Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/thefluentshow Instagram: http://instagram.com/kerstin_fluent/ and #thefluentshow Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/fluentlanguage Sponsored By:Yabla: Stream authentic shows you enjoy and learn at the same time. Give Yabla a try with a free trial for Fluent Show listenersSupport The Fluent ShowLinks:It's only episode 200!!!Mastery and Advanced Level Language Learning by Fluent LanguageHow long does it take to learn a language? The truth!The Fluent Show: Q&A: Getting Off the Intermediate PlateauThe CEFR LevelsThe Fluent Show: Language Levels Revealed: The One Conversation You Need to Hear (with English teacher Michael Lavers)
Aug 16
31 min
Bilingual Episode (Spanish): Language Learning con Salsa 💃🏾  with Tamara Marie
When was the last time you sang a song in your target language? What about dancing in it? In today's interview, you'll learn what it means to connect to a language through music, and how the culture-first approach helped my guest Tamara Marie from Spanish con Salsa discover new connections, experiences and even insights into her own ancestry. The origins of Salsa as a music style and a way of life How the song Rebelión by Joe Aroyo changed Tamara's life as a language learner How learning Spanish helped Tamara connect to her ancestry as a black woman in the USA Why the Caribbean music scene can teach you an authentic and diverse way of speaking Spanish How to switch off your thinking mind as a language learner Bilingual Episode I took the opportunity to ask Tamara a few questions in Spanish in this episode. You will hear her reply in Spanish and conduct the conversation like that for about 10 minutes. If you are not a Spanish learner, don't worry as we'll always switch back to English. Here I always like to remember what the late Ron Gullekson from Language Surfer told me: "in a new language, I like to get uncomfortable as early as possible." So enjoy the challenge and enjoy the practice! Gracias to Lindsay Williams for her linguistic support in Spanish. and to you for listening to the Fluent Show! If you enjoyed this episode, please consider supporting the show by leaving a review in your podcast app or becoming a member of our Patreon community.Special Guest: Tamara Marie.Sponsored By:Yabla: Stream authentic shows you enjoy and learn at the same time. Give Yabla a try with a free trial for Fluent Show listenersSupport The Fluent ShowLinks:Joe Arroyo y la verdad - La rebelionBiography – Malcolm XMarc Anthony - Vivir Mi Vida (Official Video) - YouTubeAlberto Barros - Mano a mano — If you have Yabla, check out this salsa video series
Aug 9
1 hr 12 min
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