Kerstin is a language coach and writer. Her coaching services and online courses help people learn highly effective language learning strategies. Kerstin has presented at universities and conferences. She's been featured in the Guardian, the Cut, and on BBC Radio. Kerstin also co-organizes the Women in Language online conference.
Every 6 months or so, the Fluent Show brings you a new set of top tools. These are our recommendations for language learning tools you might have missed. It's a LONG episode so follow along with our full list of top tools on the blog if you like. Intro: Lindsay's Language Marathon and our italki Language Challenge progress Top Tools Hall of Fame Top Tools has now been running since 2016, with a total of 42 tools recommended. It's easy to lose track so it was time to declutter the list. In this episode, you'll hear about the best, the ultimate, the unmissable Top Tools Hall of Fame from 2016 to 2020. We revisit EVERY SINGLE tool recommendation in the podcast so you can hear how they work and which ones we still love. Then we hand out awards. Here are the headline winners: The best tools for EVERY language learner: Lingq Clozemaster Lyricstraining Lingodeer Teach Yourself Library ALL of these top tools have web and app based versions and lots of languages available for you to pick from. The Beginners Badge for people who want good beginner materials goes to 50 Languages. The Minority Medal for a tool that is best if you are interested in learning a minority language goes to the LiveLingua Project. The Goblet of Recognition for a tool that we brought back again and again goes to VOCAB NOTEBOOKS like these. In America, Gregg or Pitman ruled notebooks might do this job for you. Click here to see the full list of top tools from 2016-2020 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. Some of the links in these show notes are affiliate links supporting the show.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:italki Language Challenge100 Creative Ideas — Lindsay's new bookThe Fluent Show: How To Start An Amazing Language Journal (with Instagrammers Kathryn and Sam)
This week on the show, I answer a cry for help from a frustrated listener in Denmark. Imagine you can speak your target language beautifully. But when it comes to the person you love most, suddenly you clam up and worry and you realise you can't speak to her at all! Why does this happen? What's going on? Listen to hear more about these three problems and how anyone can solve them and get things moving again: English is your life admin language You struggle to switch languages with your partner Bilingual family life crowds out your target language Thank you to Camille 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 community!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:My Partner Speaks English - How Can I Help Them Learn My Language? by Fluent Language7 Tips For Learning A Language From Your Girlfriend or Boyfriend by Fluent LanguageThe Fluent Show: "It's Hard Work But It's So Worth It": Everything You Need To Know For Raising Bilingual Children
Do you dream of travelling the world and living in other countries? Want to see it all, live everywhere, and enjoy the best every country has to offer? In today's episode, you'll meet someone who knows how to do all that! Sara Maria Hasbun is a language-loving entrepreneur who loves to travel the world. And she's as awesome as all of that sounds! In today's episode, Sara shares her story and experiences, including recent lockdown life under Coronavirus in Beijing. It's a motivating conversation with so many facets. Here's what you'll learn in this interview: What is linguistics and how does it look different in British and American universities? How to prepare for living in another country How to learn a language in country, without shouting at people in the bar Where to get authentic reading practice in Chinese (and any other language) Women in the polyglot world, and why we still hold back instead of showing our full talents 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. Do you teach online? If you want to get more out of your teaching work, become a member of Teach & Thrive. It's your membership community for ambitious online teachers, created by me and Lindsay Williams. Click here to try us out for $10 (use code GIMMETEN) and learn how to podcast with me in our May masterclass.Special Guest: Sara Maria Hasbun.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:Sara Maria's Company: Meridian LinguisticsSkyroam WIFI Hotspot | Stay ConnectedLonely Planet | Travel Guides & Travel Information - Lonely PlanetWeChat - Free messaging and calling app微博搜索17 Tips For Language Learning on Social Media by Fluent LanguageMisslinguisticLaptop and LattesAFP 144 - Sara Maria Hasbun: From Translator to Business Owner with 3000+ freelancersCreated for Curious Travellers | Culture TripUltimate Beastmaster | Netflix Official Site
Welcome back! I start by sharing my love for 爱情公寓 (iPartment) on Yabla, and answer Sara's question: What’s the best tool you use for making sure you get some language learning in every day? To answer this question, I talk you through the Language Habit Toolkit method which brings together psychology, motivation, and a lot of handy templates that get you started immediately. Here's the system in a nutshell: Set up your vision for language learning so that you're clear about why you are here. List your actions. You want to set it up so that there are varied options available to you every day, no matter if you’re out and about or in your bedroom or in the kitchen. They can be tiny but they have to be listed. Now, next track your daily contact wherever you like, like in a habit tracking app or notebook or on your corkboard. Finally, do something with what you’re tracking. I recommend a review of some kind. Reviewing is more of a journaling based activity because it is a reflexive exercise. Help the Fluent Show Get 100 Reviews This week, please leave the show a rating or review on Apple Podcasts or Podchaser. Download my Guide to Building a Language Habit for free! It comes with my newsletter and a whole library full of language learning guides. You can get this right on the homepage at www.fluentlanguage.co.uk Thank you to Leah for this episode introduction. Apologies for the pops - I hear them too so don't @ me and I'll work on it.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:TickTick: Todo list, checklist and task manager app for Android, iPhone and WebThe Fluent Show - Education Podcast | PodchaserDownload my Guide to Building a Language Habit for free — It comes with my newsletter and a whole library full of language learning guides.Polyglot Cruise Virtual Live with Kerstin Cable: Habits and Consistency - YouTubeEvernote Note-Taking App — When you register, install, and sign in to Evernote, you'll get Premium for 30 days with this referral link LEUCHTTURM1917 | Premium stationery from a traditional family run company – LEUCHTTURM1917Habitica - Gamify Your LifeBeeminder
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