Language Coach Stéphane Angeles on How to Use the "Barbie Method" & Improve All 4 Language Skills

In this interview with Language Coach Stéphane Angeles, she shares how to speak more Spanish using the strategies of Time, Place, and Target, and why TV shows are an ideal language learning tool.

Aug 31, 2023

LightSpeed Spanish Founders Gordon Smith & Cynthia Durán on Banishing Fear & Mastering Spanish Accents

Gordon Smith and Cynthia Durán are the dynamic duo behind LightSpeed Spanish. In this conversation, we discuss choosing a Spanish accent, mastering pronunciation, and overcoming the fear to speak.

Aug 06, 2023

Coach Elena Mutonono on How to Build a Sustainable, Profitable & Rewarding Online Language Teaching Business

Elena Mutonono is a business coach, author, and former English teacher who helps overwhelmed online language teachers work less but make more while better serving students along the way.

Jul 28, 2023

How Real Fast Spanish Founder Andrew Barr Went From a Monolingual Aussie to a Budding Polyglot

Real Fast Spanish founder Andrew Barr shares the essential ingredients of effective language learning and one small change that will make you sound much less like a gringo!

May 12, 2023

Leo Listening Founder Cara Leopold on How She Got Fluent in French + How to Learn Languages Through TV & Films

In this interview with Leo Listening founder Cara Leopold, we talk about how she learned French and the best way to learn languages through TV and films.

Dec 12, 2022

Hyperpolyglot & Ling Co-Founder Steve Kaufmann on How He Learned 20+ Languages

LingQ founder Steve Kaufmann is a “hyperpolyglot” who has learned more than 20 languages to date. He was my second guest on the podcast back in 2009 and returns 13 years later to share new insights.

Nov 18, 2022

"Spanish and Go" Founders Jim & May on How to Immerse Yourself in Spanish Anywhere in the World

Jim and May from "Spanish and Go" share their best tips for learning español and their favorite resources for immersing yourself in the language and culture right at home.

Sep 02, 2022

Mikkel Thorup on Visiting 100+ Countries, Mastering Languages & Making the Most of the Expat Life

Expat Money Show host Mikkel Thorup has circumnavigated the globe over 400 times, visited 100+ countries, and lived in 9. In the show, he shares his best tips for learning languages and living abroad.

Aug 05, 2022

"Slow Chinese" Founder Andrew Methven on Learning Chinese Through Chunks, News & Internet Slang

⁠Slow Chinese⁠ (每周漫闻) creator Andrew Methven shares how he first fell in love with Chinese, Mandarin differences between Mainland China and Taiwan, and his top tips for learning the language.

Apr 22, 2022

“Ultralearning” Author Scott H. Young Shares His Best Tips for Mastering a Foreign Language

Author Scott H. Young joins me on the podcast to share his best best tips for rapid, effective language learning and the principles shared by the world’s most accomplished “ultralearners.”

Jan 29, 2022

Matt vs. Japan on How to Master Japanese Through Immersion, Learn Kanji & Nail Your Accent

Matt is the creator of the ⁠Matt vs. Japan⁠ YouTube channel & co-founder of ⁠Refold. We talk about how he reached an advanced level of fluency in Japanese so quickly and what he'd do differently now.

Dec 21, 2020

Skritter CEO Jake Gill on How to Level Up Your Mandarin & Learn Chinese Characters the “Write” Way

Jake Gill is a Chinese educator, former Teaching Chinese as a Second Language graduate student, and the CEO of Skritter, an app that helps you master Chinese characters through active production.

Nov 15, 2020

Hyperpolyglot Richard Simcott on How to Learn & Retain Multiple Languages

Richard Simcott is a "hyperpolyglot" (named one of Britain's most multilingual people by HarperCollins), the co-founder of the annual Polyglot Conference, and the creator of

Aug 24, 2020

Magnetic Memory Method Founder Anthony Metivier on How To Remember Words, Chinese Characters, Tones, and Beyond

Anthony Metivier is an author, memory expert, and the founder of the Magnetic Memory Method. In this conversation, he shares some powerful memory techniques you can use to master any language.

Aug 10, 2020

Nihongo Creator Chris Vasselli on How To Learn Japanese Through Anime, Manga, Video Games & Harry Potter

Chris Vasselli is a programmer and the creator of the Nihongo iOS app. He shares how to acquire Japanese the fun way through authentic content (such as video games and "Harry Potter").

Jul 20, 2020

4x U.S. Memory Champion Nelson Dellis on Why & How He Is Learning Dutch in Just One Year

Nelson Dellis is a Grandmaster of Memory on a mission to reach conversational fluency in Dutch in just 1 year. His plan? Use the same techniques he used to win the U.S. memory championships 4 times!

Mar 23, 2020

Author & Polyglot Olly Richards on Why You Should Learn Languages Through Stories

Author, polyglot, and “langpreneur” Olly Richards returns to the podcast six years after our first chat to share how a near death experience led him to the power of stories in language learning!

Mar 09, 2020

Dutch Polyglot Jan Van Der Aa on How To Monetize Your Love of Languages as a “Langpreneur”

Jan van der Aa is a Brussels-based polyglot and entrepreneur from the Netherlands. He has co-founded multiple companies, including LanguageBoost and Langpreneur (now called CreatorSmarts).

Feb 02, 2020

Sprachheld (“Language Hero”) Founder Gabriel Gelman on How to Be an Efficient, Effective Language Learner

Gabriel Gelman is the founder of Sprachheld, a popular language learning site for Germans learning foreign languages. He shares his best tips for mastering languages and becoming a "language hero."

Aug 23, 2019

Polyglot, Language Mentor & TED Speaker Lýdia Machová’s 4 Core Principles of Effective Language Learning

Lýdia Machová is a polyglot, language mentor, interpreter, and former head organizer of the Polyglot Gathering. Her TED Talk, The Secrets of Learning a New Language, has been watched 9 million times!

Jun 21, 2019

Polyglot & Glossika Founder Mike Campbell on How to Master Mandarin

Mike Campbell is a polyglot and the founder of Glossika, a science-based, audio-focused language learning platform. We discuss how to best learn Chinese and his work to save endangered languages.

Apr 05, 2019

Polyglot Lindsay Williams Shares Her Top Tips & Reveals Her Daily Language Learning Routine

Lindsay Williams is a British polyglot, teacher, blogger, and podcaster. She shares tips on learning and teaching languages at Lindsay Does Languages and co-hosts The Fluent Show with Kerstin Cable.

Mar 29, 2019

Grandmaster of Memory Mattias Ribbing on How To Master Your Memory & Optimize Learning

Mattias Ribbing is a Swedish author, lecturer, and Grandmaster of Memory. In the interview, he shares how to make new words stick through the power of mental images.

Nov 29, 2016

Polyglot & Language Coach Luca Lampariello on the Biggest Language Learning Myths That Hold People Back

Luca Lampariello is an Italian polyglot, language coach, YouTuber, blogger, the founder of the Smart Language Academy, and the creator of the "Bidirectional Translation Method."

Feb 26, 2015

Polyglot & Language Hacker Benny Lewis on How To Get Conversationally Fluent in 3 Months

Benny Lewis is an Irish polyglot, blogger, YouTuber, the creator of the popular site Fluent in 3 Months, and the author of multiple books on "language hacking" that share tricks on learning faster.

Dec 09, 2014