Hey, I'm Kerstin! I am the creator and host of the Fluent Show, and I blog, talk, and share language tips at www.fluentlanguage.co.uk.
I'm a native German speaker from the beautiful Moselle valley. I studied 6 languages in Germany and then packed them up and moved England, where I added my most recent language crush, Welsh. At university, I studied Modern Languages and did an MA in Translation Studies.
I teach German to a few private online students, and run language learning retreats to Germany.
I love to speak and deliver workshops to help more people discover their own language learning path, and have presented at many respected events and institutions, including the Polyglot Gathering, Polyglot Conference, Langfest, Coleg Gwent, and Lancaster University.
June 11th, 2018 | 26 mins 43 secs
It can be confusing to learn a language when you worry that the different dialects people speak are impossible to understand. What to do?
June 4th, 2018 | 1 hr 10 mins
Some words are in heavy rotation for us language learners: What is fluency? What is mastery? And how do we get there?
May 28th, 2018 | 29 mins 24 secs
language tutors, speaking, tutoring
Listener David is asking:
"How do you prep for sessions with a language tutor?"
May 21st, 2018 | 1 hr 2 mins
apps, recommendations, top tools
Top tools is back and Lindsay is back too! Catch up and learn what we're recommending for your summer
May 14th, 2018 | 29 mins 42 secs
Exploring How My Vocabulary Learning Routine Evolved Over Time
May 7th, 2018 | 1 hr 15 mins
ellen jovin, interview, self-study
Ellen Jovin, author of Words and Worlds of New York, talks about languages, book addictions, and how you learn best when you do what you love
April 30th, 2018 | 29 mins 42 secs
Activate Your Memory: Tips for recovering a language that you used to speak, but have forgotten
April 23rd, 2018 | 24 mins 39 secs
activism, interviews, language story, welsh
Discover the story of how the Welsh language fought its way back from near extinction to the goal of a million speakers
April 16th, 2018 | 27 mins 48 secs
exchanges, native speakers, q&a, speaking
You're fired up and excited to practice your target language with new people, but they keep switching to your native language. That's no fun! In today's show: What you can do to turn things around.
April 9th, 2018 | 48 mins 32 secs
german, online courses, teaching
Every single learner who fell in love with language did so because of exposure. So we set out to make a course that leads with exposure. And it works!
April 2nd, 2018 | 27 mins 48 secs
goals, language habit, planning
Rebecca asked me for tips on what a reasonable schedule looks like.
In this show, you'll hear about weekly planning, goals, managing your energy, analysing your calendar, and matching your activity to your strengths.
March 26th, 2018 | 1 hr 13 mins
language exchanges, respect, speaking practice, tutors
In this show, Lindsay and I brought on language exchange expert Jonathan Huggins, who runs several community challenges and groups for language learners.
March 19th, 2018 | 30 mins 14 secs
degrees, languages, masters, study, university
Tips on what and how to study languages in postgraduate settings in the UK
March 12th, 2018 | 1 hr 2 mins
Listen in to learn how to make good use of language learning apps like Duolingo, Speechling, Memrise, and more
March 5th, 2018 | 30 mins 21 secs
core skills, languages, listening, q&a, questions, training
How to improve your listening skills and use your time efficiently
February 26th, 2018 | 1 hr 12 mins
bilingualism, children, education, family
Marianna du Bosq, bilingual mother in a bilingual family and host of the Bilingual Avenue podcast, talks about how to raise bilingual children