This podcast episode is part 2 of a two part interview that I recently did with Kris Broholm.
Kris is running his own language learning podcast called The Actual Fluency Podcast. He was great fun to speak to and has a lot of experience learning languages as well as talking about them. His advice on finding your process for building your second language as well as dealing with some of the mental challenges that pop up along the journey is invaluable.
If you haven’t listened to part 1 of the interview then go back and start first with part 1 here.
In this second part of the interview we cover:
- Some of the experiences that you can look forward to if you can achieve a high level in a second language.
- How the discipline of learning a language can be transferred to anything life such as paying down debt, getting fit or developing other skills.
- We talk about how to strategic use breaks in your language learning process to allow what you have learnt to sink in.
- We discuss whether there needs to be a ‘necessary evil’ or grind that may need to go into learning a language. And why looking for ‘fun’ activities may not always be the best advice.
- Kris covers his views on Zen thinking to keep his emotions at bay and how you can do the same with your language learning.
- Is there one thing that he has learnt from interviewing lots of high level polyglots in his language learning podcast.
- What does success mean for Kris in language learning. When I ask Kris this question I recommended that you ask the question for yourself and come up with your answer.
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What did you learn from the second part of the interview with Kris Broholm for this mindset episode?