Episode 40: Celebrating Your Wins!


13 February 2023

25 mins 30 secs

Season 2

Your Hosts

About this Episode

In this Season 2 Finale, I share and celebrate language learning wins from listeners across the globe. Real life stories from real life language learners, inspiring us to see every bit of progress along our language journeys. In this episode, you'll hear stories from eight language learners who recognize a wide variety of wins in their language journeys. The achievements they've shared with me for this episode are inspiring for language learners of all types, ages, and levels. The languages they're celebrating include Portuguese, Norwegian, Russian, Japanese, Italian, Spanish, Welsh, and Darija, plus my own win in German. Some are still in the beginner phase of acquiring their languages, and others are futher along. Some are working on their first or second non-native language, and others their fourth or...tenth.

This episode is made for you, my listeners. Every win we have matters. No achievement is too small. Every success is significant, and every win is worth celebrating. Join me in today's episode by cheering on those who shared their stories with me and for everyone else out there working on your new language. Take a moment to reflect on your own wins, and celebrate them! Feel the pride. Give yourself a round of applause. Brag about it on social media. You're doing great, and you can be proud of yourself and your achievements.

Links from this episode:
@rhapsodyinlingo (Rhapsody in Lingo on YouTube)
@kerstin_fluent (The Fluent Show Podcast & Kerstin's website)
@thefutureisbilingual (The Future is Bilingual Podcast)

Where to find me:
Love, Joy, and Languages Blog
Instagram: @love.joyandlanguages
X (Twitter): @LoveJoy_Lang
All episodes of the show can be found at www.lovejoyandlanguagespodcast.com.

More of my favorite language podcasts for you to check out:
The Language Confidence Project, by Emily Richardson
Speaking Tongues Podcast, by Elle Charisse
How to Learn a Language, by Lindsay Williams
Language Hacking, by Benny Lewis & Shannon Kennedy
Talking to Grandma, by Veronica Benavides
Language Chats Podcast, by Penny & Bec

My favorite Italian podcasts:
Stivale Italiano, by Alessandro and Carolina
Simple Italian Podcast, by Simone Pols
Vaporetto Italiano Podcast, by Francesco Cositore
The Teacher Stefano Show, by Stefano
Podast Italiano, by Davide
News in Slow Italian, by Linguistica360
The Italian Escape Podcast, bilingual Italian-English, by Angelique Lusuan & Gabriele Minucci
Mitologia: le meravigliose storie del mondo antico, by Alessandro Gelain

My favorite German podcasts:
Natural.Fluent.German & Deutsches Geplapper, by Flemming Boldbecher
Deutsch Podcast, by Virpi Hach & Sandra Durán Muñoz
Slow German, by Annik Rubens
Sprach Venture, by Markis Galli
Feminismus mit Vorsatz, by Laura Vorsatz
Eine Stunde History, by Deutschlandfunk Nova

Korean learning podcasts:
Talk to Me in Korean, by TTMIK (link to 4 podcasts)
Sponge Mind, by Jonson Lee

European Portuguese podcasts:
Mia's Portuguese Podcast, by Mia Esmeriz
Practice Portuguese, by Practice Portuguese
Say it in Portuguese, by Christina