Blog Profile / Fluent in 3 months

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Archived Since:March 7, 2011

Blog Post Archive

Sale: Black Friday Mega-Deals for Language Learners!

You ask, I answer! I’ve spent weeks sleuthing the internet to find out the best Black Friday language learning deals. And wow, did I find some deals. Here are the best of the best deals on excellent language-learning resources worthy...Show More Summary

Meet Premium 2.0 – Here’s Why It’s Your Best Guide to Language Learning

For a long time now, I’ve been working behind the scenes on doing a serious revamp of my flagship product, Fluent in 3 Months Premium. And I’m THRILLED, ECSTATIC and OVER-THE-MOON excited to tell you that my team and I have finally finished...Show More Summary

How to Learn a Song in a Language You Don’t Know (And Why It’s the Best Thing You Can Do)

I love meeting new people, but I am the worst at remembering names. I don’t even know the name of my next door neighbour even though I see him every morning and I’ve asked him over ten times... At this party recently I met a girl named “Leyla.” I found myself singing Eric Clapton’s song in my head. Show More Summary

Pocket to Kindle: How to Instantly Transfer Web Articles to Your Kindle (in One Click)

When it comes to advanced language learning, reading is king. And what is a better device to read on than an Amazon Kindle ebook reader? The Kindle doesn’t have to mean reading books. I’m currently learning German (and Chinese) and I don’t always want to read German novels. Show More Summary

Learning a New Language: Secrets of Language Learning Pros

What’s the best way to learn a new language? A really good way to approach language hacking is to look at how other people learn - especially how successful language learners pick up a new language and approach the challenges of language...Show More Summary

20 Resources for Beginners’ German Reading Practice

One of the surest ways to become disillusioned with learning a language is to focus on one resource alone. That’s why I advise language learners not rely too heavily on textbooks and look elsewhere for ways to improve their knowledge. Anyone...Show More Summary

Nahuatl: How I Learned a Language With Few Native Speakers

Have you ever had the crazy idea of studying a minor language or an endangered language? In 2014 I decided to study Nahuatl, an endangered language from Mexico. When I decided to do this, it seemed like a great idea. But only for a moment… until I realised how much work it was going to be. Show More Summary

Are Maths Geeks Better at Learning Languages?

Take a look at the following maths problem, and see if you can solve it: x = 2 y = x + 3 x + y + z = 10 What does y equal? How about z? Are you wondering where I’m going with this? Well, try the following language problem: If… ha llamado...Show More Summary

5 Curious Facts You Never Knew About Icelandic

There are an estimated 350,000 Icelandic speakers in the world, largely comprised by the 323,000-odd people that live in the country of Iceland. Around as many people live in Iceland as live in Belfast, the capital city of Northern Ireland. Doing the maths, just 0.005% of the seven billion people on this globe speak Icelandic. Show More Summary

What’s Your #1 Challenge in Language Learning?

Here’s one of the best things about being part of a community like FI3M: It isn’t just about sharing how we succeed. Sometimes sharing how we struggle can be even more important. Every language learner has struggles. And a lot of them experience the same exact struggles as you. Show More Summary

5 Unexpected Perks of Speaking Another Language

Why do you want to learn another language? Seriously, why? Maybe you want to sharpen your mind, or expand upon your job prospects. Perhaps you’re yet to meet that special someone and want to give yourself an edge in the competitive world of dating! Alternatively, you could be culturally motivated. Show More Summary

French Pronunciation Guide: How to Sound More Like a Native French Speaker

When you start learning French, the pronunciation can seem really tricky. This is especially the case as it has a lot of sounds that aren’t found in English. French is different to English. But it’s certainly not harder. Think of all...Show More Summary

How to Become a Lifelong Learner

When I say “education”, what does it make you think of? Kids? Classrooms? Teachers? Examinations? It’s strange when you think about how we approach education in the Western world. You’re expected to spend much of your childhood in the classroom. Show More Summary

10 Fun Spanish Songs to Help You Learn Spanish Faster

Are you studying Spanish and want a fresh way to learn? Listen to some of the following catchy Spanish songs and you’ll give your language skills a huge boost while hardly feeling like you’re studying at all. Here are just a few of the...Show More Summary

Why are Scandinavians so Damn Good at Speaking English?

In 2014, the Danish were named as the best speakers of English as a second language in the world. Sweden took the crown for two years in a row before that. In fact, nearly anyone you meet from any Scandinavian country will have a near,...Show More Summary

5 Rituals to Help You Learn a Language Faster

People are motivated to learn languages for different reasons. It might be because you’ve moved abroad and wish to understand the native tongue of the people who call that place home. Perhaps it’s for a work-related purpose. Other times, it stems from an interest or appreciation of a certain country and their culture. Show More Summary

Benny’s Big List of Tips for Europeans visiting New York/USA

After thirteen years of not living in a single place for more than a few months, I’m going to call New York City home for most of the next year! I’ll still do a bit of travelling, of course, but it will be great to have a base to come back to. Show More Summary

HelloTalk App Review: Chat with Native Speakers on Your Smartphone

HelloTalk is the coolest new app in town that serves one purpose: it connects you directly with native speakers for live written and spoken practice, all from your smartphone. There are sites out there that let you search for peopleShow More Summary

Is it True that German is Hard to Learn?

I’m fed up with the myth that German is hard to learn for English speakers. Learning another language can be infuriating, particularly as you find yourself committing grammar rules, pronunciations, and a never-ending list of words to memory. Show More Summary

12 Reasons Everyone Should Learn Another Language

“I’d love to speak another language, but…” Over the years, I’ve heard more reasons not to learn a language than I ever would have imagined. I even used to make excuses for myself, before I learned my first new language, Spanish. I’ve...Show More Summary

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