Blog Profile / Fluent in 3 months

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The Romance of Language Learning: A Fluent in 3 Months Wedding!

In 2014, having spent six years studying and practicing Spanish, I found myself missing something. I felt I had done all this work and I had taught myself a second language, but I wasn't really using it. Sure, I could order a drink in...Show More Summary

How to Remember Spanish Words: The “Word Bridge” Technique and Other Memory Hacks for Spanish Learners

Learning a language can sometimes feel boring -- like an exercise in monotony. What lends to this monotony, more often than not, is the rigor and regimen that comes with it. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not dissing discipline here, I’m just questioning the misplaced investment of time and efforts most language learning regimens call for. Show More Summary

Volunteer and Learn Spanish: How to Learn a Language by Volunteering Overseas

Can you volunteer and learn Spanish? I did, and here’s my story, plus the lessons I learned along the way. Most of these lessons can be applied to learning any language while volunteering overseas. How I Decided to Volunteer Overseas...Show More Summary

German Numbers: Learn To Count From 0 to 1,000 in German

Do you want to learn how to count from 0-100 in German, and find out more about German numbers? In this article I want to share with you how to learn, remember and use German numbers. German Numbers from 0-100 Let’s start with the basics. Show More Summary

How I Got a $7,000 Raise by Learning Spanish

Within six months of starting your first real job, you get a $7,000 raise. How cool would that be? I can tell you first hand that it’s an awesome feeling and it only happened because I learned conversational Spanish in one month. InShow More Summary

Rapid Learner Review: An In-Depth Look at Scott H. Young’s Rapid Learner Program

I first discovered Scott H. Young’s work several years ago when he shared a post on his blog about how to overcome plateaus. At the time, I was experiencing a significant plateau in music and I was desperate for advice to help me work through it. Show More Summary

Music to Help You Learn Spanish – A Starter Guide (with 12 Latin Artists and Songs)

Despacito -- the song by Puerto Rican singer Luis Fonsi -- has been a huge hit this year and as I’m writing this it’s now the most viewed video on YouTube with 4.4 billion views. This is despite it being released less than 1 year ago! Hopefully...Show More Summary

Merde Happens: Why Are French People so Rude? (And What to Do about It)

I’m French, and every single time I’m in a restaurant in the United States, I need to order a glass of water three times in a row. Why? Because the first time, the waitress doesn’t understand my accent, the second, I over-articulate,...Show More Summary

28 Beautiful Words for Love from Around the World – and Their Literal Translations into English

There are so many different ways to say “I love you” and to share the love. In fact, there are more words for “love “ than there are languages in the world. Let me explain with an example: The Japanese language has dozens of ways to say “you”. Show More Summary

Innovative Language Review – Complete Pod101 Language Course Review (with Screenshots and Video Results)

Innovative Language’s Pod101 courses are one of the most talked-about language tools at Fluent in 3 Months (Fi3M) – you’ll find them mentioned on the recommended resources page for most languages. I’d seen Benny and other Fi3M writers...Show More Summary

“Por qué, porque, por que and porqué” – What’s The Difference?

Sometimes, even native speakers get it wrong. Many English speakers, for example, get confused between you're and your or whose and who's. Believe it or not, Spanish has some similar stumbling blocks - like the difference between porque, por qué, por que and porque. The four terms are pronounced more or less the same. Show More Summary

German Greetings: 10 Ways to Say “Hello” in German

How do you say "hello" in German? There are many options, from a simple hallo to a friendly alles klar to a regional “hello” like servus or na. In this article, I'll teach you several common and useful German greetings. By the end you’ll know everything you need to know about how to say hello” in German, in every situation. 1. Show More Summary

Sing Your Baby Bilingual! How to Teach Your Baby a Second Language Through Songs and Music

There are lots of strategies for teaching your baby a foreign language and bringing up a bilingual or multilingual child. But whatever one you choose, be sure to make singing a part of it on a daily basis! The universe is very clever. Show More Summary

Days of the Week in German – With Usage Guide and Easy Ways to Remember Them

Guten Tag! "Tag" in German means "day" - but what day is it? How do you say Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday in German? German Days of the Week Monday Montag Tuesday Dienstag Wednesday Mittwoch Thursday Donnerstag Friday Freitag Saturday Samstag Sunday Sonntag Learning...Show More Summary

How to Use Social Media for Instant Spanish Immersion

There’s no better way to learn Spanish than to immerse yourself in the language. And a great way to do this is to spend time in a Spanish speaking country. But what if this isn’t possible for you? Not enough time, not enough money, too many kids, … The good news is you can now create your own immersion environment with social media. Show More Summary

“Hello” in French – Plus 10 More Useful French Greetings

Bonjour! There are many ways to say "hello" in French - French greetings can be much more than a simple "hello". In this article I'll teach you the French for "hello" and its variations, and give you a brief tour of the most common ways to greet a French person. 1. Show More Summary

The 5-second rule of language learning

Feelings play a much bigger role in language learning than they’re given credit for. This isn’t something that’s often talked about, so let me clear the air and say it straight up: Whether you succeed (or fail) at learning a new language...Show More Summary

Old English Writing: A History of the Old English Alphabet

Can you read Old English writing? Here's a sample: Nu scylun hergan hefaenricaes uard metudæs maecti end his modgidanc uerc uuldurfadur sue he uundra gihuaes eci dryctin or astelidæ Those are the first few lines of Cædmon's Hymn, a 7th-Century poem generally considered to be the oldest surviving work of English literature. Show More Summary

French Exercises Online: 12+ Exercises to Improve Your French Language Skills

French is one of the most popular languages to learn. So there are plenty of French exercises online. In fact, the Internet is practically bursting with courses, lessons and exercises for improving your French. There are so many, that...Show More Summary

30 Ways to Start a German Conversation

You’ve decided you want to learn German and you’re going to start speaking from day one. This is great news! The next question is, how do you start a German conversation? If you studied language while at school, chances are that your learning consisted of reading page after page from a textbook. Show More Summary

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