Blog Profile / Fluent in 3 months

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Archived Since:March 7, 2011

Blog Post Archive

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

French for Kids: 10 Helpful Online Resources

You can learn a new language at any age. You don’t need to be a toddler, or a kindergartener, or some other “magic age”, to become fluent in more than one language. But there are still plenty of reasons to start your children on theShow More Summary

Language Learners: 9 Ways to Stay Motivated When You Feel Like Quitting

You can learn a language fast if you approach it the right way. Yes, learning to speak a new language takes time, dedication and hard work. But it also takes a smart approach. That means using study hacks to get the best returns on the time you invest in studying. Show More Summary

How to Give a Toast in (Almost) Any Language

It’s no secret that I don’t drink. But clinking glasses with friends and toasting other people is about so much more than alcohol, and it feels appropriate to bring this up as Oktoberfest just started last weekend. Giving a toast is a cultural experience. Show More Summary

Listen to Russian: 50+ Incredible Russian Listening Resources

Due to popular demand, we’ll continue to expand on languages we share resources for, here on fluentin3months. Today, I’ve invited native speaker Anna Breslavskaya to help us dive in. Let’s see what she came up with: ?????? ????! Hello everyone! It’s impossible to overestimate the importance of listening when learning a foreign language. Show More Summary

10 Must-See French Movies (With Language Hacking Notes)

Watching movies to help with your language learning missions is really effective. One of the main reasons I study languages is to get an inside view of the culture. Movies are a perfect lens to peek through when you’re learning how another culture works. Show More Summary

Are Textbooks a Waste of Time for Language Learners?

Have you ever dreamed of sitting at a sidewalk cafe in Paris, reading Le Monde, and chatting with the waiter in fluent French? Or maybe you imagine booking an Airbnb stay at a Rio de Janeiro favela, and you’re the centre of attention as you converse with the locals. Show More Summary

Exhausted and Fired from my Dream Job, I Uncovered the Secret to Language Learning

In-country immersion isn’t always the answer to learning another language. I learned this lesson the hard way six months into my stay in Spain, with barely any Spanish to show for it before I changed my approach. Nowadays, I generally recommend people get virtual immersion and learn a language online. Show More Summary


Read this article in English here. ESTA ES UNA RESEÑA MUY DETALLADA Y FRANCA DE LA ÚLTIMA VERSIÓN DE ROSETTA STONE: VERSIÓN 4 TOTALE Rosetta Stone es una de las marcas más grandes en el aprendizaje de idiomas en el mundo angloparlante...Show More Summary

25 Free Online Spanish Language Lessons

Learning how to speak Spanish? It can be tricky to find high quality online lessons that don’t cost a fortune. You want to learn Spanish, and you’re willing to put in the time, but where can you go to learn? With this question in mind,...Show More Summary

English Listening Practice: 50+ Brilliant Resources for ESL Learners

English can be a tricky language to learn. It’s full of weird spellings and strange pronunciations. As such, good English listening resources are really helpful for English learners. That’s why I’ve put together this collection of English listening resources – to help you become a better listener as you improve your English. Show More Summary

7 Common Language Learning Strategies That Don’t Work (And How to Fix Them)

Here’s a common scenario: you decide to learn a language and tell your all friends and family your plans. Then they tell you about the “best” way to learn a second language (even though they don’t speak any other languages themselves). Show More Summary

French Songs to Help You Learn French Faster

French is a beautiful language, no doubt about it. But wrapping your head around the liaisons or getting stuck in grammar can make learning French seem like an impossible challenge. Truth is, French is actually not that hard to learn, with the right approach. Show More Summary

Learn Spanish: 30+ Resources for Spanish Reading Practice (Beginner to Intermediate)

With Spanish as your target language, you know how important it is to learn lots of Spanish words and pick up basic grammar. One of the best ways (besides speaking) to learn Spanish words and grammar is to read Spanish. The problem? Textbooks are too basic (or too boring!), while novels are difficult for beginners. Show More Summary

Add1Challenge Review: Learn a Language in 90 Days

When I met Brian Kwong a few years ago and saw his immense enthusiasm, I was glad to see someone else so eagerly encouraging language learners. He surprised me further by putting his enthusiasm into practice and building a community where language learners support one another. Show More Summary

German Pronunciation: 6 Really Effective Tips for a Better German Accent

I’m spending this summer working on my C-level (advanced) languages, so I’ve been very focused on going into specifics that can really polish up my skills. And as I’ll be intensively working on my German shortly, I welcomed this interesting article by native German speaker Kerstin from Fluent Language about getting German pronunciation just right. Show More Summary

Is Watching Foreign Language Movies a Waste of Time?

In the world of language learning folklore I often hear that foreign language movies are a golden ticket to fluency. But are foreign language movies really a great way to learn a language? Or are they a big waste of time? Let’s takeShow More Summary

Listen to Spanish: 50+ Amazing Spanish Listening Resources

I’ve said before that listening is one of my biggest challenges when learning a language. My Speak from Day One approach to learning langauges, means I’m usually stronger at speaking than listening. With that in mind, I’ve collected over 50 resources to help Spanish learners improve their listening skills. Show More Summary

10 Must Watch German Language Movies

I love watching German language movies to help with my German missions. Watching movies is an effective way to develop an ear for the language. You also get to experience the spoken language in many different social situations you would probably never find yourself in. Show More Summary

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