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10 Must-Try Russian Podcasts and YouTube Channels (and more!) for Russian Learners

When it comes to practicing listening in a foreign language, one of the first questions most of us have is 'What should I be listening to?' It's pretty easy to find good listening resources for popular languages like Spanish, FrenchShow More Summary

Sentence Structure: How to Build Sentences and Use the Correct Word Order in Your New Language

"What's the best way to learn difficult sentence structure and word order?" This is a question me and my team get asked a lot here at Fluent in 3 Months. No matter which language you're learning, sentence structure is a common stumbling block. Show More Summary

The Language Learning Curve: What’s the Best Way for You to Improve Your Language Skills

Becoming fluent in a new language is a journey… and in my research with language learners I’ve discovered a “language learning curve” that most people follow. Before I share that, here’s how the language learning journey went for me. After...Show More Summary

Conversational Spanish: 88+ Spanish Conversation Starters and Questions

How can you speak Spanish in a more conversational, everyday way? Textbooks can be surprisingly unhelpful in this regard. They might teach you useful grammar and vocabulary, but it's often presented in an unnatural, forced way that doesn't...Show More Summary

How to Reduce Your Spanish Accent: A Spanish Pronunciation Guide for Native English Speakers

Would you like to lose your Spanish accent and be mistaken for a native Spanish speaker? That’s the “holy grail” of language learning, after all. Yet people can spend decades living in a foreign country and speaking the local language...Show More Summary

MosaLingua Review: A Faster Way to Learn a New Language?

MosaLingua is a mobile app that uses spaced repetition (SRS) to help language learners efficiently learn words and phrases in English, French, Spanish, German, Italian and Portuguese. It’s suitable for absolute beginners and more advanced...Show More Summary

10 Incredible German Sayings: The Inspiring, the Funny and the Just Plain Confusing

One really effective way to make your German sound more like a native’s is to learn Sprichwörtern. These are the everyday German sayings that German speakers use to express emotions, actions and thoughts. You probably know them better as turns of phrase or idioms in English and you use them every day. Show More Summary

How to Ace a Job Interview in a Non-Native Language

I remember one of my most exciting job interviews in a non-native language. It was with a company that I had followed for several years, and I really admired its growth and development. When I was informed that they had an interesting position available, I immediately realized that this was fate. Show More Summary

Spanish Jokes: 9 Lame but Hilarious Jokes in Spanish

Did you hear about the Spanish-speaking magician? He said "for my next trick, I will disappear on the count of three. Uno, dos -" but then he vanished without a tres. Okay, that one isn't going to win me any comedy prizes. To redeem myself, I’ll share some funny jokes in Spanish. Show More Summary

Bilingual Baby: How to Teach Your Baby Two Languages

This past year, my husband and I welcomed a new addition to our family. While we were awaiting his arrival, we discussed whether or not we’d raise him to be a bilingual baby and speak multiple languages. For this article, I’ll call the...Show More Summary

When Online Polyglots Disagree – Much Ado About Something

Benny Lewis, is, I think, the most successful polyglot blogger on the Internet; the one with the greatest reach. With this website, Fluent in 3 Months, he was one of the earliest language learners to use the Internet to encourage others to learn languages, and to talk about it. I too am what you would call an online polyglot. Show More Summary

How Speaking from Day One Helped Me Conquer Love and The Spanish Language

When you think back five years ago, did you ever think that you would be where you are now? Maybe so, maybe not. However, I most certainly didn’t. Five years ago, I never in my wildest dreams would have thought I would be living in Colombia with my wife, speaking Spanish. But here I am now. Show More Summary

Spanish Accents and Dialects Around the World

Do all Spanish accents sound the same? Of course not! Like most languages, Spanish is diverse and can vary significantly, even in the same country. Even within Spain there are many Spanish dialects and accents (along with four official...Show More Summary

Why You’re Stuck At Intermediate Spanish … And How To Break Through The Plateau

Is your progress in Spanish slowly grinding to a halt? Did you breeze through your beginner lessons, only to run into a brick wall as you approach intermediate Spanish? If so, grab a pen and paper, and clear your schedule for the next...Show More Summary

A 5-Step Method to Improve Your Listening Skills

Let’s talk listening skills. Do you remember how you felt the first time you heard someone speak your target language? Bamboozled? Personally, I’ve always found listening to be the most difficult language learning skill. Maybe you feel...Show More Summary

Foreign to Familiar: How to “Language Proof” Your Immediate Environment

Sometimes, when you’re surrounded by a new language it can overwhelm your capacity to pick up new things. It’s almost too much newness, and you just draw a line. Everything from the toothpaste to the billboards to the TV is filled by...Show More Summary

Conversation Exchange: How an Online Language Buddy Took Me from Fear of Speaking to Confident Conversations

This is my story of how I found an online language buddy for a conversation exchange, which took me from feeling terrified of speaking a new language to having real conversations in that language. My heart was pounding when I received...Show More Summary

Is “Learning from Mistakes” Really a Thing? Here’s What the Science Says…

“Did I really just say that?” That’s the question I was asking myself as I was chatting to my future Italian mother-in-law over dinner. I had meant to say è palese, “it’s obvious”, but I actually said è palloso, which means “it’s effing...Show More Summary

35 Free Online Korean Language Classes and Resources

Learning Korean doesn’t have to empty your pockets. But it can be tricky to find the right resources that work for you on a budget. There are countless resources online that teach you Korean. The only problem is how do you know which...Show More Summary

16 Free Online Portuguese Language Classes

Are you learning Portuguese, and you want to find the best free online Portuguese language lessons? You’ve come to the right place! I’ve searched far and wide to find a variety of quality, fun, and free resources to boost your Portuguese...Show More Summary

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