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Blog Profile / Fluent in 3 months


URL :http://www.fluentin3months.com/
Filed Under:Academics / Linguistics
Posts on Regator:324
Posts / Week:1.6
Archived Since:March 7, 2011

Blog Post Archive

Benny Goes to Oz

Hey language hackers! Today I write to you from… Australia! This is a HUGE first for me, as I’ve been waiting to add this country to my list for years, and you all have been asking me for years why I’ve been neglecting this continent…...Show More Summary

Why hard work isn’t what makes good learners

Why is that some people are worse language learners no matter how hard they work? Among the many emails/tweets and in-person comments I get about those who have tried and failed to learn languages, what comes up more often than not is...Show More Summary

Why learning online is better than in-person, and how to make use of your technology

One of the best tools available to us nowadays to help us learn a language is to get on Skype/Google+/Facetime or any VoIP tool and chat to a native speaker. The pros are many. It doesn’t require travel. Through many sites it’s cheaper...Show More Summary

Here’s why other countries think you’re weird

One of the main reasons I travel so much is that I find it fascinating to see how different people are across different cultures. For new travellers, some of these differences can make people from other countries seem completely weird or just plain rude. Show More Summary

Starting to Learn Russian and Speaking From Day 1

Today’s post is by Lauren, my partner on the blog and in life! After successfully learning Esperanto last year to get her started in language learning, she has decided to make Russian one of her goals for 2015. She had a false start at first, that I’m sure many of you can relate to. Show More Summary

Why Spanish is Easy: Understanding Spoken Spanish

Why Spanish is Easy With 2015 upon us and everyone making New Year’s Resolutions, I figured I’d give some love to the most popular second language in the U.S., and the official language in over 20 countries around the world: Spanish....Show More Summary

How to Make a New Year’s Resolution and Actually Keep It

Every year around January 1st, my inbox gets filled up with language learners excitedly declaring to me their New Year’s resolutions. They tell me, this is the year I will learn French! Learn Spanish! Learn Chinese! To all you resolved...Show More Summary

How to find the right teacher for online language lessons

One of the most frequent questions I get when I talk about my intensive language projects is how do I find a good teacher? Today I want to cover this question in as much detail as possible, as part of my Skype language lesson series of posts. Show More Summary

A Month Living in Ubud, Bali, Indonesia [Travel Update]

This past month, I have expanded the list of countries I’ve lived in by one (I’ll be doing it again early next year, more on that later!), and today I am happy to tell you all about my experience in Bali, Indonesia. I’d never been to...Show More Summary

Dictionary Giveaway: 12th Ed Collins English and Ultralingua app

Who wants a free dictionary? Collins, who have been into dictionary publishing since 1819, were very kind to send me their brand new 12th edition Collins English dictionary, which is the largest single-volume English dictionary in print. Show More Summary

Sale: Cyber Monday Mega-Deals for Language Learners!

This Internet is ripe with wonderful offers this weekend during the “Black Friday” rush of deals that you’ll get before Christmas, and Team Fi3M has been searching for the best sales relevant to language learning just for you. EnjoyShow More Summary

Sale: Black Friday Mega-Deals for Language Learners!

This Internet is ripe with wonderful offers this weekend during the “Black Friday” rush of deals that you’ll get before Christmas, and Team Fi3M has been searching for the best sales relevant to language learning just for you. EnjoyShow More Summary

What can you do in 4 hours? Benny’s first Indonesian class

Inspired by Moses McCormick’s unfiltered uploads, I’ve decided to share an unedited crucial moment in my language learning processes; both the first time I’ve ever spoken the language and my first ever class. What I did was study four...Show More Summary

Stop Allowing Excuses to Run Your Life!

In my inbox I see hundreds of people sharing their language learning woes every day, and in person I meet many people everywhere I go who struggle to start a language. There are many reasons they give, some of which are valid, but many times they are just excuses. Show More Summary

Skype Language Lessons Crash Course Part 1: How to prepare for your first Skype language session

Skype language lessons are the future! For almost three years now, I’ve no longer been going to a specific country to learn its language, and instead I use spoken sessions on Skype (or other video/audio tools that I’ll discuss later)...Show More Summary

Improving Mandarin for Singapore visit [video update]

Since I’ve decided to reboot my Mandarin learning project, I got into regular Skype lessons and was aiming to use it while in Singapore. The video below shows this process of de-rusting my old Mandarin and reaching this first minor milestone!...Show More Summary

Singlish: The Singaporean English creole [video interview]

For the next few days, I’m in Singapore to host a language lab to train people to speak their target language on day one, and to sign copies of my book. I’m also using this visit to a country that speaks English as an official language, to investigate its other unique linguistic opportunities. In this […]

Juggling Languages: The Balancing Act That All Polyglots Must Perform

Polyglottery is a bit of a balancing act. Because we only have so many hours in a day, we can’t learn all languages. But when you have the itch for language learning like I and so many other polyglots do, you sometimes can’t help but to take on a new language challenge even though you […]

Mandarin level up mission (Singapore edition)

After devoting the majority of this year to meeting aspiring new language learners to give them my best advice face-to-face, I can now get back to focusing on my own goals! I am a strong believer in intensive missions at the start of language projects – it skyrockets us forward at what is undoubtedly the […]

FI3M Just Got a Fresh Coat Of Paint

I’m sure you can’t help but notice that your favourite language learning website is looking a bit… FREAKIN’ AMAZING? SLEEK AND SEXY-FIED? LIKE THERE’S SOME SORT OF ORGANIZATION? Well, I’m glad you noticed Today is a huge day for me because it represents a culmination of months and months of hard work and tough decisions, […]

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