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Blog Post Archive

What you missed: The best language news/links over the summer

How’s your summer been? I have been (and still am) travelling almost every single day to encourage language learners one-on-one, but I know a lot of you have had your own language projects to keep you busy! Since you may not have been browsing the Internet as often with so much sunshine to soak up, […]

Why learning in a group beats learning alone anytime (Case Studies)

As a fun change in pace, today we are sharing three stories from people who are in the middle of their 3-month language learning journeys. We’ll catch up with each of them in a month to see how they are doing First, I’ll hand the blog post over to Brian Kwong, who has orchestrated the Add1Challenge […]

Fun and Engaging Language Learning with Children’s Picture Books

While my book tour continues, I’m happy to welcome another guest post about a concept in language learning we’ve all looked into at one time or another – using children’s books to learn foreign languages! Let’s see what Tim from has to say on this! ——— There are a several language learning methods that […]

How To Learn And Write The Russian Cyrillic Alphabet In Just A Few Hours

Since Lauren is learning Russian and had started with the Cyrillic alphabet first, we can see how important this is to begin on so that you can boost the rest of your progress. As such, it was great to get this guest post from Dani, who writes at She’ll show you that it isn’t […]

Fluent in 3 months road trip hits the east coast / midwest / south: Come talk language learning (free!)

The Fluent in 3 Months road trip is in full swing now! We’ve already done official events in the UK, Ireland, Amsterdam, California, Oregon, Washington, British Columbia, Ontario and Quebec, and in the last couple of days I’ve zoomed through Vermont and New Hampshire! The west coast and Canada trip has been a huge success […]

How To Be Organised About Learning New Vocabulary

In today’s guest post, Kerstin from fluent language shares her thoughts on learning new vocabulary. Enjoy! —- My name is Kerstin and I’m a dictionary fiend. Learning new words and figuring out how they’re related to other languages is one of my favourite parts of language learning. The following bits of advice about vocabulary learning […]

How to Start Learning a New Language (Right Now. Today. Seriously).

Let me ask you a question: If you really wanted to learn a new language, what would you be doing right now to make that happen? The thing with language learning, and really with any goal or desire we have in life, is that we spend a lot of time thinking about what we want and talking about […]

How to travel the world for life (and work while you travel)

In the 21st century travelling the world for cheap is more than possible. In this post I summarized everything you need to know about finding affordable flight tickets, accomodation, working abroad and enjoying life to the max. Click here to....

My latest language learning creation: A NEW video-based website for language-learners

For a while now, I’ve been working on something new that you may have picked up on when reading the blog, but that I’ve never officially announced, because it wasn’t quite ready yet! But after months of creating, researching, recording and planning, I’m very proud to tell you all about my new premium website for […]

Introducing: Speak in a week free crash course (+ hundreds of inspirational speak-on-day-1 videos)

Time for a big and really cool announcement! Yesterday, HUNDREDS of people started a new language project and posted a video of themselves speaking their new language on day 1. Why? Because I just created a (completely free) video course on how to start a new language from scratch and have a conversation within a week. […]

6 biggest lessons from learning to speak my first non-native language [Final video] Time for the final update on Lauren’ss 6-week-challenge! She successfully completed her mission, and was able to socialize, make new friends, and have fun in Esperanto. You can see it all happen in the above video. I’ll hand the blog over to her, to share her thoughts: The 6 biggest lessons from learning to […]

Lauren’s Esperanto project: Week 5 on Skype

We are now just a few days away from the Polyglot Conference that marks the end of Lauren's 6-week project to learn Esperanto, and she'll get a chance to use it to make new friends! Because of that, rather than throw her in the deepShow More Summary

Week 4 of Lauren’s project: Chat in Esperanto

Time for another weekly project update! We have been really busy this week since getting to Amsterdam (fun things coming on the blog very soon!) so we focused the video on a chat with Lauren. Since the first conversations we tend toShow More Summary

Benny & Lauren’s plane, train & automobile travels: Week 3 of Esperanto learning This last week was a pretty crazy one! We left Ireland by driving to the ferry port, getting a ferry (with the car) across to Wales, driving to Manchester, flying from Manchester to Cherleroi, getting a train to Brussels, and then on to Bruges, and finally in AMSTERDAM. Show More Summary

How to learn a language like Google

You can learn a lot about how language works by studying how software-engineers approach the challenge of speech-recognition. In the early days of the field, engineers theorized that getting a computer to recognize speech was merely a question programming a large database of word recordings into it. Show More Summary

My girlfriend learns Esperanto: Week 2 update and spontaneous conversation! [video]

Time for another progress update on the makings of a new polyglot... from scratch! We are recording literally every single second of language learning and use of the language, so the greatest realizations can be caught on camera. The...Show More Summary

How to create a realistic timeline for your next language project (Why 3 months?)

As I continue on the book tour, I have been getting asked many questions face-to-face with people, many of which remind me of things that I can talk about on the blog more. One of the biggest ones by far is Why 3 months? You see it in...Show More Summary

Week 1 of a monoglot’s first language learning journey (Benny coaches his girlfriend to learn Esperanto)

I have had many language learning projects myself, but this one is the first one that I get to document of another person. Lauren, my girlfriend, had the great idea that we should have the camera rolling every single second that sheShow More Summary

How to automate your language learning (IFTTT)

One of the biggest challenges for students of any foreign language is finding the time to study. Many of us have started, stopped and restarted learning a foreign language several times. After a long day at school or work, chores, meals, and maybe a workout we often feel unmotivated or lack the time to study. Show More Summary

New language mission! [video]

Since I'm not learning a new language this year, it's hard to have a language mission, right? Well, see this video to find out what my next language mission, for the next six weeks, is going to be ;) You should be subscribed to my new Fluent in 3 Months channel to get updates on this. Show More Summary

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