Live interview on national Australian TV: Weekend sunrise

Check out this video interview I had over the weekend on Seven Network‘s Weekend Sunrise program, which is one of the most popular weekend shows viewed across Australia. If you’re a new subscriber from Australia, welcome! It was my first time ever interviewed live on TV (and my second time ever interviewed on TV in […]

Check out this video interview I had over the weekend on Seven Network‘s Weekend Sunrise program, which is one of the most popular weekend shows viewed across Australia. If you’re a new subscriber from Australia, welcome! It was my first time ever interviewed live on TV (and my second time ever interviewed on TV in […]

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Fi3M wins the Top 100 Language Lovers competition! Have a look at the other amazing 99 of them!

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Hello from the road once again! I’m writing this from Las Vegas airport en route to Portland for my first of two conference stops in North America. My time in Amsterdam has officially come to an end and I took everything I own in the world (which now weighs precisely 23kg/50lbs; less than the 40+ […]

Hello from the road once again! I’m writing this from Las Vegas airport en route to Portland for my first of two conference stops in North America. My time in Amsterdam has officially come to an end and I took everything I own in the world (which now weighs precisely 23kg/50lbs; less than the 40+ […]

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Resources for language learning, travelling, blogging and new site design!

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Next week Fluent in 3 months will turn 2 years old!! To celebrate, major changes are afoot! Resources: Language learning, travelling and blogging Before I discuss the new look of the site, I’ll mention some new permanent links I’ve just added to the top: Resources. There are three links here, so check them out to […]

Next week Fluent in 3 months will turn 2 years old!! To celebrate, major changes are afoot! Resources: Language learning, travelling and blogging Before I discuss the new look of the site, I’ll mention some new permanent links I’ve just added to the top: Resources. There are three links here, so check them out to […]

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Travel cheaper with skyscanner, 6 week level of Dutch [video], speaking at TBEX, attending WDS & Top Language Lovers votes

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I don’t like to break the flow of interesting blog posts with too many random asides, so I’ll group several miscellaneous (mostly travel related) things into this one post! At the end I share a cool website that has been really helpful in getting me very affordable flights! Top 100 Language Lovers/Bloggers First thing’s first! […]

I don’t like to break the flow of interesting blog posts with too many random asides, so I’ll group several miscellaneous (mostly travel related) things into this one post! At the end I share a cool website that has been really helpful in getting me very affordable flights! Top 100 Language Lovers/Bloggers First thing’s first! […]

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Girls vs guys and the dancing-monkey reason to learn a language

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There are many wholesome reasons to learn and use languages. Mine are cultural to enhance my travel and social experiences. Some people learn to understand their heritage, to be able to better appreciate music and literature, and some are passionate simply about languages in themselves and what makes them up and how they work. Others […]

There are many wholesome reasons to learn and use languages. Mine are cultural to enhance my travel and social experiences. Some people learn to understand their heritage, to be able to better appreciate music and literature, and some are passionate simply about languages in themselves and what makes them up and how they work. Others […]

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April Fools’ post – Benny’s Confession

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[Before I put April Fools' in the title of this post, quite a lot of people were falling for it! Rest assured that nothing here is true ] I am writing this post with a heavy heart, but the lies must end. I can’t do this any longer – the guilt is tearing me apart! […]

[Before I put April Fools' in the title of this post, quite a lot of people were falling for it! Rest assured that nothing here is true ] I am writing this post with a heavy heart, but the lies must end. I can’t do this any longer – the guilt is tearing me apart! […]

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Happy Paddy’s day!

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Public service announcement: To all American readers, please call this day Paddy’s day and not Patty‘s (or Patti‘s) day. Say the original St. Patrick’s Day or use the Irish nickname with d’s. We spell it with d’s instead of t’s because it’s based on the Irish version of the name Pádraig. We aren’t celebrating burgers […]

Public service announcement: To all American readers, please call this day Paddy’s day and not Patty‘s (or Patti‘s) day. Say the original St. Patrick’s Day or use the Irish nickname with d’s. We spell it with d’s instead of t’s because it’s based on the Irish version of the name Pádraig. We aren’t celebrating burgers […]

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Language Hacking Guide now in 21 languages (Russian & Japanese added)

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After almost a year of adding more updates to the Language Hacking Guide, I have finally added two very important new languages to the set of (now) 21 full translations: Japanese and Russian. It also includes English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Chinese, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Dutch, Irish, Czech, Vietnamese, Arabic, Hindi, Romanian and […]

After almost a year of adding more updates to the Language Hacking Guide, I have finally added two very important new languages to the set of (now) 21 full translations: Japanese and Russian. It also includes English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Chinese, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Dutch, Irish, Czech, Vietnamese, Arabic, Hindi, Romanian and […]

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Benny’s 2010: A video summary (& singing in Spanish)

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What a year! I’ve already summarised my favourite blog posts of the year, but I think the year is best summarised in video! So in this video I have edited together my favourite moments of the year, most fun things I’ve done and most importantly, the amazing people that I’ve met. People are after all, […]

What a year! I’ve already summarised my favourite blog posts of the year, but I think the year is best summarised in video! So in this video I have edited together my favourite moments of the year, most fun things I’ve done and most importantly, the amazing people that I’ve met. People are after all, […]

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Happy holidays and best posts of the year

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Since I’m home in Cavan, Ireland and would rather be doing things with family this week, I’ll take the time off blogging and leave this “best of” post up for the next week. I’m not sure when I’ll be home again, since I have a lot planned for 2011 so I want to make the […]

Since I’m home in Cavan, Ireland and would rather be doing things with family this week, I’ll take the time off blogging and leave this “best of” post up for the next week. I’m not sure when I’ll be home again, since I have a lot planned for 2011 so I want to make the […]

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Siestas for better focus, more time, instant jet-lag/party recovery, and a healthier life

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Siestas are short naps taken in the afternoon, usually after eating, that tend to be associated with some Latin (especially Spanish-speaking) cultures. Those unfamiliar with them might associate them with laziness, or a lifestyle totally incompatible with their own. Nothing could be further from the truth. If anything, people who take “power naps” are way […]

Siestas are short naps taken in the afternoon, usually after eating, that tend to be associated with some Latin (especially Spanish-speaking) cultures. Those unfamiliar with them might associate them with laziness, or a lifestyle totally incompatible with their own. Nothing could be further from the truth. If anything, people who take “power naps” are way […]

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Irish & Czech added to Language Hacking Guide

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Two important languages have just been added: Czech and Irish. The addition of Irish makes this Language Hacking Guide quite unique among works that have been translated! I am so pleased to have the full contents translated to be readable in this language. It is one of the few books in the world that have […]

Two important languages have just been added: Czech and Irish. The addition of Irish makes this Language Hacking Guide quite unique among works that have been translated! I am so pleased to have the full contents translated to be readable in this language. It is one of the few books in the world that have […]

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Social media Saturday – What happens in Vegas… gets blogged and tweeted!

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My Hungarian mission is progressing very well! I am at the stage now where I can have telephone conversations entirely in Hungarian. Not bad for just having spent a few weeks in the country so far! But in just under two weeks, this mission will be coming to an end and I’ll be moving on. […]

My Hungarian mission is progressing very well! I am at the stage now where I can have telephone conversations entirely in Hungarian. Not bad for just having spent a few weeks in the country so far! But in just under two weeks, this mission will be coming to an end and I’ll be moving on. […]

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Benny’s birthday request: 1982 clicks!

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At midnight tonight I will have successfully completed 28 laps of the entire solar system. That’s about 26,264 MILLION kilometres! Phew, it’s exhausting! But I’m ready for much more! So, I will take this short off-topic break from saving the world from being doomed to a a boring monolingual fate, to asking for a birthday […]

At midnight tonight I will have successfully completed 28 laps of the entire solar system. That’s about 26,264 MILLION kilometres! Phew, it’s exhausting! But I’m ready for much more! So, I will take this short off-topic break from saving the world from being doomed to a a boring monolingual fate, to asking for a birthday […]

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Videos: Baker, David Walsh & Cody McKibb interview Benny

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Baker over at ManVsDebt has just uploaded a video interview with me that summarises some of my philosophies and strategies in language learning. I had the pleasure to do this interview with him in Thailand, and we discussed some aspects of language learning that I write about on this site, for almost 40 minutes! Some […]

Baker over at ManVsDebt has just uploaded a video interview with me that summarises some of my philosophies and strategies in language learning. I had the pleasure to do this interview with him in Thailand, and we discussed some aspects of language learning that I write about on this site, for almost 40 minutes! Some […]

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