• I love to encourage language learners here on Fluent in 3 Months, but language learning isn’t all sunshine and rainbows. Life inevitably gets in the way and prevents you from reaching your language goals. This has happened to me more times than I care to remember! My Czech project (the first one I ever blogged […]
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    Why is language learning all about the intermediate or advanced levels? When you start learning a new language, it’s easy to get carried away with huge, unrealistic goals.  Maybe you dream of having deep conversations in your target language, or of reading advanced novels, or making play-on-word jokes. You may even want to talk about […]
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  • Hikers with backpacks enjoying valley view from top of a mountain
    If you’re a member of the Language Hacking League, or if you follow me on Instagram, or Facebook, then you already know the big news: Lauren and I are engaged! This is yet another secret mission I’ve been working on behind the scenes for the past several months ;). In the two years we’ve been […]
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  • BennyValencia
    Spanish is the language that started off my lifelong obsession with language learning, so it holds a special place in my heart. Thanks to Spanish I was able to discover what what holding me back from becoming fluent in any language. My road to fluency in Spanish was messy, full of false starts and bad […]
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    My friend Maneesh Sethi spent five years travel hacking his way around the world, learning Italian, Spanish, Portuguese and German along the way. Now Maneesh is working on Pavlok, a wearable device that uses electric shock to help you change your habits. It’s a device I see so much potential for that I was even […]
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    • Review of Rosetta Stone: Detailed and honest look at latest version (TOTALe)
      This is a very detailed and frank review of the latest version of Rosetta Stone: version 4 TOTALe Rosetta Stone is one of the biggest brands in language learning in the English speaking world (not to be confused with the Rosetta Stone that helped us decipher Egyptian hieroglyphics, which it is named after). The problem is that it is out of the budget o...
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    • Why Learning French isn’t hard
      Today's guest post is from Zack, (@zackjsimon) who is a long-term reader of the blog and has sent me this guest post idea for a concept that you all know I like to write about for as many languages as I can! Considering French is considered by some to be among the world's "hardest languages" (yes, seriously, Parisians will insist on this; luckily, ...
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    • DuoLingo Review: The Quick, Easy and Free Way to Learn A Language
      One of the most popular and well-known tools for learning a language online is DuoLingo. DuoLingo is completely free. But is it worth it, and how do you use it? To investigate, Agnieszka from 5-Minute Language shares her experience using DuoLingo to genuinely learn some languages. Over to you Agnieszka!   The free language learning app DuoLing...
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    • Learning Mandarin Chinese Is Easy. You Just Think It’s Hard
      Napoleon Hill wrote in his bestselling book Think and Grow Rich, "There are no limitations to the mind except those we acknowledge." Do you say to yourself, "I am too old/young/fat/skinny/rich/poor/educated/uneducated/white/black/gay/straight/hairy/hairless/sheep/goat to be learning a new language [or insert any formidable-sounding thing]." Realize th...
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    • 17 cultural clashes this European had in America
      Warning: If you are pissed off easily, don't read this post. Although plenty of (American) commenters agree with me, I'm also getting a flood of angry comments and hatemail, but this is my (as always) frank and honest non-watered-down opinion, take it or leave it! Read on to the conclusion to see my positive thoughts about Americans before you conclude ...
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    • 29 life lessons learned in travelling the world for 8 years straight
      This blog post was written on my 8 year travel anniversary in 2011. In 2013 I celebrated my TEN year travel anniversary with a much more visual representation of the top ten lessons learned in travelling the world, including the absolute best footage from my travels, and you can hear me speak out the lessons directly to the camera. Here it is: httpvh:/...
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    • Learning the Irish language (Gaeilge)
      [Note: If you'd like something interesting to read in Irish (translated by natives from the Gaeltacht) check out the full version and now uprgaded Language Hacking Guide in the Fluent In 3 Months PREMIUM package] Gaeilge Gaeilge, Irish, or "Irish Gaelic" is the national and first official language of Ireland, as well as one of the official languages o...
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