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Redefining your motivation

written by Benny Lewis

Why are you learning this language? We all have a good reason to learn a new language; discovering our roots, passion for travel, academic purposes, pure interest etc. Once again, I’ll start off my post with another frank and sweeping statement; these reasons are useless if you want to become fluent quickly. They are vague, […]


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Travel phrasebooks: a serious language learner’s best first book to study

written by Benny Lewis

Please note: this article was written in June 2009. Those who know me, are aware that I can actually take a lot with me on cheap flights, but I still have to decide what is and what isn’t coming with me for my next 6 months on the road! (Czech Republic, then likely somewhere in […]


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Is it possible to become fluent in a language in 3 months?

written by Benny Lewis

Welcome to my new blog “Fluent in 3 months“! I’ve already been making videos over at my main multilingual site Around the World in 80 Mays for some time, and I will include some language learning videos there soon. I have, however, decided to create this new site specifically for discussing my best language learning […]


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