[Note: A better version of this video with louder audio has been uploaded to fi3mplus.com. You can sign up to that site for free using your copy of the published edition of Fluent in 3 Months. Members of PREMIUM can also access this video along with the entire new video series that will follow!]
After months of book tours, and enough of a work backlog that I've had to hire full-time help, it's finally time for me to get back into making videos again! 😀
Since this year I've decided to focus on improving the languages I already know, I wanted to give you a look into the process of how I go about slowly improving my languages over the long term, maintaining them, and pushing myself into mastery in my top languages.
As such, I'll be making a heap of new videos that I can produce with much more consistency than I ever did during my hectic intensive learning projects!
This video series will focus on showing all of you exactly how to use (and how I use) the online tools I recommend. I'll try to give it a good range–giving detailed instructions for total newbies, as well as some more advanced tips and tricks for those of you already using these materials (and of course letting you in on my own personal strategies).
So please, give me lots of requests and feedback in the comments below! What new videos do you want to see? What resources do you find tricky, or do you want to see me in action with?
Some of these videos will be available to those who follow my new Youtube channel (this is for how-to videos in English; my original channel is for videos of me using the languages I'll be maintaining), and previews and full versions of new videos will be posted to my new site, fi3mplus.com, which is FREE for book-owners to access. (With full-length versions of all videos available on Fi3m PREMIUM).
Upcoming 6 week Esperanto / 3 month all-language challenges: What will yours be?
Also: SUMMER is approaching! This means warm weather, approaching holidays, and for some of us, a bit of time off… so what better time to start a new language learning mission!
Sometime around June I'm going to be encouraging all of you to take on your own three month challenge, and to share your progress with me here on the blog. Even though I'm not learning a new language myself this year, I may be helping certain people one-on-one much more with their own challenges (More on that soon 😉 I'll be keeping the details to myself for a while, although members of the email list already got this inside scoop today!)
But first, to get you started– here's some info on a short six week challenge coming up soon that can really give you the ammunition you need to get further in any other language you may consider harder.
Judith over at learnlangs.com, has informed me that she is starting up a new six week challenge and is inviting people to learn Esperanto intensively! You can win prizes for your efforts, and present your results either online, or at the Polyglot Gathering in Berlin.
As I've said myself, and as fellow TEDx speaker Tim has confirmed, Esperanto can be a great “springboard” to helping you learn other languages faster. So if you haven't managed to get far in language learning yet, I highly recommend you give the easiest language a try to get that confidence you'd need in other languages!
I'm looking forward to “taking part” (in my own way :D) in these challenges with you this summer, and in seeing all of your results!
Thanks for reading, see you all on the book tour (in Ireland for the next month), and happy language learning!
And finally... One of the best ways to learn a new language is with podcasts. Read more about how to use podcasts to learn a language.