#061 | Svenja on Language Islands, Daily Habits and Finding Breakthroughs


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This episode features Svenja, who learned conversational Russian and Arabic in just 90 days with the Fluent in 3 Months Challenge.

We actually guarantee that anyone who completes the Fluent in 3 Months Challenge will have a 15-minute conversation in their new language after 90 days of learning. You can find out more here.

Benny and Shannon have a conversation with Svenja about her experience of learning several languages as a part of the Fluent in 3 Months Challenge.

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Episode Overview

Some of the topics brought up during the interview are:

  • How the Challenge helped Svenja make a breakthrough with her Arabic studies
  • Differences between learning a language in school versus on your own
  • Building language islands
  • Language learning struggles with grammar, pronunciation, and time management
  • Maintaining multiple languages
  • What a polyglot’s daily learning routine looks like
  • How to gain confidence as a language learner
  • Why it’s difficult to learn a language alone

Podcast theme: “A New Beginning” by Shannon Kennedy

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