#075 | Doree Huneven on Worldwide Travel, Reward Systems and Sleeping Languages


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Polyglot and avid traveller, Doree Huneven, joins Benny Lewis and Elizabeth Bruckner to talk about her experience learning multiple languages, travelling the world, and how the violin has made her a better learner.

Doree shares why she thinks discipline is the key to being a successful language learner and having fun, and why the Fluent in 3 Months Challenge is so appealing, even to an experienced language learner. 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.

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Episode Overview

Some of the topics brought up during the interview are:

  • How a family camping trip to Mexico sparked her love of languages
  • Teaching English in Egypt and learning Arabic
  • How studying and teaching the violin help with language learning
  • Why discipline is an invaluable asset
  • The value of being active in the Fi3M Challenge community
  • Why, as an experienced language learner, she still joined the Fi3M Challenge
  • Developing communities as you travel
  • The desire to connect with people as a driving force for learning
  • How language resources have changed over the last 50 years
  • Mimicking phrases, copying body language, and blending in with locals when you travel
  • Saving money, cutting costs, and making travel more financially accessible
  • The “Doree Huneven Reward System”
  • What Doree does with her “sleeping” languages

Podcast theme: “A New Beginning” by Shannon Kennedy

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