#096 | Fiona’s 90-Day Italian Challenge

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Fluent in 3 Months Challenge winner, Fiona, joins Benny and Elizabeth to talk about her progress learning Italian, the myth of “natural talent”, and how excited she is to speak to family, friends and Italian locals without the need of a translator.

This episode features Fiona, who made significant progress with Italian in just 90 days with the Fluent in 3 Months Challenge.

We 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:

  • Busting the myth of “natural talent”
  • Getting help with you’re a technophobe
  • The two-way street of the Challenge community
  • Overcoming reluctance to create videos
  • Differences between learning in school and learning with the Challenge
  • How Fiona learns Italian from her daughter and practises with her husband
  • Tips for new language learners and first time Challengers
  • Finding every opportunity you can to talk in your target language
  • Combining language practise with exercise and building routines
  • Perseverance as the key to success and parallels with climbing a mountain
  • Benny’s approach to learning and maintaining multiple languages
  • How to mindfully approach strangers in their native language
  • Memorising ice-breaker phrases for striking up conversation, or just barging in!

Podcast theme: “A New Beginning” by Shannon Kennedy

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