Ask Benny: Why November 1st is the most important date in my language learning story

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In this episode, Benny Lewis celebrates a milestone in his language learning journey: the 20th anniversary of his first successful language project. He takes you back to Valencia, Spain, where he faced many challenges and frustrations with learning Spanish for the first six months.

He tells you how he tried different methods that did not work for him, such as attending group lessons, reading Lord of the Rings, and studying the dictionary. He shares how he felt hopeless and discouraged with his progress and how he was the worst student in the class.

He also reveals how he turned things around and learned to speak Spanish fluently by changing his approach and mindset. Listen to this podcast to learn more about his inspiring story and his language learning tips!

Follow Benny’s progress on our YouTube channel, and don’t forget to check out the Fluent in 3 Months Bootcamp.

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