Fluent Forever is a modern guide to learning new languages
Immersion is a wonderful way to learn a language, but if you have steady work, a dog, a family, or a bank account in need of refilling, you can’t readily drop everything and devote that much of your life to learning a language.
We need a more practical way to get the right information into our heads and prevent it from leaking out of our ears.
I’m going to show you how to stop forgetting, so you can get to the actual game. And I’m going to show you what to remember, so that once you start playing the game, you’re good at it.
(To find out what I mean by a "game," grab the first chapter of my book here for free.)
The benefits of a bilingual brain:
People have told us that nothing has had a greater impact on their lives than learning a second language.
- Language learning is good for your soul. It connects you to new people and a new culture in ways you could never imagine – all while becoming more confident.
- Open up a whole new world of employment opportunities, both at home and abroad.
- Permanently improve your memory and cognitive health while embracing your love of learning.
- Deeply connect with your heritage and pass it on to your children.
- Learning a language is one of the most intensely personal journeys you can take – it’s like having a subtle superpower.
The Fluent Forever Learning Model
Most of us have tried to learn a foreign language at some point in our lives and failed.
In many cases, this has happened despite excellent teachers and excellent textbooks. We still fail, and many of us conclude that if our teachers were good, then we must be bad - bad at learning grammar, or bad at vocabulary, or bad at languages in general.
But we’re not actually bad at any of those things. When you look at the research, you’ll find that all of us are exceptionally good at learning languages. We’re just not particularly good at remembering thousands of words and grammar rules when we’re only studying them for a few hours a week, and when we haven’t learned how to retain what we study.
Fluent Forever is unique, in that it takes on the language learning challenge from a memory standpoint. It will teach you about how your brain works, how you can break a language into easily learning pieces, and how to remember each and every one of those pieces forever.
And you’ll be able to do it in your spare time - even if you have less than 30 minutes a day.
Learn Pronunciation First
The first barrier to learning any language is in your ears; if you can’t hear something well, you can’t remember it well, and foreign-sounding words are extremely difficult to hear.
As such, we’ll begin the learning process by showing you how to rewire your ears to hear the new sounds of your foreign language.
Not only will this give you better pronunciation from the start, but you’ll find that words are much easier to memorize once they stop sounding so foreign.
Many of us have tried to learn languages by learning translations, and in the process, we’ve discovered that translation is hard to do and even harder to remember. It’s actually much easier to learn a language by skipping translations entirely.
I’ll show you how to speed up your learning and improve your retention by using images instead of translations for your early words, and then using your growing vocabulary to help you learn more complex words and grammar.
Use Spaced Repetition Systems (SRSs)
SRSs are flash cards on steroids. They supercharge memorization by automatically monitoring your progress, and using that information to design a daily, customized to-do list of new words to learn and old words to review.
This allows you to optimize your daily study time and maximize your retention of everything you’ve ever studied.
If you aren’t enjoying yourself when you’re learning something, you’re not going to remember it as well. One of the problems with many learning plans is that they’re not very entertaining, which makes them ineffective and hard to stick with.
Fluent Forever’s methods are fun, not only because that makes the method more appealing, but because fun is essential to rapid, effective learning. I’ll show you how to skip the grammar drills and drab vocabulary lists, and turn language learning into an engaging process of discovering a new language.
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With Fluent Forever, you can take your language learning journey to the next level.
If you want to discover more about language learning, including learning how to rewire your ears, finding out which words to learn when to maximize your retention and learning speed, and how learning grammar can be a lot simpler than you think, join my free Fluent Forever insider’s list below and receive the first chapter of my book for free.