Fluent in 3 Months: How Anyone at Any Age Can Learn to Speak Any Language from Anywhere in the World [NOOK Book]

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An Unconventional Guide to Start Speaking a New Language Today

Benny Lewis is the creator of fluentin3months.com, the largest language learning blog in the world. His proven techniques break down language learning myths and replace them with practical "language hacks" that take advantage of the skills we already possess. Fluent in 3 Months provides everything you need to make learning a new language fast, intuitive, and fun.

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Fluent in 3 Months: How Anyone at Any Age Can Learn to Speak Any Language from Anywhere in the World

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Overview

An Unconventional Guide to Start Speaking a New Language Today

Benny Lewis is the creator of fluentin3months.com, the largest language learning blog in the world. His proven techniques break down language learning myths and replace them with practical "language hacks" that take advantage of the skills we already possess. Fluent in 3 Months provides everything you need to make learning a new language fast, intuitive, and fun.

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Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
03/01/2014
Author Lewis, named a 2013 "Traveler of the Year" by National Geographic's Traveler magazine, is a polyglot with average natural aptitude. He begins by debunking 20 common myths about learning a new language and then discusses his definition of "fluency"—more than "functional tourist" but not textbook perfection. Lewis sees language as communication, and his readers are encouraged to begin speaking right away, correcting mistakes and increasing vocabulary as they go. He provides information on web resources, and emphasizes finding real-life speaking partners. He also suggests listening to radio programs and dubbed movies to improve comprehension and accent. One chapter includes "Tips for Starting Specific Languages," but overall the book gives general strategies such as focusing on one language, memorizing common phrases and responses, and practicing with conversation partners almost immediately. VERDICT Though "fluent" in three months may be a stretch, those with about two hours a day (or those willing to have language learning fill their free time) may reach that goal. This would be especially helpful for those wanting to learn a new language to connect with people rather than as an academic pursuit.—Maggie Knapp, Trinity Valley Sch., Fort Worth, TX
Chicago Tribune
“Out go the boring grammar drills, in comes role-playing and language games... Language learning has never been easier or more fun.”
Derek Sivers
“The most humanistic, holistic, realistic book about language learning ever written. I actually got teary–eyed at how naturally and powerfully it helps you overcome a lifetime of fear and procrastination. A must-read for anyone wanting to learn another language.”
Chris Guillebeau
“Plenty of books can teach you the dusty methods of studying grammar and vocabulary lists. Fluent in 3 Months is the one to read if you want to actually communicate...quickly. Buy this book and prepare to experience the world-no matter where you live or travel.”
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780062282705
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 3/11/2014
  • Sold by: HARPERCOLLINS
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 46,135
  • File size: 597 KB

Meet the Author

Benny Lewis would not describe himself as a linguist—in fact, he was distinctly mediocre at languages at school. But now, ten years on, he has learned to speak over a dozen languages, has travelled the world, and has countless friends in many different countries. How? His success is due to a change in mindset and approach—a process he has shared successfully with thousands who have discovered how to start speaking from day one. Benny's goal is to impart his insights so that everyone can see how knowing other languages can change your life.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 11, 2014

    I bought this book and read it in a day. I wasn't sure what to e

    I bought this book and read it in a day. I wasn't sure what to expect because the title sounds so intimidating, but It's so inspirational! I felt like I wanted to jump up and start practicing a new language right there. It was fun to read and not too heavy but gives a lot of useful resources and advice. I highly recommend this to anyone. A very uplifting and empowering read!

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