Today, I’m going to talk about the first major revision to the methods presented in Fluent Forever. I’ve been wanting to share this stuff for a long time, and it seems like today’s the day when I actually have the time to write about it. Yay!
Back in September, I recorded an interview with Jordan Harbinger at The Art of Charm, the #1 Self-Help podcast on iTunes. It came out this past Friday and it turned out really nicely! Check it out or share with friends if they’d like to know what this Fluent Forever stuff is all about.
After a loooong delay, I’m happy to finally have some announcements and updates!
Tagalog is the newest member of the language resource section, and it’s a pretty neat one. From the fascinating history of the language to its ridiculously easy pronunciation (English: Economics –– Tagalog: Ekonomiks) to its fairly wacky system of in-fixes (like prefixes and suffixes, just in the middle of the word: graduate + um = grumaduate), it […]
In partnership with the Online School for Unconventional Academics, I’m putting on a day-long language learning workshop at the University of Vienna on March 30th, 2013. (And if there’s enough interest, an additional two workshops in April and May) If any of you are nearby, then check it out! For those of you who aren’t […]
Happy December to all! I’ve designed an early beta version of a pronunciation training deck that should hopefully teach you to hear several new sounds in French, Italian, German, Russian and American English (and a voiceless palatal stop, for good measure). I’m looking for volunteers who meet the following three requirements:
First, the update: The book is chugging along, and will take substantially longer than I had predicted (and will be much better for it!). So far, I’ve gotten my thoughts, theories and research down on Memory, Pronunciation, Word Learning, Grammar, Vocabulary lists and Mnemonic Use, and the next step (aside from some remaining research and […]
Well so much for updating over the summer! I think I imagined having a bit more free time to fill, but instead worked ~14 hours a day all the way through. So! Russian thoughts and results: