So…I drove to an appointment today and studied my Spanish flashcards without actually looking at my phone. Then I yelled something like “Holy crap it WORKS!” and rushed home to write about it. Now I’m writing about it. So strap in; you have an overly excited Gabe writing about a fairly straightforward, super cool idea […]
Olly Richards is a polyglot who runs a language learning blog over at iwillteachyoualanguage.com. He speaks a gaggle of some really challenging languages, and he’s done excellent work on both his blog articles and his really prolific podcast. Recently, a Fluent Forever reader let me know that Olly chatted a bit about Fluent Forever’s methodology […]
I’ve gotten a lot of emails asking for help with grammar. Most of those emails had questions about learning verb conjugations, so I thought it might be handy if I blogged a bit about that topic. I’m going to give you as many tools as I can here, so buckle in; this is going to […]
In our last post about iTalki tutors, I talked about the two main things you want to create with your tutor:High quality example sentences that don’t have typosRecordings of those sentencesIn the past, the process of getting these two things from a tutor has been kind of clunky/awkward to do on Skype. The typing part […]
Today, I wanted to show you three new types of flashcards that I’ve been using lately to learn Spanish, along with a new flashcard model for Anki that will let you create these three new flashcards really quickly. I’ll start by showing you what the cards look like, and then I’ll show you how to make them […]
Back at the end of February, I posted my Japanese Radical Deck. That was meant to help Japanese students build a framework so that they could actually remember Japanese kanji. In the comments thread, there was a fair bit of discussion as to how to modify that deck to make it work for Mandarin or Cantonese. […]
Hi all! Just a quick note for any of you learning Bosnian: one of our readers got the 625 list translated into that language, so if any of you want it, grab it here: http://www.fluent-forever.com/downloads/625Bosnian.docx In other news, we’re currently on the final, final stages of Arabic and can’t *wait* to be done with this […]
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!