Memory is the greatest challenge to learning a foreign language; there are just too many words and too many rules. For every new word we learn, we seem to forget two old ones, making fluency seem out of reach.
Fluent Forever tackles this challenge head-on. Starting with pronunciation, you’ll learn how to rewire your ears and turn foreign sounds into familiar sounds. And with the help of sophisticated spaced-repetition techniques, you’ll be able to memorize hundreds of words a month in minutes every day. This is brain hacking at its most exciting, taking what we know about neuroscience and linguistics and using it to create the most efficient and enjoyable way to learn a foreign language in the spare minutes of your day.
A Note From Gabe About the Audiobook
I’ve wanted to do this for quite some time. Back when the book first came out in 2014, I was talking to my publisher about making an audiobook, and they were a bit unsure about making it. They felt like there were too many diagrams and things, and they weren’t confident it would work. But readers like you kept emailing me, asking for an audiobook, and I knew that the book would work in that format, with a few modifications.
Three years later, and my agent managed to get our publisher to give us back the audiobook rights, which we then sold to a wonderful audiobook-only publisher named Dreamscape. They got me into a sound studio near Chicago, and over the course of two rainy, 8-hour days, I recorded it, re-wrote some of the spots that relied upon diagrams, and then recorded those sections as well. It ended up being a pretty cool composition – I think some of the spots where I’m talking about learning pronunciation work a bit better in audio format – and it’s neat to think that there’s a version of Fluent Forever that you can actually listen to while driving in a car. Now, the next time someone asks me, “What can I do to learn a language while driving?”, I can point them towards the audiobook 🙂
Towards the end of the recording process, I decided to create a webpage and PDF guide that would contain all of the URLs and resources cited in the book, so that any listeners would only need to remember a single address, instead of writing down every address and resource contained within the book. You will receive access to the guide with your purchase of the audiobook.