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Fluent Forever: How to Learn Any Language Fast and Never Forget it [Paperback]

Gabriel Wyner
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18 Aug 2014
The ultimate rapid language-learning guide! For those who’ve despaired of ever learning a foreign language, here, finally, is a book that will make the words stick. At thirty years old, Gabriel Wyner speaks six languages fluently.  He didn’t learn them in school -- who does? -- rather, he learned them in the past few years, working on his own and practicing on the subway, using simple techniques and free online resources. In Fluent Forever Wyner reveals what he’s discovered. 
The greatest challenge to learning a foreign language is the challenge of memory; there are just too many words and too many rules. For every new word we learn, we seem to forget two old ones, and as a result, fluency can seem out of reach. Fluent Forever tackles this challenge head-on. With empathy for the language-challenged and abundant humor, Wyner deconstructs the learning process, revealing how to build a foreign language in your mind from the ground up. 
Starting with pronunciation, you’ll learn how to rewire your ears and turn foreign sounds into familiar sounds. You'll retrain your tongue to produce those sounds accurately, using tricks from opera singers and actors. Next, you'll begin to tackle words, and connect sounds and spellings to imagery, rather than translations, which will enable you to think in a foreign languageAnd with the help of sophisticated spaced-repetition techniques, you'll be able to memorize hundreds of words a month in minutes every day. Soon, you'll gain the ability to learn grammar and more difficult abstract words--without the tedious drills and exercises of language classes and grammar books.
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.

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  • Paperback: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Harmony Books (18 Aug 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0385348118
  • ISBN-13: 978-0385348119
  • Product Dimensions: 23 x 15.4 x 1.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 886 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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5.0 out of 5 stars Incredibly informative 20 Aug 2014
By Angel
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Wow! What a brilliant read! This book is basically a flash card learning system, but not like any you think you know. The author's passion for both language and the system is extremely infectious and will have you learning like you never have before. I wish this book was out years ago, it is a system I shall be using from now on and I can't wait to add a few more languages to my brain. If you only read one language acquisition book, make it this one. It is packed with information, tips and links to really push you further. I can't rate this highly enough.
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I was slightly sceptical about this book prior to buying/reading as I thought it might not be that beneficial due it’s bias about learning and remembering “any” language rather than just the specific language I am studying, but wow – how wrong am I. This book is an invaluable resource that explains what happens in your mind when you learn a language, and how you can train your mind to be far more efficient, and therefore learn far more than you could without having read the book.

In a very simple style, and in places rather humorous text which makes this book fun to read, the author takes you through the processes of what happens in your mind when you learn a new language, and how you can overcome your minds “natural barriers” to learning. By explaining each process or learning stage in detail, and often with well researched (but not overly complicated) examples and charts, the author lays a strong and logical foundation which you can use to start efficiently learning your chosen language or subject.

The main methodology emphasises the creation and use of flashcards as the key aid to learning, which might sound tedious and a route that you might have attempted previously, but the author takes the time to explain the benefits and why this process is important. It also allows you to determine your individual learning speed as you can select the words or areas of interest that you want to study and focus on, and also takes you through the process of building the flashcards themselves (in either electronic or paper based format) – as ever, there are pros and cons with each, but again the book will highlight the drawbacks and advantages of each, and allow you to make an insightful decision about which media will be the most beneficial to your leaning style.
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Certainly the best guide to learning a language (any language) written to date. It focuses on ingenious methods to remember information and - very importantly - making the process interesting and personal to you. It makes heavy use of the resources which modern technology and the internet makes available to us. Highly recommended to anybody seriously intent on learning a foreign language.

I'm still in the early stages, but can already say that the methods work. 7 days of using the SRS memory methods described and I've pretty much learnt 90% of the International Phonetic Alphabet by heart (a very useful tool for helping your pronunciation).
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5.0 out of 5 stars Incredible! 15 Aug 2014
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Practical clear steps, Gabriel really holds your hand through the language learning process. He even gives you a few techiques to try out in the book and I was able to memorize the gender of 8 German verbs, despite absolutely no interest in the language and never having studied it before. His stuff works! Good for people who:

-Want to learn a new language from scratch
-Want a laid-out method for doing so (i.e. vocab acquisition, speaking practice)
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