Polyglot Irishman Benny Lewis tells us how to lear

first_imgPolyglot Irishman Benny Lewis tells us how to learn languages, his way, in Fluent in 3 Months“Err, deux beers please monsieur”. If you have ever tried to learn a language, you’ll like Fluent in 3 Months. When we visit another country, most of us prepare for interaction with the locals only by flicking through the phrasebook when we hear the ‘cabin crew prepare for landing’ announcement. Maybe we have repeated after Michel Thomas while doing the ironing; even enrolled in conversation classes. But Fluent shows us the way to really learn a language.Irishman Benny has spent the past nine years travelling the world learning nearly 20 languages. Not only has he been successful in learning lingos from French to Esperanto, he’s become so successful at it that he has made a career out of it. The blog tells the amusing, amazing story of each of Benny’s ‘missions’ to become fluent. It all started when he was failing to learn Spanish after six months in Spain, despite attending a language school. He realised he needed to totally immerse himself in the language, so set himself the first of many challenges – no English for a month. This proved a successful strategy, one which he has replicated around the world. Seemingly impossible to us single language mortals (monoglots), polyglot Benny is currently on a mission to learn Mandarin, in three months of course.Benny offers many ‘unconventional language hacking tips’, while a big part of his blog is its forum, where readers share their own tips. But if you are committed to getting fluent, you should probably learn Benny’s basic lesson and go for it 100%, starting with buying the appropriate Language Hacking Guide. The blog is engaging simply for an entertaining read back through Benny’s missions, but as a learning tool, if you’ve tried the tapes and binned the books, it could be invaluable.What’s your favourite travel blog? Drop us an email to [email protected] and we’ll consider it for our Blog of the Week series.10ReturnOne wayMulti-cityFromAdd nearby airports ToAdd nearby airportsDepart14/08/2019Return21/08/2019Cabin Class & Travellers1 adult, EconomyDirect flights onlySearch flights Map Related7 secrets to learning a language fastAlways wanted to learn a language but think you’re too old, not talented enough, or just too busy? Think again! Whether you want to learn German, Arabic or Chinese, multi-lingual creator of Fluent in 3 Months, Benny Lewis, gives us his top tips on how to pick up the local…10 Teachings of a Technomad10 Teachings of a TechnomadIs it all Greek to Brits abroad?UK tourists put off holiday destinations because they can’t speak the language, while men take the lead with the lingo.last_img read more