Benny Lewis, who speaks over ten languages—all self-taught—runs the largest language-learning blog in the world, Fluent In 3 Months. Lewis is a full-time "language hacker," someone who devotes all of his time to finding better, faster, and more efficient ways to learn languages. Fluent in 3 Months: How Anyone at Any Age Can Learn to Speak Any Language from Anywhere in the World is a new blueprint for fast language learning. Lewis argues that you don't need a great memory or "the language gene" to learn a language quickly, and debunks a number of long-held beliefs, such as adults not being as good of language learners as children.
About the Author
Benny Lewis would not describe himself as a linguist—in fact, he was distinctly mediocre at languages at school. But now, ten years on, he has learned to speak over a dozen languages, has travelled the world, and has countless friends in many different countries. How? His success is due to a change in mindset and approach—a process he has shared successfully with thousands who have discovered how to start speaking from day one. Benny's goal is to impart his insights so that everyone can see how knowing other languages can change your life.
“The most humanistic, holistic, realistic book about language learning ever written. I actually got teary–eyed at how naturally and powerfully it helps you overcome a lifetime of fear and procrastination. A must-read for anyone wanting to learn another language.”
— Derek Sivers, founder of CD Baby and author of Anything You Want
“Plenty of books can teach you the dusty methods of studying grammar and vocabulary lists. Fluent in 3 Months is the one to read if you want to actually communicate...quickly. Buy this book and prepare to experience the world-no matter where you live or travel.”
— Chris Guillebeau, New York Times Bestselling Author of The $100 Startup
“Author Lewis, named a 2013 “Traveler of the Year” by National Geographic’s Traveler magazine, is a polyglot with average natural aptitude... Lewis sees language as communication, and his readers are encouraged to begin speaking right away, correcting mistakes and increasing vocabulary as they go.”
— Library Journal
“Out go the boring grammar drills, in comes role-playing and language games... Language learning has never been easier or more fun.”
— Chicago Tribune
“To be successful, international businesses... need to adapt to the needs of foreign clients as well as to communicate with foreign partners effectively... Lewis’ focus on the benefit to business of multilingual language ability is striking a resonant chord.”