funkystar
4 years ago10,000+ Views
I was somewhat put off by the title 'Fluent In 3 Months' since I am quite firmly of the opinion that no one can become fluent in another language in 3 months. Conversational? Perhaps. Advanced speaker? Unlikely. Fluent? Definitely not. I guess a lot of this is to do with my definition of fluent. For me fluency implies almost native level ability, an understanding of the country, culture and customs of the people - that can't be learnt in 3 months even if you live in that country for 3 months. That said the more I read Benny's blog, the more I really identify with his love of languages and travelling and his approach to language learning. If you're a budding polyglot like me or simply interested in picking up a new language, be sure to check out his site!
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As someone who speaks Russian I can honestly say it takes significantly longer than 3 months to achieve anything close to fluency...
I don't know..I think it depends on the person as well. I think if you were really committed and spent all day studying / interacting in that language then you'd probably see fairly fast progression, especially in a language close to your mother tongue...
I'm with both @maryjane01 and @funkystar25 at this one, '3 months' just seems like a marketing ploy to get more attention however well that was intended. That being said, I used the website to reinforce my french back to C1 level. The community is really helpful and it is really easy to find people to talk to on Skype.
I'm incredibly sceptical of the idea that you can be fluent in three months. Maybe if you're a native speaker of English then it's reasonably easy to achieve a decent level of conversation after three months but give someone Russian or Japanese and ask them to do the same? No chance
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