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How to Learn a Language in 3 Months | Benny Lewis | Mikhaila Peterson Podcast

Benny Lewis and Mikhaila Peterson discuss how to speak a language fluently in 3 months, traveling to the country to learn the language vs. staying at home, language speaking hacks, building relationships in other languages, learning how to speak in the language your partner is fluent in, and more.

Benny Lewis is an Irish author, blogger, and podcaster. He is a champion and proponent of free speech, anarchy, and many other non-mainstream ideals. He is best known for his website ‘Fluent in 3 Months’ on which he documents personal attempts to learn languages within short periods.

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Show Notes:
[2:30] Benny Lewis’s background
[4:30] The different alphabets in language
[6:00] Traveling to the country to learn vs. staying at home
[7:00] The key to learning languages
[10:00] Getting a refund using broken Spanish
[12:30] Overcoming anxiety when learning to speak a new language
[15:00] How many hours per day should you practice?
[18:00] Children’s capacity of language learning
[21:00] Having relationships in different languages
[26:30] Using mnemonics and repetition
[35:00] How long does it take to become fluent?
[39:00] Are there more difficult languages?
[44:00] Slavic Languages
[46:00] Learning your partner’s language
[48:00] Choosing a language teacher
[50:30] Find more @Benny Lewis on the Language Hacking Podcast,, and Twitter @IrishPolyglot