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Fluent Forever Audiobook Resources and Guide

Audiobook Resources & Guide

Below are resources and links mentioned throughout the audiobook, organized for you chapter by chapter.

 

 

We’ve compiled all of the links and charts referenced in the audiobook for you in a handy, downloadable PDF:

Download Full Audiobook Guide PDF

 

Chapter 1 – Introduction: Stab, Stab, Stab

 

page 11Fluent-Forever.com

The Fluent Forever website where you will find information about the Fluent Forever method, language resources, and materials to help you with your language learning.

page 14https://blog.fluent-forever.com/language-resources/

A list of my favorite internet resources for language learning.

page 15Lang-8.com

An exchange site where native speakers will correct your writing in exchange for you correcting theirs.​

page 15iTalki.com

A website full of extremely affordable online private tutors to help speed up your learning.

 

Chapter 2 – Upload: Five Principles to End Forgetting

 

page 26images.google.com

Find images that represent the new words you are learning via Google.

 

Chapter 3 – Sound Play

 

page 62https://blog.fluent-forever.com/chapter3/

Here you can find an ever growing list of minimal pair tests for many languages.

page 68https://blog.fluent-forever.com/chapter3/

Here you can find a series of YouTube videos to help you get the pronunciation information you need to understand how your mouth does what it does.

page 79Fluent-Forever.com

The Fluent Forever website where you will find information about the Fluent Forever method, language resources, and materials to help you with your language learning.

page 79Forvo.com

Free, native-speaker recordings of more than 1.5 million words in 300 languages.

page 79RhinoSpike.com

A website for native-speaker recordings where you submit a text and someone will record it for you, usually within 24-48 hours. A great resource for minimal pairs and full sentences with intonation.

page 80https://blog.fluent-forever.com/chapter3/

Here you can find a series of YouTube videos to help you get the pronunciation information you need to understand how your mouth does what it does.

page 80Wiktionary.org

Free resource with online dictionaries for many languages, with pronunciation entries in IPA for many words.

page 80FSI-Language-Courses.org

Free, public-domain textbooks online for many languages. (N.B. Access is via a slightly different link, as linked to above.)

page 81https://blog.fluent-forever.com/chapter3/

My pronunciation trainers provide you with with minimal pair tests, spelling rules, example words and enough vocabulary to ingrain the sounds and spelling patterns of your new language in your head. They run on Anki, and over the course of using them, you’ll get a sense for how Anki works (and you’ll be ready to make your own flashcards).

page 81Speakada.com

A website resource with ready-made Anki deck flashcards for various languages to get you started with Anki and language learning fast.

page 81 and 82 iTalki.com

A website full of extremely affordable online private tutors to help speed up your learning.

 

Chapter 4 – Word Play and the Symphony of a Word

 

page 90Forvo.com

Free, native-speaker recordings of more than 1.5 million words in 300 languages.

page 91images.google.com

Find images that represent the new words you are learning via Google.

page 91https://blog.fluent-forever.com/googleimages/

Google occasionally shuts down some of their services. Should this happen to Google Images’ Basic Version, you can find alternative options here.

page 95Tinyurl.com/wikigender

Not sure if your new language uses gender? You can find out here.

page 101https://blog.fluent-forever.com/appendix5/

Professional translation of the 625 words plus some additional associated resources.

page 101Forvo.com

Free, native-speaker recordings of more than 1.5 million words in 300 languages.

page 101Wiktionary.org

Free resource with online dictionaries for many languages, with pronunciation entries in IPA for many words.

page 102images.google.com

Find images that represent the new words you are learning via Google.

page 102Tinyurl.com/basicimage

An alternative way to find Basic Mode when searching for images via Google.

page 103https://blog.fluent-forever.com/chapter4/

A guide to setting up your search so that the photo captions are translated.

page 105List_of_languages_by_type_of_grammatical_gender

Wikipedia page for checking if your language uses gender.

 

Chapter 5 – Sentence Play

 

page 130Lang-8.com

An exchange site where native speakers will correct your writing in exchange for you correcting theirs.

page 131iTalki.com

A website full of extremely affordable online private tutors to help speed up your learning.

page 131translate.google.com

Translate phrases, sentences, and paragraphs from one language to another via Google.

page 140Lang-8.com

An exchange site where native speakers will correct your writing in exchange for you correcting theirs.

page 140iTalki.com

A website full of extremely affordable online private tutors to help speed up your learning.

page 141translate.google.com

Translate phrases, sentences, and paragraphs from one language to another via Google.

 

Chapter 6 – The Language Game

 

page 152TestYourVocab.com

Via 5-10 minute tests, you can accurately measure your English vocabulary via this website.

page 160Skype.com

Free video-chat service.

page 160 and 161 – LiveMocha.com, Busuu.com, MyLanguageExchange.com, and Language-Exchanges.org

A number of language exchange websites. Please note that LiveMocha.com is now closed, however you can use iTalki.com in its place.

page 161YouRather.com

A website full of “either or” questions to help get your conversation going.

page 161 and 165iTalki.com

A website full of extremely affordable online private tutors to help speed up your learning.

page 166https://blog.fluent-forever.com/language-resources/

An ever growing list of frequency list recommendations for languages outside of the top eleven foreign languages.

page 166en.wiktionary.org/wiki/Wiktionary:Frequency_lists

Frequency lists for most languages.

page 166translate.google.com

Translate phrases, sentences, and paragraphs from one language to another via Google.

page 167Craigslist.com

Online marketplace/newsboard that can be good for finding local classes and tutors in your target language.

page 167 – LiveMocha.com, Busuu.com, MyLanguageExchange.com, and Language-Exchanges.org

A number of language exchange websites. Please note that LiveMocha.com is now closed, however you can use iTalki.com in its place.

page 167iTalki.com

A website full of extremely affordable online private tutors to help speed up your learning.

page 167https://blog.fluent-forever.com/conversation-questions/

A handy list of conversation topics.

page 168ConversationStarters.com

A website full of conversation starters to get you talking.

page 168YouRather.com

A website full of “either or” questions to help get your conversation going.

page 168Middlebury.edu

Intensive, immersive language courses.

page 168https://blog.fluent-forever.com/immersion-programs/

A list of intensive language programs in the US.

page 169Lang-8.com

An exchange site where native speakers will correct your writing in exchange for you correcting theirs.

page 169iTalki.com

A website full of extremely affordable online private tutors to help speed up your learning.

 

Chapter 7 – Epilogue: The Benefits and Pleasures of Learning a Language

 

There are no links mentioned in chapter seven.

 

The Gallery: A Guide to the Flash Cards That Will Teach You Your Language

 

page 182https://blog.fluent-forever.com/logograms/

A handful of supplementary flashcard designs and strategies to make learning logograms (characters that correspond to words or chunks of words rather than sounds) easier.

page 184Forvo.com

Free, native-speaker recordings of more than 1.5 million words in 300 languages.

page 187https://blog.fluent-forever.com/gallery/

My (free) demo deck for Anki. It’s all set up to generate every card in this book automatically, you just need to add the spelling, recordings, personal connection, etc.

page 191 and 192https://blog.fluent-forever.com/chapter3/

My pronunciation trainers provide you with with minimal pair tests, spelling rules, example words and enough vocabulary to ingrain the sounds and spelling patterns of your new language in your head. They run on Anki, and over the course of using them, you’ll get a sense for how Anki works (and you’ll be ready to make your own flashcards).

page 192, 193, 195, and 200Forvo.com

Free, native-speaker recordings of more than 1.5 million words in 300 languages.

page 200Wiktionary.org

Free resource with online dictionaries for many languages, with pronunciation entries in IPA for many words.

page 200https://blog.fluent-forever.com/chapter4/

Information on using Google Images when learning languages.

page 200https://blog.fluent-forever.com/multi-search/

A guide to setting up a more automated process for searching multiple sites (e.g. dictionary, Google Translate, Forvo) at once.

page 205https://blog.fluent-forever.com/gallery/

Example flash cards for letter names.

page 216 and 217Forvo.com

Free, native-speaker recordings of more than 1.5 million words in 300 languages.

page 217images.google.com

Find images that represent the new words you are learning via Google.

page 217 Tinyurl.com/basicimage

An alternative way to find Basic Mode when searching for images via Google.

page 235Lang-8.com

An exchange site where native speakers will correct your writing in exchange for you correcting theirs.

page 235iTalki.com

A website full of extremely affordable online private tutors to help speed up your learning.

 

A Glossary of Terms and Tools

 

page 244Amazon.com

Online web-shop where you can find many language learning resources including audiobooks in French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish.

page 244https://blog.fluent-forever.com/chapter2/

A collection of video tutorials on using Anki.

page 244https://blog.fluent-forever.com/language-resources/

An ever growing list of audiobook sources.

page 244Speakada.com

Website where you can find information about Anki language learning and get Anki language flashcards ready-made for you.

page 247Fluent-Forever.com

The Fluent Forever website where you will find information about the Fluent Forever method, language resources, and materials to help you with your language learning.

page 247FSI-Language-Courses.org

Free, public-domain textbooks online for many languages. (N.B. Access is via a slightly different link, as linked to above.)

page 247Forvo.com

Free, native-speaker recordings of more than 1.5 million words in 300 languages.

page 247https://blog.fluent-forever.com/language-resources/

An ever growing list of audiobook sources.

page 247en.wiktionary.org/wiki/Wiktionary:Frequency_lists

Frequency lists for most languages.

page 248images.google.com

Find images that represent the new words you are learning via Google.

page 248Tinyurl.com/basicimage

An alternative way to find Basic Mode when searching for images via Google.

page 248https://blog.fluent-forever.com/chapter4/

Information on using Google Images when learning languages.

page 249translate.google.com

Translate phrases, sentences, and paragraphs from one language to another via Google.

page 250iTalki.com

A website full of extremely affordable online private tutors to help speed up your learning.

page 250lang-8.com

An exchange site where native speakers will correct your writing in exchange for you correcting theirs.

page 250 and 251 – LiveMocha.com, Busuu.com, MyLanguageExchange.com, and Language-Exchanges.org

A number of language exchange websites. Please note that LiveMocha.com is now closed, however you can use iTalki.com in its place.

page 251https://blog.fluent-forever.com/chapter3/

My pronunciation trainers provide you with with minimal pair tests, spelling rules, example words and enough vocabulary to ingrain the sounds and spelling patterns of your new language in your head. They run on Anki, and over the course of using them, you’ll get a sense for how Anki works (and you’ll be ready to make your own flashcards).

page 252https://blog.fluent-forever.com/language-resources/

An ever-growing list of monolingual dictionary recommendations.​

page 253https://blog.fluent-forever.com/chapter3/

My pronunciation trainers provide you with with minimal pair tests, spelling rules, example words and enough vocabulary to ingrain the sounds and spelling patterns of your new language in your head. They run on Anki, and over the course of using them, you’ll get a sense for how Anki works (and you’ll be ready to make your own flashcards).

page 254https://blog.fluent-forever.com/videos/

Here you can find a series of YouTube videos to help you get the pronunciation information you need to understand how your mouth does what it does.

page 254RhinoSpike.com

A website for native-speaker recordings where you submit a text and someone will record it for you, usually within 24-48 hours. A great resource for minimal pairs and full sentences with intonation.

page 254Skype.com

Free video-chat service.

page 255Wikipedia.org

Free, online resource where you can find target language summaries of your favorite TV shows and films.

page 257Wiktionary.org

Free resource with online dictionaries for many languages, with pronunciation entries in IPA for many words.

page 258https://blog.fluent-forever.com/videos/

Here you can find a series of YouTube videos to help you get the pronunciation information you need to understand how your mouth does what it does.

page 258YouTube.com

A source for pronunciation advice and information via user-made videos.

 

Appendix 1: Specific Language Resources

 

page 262https://blog.fluent-forever.com/language-resources/

Language book reviews, websites, and anything else I can collect for your language needs, as well as general tools.

page 262Fluent-Forever.com/Arabic

Arabic language learning resources.

page 262Fluent-Forever.com/Chinese

Chinese (Mandarin) language learning resources.

page 263Fluent-Forever.com/French

French language learning resources.

page 263Fluent-Forever.com/German

German language learning resources.

page 263Fluent-Forever.com/Hebrew

Hebrew (Modern) language learning resources.

page 264Fluent-Forever.com/Italian

Italian language learning resources.

page 264Fluent-Forever.com/Japanese

Japanese language learning resources.

page 264Fluent-Forever.com/Korean

Korean language learning resources.

page 265Fluent-Forever.com/Portuguese

Portuguese language learning resources.

page 265Fluent-Forever.com/Russian

Russian language learning resources.

page 265Fluent-Forever.com/Spanish

Spanish language learning resources.

 

Appendix 2: Language Difficulty Estimates

 

There are no links mentioned in appendix two.

 

Appendix 3: Spaced Repetition System Resources

 

page 271https://blog.fluent-forever.com/chapter2/

A series of video tutorials and demonstration decks for Anki.

page 274https://blog.fluent-forever.com/appendix3/

A copy of the Leitner Game Schedule

 

Appendix 4: The International Phonetic Alphabet

 

page 277, 284, 287, and 291Forvo.com

Free, native-speaker recordings of more than 1.5 million words in 300 languages.

page 278https://blog.fluent-forever.com/videos/

Here you can find a series of YouTube videos to help you get the pronunciation information you need to understand how your mouth does what it does.

 

Appendix 5: Your First 625 Words

 

page 295, 296, 297, and 298https://blog.fluent-forever.com/appendix5/

Printable 625 lists, images for directions and prepositions, images for the days of the week, and images for pronouns.

 

Appendix 6: How to Use This Book with Your Classroom Language Course

 

There are no links mentioned in appendix six.

 

One Last Note (About Technology)

 

page 311https://blog.fluent-forever.com/changes/

A list of any drastic changes and alternatives, where relevant.

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