Linguistics

Free Language Learning Resources

Below are my top recommended resources for language learning. Hopefully this serve as a helpful complement to the Fluent Forever book and our other paid tools.

The First Chapter of the Fluent Forever Book

First things first, I’d love to share with you the first chapter of my book free. It’s a quick read and it should give you a clear sense about what all of this Fluent Forever stuff is about. Scroll down on our Book page to sign up for your free chapter.

The Fluent Forever Community Forum

A community forum to discuss specifics on applying some of the techniques described in Fluent Forever and everything in between. Visit the forum

Anki/SRS-Related

I recommend a free flashcard tool called “Anki”. It can be a bit tricky to set up and use, so I’ve made a collection of tutorials to make it a bit easier: Learn to use Anki

Anki itself (Download link)
The iPhone App (iTunes App Store)
My personal Anki decks for French, Russian, Italian and Hungarian

Flash Card Gallery

A guide to the flashcards that will teach you your language. This page is designed as a supplement to my book. To that end, I’m going to show you some of the basic flashcard designs for each part of the language learning process, and then show you precisely how to make those flashcards in Anki, using a model flashcard deck that I’ve designed. View the guide

Pronunciation / Ear Training

This is a series of 3 videos on English pronunciation that will teach you about what’s going on in your mouth when you pronounce English words. Watch the videos

Vocabulary-Related

I’ve made a base vocabulary list of 625 words for any language. I’ve also commissioned and compiled a professional translations of this list for several languages, which you can find on the Word Lists page, and you can order them here. This would be a good place to start your vocabulary before you move on to a frequency list. To research words, check out these handy bookmarklets to quickly search multiple websites at once. They can save you a lot of time.

Fluent Forever Tutoring App Beta

This Fluent Forever app creates a private chat room to help you record sentences and words when working remotely with your tutor. The app makes this process way easier. Learn more here

Image Search Tools

If you set it up right, Google Images can turn into an extraordinary resource for language learning: You can search for any word and find millions of captioned illustrations showing that word in use. Here’s a guide to setting that up: View the guide

Multi-Search

When learning new words and creating flashcards, it can be extremely useful to search multiple websites for pictures, audio recordings, dictionary entries and example sentences. This page will show you how to automate those searches and save you time: View the guide

Japanese / Chinese

Learning a language like Japanese and Chinese requires a few modifications to my methods. This page is here to show you how to do that: Learn more

Additional Resources

Here you’ll find language book reviews, websites, audiobooks, and anything else I can collect for your language needs.

Individual recommendations for the following languages:

Try the Fluent Forever App

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