Fluent in 3 months????

by 卡梅尔 on October 24, 2011

I know I’ve pointed out before that it takes 10 years to learn something properly (see: Why is everyone in such a rush? (Peter Norvig)) but …

today I found this: Language Hacking Guide by an Irishman called Benny Lewis. He reckons you can be fluent in 3 months!!! Step 1 is being positive, so I will believe him. (After 5 years of study, I might just be able to do something like that!)

I’ve only read the first few pages of his ‘book’, but he has instructed me to write something in my journal.  He says in his book, that he will wait until I do this :). I have to make a blog (tick) and write up my first short term goal in learning my new language.

I’ve been thinking about what that might be while I was preparing dinner, and I think I will make it this:

I want to be able to talk about the weather, and the sorts of things I like doing in different types of weather… about 2 minutes worth of chatter. And I will give myself 1 week and 2 days to be able to do this. So, Wednesday week, when I see my friend 张舜花 at the local Chinese restaurant, I will be able to do this … easily!!!!!

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Shirley Peters October 24, 2011 at 10:02 pm

You go girl!!!

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