Hello, and welcome to my new blog "Fluent Every Year". I am creating this web site in order to share my experiences and learning techniques. After having studied Spanish, German, and French in high school, and later reaching fluency in Spanish I thought I had learned a lot about languages. But my proudest accomplishment is going from nothing to speaking fluent Russian in one year.
If you can do it once, you can do it again. So I've decided that I will learn a new language to the point of fluency (and beyond!) every year, and I will share it here with you, so that others can benefit from the tricks and techniques I learn along the way.
Most of my friends call me gifted at language-learning, but I insist that there is nothing special about what I do. The only thing that separates my learning success from the failures of many others is my curiosity. I am fascinated with the versatility of "language" and it's my hope that I can share that fascination with you, so you will be successful too.
Obviously, I can only write about what I know, and mostly I will be writing about the current year's language study, but I will try to make my posts useful to everyone, even if you're learning a language that I haven't learned (yet).
So wish me luck. I'm starting this first year one month late, but I hope to make it.
In my next post, I'll tell you which language I've decided to study. Stay tuned!
Want to see my favorite language resources and courses?
I listed them here.