Nowadays, you’ll easily find a wide variety of coursebooks and resources both online and in stores that offer you vocabulary lists, grammar rules, and exercises that teach you (some of) what you need to learn a language. But finding resources that tell you how to speak the language (or how to best use those aforementioned books to learn a language) are much rarer to come by.
Benny Lewis’ Fluent in 3 Months Premium, however, is one such resource that does what few others do. It teaches you the how of language learning rather than the what.
And by first learning how to learn a language, you’ll be infinitely more productive when using all those other tools and resources. So if you’re ready to start out the holiday season or the new year with a big head start, then the Fluent in 3 Months Premium is definitely worth considering as a gift to yourself (or your language learning friends!).
What’s Included as part of Fluent in 3 Months Premium
- A step-by-step interface so that you never have to wonder what the next step is.
- The “Speak from Day 1” course
- The original guide that inspired Benny’s bestselling book “Fluent in 3 Months” // The “Language Hacking Guide” is 125 pages of practical language learning tips geared towards helping you boost your confidence and speaking skills. It is available in 24 for languages with Kindle, ePub, audiobook (English only) and pdf versions.
- Video and audio interviews with well-known language learners including Luca Lampariella, Anthony Lauder, Richard Simcott, Alex Rawlings, Professor Alexander Arguelles, Khatzumoto and more on their strategies.
- Video tutorials // There are a few videos already available on the site, but new videos are added every month.
- Immersion kits for Spanish, French, Arabic, Chinese, Esperanto, Russian, Italian, Japanese, German, Irish, Portuguese, and American Sign Language. // These kits included starter words and phrases for your first conversation, guided online tutorials, language specific resource recommendations, assessment tests, and so much more.
- Conversational Connectors // Really useful vocabulary and phrases to help make your speaking more fluid in your target language.
- A FAQ where you can ask the Fluent in 3 Months team questions directly.
- A routine tool to help you build your own efficient language learning schedule.
- The Director’s Cut version of the book “Fluent in 3 Months” // Benny couldn’t fit everything he wanted into the final version of the book, but he still makes sure you have access to all that additional information through Premium
My experience Using Fluent in 3 Months Premium
This was my first time using the Fluent in 3 Months Premium membership and even though I was familiar with a few of the products that are included as a part of it (Speak from Day 1 and The Language Hacking Guide), I wasn’t sure what to expect when joining.
The first thing I noticed when I logged in was the beautiful interface. It really makes using the platform all the more clear and convenient to use and while the content itself far more important than the “looks” of the product, I think that user experience can really affect how we feel overall about the information we receive. The Fluent in 3 Months definitely created a good overall impression, especially as I clicked around, familiarizing myself with the content.
As I browsed each section of the site, I was greeted by an introduction video created by Benny to help me navigate my way and learn about each feature. There’s definitely no mystery or ambiguity in how to use the information included as part of Premium and that was definitely something that I appreciated.
I started out with the Speak from Day 1 video course, watching each of the videos and completing the assigned tasks while using the checklist feature to keep track of my progress. The series is geared towards those tackling a new language, so while I’m not a “new” language learner per se, I chose to follow along doing the challenges for Korean, my next language so that I could really experience how to “Speak from Day 1” with a new language.
I also downloaded the conversational connectors for each of the languages that I’m learning and not only did I get a few new useful phrases for my current languages, but I definitely feel like I have a jump start for Korean (when I finally decide to tackle it).
After completing Speak from Day 1, I then dove into his video tutorials and interviews. While there really wasn’t much for me where the tutorials were concerned (that’s to say only at this point, he’ll be adding more in the future), I enjoyed listening to each of the interviews. There was definitely something new to take away from each of them.
Finally, I got my notes ready for the immersion portion of the membership. This section, especially if you’re learning multiple languages, is so worth the membership fee on its own. There is just so much great stuff here.
What I Liked About Fluent in 3 Months Premium
The effectiveness of the “language hacks” that are offered within Premium // I don’t want to give away any of Benny’s content, but there were quite a few tips that are things that I just wouldn’t think of on my own that really make the learning process that much more efficient.
The course has a checklist feature as part of each section to help you keep track of where you’re at as you progress through the course. // I love checklists. There is just something oh-so-satisfying about marking tasks as done and so I really like that you can keep track of your progress within Premium itself.
The wide variety of language-specific resources included. // When we first start a language, we can spend a lot of time researching resources and books that align with our learning styles. Benny has already done a lot of this work for you. Each of the resources are organized by what they’ll help you accomplish so you can really focus on the aspects of language learning that interest you (or that you need to work on).
That purchasing Fluent in 3 Months Premium gives you lifetime access to updates. // It isn’t a subscription based learning tool that you need to pay for constantly to maintain your access. Once you sign up, you get any and all new content and updates.
What I Thought Could Be Better
The number of languages a few of the different resources are available for. // The various sections of the course have specific language resources to help you get started, but the number of languages available vary from section to section. Some languages have more tools to work with than others, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that Premium is any less useful for you if you’re learning a language with few (or no) linked resources. You can always use the languages available as a guide to help create your own resources.
Overall, I really enjoyed my experience using Fluent in 3 Months Premium. There is a lot of great content available as a part of the membership – particularly the immersion kits. I am also excited about the new content they plan on adding each month and that’s something I’m definitely looking forward to.
If you’re new at language learning (or just adding another language to your repertoire), you’ll definitely find the Speak from Day 1 course helpful. The eight videos provide you with a lot of great tips to help you jump start speaking in your new language.
From now until 11:59PM PST on Cyber Monday, you can get Fluent in 3 Months Premium for 51% off the usual price. The membership is $47 (usually $97), but if you’re already a Premium member, you’re membership will be upgraded for free as a part of the free lifetime updates. Benny offers a 30-day money back, no questions asked guarantee, so there’s no risk involved in trying the course out for yourself.
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Have you tried out Fluent in 3 Months Premium? If you have, I’d love to hear about your experience in the comments below!