Speaking Fluently

June 13, 2011 by 3 Comments

LanguagesMy name is Richard.  Welcome to my blog about languages and language learning!

I will share some of my language stories, tips and advice on here with you.  You can interact with me and other language learners by commenting on the articles and liking the Facebook Page.   The feedback and requests I receive from you will shape future posts.

I have been learning languages for nearly 30 years.  It has been a passion of mine since early childhood.  My aim for this blog is to engage other people in the language learning process and try to make it easier, or at least more enjoyable.  I will be sharing my personal experiences with you and I hope that you will share your thoughts and stories too.

Whether you are delving into Dutch or having a punt at learning Portuguese, join me on the path to speaking fluently!

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3 Comments

  • Keith Chopping says:

    Hello Richard, I wonder if courses like Assimil or Tell Me More are any use for learning French ? What do you think of immersion courses like Berlitz or Alliance Francaise ? Is it really possible to reach fluency without a tutor ? thanks, Keith

    • I have never used Berlitz or similar as a student, going to the classes. Berlitz in particular seemed very expensive to me when I went to find out about their courses. For the money I would hope that people would learn the language well. Paying that much out would certianly be a motivator! 😉

      In all seriousness though, I have done courses in Czech Republic and Netherlands for a lot less and got plenty out of them. They were at local colleges, universities or language schools. I am a big fan of local resources for learning languages. Assimil has some good courses in some langauges, but there are other languages they teach, whcih I am not fond of at all. The same goes for any of the big names on the market, like Colloquial, TeachYourself etc. etc. Perhaps I should write something more detailed about sourcing materials in a language… 🙂

  • KC Bird says:

    Hello Richard, Languages are my passion. I have a website offering Free courses in 48 different languages and over 38,000 Free lessons. I am dedicate my life to bringing the world together through communication. I invite you to http://www.lingohut.com If you like what you see I would love you to share it with your readers. I look forward to reading your blog.

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