Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Fluent Forever by Gabriel Wyner

“Fluent Forever” by Gabriel Wyner teaches an absolutely new concept… to me.  I took Latin in high school (not taught as a conversational language) and tried, but failed miserably at a basic Spanish class taught at my local community college.  So as a home schooling mother, I was feeling pretty inept as a foreign language teacher.  But this book has given me hope in a light-hearted, easy read that is chock-full of information.

Mr. Wyner really makes you feel like you can learn a language on your own without paying for an expensive class and gives a ton of resources to help you do just that.  He encourages you to study a language that you love (for me that would be French versus the Spanish that would make so much more sense where we live) and committing to a small amount of time each day to do that.

So now for pronunciation?  That’s covered, too.  I had never heard of the International Phonetic Alphabet ( what a helpful tool!) and Mr. Wyner has Youtube videos, too.

I have not tried this system yet, but I must admit that I’m really excited to give it a try.  

Disclosure of Material Connection: I was provided a free copy of this book by Blogging for Books in exchange for my honest opinion. 

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