Beyond Borders 19: Learn a Language and NEVER Forget It | Gabriel Wyner from Fluent Forever

Gabriel Wyner is an American polyglot, book author, and founder of Fluent Forever. He fell in love with language learning while training to be an opera singer at school. After feeling pressured by a deadline to achieve proficiency in French, he worked his way to fluency studying on his own. Noticing that there was valuable advice online that was not put together, Gabe decided to share his journey in the book Fluent Forever: How to Learn Any Language Fast and Never Forget It, which since has become a best-seller. Since 2019, he and his team have been helping thousands of people with their language learning through their Fluent Forever app. Their mission is to enable a million people to have comfortable conversations in a foreign language by 2030.

This interview with Gabe was absolutely fascinating. It left me with so many questions, I only wish we could have talked longer. The interview starts a little bit slow, but trust me, stick in there through the whole interview for a goldmine of life-changing language learning advice. Gabe shares with me about his childhood and how his parents instilled a growth mindset in him from an early age. How a coming of age ceremony led him to become an opera singer and study vocal arts. Why goals are a crucial part of his language learning and how he sets effective objectives. How learning another foreign language might help you better learn English. The brain science that goes into making the fluent forever method effective, and how you can learn pronunciation, vocabulary and grammar in an efficient and natural way. You are really in for a treat with this one—it could change the way you think about language learning. I’m so excited to share this interview with you, so let’s get into episode 19 of Beyond Borders!

Words You’ll Learn in the App

  • Goldmine
  • Have a knack (for something)
  • Humbling
  • Daunting
  • Get something down
  • Wobbly
  • Shy away (from something)
  • Get the gist (of something)
  • Overblown
  • Gregarious
  • Eye-rolling
  • And many more in the app.

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  • Mo says:

    Das klicken mit dem Kugelschreiber im Hintergrund ist super nervig!!!!

    • Agnieszka from RealLife English says:

      We’re sorry for your inconvenience, Mo.