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  • If Steve Jobs thought that computers are like a bicycle for the mind, I’d like to think that FluentlyNow is also like a bicycle for learning a foreign language. FluentlyNow can speed up the process of learning a second language and becoming fluent in it. How does it do that? By practising with the exercises in FluentlyNow you can spend more time with a text of your choice and absorb the structures that built it. By choosing a text you are very interested in, you enhance the probability of all the concepts to be absorbed.

    When Steve Jobs compared the …

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  • People learn a foreign language for various reasons. For some it’s about the better opportunities they have if they master a second language. But even if you don’t look for other job opportunities, learning a second, or a third language will give your brain a boost. No matter how old you are, learning a new language is a fun way to increase your cognitive skills. You can become a better learner for any other skill if you practice with learning a new language first. The trial and error process that makes up a lot of your time learning a new …

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  • It seems we don’t hold onto what we learn unless we do something with the new knowledge. Almost 90% of what we have learned is forgotten if we don’t have the chance to use the new information right away. One efficient way to retain more of what you learn is to teach it to someone else. Also, I think if you find a piece of text, an article or a blog that offers useful information, you can paste it into FluentlyNow and play around with the text. This way, you will definitely absorb the information and remember it better.

    Using …

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  • Having the ability to choose the text you want to practice a language with is important for me. I think it’s useful to be mindful about the texts you use to learn a foreign language and FluentlyNow gives you the opportunity to do exactly that. Take a piece of text and dismantle it and reconstruct it piece by piece like a puzzle. The exercises help you become aware of the links between words and groups of words and how they fit together in building the message. Some exercises offer you the tool to practice the language at a more granular …

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  • Mindfulness and learning a second language have certain things in common. First of all, repetition is crucial for learning to master a second language. This is why for me, listening to the same meditation - whether guided or not something like positive affirmations - combines the two in a useful exercise. When you decide to do meditation, other than if you only try a form of practice that is totally silent, you benefit from meditation on a repetitive activity. And if the activity involves a text in a foreign language you get double benefits.

    Secondly, the attention to details and …

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