Language Hacking
Language Hacking
Dec 28, 2020
#30 Nissa on learning Bengali in 3 Months
Play • 49 min
This episode features Nissa, who learned conversational Bengali in just 90 days with the Fluent in 3 Months Challenge.

We guarantee that anyone who completes the Fluent in 3 Months Challenge will have a 15-minute conversation in their new language after 90 days of learning. You can find out more here.

Nissa shares about learning a less-commonly-taught language, and coming to understand herself through languages.

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Some of the topics brought up during the interview are:
  • Understanding the world and herself better through languages
  • Studying French in high school as a good student but still not being able to speak the language
  • Breaking through the comprehension wall
  • Learning Bengali with the Fluent in 3 Months Challenge
  • Learning a language with few or no resources
  • Making real progress in a short period of time by focusing on processes
  • Overcoming perfectionism and fear of making mistakes
  • How to best undertake a 90 Day Challenge and Dream Teams
  • Learning with a nonnative speaker
  • Best ways to utilize a language tutor
  • Learning Yupik, an Eskimo language
  • Giving up on languages
Podcast theme: “A New Beginning” by Shannon Kennedy

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