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The Fluent Show

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Learn a Language...Or Maybe Three!The Fluent Show is on a mission to help you get excited about language learning. We both learn languages every day in our lives, and we have learnt over 15 different languages between us.We share stories, news, tips, and ideas that will make you fluent...eventually.… read more


The Best Books About Language Learning & Linguistics

Lindsay is back on the Fluent Show today and we're talking about the best books about languages and linguistics.

*NOTE: The Fluent Show is now on a podcast break until 6 May, but you can catch up with mini episodes of "Fluent in Isolation" at

We discussed the following books - all linked below on and on

Popular Science
  • David Crystal’s ANYTHING, out of which we discussed
    • Encyclopedia of Language
    • You say Potato
    • Spell it out
  • Becoming Fluent by Roger Kreuz and Richard Roberts
  • Lingo and Babel by Gaston Dorren
  • Because Internet by Gretchen McCulloch
Academic Books
  • Teaching and Researching: Motivation by Zóltan Dörnyei and Ema Ushioda
  • An Introduction to Foreign Language Learning and Teaching by Keith Johnson
  • Tingo by Adam Jacot de Boinot
  • Fluent Forever by Gabriel Wyner
  • How to Speak Any Language Fluently by Alex Rawlings
  • Fluent in 3 Months by Benny Lewis
  • PLUG: [Oh hey, I wrote some too!](
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