START SPEAKING

This site contains a collection of my strategies, techniques, philosophies, and resources to acquire foreign languages as quickly as possible. I focus on spoken language, and encourage speaking from day 1.

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Teen Polyglot Speaks 11 Languages
Reading out loud to build fluency
A challenge for Spanish learners
Develop spoken fluency through muscle memory
Mental Verb Map
Learn to speak a language in under 24 hours

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Introduction to "1000 Sentences to Start Speaking English"

Contains useful teaching/learning techniques, and explains my method for developing spoken fluency through substitution and muscle memory development.

Learn Quechua in 24 Hours

A two-page guide that contains all the knowledge you need to make your first few hundred sentences. Now focus on building your muscle memory!

Learn Spanish in 24 Hours

A two-page guide that contains all the knowledge you need to make your first few hundred sentences. Now focus on building your muscle memory!

1000 Most Frequent Words in Mandarin by Tone

Contains the 1000 most frequent words in Mandarin organized by tone combination.

Learn Chinese in 24 Hours

A two-page guide that contains all the knowledge you need to make your first few hundred sentences. Now focus on building your muscle memory!

Mandarin Tone Practice Tool

Contains 3500 of the most common words in Mandarin organized by tone combination, as well as a random pinyin generator.

A Speaking Challenge for Spanish Learners

Try to say these sentences as quickly and fluently as possible.

1000 Sentences to Start Speaking Quechua

A resource to learn the fundamentals of spoken Quechua, an indigenous language of Bolivia, Peru, and Ecuador.

1000 Sentences to Start Speaking English: Level 5

The final book to my ESL for Chinese speakers series. Content focuses on developing audio comprehension and understanding of native constructions.

Learn English in 24 Hours (ES)

A two-page guide that contains all the knowledge you need to make your first few hundred sentences. Now focus on building your muscle memory!

Audio Dissection

I describe what I believe is the most important technique to improve listening comprehension.

 
 
 

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ABOUT

My name is Akshay Swaminathan. I started learning foreign languages at the age of 14 after being inspired by the YouTube polyglot community. In the future, I plan to pursue a career in public health where I can apply my language skills to address global healthcare problems.

 
 

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