Ryan Doherty studied Spanish, German and Italian at 4 different European Universities. He also speaks to varying levels French, Dutch, Portuguese and has a good grasp of the grammars and language features of many other languages including of course his mother tongue, English. He has recently just published his first book; Away with words and has also made a imaginative and creative meditation Audiobook series for learning the Spanish language - Meditation for Spanish Learners.
As a person who speaks several languages, I really enjoyed reading this book. It is well written and offers some insights into understanding your own native tongue as a stepping stone to learning other languages, as well as tips and tricks to learning and retaining a new languages!
Ryan has a wonderful way of gently encouraging you. All of my children are bi-lingual and I think I just let fear get in the way! It’s a reminder to let go, and have fun with it, like children do! The book helped me to reignite my passion to be fluent in Spanish! 5 Stars!
Man, it’s very rare that I say this but this book really changed my mindset. It taught me that there is an actual method to learning languages. I used to approach it brute force, but this book really laid out a system for understanding the proper approach. I would highly recommend this book to anyone who is learning a new language and will definitely be reading it again as I move into my next phase of learning. 10/10
Away with words gave me a different perspective on acquiring a new language. I realized that I have been going about it all wrong, but Ryan definitely simplifies the process to help you develop strategies to acquire any language. This book is easy to read & understand. Definitely buy if you are looking for new ideas to learn a new language or even freshen up on language(s) you already know!! Thanks Ryan!
This book contains solid recommendations for how to build language skills quickly and with little struggle. I know three languages myself and all of his insider tips really made sense to me. Plus the book includes insightful stories from the author’s only journey, in simple and enjoyable text. I strongly recommend it.
A very important read before you start learning a new language, this is highly-recommended! Ryan's book prepares you mentally and emotionally for the journey, takes away any mental barrier or misconception you might have when learning a language. A must-read to anyone who's looking to learn a language!
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