• Away with Words

  • How You Can Learn Any Language and Cultivate an Idiomatic Mindset
  • By: Ryan Doherty
  • Narrated by: Angus Freathy
  • Length: 3 hrs and 21 mins
  • 5.0 out of 5 stars (29 ratings)

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Away with Words

By: Ryan Doherty
Narrated by: Angus Freathy
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Publisher's Summary

Do you want to develop the ultimate mindset to master a foreign language quickly, without memorizing lists of words and actually having fun while you do it?

Language learning is seen as something incredibly difficult, and most speakers of English are brought up with the idea that we English speakers just aren't good at learning languages. 

Many have tried and failed. We shudder when we think back to high school classes, textbooks full of verb tables, and long lists of words we were required to memorize.

But what if this isn't the true story?

What if you could easily learn a new language and have fun doing it?

What would you pay to be able to do that?

In this book, I pull back the curtain to reveal the mindset and methodology of a polyglot. This book will dispel the myths, lay the foundations of the correct mindset for success, and inspire you to commit to learning that language you've always wanted to master.

Here's what you will discover:

  • Why you think learning a language is difficult
  • How children learn languages so easily
  • How to go about learning a language
  • Five proven ways you can build your language knowledge
  • The best way to get vocab into your long-term memory
  • Why learning a language is actually fun. Sometimes rib-crackingly hysterical!
  • How to become aware of your language
  • How I learned Italian in one week!

In this book, Ryan will take you through his personal journey learning five different languages, reveal the methods and tricks he used, and set you firmly on a course to fluency.

If you want to shortcut the mental blocks, avoid rote learning altogether, and think like a polyglot from day one, then scroll up and click the "buy now" button right now!

©2021 Ryan Doherty (P)2022 Ryan Doherty

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A book I definitely needed

Learning new languages has always been an interest of mine. As an adult, however, it's rather difficult to. This book has given me an entire new outlook and understanding of the different languages. It's digestible and easy to comprehend and flows relatively smoothly. Excellent book!

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Wonderful audiobook!

This was a fantastic audiobook that sets the foundation of learning any new language. The author does a great job of explaining the easiest tricks to overcome the fundamental blockages that usually come with adopting any new language. My favorite parts were the breakdown of tenses, prepositions, and the tools to help with pronunciation.

If your considering learning a new language or struggling with the process in any way, this is the book for you!!

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AMAZING!

Such an interesting topic and a book that truly does what it says on the cover! This book is so well written/narrated that it makes digesting this topic so much easier. An idiomatic mindset is something i have heard about but its never been as well described and written out as this. Love this book and highly recommend!

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This is a fantastic book. I would recommend

Excellent book. I learned so much from listening to this book. There are so many lessons to be taken forward with this that I will be able to put them into practice in my life. Outstanding and would recommend.

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A complete guide

This book has definitely changed the way I look at languages. I am going to take these techniques and start to learn another language! a great book for people who want to travel.

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Learning a new language made easy

If you've ever wanted to learn a new language, now is your chance! This book gives great information on developing a mindset for learning and making it fun!

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Fun to listen to, great learning tool

It's clear that Ryan has spent lot's of time studying kids and how they learn language so easily when they are very young and compares it to how difficult it can be when we get older. But instead of focusing on how being older might be the problem he focuses on how we are taught and the motivations behind the learning that drives us to learn like our children do. Children do not have a ton of blocks, concerns, and misconceptions about learning -- if they want to learn something for fun they just do it without thinking about it. This book brings those ideas to the forefront and makes language learning fun!

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Huge information

learn how to use correct grammar and methods to build up knowledge of language . Download apps & online channels resource will boost words in sub consciousness

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Mind blowing Helpful

This audio piece gave me everything I needed on learning a language. It help me understand how my brain works and even how to speak a language that I want fluently. This helped me a lot when I went traveling and does a lot for me as a teacher in school! I love the key theme of mindset in this book and how it shows me the importance of it in the language of learning process

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So Helpful

very much help, especially when I always go abroad I also learn here even my language when I go to another country that I want to go.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-22-22

Just what i needed!

This book turnes out to be just what i needed at a time i was feeling stagnant with my learning of Spanish. I now have a renewed vigor and feel more able to suceed!

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  • L.R
  • 08-20-22

Fantastic Book!

This is the book you need if you want to learn a new language.
My perspective on languages has definitely shifted as a result of this book.
It is comprehensible and easy to understand.I love traveling and this book is perfect!
Fantastic book!

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  • Ronald D. B. Smith
  • 07-28-22

Great Book for learning a new language

This book teaches you how to have the right mindset to help learn how to learn different languages. Good narration and a good way to start your process of learning languages.

I enjoy how the author used different word pairings to create pneumonics to learn. The mix of putting together words from languages that you know and painting a picture with it to help you learn. The description of how to paint the picture in your mind and connect it with words you know. The visualization technique allows you to transfer the new language to your long-term memory and really allows you to grasp the new language.

I know it has helped me since I started.

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  • Doc
  • 07-16-22

You sold me at " I learned Italian in one week"

Great audiobook.
A must have for anyone wanting to learn a language quickly.
A very good value.
Great to listen to on a road trip.

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  • Jenpotter
  • 07-11-22

Great tools here

If you have wanted to learn a new language but have not been sure how to tackle it successfully, this book is a good guide. It has many tips and direction for making it a fun task and well worth the work. Enjoyable and easy read.

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  • Yas
  • 07-05-22

Maximising opportunities!

This was a very grounded take on language learning. I enjoyed navigating these chapters, hearing about the author's background story, and hearing the thoughts around maximising language learning. My main takeaway from this wonderful language guide is that context and motivation to learn a language are crucial. This is an excellent reminder that as I continue to study, I must seek out authentic opportunities to immerse myself in Spanish (my chosen language at the moment).

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  • Miss Laura Clelland
  • 06-25-22

A Revelation

I’ve always wanted to learn another language but have struggled and given up and now I see that I was following the traditional teaching methods that get you nowhere! This book has opened my eyes to new ideas and got me quite excited to go on my language learning journey. I would never have thought of the suggested ways to immerse yourself in the language and yet they are so simple. Read this book, it will change your whole approach for the better.

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  • Mr Daniel
  • 06-24-22

Very insightful!

It was a pleasure listening to this audiobook. I found it very insightful. This audiobook will teach you how to have the right mindset in order to learn another language. I love the quote " He who has a why to live for can bear almost any
how "and the testimony of his own son learning a different language. The book is well narrated and easy to follow. I highly recommend it!

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  • D
  • 06-19-22

I absolutely love this

I've always wished I'd been able to speak more languages. Growing up, it was simple to master the three most prevalent languages, but I was terrified of trying to learn new ones. This audiobook makes it much easier to comprehend what goes into learning a language. I'm glad there were examples in Spanish, and I hope to learn it soon. This audiobook will come in handy.

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  • JTP
  • 06-18-22

An approach to learning languages that must be heard!

Ryan really nails the language learning approach in this book. I can’t credit the knowledge the author proves enough!

He really goes into detail between the nuances of languages from a holistic perspective, of course once you learn the fundamentals of verbs, nouns, etc language learning can sometimes become very transferrable.

As a web developer, I found this book extremely easy to learn from as it applies emphasis to the transferrable foundation of language and enabling the learning process to go from there.