0. Introduction

Welcome! I’m so glad you stopped by.

This book doesn’t look much like other technical tutorials, does it? Well, for once, looks aren’t deceiving, because Fluent Learning books aren’t much like other technical tutorials. We don’t want to teach you things. We want to help you learn things. We’ve done a lot of research into how people learn, and it turns out that talk, talk, talking at you (like most books do) isn’t wrong, exactly, but it makes learning harder than it needs to be.

Did you learn to speak your native language by reading a book? Of course not. That’s not how people learn. You heard people speaking, tried it for yourself, and then corrected yourself when other people pointed out your mistakes. Sure, you studied grammar ...

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