Testimonials

If you have a success story you’d like to share, I’d really appreciate hearing from you at ron@languagesurfer.com.

Testimonials for Language Surfer

(Any emphasis below was added by me. – Ron)

“Hi Ron, Andy here from the UK. Just a quick mail to thank you for all the helpful advice you posted on your blog. Also I bought the Language Master Key and it’s really really helped me, thank you…I watched your 12 month Spanish video a while back and I remember using that as a guide for what I wanted to achieve after a similar timescale. When I started out I had so much trouble with comprehension, your advice literally changed my perception of how to learn languages and I think without the realisation that it’s ok to not understand and that I needed to listen much more I’d have given up pretty quickly.” – Andy, via email

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“I have studied a variety of foreign languages since I was a kid, using a variety of programs and approaches, including courses in middle and high school and at the university level, audio programs, self-teaching books, Duolingo, apps, etc. In all of that time, I have never encountered anything that came close to the comprehensive and direct approach that you offer language learners. I saw bits and pieces resembling it here and there, but nobody else put it together the way that you did. I’m not saying it’s never been done, I’m just saying I never came across it, and when I saw what you had done, I was blown away. It just makes sense and my own experiences as a language learner are highly consistent with what you have written about the way language learning *really* happens.” – Phil, via Disqus

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“Ron’s was one of the very first language blogs that I started reading, and it remains one of my favourites…He has a very strong voice, and you can tell in an instant that Ron writes for people rather than for Google.” – Stephanie, To Be Fluent

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“There are compelling how-to’s, incisive book reviews and indispensable motivation tips as well as articles about Ron’s own experiences with learning languages. In short, there is much here to help any student. The posts have a good, well-ordered structure with lots of bullet points and subheadings, occasional inclusion of videos and always big, eye-catching pictures.” – FluentU

Testimonials for Language Master Key

“Thanks, Ron Gullekson! I read your book Language Master Key: How to Unlock Your Brain’s Ability to Learn Any Language when I started to try to pick up Spanish late in life, and its principles set me on course and on fire. You had me at the sub-title. I started picking up on your blog for further encouragement and always learned something. “Don’t practice until you get it right, practice until you can’t get it wrong,” got me too and set me free in another area. Who knew self-directed language learning might work best? I have continued to progress and now have the tools to make advanced level Spanish late this year. It is working. THANK YOU!” – “Abuelita” Delita, via email

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“Ron is a professional writer and the book clearly reflects that; it reads smoothly, is well thought out and engaging. I couldn’t put it down! It’s an easy read, to the point, and inspired me to approach my language learning with a fresh attitude.” – Amy from Language Boat

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“There’s a slew of books out there, particularly by self-published authors and smaller publishing houses, on the subject of foreign language acquisition. This is the best of the bunch I’ve seen by a mile.” – E.A., Amazon review

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Easily a five star. He gives great tips on learning a foreign language and how to learn it more quickly via some proven techniques.” Glenn H, Amazon review

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This book should be read by everyone who wants to learn a foreign language. It won’t teach you any language but it will give you advice on how to proceed. Heed to that advice. You won’t regret it.” R, Amazon review

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“Worth buying just because it talks about HOW to listen & things you can do to improve those skills. This is lacking in other similar books.” CoolDude42, Amazon review

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“Really good stuff. I’m a very seasoned language learner myself and I still learned a few things. Highly recommended for all levels.” – W. P., Amazon review

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Lots of great suggestions. The program makes a lot of sense. Well written. Designed to get you started and written in a very positive manner.” – Michael, Goodreads review

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