What is the #Add1Challenge?

Here’s the promise of the Add1Challenge: After 90 days of learning a new language, you’ll be ready to have a 15-minute conversation in your new language – guaranteed. Yes, it’s a big promise! We know it works because we’ve seen hundreds of language learners do it.

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Add1 challengers report that the challenge has helped them:


Discover a new inner confidence about having real conversations in another language – even if they felt terrified about this on day 1!


Break down the barriers that made them feel “stuck” in their language learning, so they make progress every day.


Find the time and motivation to keep learning, even when life gets busy or chaotic.


Feel connected with other language learners and create new friendships to share in their language achievements

Inside the Add1Challenge, you’ll be part of a private community of passionate language learners who have overcome shyness, gained consistent motivation, and even landed jobs in their new language. Learning together is better than learning alone.

Who’s Who in the #Add1Challenge?

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Shannon Kennedy

Community Manager for the Fluent in 3 Months Add1Challenge

Shannon speaks five languages to advanced level, and she’s learning many more. When you join an Add1Challenge, Shannon will be with you every step of the way as you learn to speak your new language.

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Benny Lewis

Founder, Fluent in 3 Months

Benny is the founder of Fluent in 3 Months and the Speak from Day One method. Fi3M was the original inspiration for the Add1Challenge, and now runs the Add1Challenge.

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Brian Kwong

Creator, Add1Challenge

Brian created the Add1Challenge after he was inspired by Benny Lewis to learn German in 3 months (you can read the full story if you sign up for the Add1 waiiting list). Brian was community manager for the first 26 Add1Challenges, before handing it over to Fluent in 3 Months.

What Language Can You Learn with the #Add1Challenge?

Challengers have learned Mandarin, French, Spanish, English, Croatian, Norwegian, Russian, Cantonese, Portuguese, and many other languages since the first Add1Challenge.

And each one experienced the same thing – learning together is better than learning alone.

You can hear their stories here, or see the results first-hand as challengers hold 15+ minute conversations in their target language here.

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