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Refold
The Roadmap to
True Fluency

What is Refold?

The Refold roadmap is a step-by-step guide for learning any language from scratch. We explain exactly how to combine media, strategic study, and educational technologies to achieve high-level language fluency faster than any other method in the world.

Learners Love Refold

These are not testimonials. These are REAL learners sharing their REAL excitement about REAL progress

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Quote from Guppy: "I have been learning Swedish via immersion for a little under three weeks now. I work with Swedish people, and they've been shocked by my progress (even though I think it could be much faster). Today I used the future-tense and said "I will take a look at it" in Swedish and my manager exclaimed "are you a language learning genius or something? how are you learning so fast?" Seems like the immersion is working! Never would have been confident enough to try saying things in different tenses with traditional learning techniques. Very encouraging and makes me want to keep going."
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Quote from Alicia_CJK: "I've been doing Refold for a little less than a year now, but I had to take a Chinese Placement Test this morning for my college. Well, I tested out of all of those beginner and lower intermediate courses and into upper intermediate. So then I was given the choice of either the regular Intermediate II or the Heritage Track, and you know what? I picked the heritage track... but that's because my handwriting skills are limited to a grand total of 一二三,but at least I get to go straight into the Advanced Chinese classes after completing this one."
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Quote from Zweiundzwanzig: "I've been studying for 2 months and I finally understood my first show! Guys, I understood 90% of a Bloom into you episode. I'm almost crying! Let's goooo!"
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Quote from CitrusCrisp: "Super beginner here, watched all of ゆるキャンプ•ドラマ today and understood surprisingly a fair amount. LOTS of kanji and vocabulary that I saw during my Anki study were popping up and reinforcing my retention during the show. I’m surprised by my progress thus far and look forward to 100% comprehension!"
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Quote from Soonjaya: "Just wanted to give a big "Thank You" to everyone here. I've been studying Korean on and off for a number of years but  wanted to create a more consistent routine so I can progress. Just hit 30 days since coming across Refold. Still lots of progress to be made but I'm happy with the start. All of the resources are amazing and even just reading what other people are working on has been a great help and motivator"
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Quote from Mycheze: "I've now been refolding for 2 months (or 9 weeks). I've clocked 191 hours so far and am feeling great! I live in Northern Mexico (Chihuahua) with my native speaker girlfriend and have a lot of chances to use and speak Spanish. I'd lived here for about 6 months before starting refold and the difference is night and day. I'm actually able to speak, understand and interact. Everyone is able to see the difference. I'm not forcing too much output though. I also notice way, way more mistakes than I used to. While gendering nouns isn't 100% automatic, I'm right a LOT more often than I'm wrong, and usually notice when I use the wrong one."
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Quote from Tender: "I've been rewatching teasing master Takagi san, which was the first ever show I immersed with when starting refold. It feels so motivating to understand so much of a show where I wasn't even sure what the characters names were the first time around"
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Quote from Vava: "I (totally broke the rules and) talked to an italki teacher even though I'm 2A, and it was pretty motivating to see Refold effects in action even at such a low level. (I'm not aiming for perfection in Russian so I feel like early output is fine). I'm starting to build this internal knowledge of how the language works without having actually "studied" it... words were coming out of my mouth the whole time that I didn't even realize I knew."
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Quote from : "Today I learned that after five months (maybe a bit less)  of Refold, I went from knowing zero Chinese characters to being able to comfortably read articles graded at an HSK 2 level.  "Comfortably" here can be defined as understanding enough of the article that any ambiguity is tolerable, and sometimes even negligible to understanding the gist of the text. Pretty soon, I'll be moving up to HSK 3."
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Quote from Halides: "I finished the first season (46 episodes) of Cardcaptor Sakura about a week ago. I think I understood 5-10% of the first few episodes when starting it. Now I just randomly put up the first episode just to see how much I can understand, and I'm getting way over 50% of the dialogue! Never thought this could happen so fast actually"
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Quote from Gaelgeyr: "Today marks the first time during my Mandarin studies that I've studied every single day during a given month. To avoid burnout my days off consist of Anki and one episode of my favourite show. As an ADHD learner I'm very proud of myself for the improved time keeping and scheduling I've achieved."
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Quote from Эдуардо: "It's nearly a month that I started fine-tuning my English pronunciation and somehow it has boosted my confidence when talking with natives. Today I was able to talk with some English native speakers for 4 hours straight and I never ran out of things to say. Moreover, they were able to understand me 100%. They didn't treat me as a foreigner, they treat me as one of them. I'm feeling utterly glorious. #refoldworks"
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Quote from Matttttt: "Just finished reading Harry Potter series. First book i ever attempted to read in Spanish was Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. Would have probably never tried to read a novel in Spanish if I hadn't come across Refold."
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Quote from Nani: "Not sure if it counts as a win, but today I finished reading my first book chapter in Chinese. Before that, I've only read stuff like graded readers and manhuas, but I decided to start reading 十个词汇里的中国 and I could understand the chapter way better than I expected. Now I want to finish reading this book (10 more chapters to go) and keep reading more and more"
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Quote from Guppy: "I have been learning Swedish via immersion for a little under three weeks now. I work with Swedish people, and they've been shocked by my progress (even though I think it could be much faster). Today I used the future-tense and said "I will take a look at it" in Swedish and my manager exclaimed "are you a language learning genius or something? how are you learning so fast?" Seems like the immersion is working! Never would have been confident enough to try saying things in different tenses with traditional learning techniques. Very encouraging and makes me want to keep going."
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Quote from Alicia_CJK: "I've been doing Refold for a little less than a year now, but I had to take a Chinese Placement Test this morning for my college. Well, I tested out of all of those beginner and lower intermediate courses and into upper intermediate. So then I was given the choice of either the regular Intermediate II or the Heritage Track, and you know what? I picked the heritage track... but that's because my handwriting skills are limited to a grand total of 一二三,but at least I get to go straight into the Advanced Chinese classes after completing this one."
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Quote from Zweiundzwanzig: "I've been studying for 2 months and I finally understood my first show! Guys, I understood 90% of a Bloom into you episode. I'm almost crying! Let's goooo!"
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Quote from CitrusCrisp: "Super beginner here, watched all of ゆるキャンプ•ドラマ today and understood surprisingly a fair amount. LOTS of kanji and vocabulary that I saw during my Anki study were popping up and reinforcing my retention during the show. I’m surprised by my progress thus far and look forward to 100% comprehension!"
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Quote from Soonjaya: "Just wanted to give a big "Thank You" to everyone here. I've been studying Korean on and off for a number of years but  wanted to create a more consistent routine so I can progress. Just hit 30 days since coming across Refold. Still lots of progress to be made but I'm happy with the start. All of the resources are amazing and even just reading what other people are working on has been a great help and motivator"
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Quote from Mycheze: "I've now been refolding for 2 months (or 9 weeks). I've clocked 191 hours so far and am feeling great! I live in Northern Mexico (Chihuahua) with my native speaker girlfriend and have a lot of chances to use and speak Spanish. I'd lived here for about 6 months before starting refold and the difference is night and day. I'm actually able to speak, understand and interact. Everyone is able to see the difference. I'm not forcing too much output though. I also notice way, way more mistakes than I used to. While gendering nouns isn't 100% automatic, I'm right a LOT more often than I'm wrong, and usually notice when I use the wrong one."
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Quote from Tender: "I've been rewatching teasing master Takagi san, which was the first ever show I immersed with when starting refold. It feels so motivating to understand so much of a show where I wasn't even sure what the characters names were the first time around"
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Quote from Vava: "I (totally broke the rules and) talked to an italki teacher even though I'm 2A, and it was pretty motivating to see Refold effects in action even at such a low level. (I'm not aiming for perfection in Russian so I feel like early output is fine). I'm starting to build this internal knowledge of how the language works without having actually "studied" it... words were coming out of my mouth the whole time that I didn't even realize I knew."
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Quote from : "Today I learned that after five months (maybe a bit less)  of Refold, I went from knowing zero Chinese characters to being able to comfortably read articles graded at an HSK 2 level.  "Comfortably" here can be defined as understanding enough of the article that any ambiguity is tolerable, and sometimes even negligible to understanding the gist of the text. Pretty soon, I'll be moving up to HSK 3."
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Quote from Halides: "I finished the first season (46 episodes) of Cardcaptor Sakura about a week ago. I think I understood 5-10% of the first few episodes when starting it. Now I just randomly put up the first episode just to see how much I can understand, and I'm getting way over 50% of the dialogue! Never thought this could happen so fast actually"
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Quote from Gaelgeyr: "Today marks the first time during my Mandarin studies that I've studied every single day during a given month. To avoid burnout my days off consist of Anki and one episode of my favourite show. As an ADHD learner I'm very proud of myself for the improved time keeping and scheduling I've achieved."
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Quote from Эдуардо: "It's nearly a month that I started fine-tuning my English pronunciation and somehow it has boosted my confidence when talking with natives. Today I was able to talk with some English native speakers for 4 hours straight and I never ran out of things to say. Moreover, they were able to understand me 100%. They didn't treat me as a foreigner, they treat me as one of them. I'm feeling utterly glorious. #refoldworks"
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Quote from Matttttt: "Just finished reading Harry Potter series. First book i ever attempted to read in Spanish was Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. Would have probably never tried to read a novel in Spanish if I hadn't come across Refold."
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Quote from Nani: "Not sure if it counts as a win, but today I finished reading my first book chapter in Chinese. Before that, I've only read stuff like graded readers and manhuas, but I decided to start reading 十个词汇里的中国 and I could understand the chapter way better than I expected. Now I want to finish reading this book (10 more chapters to go) and keep reading more and more"
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Quote from Guppy: "I have been learning Swedish via immersion for a little under three weeks now. I work with Swedish people, and they've been shocked by my progress (even though I think it could be much faster). Today I used the future-tense and said "I will take a look at it" in Swedish and my manager exclaimed "are you a language learning genius or something? how are you learning so fast?" Seems like the immersion is working! Never would have been confident enough to try saying things in different tenses with traditional learning techniques. Very encouraging and makes me want to keep going."
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Quote from Alicia_CJK: "I've been doing Refold for a little less than a year now, but I had to take a Chinese Placement Test this morning for my college. Well, I tested out of all of those beginner and lower intermediate courses and into upper intermediate. So then I was given the choice of either the regular Intermediate II or the Heritage Track, and you know what? I picked the heritage track... but that's because my handwriting skills are limited to a grand total of 一二三,but at least I get to go straight into the Advanced Chinese classes after completing this one."
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Quote from Zweiundzwanzig: "I've been studying for 2 months and I finally understood my first show! Guys, I understood 90% of a Bloom into you episode. I'm almost crying! Let's goooo!"
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Quote from CitrusCrisp: "Super beginner here, watched all of ゆるキャンプ•ドラマ today and understood surprisingly a fair amount. LOTS of kanji and vocabulary that I saw during my Anki study were popping up and reinforcing my retention during the show. I’m surprised by my progress thus far and look forward to 100% comprehension!"
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Quote from Soonjaya: "Just wanted to give a big "Thank You" to everyone here. I've been studying Korean on and off for a number of years but  wanted to create a more consistent routine so I can progress. Just hit 30 days since coming across Refold. Still lots of progress to be made but I'm happy with the start. All of the resources are amazing and even just reading what other people are working on has been a great help and motivator"
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Quote from Mycheze: "I've now been refolding for 2 months (or 9 weeks). I've clocked 191 hours so far and am feeling great! I live in Northern Mexico (Chihuahua) with my native speaker girlfriend and have a lot of chances to use and speak Spanish. I'd lived here for about 6 months before starting refold and the difference is night and day. I'm actually able to speak, understand and interact. Everyone is able to see the difference. I'm not forcing too much output though. I also notice way, way more mistakes than I used to. While gendering nouns isn't 100% automatic, I'm right a LOT more often than I'm wrong, and usually notice when I use the wrong one."
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Quote from Tender: "I've been rewatching teasing master Takagi san, which was the first ever show I immersed with when starting refold. It feels so motivating to understand so much of a show where I wasn't even sure what the characters names were the first time around"
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Quote from Vava: "I (totally broke the rules and) talked to an italki teacher even though I'm 2A, and it was pretty motivating to see Refold effects in action even at such a low level. (I'm not aiming for perfection in Russian so I feel like early output is fine). I'm starting to build this internal knowledge of how the language works without having actually "studied" it... words were coming out of my mouth the whole time that I didn't even realize I knew."
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Quote from : "Today I learned that after five months (maybe a bit less)  of Refold, I went from knowing zero Chinese characters to being able to comfortably read articles graded at an HSK 2 level.  "Comfortably" here can be defined as understanding enough of the article that any ambiguity is tolerable, and sometimes even negligible to understanding the gist of the text. Pretty soon, I'll be moving up to HSK 3."
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Quote from Halides: "I finished the first season (46 episodes) of Cardcaptor Sakura about a week ago. I think I understood 5-10% of the first few episodes when starting it. Now I just randomly put up the first episode just to see how much I can understand, and I'm getting way over 50% of the dialogue! Never thought this could happen so fast actually"
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Quote from Gaelgeyr: "Today marks the first time during my Mandarin studies that I've studied every single day during a given month. To avoid burnout my days off consist of Anki and one episode of my favourite show. As an ADHD learner I'm very proud of myself for the improved time keeping and scheduling I've achieved."
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Quote from Эдуардо: "It's nearly a month that I started fine-tuning my English pronunciation and somehow it has boosted my confidence when talking with natives. Today I was able to talk with some English native speakers for 4 hours straight and I never ran out of things to say. Moreover, they were able to understand me 100%. They didn't treat me as a foreigner, they treat me as one of them. I'm feeling utterly glorious. #refoldworks"
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Quote from Matttttt: "Just finished reading Harry Potter series. First book i ever attempted to read in Spanish was Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. Would have probably never tried to read a novel in Spanish if I hadn't come across Refold."
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Quote from Nani: "Not sure if it counts as a win, but today I finished reading my first book chapter in Chinese. Before that, I've only read stuff like graded readers and manhuas, but I decided to start reading 十个词汇里的中国 and I could understand the chapter way better than I expected. Now I want to finish reading this book (10 more chapters to go) and keep reading more and more"

Why Should I Try Refold?

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    No boring textbooks or painful Tarzan speak.

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Is Refold Right for Me?

Do you want a high level of fluency? Then Yes! Refold is right for you.

Do you want to have basic conversations on your vacation? Then, no, this method is overkill.

We’re not gonna lie to you. Actually becoming fluent takes time, usually years. We make the process straightforward and fun, but it’s your responsibility to show up every day and dedicate yourself.

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