Learn To Speak . Effortlessly

Through the Power of Conversation Based Chunking™
(No word lists, grammar drills or translating in your head required)

3 Keys to Achieving Effortless Conversations in any Language with Conversation Based Chunking™

Observe, Don't Invent

Don’t build clumsy, unnatural sentences by translating in your head from your mother tongue. Use the Power of Observation and Chunking to identify patterns in what native speakers say– and have fluent, native-like sentences roll off the tongue without resorting to guesswork.

Use Conversational Learning Materials

Apply Chunking to Conversational Learning Materials (e.g. dialogues), not written language. That will help you understand native speakers, and see how they speak (and how you should too). From the very beginning!

Get Comfortable Speaking About Relevant Topics In Fast-Paced 12-Week Cycles

Structure your language learning around 12-week cycles to install solid habits that make progress consistent and inevitable.

Hi! I'm Lukas Van Vyve

I’m a linguist, author, speaker, and the conceiver of Conversation Based Chunking™ for language learning. 

I’ve learned to speak 6 languages fluently myself, and discovered along the way that becoming fluent is not just about memorizing grammar rules and word lists. It’s not even about immersing yourself in the culture.

Speaking a language fluently and naturally stems from observing and deconstructing how native speakers speak— and then building a system to help you speak like them. 

Thousands of students are now using Conversation Based Chunking™ to learn Spanish, German, French, Italian, English and many other languages. Read on to learn how you can become one of them!

Check Out the Effortless Conversations Book

This book is for language learners who want to achieve effortless conversations in their language of choice. Effortless Conversations is available in eBook and paperback format.

From the Effortless Conversations Blog

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If you’ve recently started learning Spanish, you might have asked yourself the question: So how long will it take me to become fluent in Spanish? This is a normal question to ask, but in reality, it’s so vague that the answers you’ll get are usually all over the place. “It’ll take years of relentless studying

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The ultimate guide to practicing your listening skills

Ask 100 language learners what they struggle with most, and many of them will say ‘speaking with a native speaker’. I say: this is misleading! Because if you dig a bit deeper, you’ll often hear that the speaking bit is only part of the problem. The bigger problem is “I can’t UNDERSTAND anyone during these

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The ultimate guide to practicing your reading skills in your target language

There are two types of language learners: people who love reading in their target language and people who loathe it. No matter which category you fall in, reading in your target language poses several problems. Many people get overwhelmed by all the words they don’t know, the weird grammatical structures they’ve never seen before, and

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Participate in the 12-in-12 Challenge

You can currently learn Spanish, German, French and Italian with us in our 12-in-12 Challenges. They’re designed to help you make more progress in the next 3 months than all of last year.

Click the button below to see when the next 12-in-12 Challenge starts:

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