How to Create a Language Immersion Environment Without Going Abroad or Spending a Ton

“Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.”

Winston Churchill


Mars Dorian

So you want to learn Mandarin Chinese, eh?

Then going to China or any other place that speaks Mandarin is the way to go. By living in a Mandarin speaking environment,

you will get the opportunity to

There is a catch though. Reality.

You couldn’t simply uproot your life  and move to a different country to learn a language just like that. Even if you really really want to. You tell yourself that you have

  • No time to just take several months off and just study
  • No money to spend on living abroad and taking on Chinese lessons
And this are valid real-world situations. But you know what? NO PROBLEM!
I recently caught up with Mars Dorian. He studied lived his way to learning fluent Japanese all the while living in the English-speaking country of Australia! Watch this very animated interview where he shared his secrets on
  • Creating an effective language learning environment wherever you are WHILE on a budget
  • The MOST important attitude you must have when learning a language
  • How he overcame massive resistance and challenges
  • The best resource he used to learn Japanese characters (it’s free) and much more!
Some explicit words involved. Proceed with caution.


Language Fluency: On motivation, immersion, attitude and time


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1:33 What is your motivation for learning a new language?

2:33 How did you create an environment to learn a new language?

4:50 How important is it to have fun while learning a language?

6:02 How to incorporate FUN in learning a language?

7:51 What type of software or electronic tools did you use to help you out?

10:10 How to find time to learn a language?


Language Realities: Retention, Challenges and the Silver Lining


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1:52 Do you consciously maintain your Japanese in Germany?

3:17 What’s the biggest challenge you encountered while learning Japanese?

6:51 Why it’s never a loss to learn a new language


Resources mentioned in the video


All Japanese All The Time 

Fluent in 3 Months

Mars Dorian


Questions and Comments

Is there a nagging question you’d like to ask? Please feel free to ask at the comments section below.

I read every comment. Mars may even drop by to answer them personally!

Mars Dorian inspires people like you to live and work on their own terms by creating epic sh*t. Visit Mars at Follow him on Twitter @marsdorian. His e-mail is



  1. Excellent tips in the videos, thanks!

    • You’re very welcome, Jessie! Glad you found them helpful 🙂

  2. Thanx for that interview man, I enjoyed it a lot !
    I hope your audience gets some sweet-a-licious value out of this.

    It was a p-p-pleasure.

    • Definitely! It was a blast having you on, Mars!

      Thanks a lot for taking the time to do this.


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