Struggling with language learning?

It’s not your fault!

Nearly everything you’ve been taught about language learning is wrong.

¿Hablas español? ¡Mira la versión en español de esta página y de este curso dando clic aquí!

Find out exactly what you need to TRULY master a language.

Join the course now

Does this sound familiar?

You wish you could speak fluently and comfortably, but…

  • You feel anxious every time you have the opportunity to speak
  • You sound like a caveman every time you open your mouth.
  • Translating in your head is slow and exhausting.
  • You try making friends with natives, but you can’t understand anything they say.

Nothing seems to help you reach fluency

  • You’ve tried all the big-name apps.
  • You’ve tried working through dense textbooks full of tedious grammar exercises.
  • You may have even tried expensive university courses or in-country immersion programs!

You’ve spent lots of time and money, but you’re no closer to your goals.

I've struggled too!

Hey there! My name is Ethan, and I failed at learning Japanese and Spanish for 15 years. If there's one thing I know, it's that I have ZERO natural talent for learning languages.

I took 6 years of Japanese in school, and I left knowing basically nothing. After my utter failure with Japanese, I decided to switch to an easier language: Spanish!

I tried dabbling with apps like Duolingo, Pimsleur, and a few podcasts but that got me nowhere.

I decided I needed to take Spanish more seriously, so I buckled down, put all my other hobbies on hold, and made learning Spanish my entire life.

6 months later, every person I talked to was shocked that I had made such rapid progress. But how did I feel?

I felt completely depressed

When I started that 6-month journey, I discovered a style of learning called “language hacking,” which says that by memorizing grammar rules and prioritizing the most relevant phrases and words, you can start having conversations immediately.

I LOVED this! It felt so logical and organized and it produced immediate results.

Unfortunately, it didn’t work out the way I had hoped.

After 6 months of effort, I wasn't even close to the level I wanted to be. Fluency felt further away than ever.

I hit a wall

My speech was formulaic and repetitive. I used the same words over and over again.

I couldn't understand native speakers. They had to slow down and simplify their speech for me.

I could have a basic conversation, but couldn’t talk about anything complex.

I couldn't understand how this approach would EVER lead me to my real goal of fluency.

In a last-ditch effort, I packed up all my belongings and moved to South America.

I lived with a host family, studied in school for 5 hours every day, and spoke to as many people as I could. Yet, I continued to struggle.

My shocking discovery about language learning

One fateful day, while speaking to my teacher, I had a revelation.

My teacher was explaining how reflexive verbs sometimes change their meaning.

I asked him for a pattern or a rule to understand WHEN the meaning changes. After all, language is logical, right?

Wrong. There are no rules, and my teacher couldn’t help me.

Languages are not logical, they are messy and chaotic, just like everything else created by humans. We create grammar explanations to help make sense of this chaos, but they aren’t “rules.”

Suddenly, I understood why this approach would never get me to fluency.

The TRUTH about reaching fluency

Memorizing grammar rules doesn’t help you learn all the patterns and exceptions that exist in languages.

Memorizing words doesn’t help you when they can have dozens of different meanings that change based on context.

Even if it were possible to remember all of them, how would you keep all of them in your head while trying to speak? That's not how the human brain works! It’s no wonder you’ve been struggling to reach fluency.

A new approach

You cannot speak a language naturally if you don't know how the language is actually used.

Imagine that the language is a song that you've never heard before and now you’re trying to learn how to sing that song. What would your first step be?

Would you study music theory or learn how to read music? Would you memorize the lyrics?


You'd listen to the song a few dozen times until it got stuck in your head. You need to know the song so well that you can mimic the melody, the lyrics, and the structure.

Language learning is exactly the same.

You need to hear the words and phrases thousands of times so that they get stuck in your head.

You need to build an INSTINCT for what the language is supposed to sound like, just like a song.

The results speak for themselves

Now that I’ve built an instinct for Spanish:

  • I can speak fluently and confidently without the need to translate in my head
  • I can understand people, TV shows, and books easily and instantaneously.
  • I feel like I belong in the language and culture — I can speak from the heart, instead of my head.

Refold has helped thousands of learners build an instinct

Since I launched Refold in 2020, we’ve worked tirelessly to answer this one question: How do we create an instinct for a second language that’s just as strong as the instinct we have for our native language?

We’ve worked with hundreds of clients and thousands of learners to understand exactly where learners struggle and developed solutions to help learners overcome those struggles.

The transformation I've seen in our students has been remarkable.

Here’s what our students have to say

"I tried the traditional language learning method for about 1.5 years. It was very frustrating and early on I stopped making progress. I received an email from Refold about this course just as I was on the verge of giving up. Following the steps given in the course has taken my language learning to a whole new level. It is so much fun to learn a language at this early stage using native content. The instructors are language learners themselves and are there to answer questions. They are knowledgeable and friendly. I say give it a try and if you put in the time, you will learn your target language and have fun doing it."


Korean Learner

"For a long time, I felt completely lost on how to progress past the very basic verb-conjugation mess of my high-school courses. Language apps didn't work for me, I rarely had much motivation, and I was so scared to mess up that I often quit before I really started. This course gave me such a wealth of resources that I feel nothing but excited now thinking about tackling this challenge. Even in just two months of serious learning, I cannot believe how much my comprehension has grown."


Spanish Learner

"I've been learning Spanish for years with Duolingo (currently have a 1021-day streak with almost a year in the Diamond League) yet what I learned from Refold has boosted my learning ten-fold. I learned things that have truly helped me create new habits, not only in my language learning but in other aspects of my life as well. I feel as if I have a long-term action plan for success and the short-term tools to get me there. I am extremely happy with the course."

Andrew M

Spanish Learner

"I loved this course and would absolutely recommend it to anyone looking to improve their language learning approach. The Refold team well and truly cares about each participant and sets you up for success. I’m so glad I’ve finally come across a language learning approach that is not only sustainable, but fun! I don’t even think of it as study because it’s so enjoyable. Thanks Refold team!"


Japanese Learner

Introducing Refold’s Teach Yourself A Language course

Tired of traditional language-learning methods that just don’t work?

Our 30-day course, based on insights from over 40,000 learners, focuses on teaching you how to build an instinct for your language, just like the instinct you have for your native language.

Stop wasting time and energy on outdated, ineffective methods. Join the hundreds of happy students who have escaped the traditional language-learning trap and started making real progress toward fluency.

Our groundbreaking new course contains:

30 days of video lessons

carefully designed to teach you how to build a language instinct and reach real fluency in as fast as possible

Step-by-step structured assignments

to sharpen the skills and habits you need to establish a truly effective learning routine

Extensive tool and media resource database

put together by our coaches to ensure you spend your time learning, rather than hunting down the best resources.

Dedicated support

from our experienced language coaches who will answer all your questions and guide you throughout the course to ensure you never get stuck again.

A community of like-minded learners

to motivate you throughout your language journey and help you reach your goals.

Inside look at our course curriculum!


Instinct-building Foundations

  • The only way that humans learn languages. (If you don’t use this in your learning, you’ll never achieve fluency)

  • The motivation myth: why is it so dangerous to your chances for success?

  • The easy way to learn thousands of words FAST
week 2 image

Reading and Listening

  • How to hear new sounds and unlock your listening ability

  • The easy way to develop solid reading and listening comprehension

  • The simple method to learn complex writing systems like Hanzi and Kanji effortlessly

Tools and Techniques

  • How to design the optimal balance of language-learning activities to reach your goals quickly and become a well-rounded learner

  • The best reading technique to skyrocket your learning speed

  • The difference between conscious and subconscious learning (and why we need to prioritize one of these to reach fluency)

Personal Learning Systems

  • Better than time travel: why time-tracking is one of the most powerful tools in your language-learning tool kit.

  • How to design healthy goals that help you achieve real results

  • The simple formula to building a daily learning routine that ensures long-term success

Save time and money

Courses, textbooks, and language tools are expensive, and your time is the most valuable resource of all.

That's why it can be so painful to continue for years without a clear direction on how to reach fluency. I struggled for fifteen long years because I didn’t know how to build an instinct for language.

If you value your time, don’t repeat my mistake. Focus on building an instinct for language.

Refold’s stress-free money-back guarantee

This course comes with a 100% money-back guarantee, but I don’t stop there. I promise you, when you finish this course, you will have complete confidence about how to learn a language. You will understand what a balanced and complete language-learning routine looks like, which tools to use, and exactly which techniques will help you build a native-like instinct for your language.

If you aren’t completely satisfied that this course lived up to my promise, I wouldn’t feel right keeping your money. You can get a hassle-free refund just by sending our support team an email within 90 days. There are no strings attached, no hoops to jump through, and nothing to prove. Simply tell us that you would like a refund and our support team will issue your refund on the spot, no questions asked. I’m taking on ALL the risk because I’m that confident this course is the solution to your language-learning struggles.

Ready to stop struggling and unleash your true potential?

Buy this course to learn how to develop your own instinct for language (just like the instinct you have for your native language) and achieve real fluency.

Buy now for $147 and save 25%!

Join the course now and get instant access
Or three payments of $65

Your purchase is 100% protected by our 90-day, no questions asked, money-back guarantee.

Hear from more graduates:

"If you feel stuck in your language learning, you will not regret purchasing the immersion course. I feel more equipped and more motivated in learning my target language than I ever have before the course. The team really helped guide me through and answered all the questions I asked to accelerate my learning."


Danish Learner

"The Ultimate Immersion Course was fantastic at getting a sustainable learning system set up for myself. Over the course of just one month I have all of the right pieces in place and have the peace of mind that I'm on the right path toward fully learning my language. Highly recommend going through this course and getting your own language learning system set up."

Andrew H

German Learner

"This course was an amazing first step, I tried to learn Japanese on my own several times but kept falling off after about a month. The daily lessons really helped to build a habit of learning!"


Japanese Learner

"I don't think I've ever encountered a language-learning course that grappled so successfully with the complexities of acquiring another language and proposed such actionable, concrete solutions. For the first time, I feel I've been presented with the tools I need to be the author of my own language-learning success story and achieve my goal of speaking Russian really, really well. It's an extraordinary feeling. And for that, I thank you."


Russian Learner

Frequently asked questions


It's time to try something different

Stop wasting your time and energy on traditional methods that don't help you develop fluency.

Buy this course so you can learn how to develop your own instinct for language (just like the instinct you have for your native language) and achieve real fluency.

Buy now for $147 and save 25%!

Join the course now and get instant access
Or pay $65 per month for three months

Your purchase is 100% protected by our 90-day, no questions asked, money-back guarantee.