About Benny Lewis:
Brendan Richard "Benny" Lewis is an author, polyglot, language teacher, and "technomad language hacker". Born in Ireland, he graduated in electronic engineering and then spent six months in Spain struggling to learn Spanish. His frustration with conventional methods led him to take a different approach, as described in his book and website Fluent in 3 Months. He has given two talks on TEDx. He speaks Esperanto, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Irish, German, and American sign language. In 2013, he was named a "Traveler of the Year" by National Geographic magazine.