Like most, when I was in school you are given the opportunity to learn a new language. I had the opportunity to learn French and Italian neither of which my teenage self paid much attention to. In the past few years with the rise of apps and mobile devices becoming available to the masses, there are more tools than ever to help you master another language. If like me staring at a text book is of no motivation to you, then these more interactive solutions may be of help. Oh, and they are also free!
WHAT DO YOU WANT TO LEARN?
It is good to be specific on what you want to learn and a timeline of how long, the basics in a month perhaps? Or 15 minutes a day? 30 minutes a day? It is better to do little and often, than to wear yourself out by doing a 3 hour marathon one day, then not doing anything for a weeks after. Pick a language and set a learning time for each day, I think you will be surprised after a month how far you have come.
IT’S NOT ABOUT PASSING OR FAILING, IT’S A MEANS OF COMMUNICATION.
You can not fail, by just spending time learning it’s already a success, it’s not about being fluent or nothing at all. Even if you are only able to buy lunch in the language, with bad grammar and not using precisely the right word, it is something to be proud of.
So if you are starting from scratch, these three tools will really help you get off the ground and get the basics covered in no time!
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“All life is an experiment, the more experiments you make the better” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
We challenge you to get involved and explore through experience.
We’ve written about how you can learn any skill in 20 hours. I imagine you can get a pretty good grasp on a language in that time period too. So, choose the language you’ve been putting off learning and try dedicate 45 minutes a day to it. Do this for one month and let us know how you get on. Deciding for yourself, through your own experience whether a new language can be grasped in just 30 days.
Already tried this experiment?
Are there any tips that have worked for you? What’s your experience with this technique?