Language Learning pt. 1: An Introduction

Have you ever wanted to learn a new language? What’s the best way to go about it? We discuss what we think is the most effective way to start learning a new language from scratch and gain deep-rooted value from the process.

Languages tend to have the reputation of being notoriously difficult to learn and achieve fluency. Many even say that you can’t learn a language effectively if you’re older. But learning a language is all about the process. Achieving true fluency is incredibly difficult, however learning to communicate effectively within the language isn’t as bad as it seems. Nonetheless, it’s a lot of work, but incredibly rewarding if you set your intentions and goals from the beginning

Key points discussed in this episode:

  • Which language should you choose to learn?
  • Setting goals throughout the process
  • History and culture behind the language
  • Methods of learning
  • What words, verbs and phrases to prioritise
  • How much time should I dedicate to learning a language?

Power Language Index paper discussed:

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