How do I quickly and efficiently learn a new language?

Soham P.
Experts say that it is easiest to learn a new language if you are in a country that mainly speaks that language, but if you don’t have that much time and/or money try an app like babble or doulingo 😆 (good luck)

Nino Z.
I would like to learn a new language for the most part 1 year. I want to learn Korean and have been practicing off and on learning how to read hungual. I also want to learn Thai! I’m not consistent with my studying though and have been lacking motivation.

Vassilios C.
You should repeat the new things that you learned every single day and u have to be hardworking try to memorize them and when you are off try to review them

Mark E.
I know, from experience, that a great language course is an important tool in learning a new language. Whether I access it free online or invest in a tried-and-true company like Rosetta, the course needs to click with me, with the way I learn things. But even a great resource will be useless if I don't USE it! So I've found that the two BEST ways to learn a new language are to TEACH it to a child, and SPEAK it with someone else! As an example, I'm currently fitting a study of American Sign Language into my crazily busy schedule. I started by teaching my niece and nephew all the words I knew, coordinating the signs with words and pictures in the books we read. Then, when their knowledge used up my vocabulary, I began scouring online ASL resources on my phone, in free moments, like during a coffee break. Soon I wanted to know MORE, to be able to sign sentences for them. I decided to fit my study to music, which is a fast-track way to remember words. (How many ear-worm songs do you have running around in your head?) I looked up ASL signs for the lyrics in my favorite exercise playlist; so, when I fit a 10-minute power walk into the end of my day, I was also pounding out sign after sign, and learning how to transition smoothly and quickly from one to another. (I probably got some double-takes from other people on the bike path, but who cares?) Then one day, I had the opportunity of taking a 15-minute Uber ride with a deaf driver. I was so nervous and stumbling, but she was gracious and enthusiastic; not only could I communicate my destination, but by the end of the drive we had actually had a conversation about ourselves and our families, and she had taught me some new signs! Now, knowing how valuable that conversation was, I'm eager to find a class or online resource where I can speak ASL with others, and learn from them. I'm also eager to move on to grammar and the nuts and bolts of the language, so I can sign respectfully. So, in a nutshell, I started with a desire to learn the language, began by teaching it to a child, and fit the practice into my day wherever I could. That small, doable beginning gave me the confidence and desire to move on to deeper study — which will enrich my life and lead to great experiences!

Vickie G.
1. Look for a good reliable source that new language from
2. Adjust your time planning and dedicate some time for it. Start by one hour every day to learn few words and gradually increase the learning time
3. After a week, dedicate another hour to revise what you learned in the past
Fabulous can help with that 🙂 that way you will make sure you are learning new things everyday without forgetting what you learned in the past

Claudete N.
Focus on one topic of the language a day. Learn the definitions of words or freshen up on your grammar. Write down the phrases and their definitions 10 times. You will get the hang of it then. Also, keep a log ahead of time to show what you are going to learn about each day. This way, you will be and feel organized. I hope you find this helpful.

Anton C.
Rather than trying to learn grammar and vocabulary through rote memorization, try to learn as a baby would: through lots and lots of input, intuitively picking up on things like grammar along the way. Apps like Duolingo teach this way. It is also more effective to watch programs in that language without English subtitles rather than with subtitles (you spend too much attention on reading).

Ella C.
Persistent of practing, try to learn main skills of language and use it by connecting with people.

Veronique F.
Choose a language that really interests you. Duolingo, rosetta stone…
you first need to invest in a class and practice practice practice. Then find a friend who speaks the language or someone to practice with. Maybe even record yourself. When you feel good enough, maybe travel to the country of said language.

Cody F.
I’m actually pretty quick at learning languages. For some reason I pick up the new vocabulary, and find patterns quite fast.

David B.
By using several methods. Formal approaches through reading and language training, but also through use, preferably through some type of immersion environment.

Ben N.
I have used the Michel Thomas method for Chinese , Spanish and Russian and it is extremely effective. I was able to travel to all these countries and get around using the local language

Rosivalda Z.
Right now I am using the Duolingo app to learn Spanish and find it easy and fun. There is also Rosetta Stone band other apps out there. You can also find a tutor or language Meetup in your area or start one.

Harvey S.
Going to a teacher would be the best, but if you don't have money to pay for a teacher there is good ways to learn with an app.