What would you say if I told you that you could be fluent in any language in 6 months or less?
20, maybe even 10 years ago the thought that a person could pick up a language in such a short period of time was unheard
of. Language learning takes practice, perseverance, patience and certainly a lot of dedication. But times have changed and
what was once impossible is now within reach thanks to technology..
Think about it, 20 years ago the only way to learn and master a new language was to attend a language school
spending thousands of dollars plus the required dedication, patience and so forth. Your other choices were a tutor –
which could arguably take less or more time depending on how you approach it – or moving to another country. All of
these required much more effort and money than what we can achieve now.
iPads, smart phones, laptops, etc.
All help in a big or small percentage the individual in mastering the target language. Say for example you have an
appointment with your language tutor but you can’t make it out of the house today. You can Skype. In fact there are an
increasing number of students and tutors who are holding their language lessons through Skype nowadays. It saves you
traveling costs and you can still have your lesson from the comfort of your home.
You do not need a tablet or
even a computer to take advantage of what technology has to offer when it comes to language learning.
We’ve already covered this with our
“Top Language Learning Apps” post,
but apps are by far my favorite new language aid. They are simple and lots of fun to use. Check out
for our top language apps and what benefits they offer.
Even a twitter account can get you pretty far in your language goals. Just follow users dedicated to spreading
language and offering new vocabulary and tips to enhance your language experience. A quick search for these types
of user will yield thousands of opportunities.
There are very few things out there that cannot be learned online. Language is definitely one you can learn if
you have the right dedication. Thousands of websites offer vocabulary and written lessons. With that said however,
nothing beats interacting with people and learning through experience. The point is that in our current world you can
now go so much farther and faster in your language learning path than you could have ever dream of 20 years ago.