https://www.duolingo.com/profile/calwaterbuffalo

how long?

how long will it take you to fluently learn a language

May 20, 2017

13 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SleepInTheHeat

How much you immerse yourself is the only factor, not time.

  1. Read the language: Books
  2. Watch the language: Tv
  3. Listen to the language: Music
  4. Use the language: Talk
  5. Own the language: Think (In the Language)

You watch tv, listen to music, think, and talk everyday. Do the same thing, just not in English.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Hannahviolinist

Every language is different. Languages like Chinese or Russian take longer for English speakers than German or Spanish or something. But all of them take at least 400 hours. I think one of the languages in Asia, maybe Vietnamese, takes like 800 hours.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Midnightwards666

I've heard that Japanese takes more than 2,200 hours.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Midnightwards666

I think 500 total hours of learning and speaking at the very very least.

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