Most people teach you to memorize words and phrases, I teach these techniques instead.

Multicolored speech bubbles that say ‘hello,’ ‘hola,’ ‘ni hao,’ and ‘bonjour’
Multicolored speech bubbles that say ‘hello,’ ‘hola,’ ‘ni hao,’ and ‘bonjour’
Image credit: BrianAJackson.

I’m fluent in three languages and have been teaching them to both natives and non-natives for over seven years. My youngest student was nine, studying English as a second language at school, struggling to get better grades. My oldest was 75, he made it a challenge to learn some Russian by the end of summer but ended up going all the way to fluency.

Working with them and hundreds of other people, I’ve found that there is no such thing as “too early” or “too late” when it comes to learning a new language, and regardless of your age, motives, resources, and the amount of free time you’re ready to put into it, the process is more or less identical up to a certain point. …

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