Is Rocket Science Easier than Learning a New Language?

5 simple rules to learning any new language

John Abi Farah
May 17, 2018 · 3 min read

Have you ever felt like learning a new language can sometimes feel harder than rocket-science? Don’t worry, you’re not the only one!

Let’s try to paint a picture:

You’re out traveling, exploring the world. You hop on a boat for a day-cruise around the Greek islands, or maybe a nice safari in Kenya taking in the wildlife. You snap a few pictures here and there, take a lunch break, and then you wonder where the bathroom is. Uh oh! How do you ask “where’s the bathroom” in Greek?

No Wi-Fi on the boat, and definitely none on an African safari. So, what do you do? If you’re anything like me, you’ll find yourself trying to explain with hand signals while the tour guides sound like they’re just speaking gibberish.

You might feel like learning their language is impossible, but if you were stuck in a similar situation you needn’t worry, because that’s all about to change. You can indeed learn and speak any language with these five simple rules:

1- Make mistakes and watch TV

2- Be patient and grab a book

3- Scrap the alphabet and download an app

4- Find a buddy

5- Finally, practice… practice… practice…

That’s all you need to do. Actually, there’s just one more thing to add, something very important:

Learning a new language is not a sprint, it’s a marathon… Don’t rush it!

It’s a liberating feeling when you don’t need hand signals for some basic communication. Even if you weren’t traveling anywhere, another language is a great asset to have.

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