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How to choose which language to learn

Want to learn a foreign language but can't decide which one to choose?
Choosing which language to learn is the most important step of all. If you choose one you’re not all that interested in, then you’re more likely to give up. But deciding which language to learn can also be overwhelming. After all, there are over 6,500 different languages spoken around the world.

This article won’t tell you which language you should learn, but it will give you some key questions to ask yourself to help you work out which language to learn.


1️⃣ Which language/s do you already speak?

If you can read this without google translate then you already speak English.

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2️⃣ Which language/s interest you?

Is there a language that you’ve heard of and thought “damn, that’s cool”?

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3️⃣ Can you find learning resources?

They can be books, songs, podcasts, conversation groups.. your imagination is the limit!

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4️⃣ Which language do you want to use in the future?

Bearing in mind how easy it is to find resources, look back at the list you made for question 2.

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5️⃣ Well done! You’ve chosen which language you want to learn

Not happy with your choice? Go through steps 1-4 again!




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