I goal of mine is to speak five languages by the time I’m 26. I’m 24 and I am up to 3…and a half! For the past few months I have been teaching myself Italian. My Spanish background has given me a general understanding of the bella lingua. I’d like to share what I have done to enable me to have a basic conversation with my Italian friends in a little over two months of serious studying, with no formal teaching.
I large inspiration for my new take on language learning was Tim Ferris. He wrote the revolutionary “4 Hour Work Week.” Like Tim, I share a passion for learning foreign languages. About three months ago, I stumbled onto this post by Tim. In it he details how to tackle learning a foreign langauge and why most language courses do not work.
I’d also like to add my two cents and how I expanded on Tim’s method.