Language learning: How long will it takes?

Learning languages
Learning language

Language learning is a process. It takes time to learn which is true to every learners. Nevertheless whether you are of any age, you can learn a new language. This is an example of self transforming your beings into a new way of thinking process. Learning from an alphabet initially to applying more advanced forms of language, a human mind can actually use his brain to adapt and ultimately use all those details of language forms creatively. Just the brain needs to focus, prioritize and habituate itself into the language.

Conditioning your brain is making yourself in tune to your new habit in a discipline manner. Make your brain in tune to the language you are learning every day. Access your brain every day and of course in every moments and opportunities to use the language you have learned. Here, revision process makes an important role to reinforce what have you learned.

Listening is a skill you will require to understand, interpret, and ultimately speak what you have heard. Listen effectively. Keep notes, and make mind maps wherever possible. Linking yours thoughts with words makes your learning easily accessible. Listen to the way how the speaker is speaking. How the speaker vocalize his words, and how it sounds to you. The stress marks where he forces his voice highs and lows.

Writing them out what you hear, what you see and what you feel is a skill to manifest what are you up to the language that you are learning.  This is actually coordinating your thoughts, brain to the hands and fingers in which you press them to write a beautiful creation.

To make it happen all these with learning a new language, how long will it takes? This is the question that every learner might have asked themselves once in a while learning them out.

How long will it takes to learn a new language?

A simple answer to this question is : it depends how you approach to it. How you treat yourself learning them out. How important is that to you.  What are the implications that you might have been thinking to it. The reasons behind all your learning a new language really impacts how bad you want to learn that any language. The key is where  you focus it grows.

A foreign language – Spanish.

Spanish – a foreign language to me:


Yes, Spanish is a foreign language to me. I have been living in Nepal for 38 years of my life.  I speak English, Nepali, a bit Newari, and Spanish which I have been learning for three or four years of my life now. Since spanish is a foreign language to me I have been practising hard since my early phase of learning years. Still I feel missing something until I met Mr. Manuel Blanco, a professor of Spanish language from Madrid, Spain. I will be writing more about him on upcoming posts of my blog in this category. For now, I will be focusing on the language itself and dos’ and don’t kind of stuffs.

Since it’s a foreign language, I have to get accustomed with it fully before I really can make a difference in my way of expressing things in spanish. What do I do to get accustomed with it basically right? My first love with spanish was of course while listening to its beautiful songs – the spanish songs. I never understood at first hand though I loved the harmonious way of singing and the sounds of words that tingles my ears ,and still it does. Alma, the soul loves it. Though I couldn’t sing it like singer did, mentally I sang with it, I murmured some words and tried to catch with the tone the way the singer had sung. But , even though, I didn’t even understood what it really meant. Still I don’t know many of it, but the experiences are having being beautiful forever.

Before we really get into the language, we have to understand its basic structure which I have been doing by learning grammar. You can learn its grammar by any means but it has never been completed until you have been understood by the native spanish speakers. The intent we make to understand should be fully understood by the listener. While in your learning phase, you still need to make a complete sentence which have a meaning or a sense. A sentence with a proper structure conveys its meaning appropriately. This rule applies in any languages.

The sound how you pronounced while speaking plays a very crucial role on how you will be conveying your message. The pronunciation of spanish words are different to English pronunciation. I have been struggling hard to speak better in Spanish since my accent has been influenced more by English pronunciation.  The stress mark and the force that I have to make while enunciating the words are different in Spanish and English. You can be lucky in this case if you haven’t really got deeply accustomed into the way English people speaks, you can dive into Spanish pronunciation at first hand and get used to it. Whoever comes first, marks a distinct place into your memory, and this is true in my case.

My learning into spanish didn’t make a sense to me when I first discovered myself that the way I speak spanish wasn’t being understood by native spanish speaker, especially the spanish professor.  ” Open Your Mouth! ” This is the phrase I have been encountered several times, and speak with a proper structure to convey the meaning effectively. Use short sentences which will clarify the meaning clearly rather than speaking long and ambiguous sentences with no sense sometimes. For the sake of just talk, you can talk and make your sentences in anyway. But, for effective and proper convey of sense or meaning, you need to use and do the correct pronunciation and make structure of the sentences effectively.

After proper and correct convey of meaning while speaking and writing as well, we could go learning into Spanish literatures. In the century of gold, there were many excellent Spanish writers born, and Spanish literatures had been written. The most important of them were:

1. Miguel de Servantes : Don Quijote de la mancha

2. Lope de vegas : El cabellero del omledo

3. Fransico de quededor y villagas : El buscon ( con tilde a vocal o)

4. Fernando de Rojas : La celistina

5. Anonymous writer: La lazarillo de tormes