Lots of people think learning languages is hard, but it isn’t necessarily so. The most important thing is regularity. Don’t miss a day. Learn lots of words – that’s what the language is really made up of. You can get by with lots of words and a little grammar, but not with lots of grammar and a few words. Use a program like Full Recall (www.fullrecall.com) to learn vocabulary; it really helps in the long run.
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I now speak English, French, German, Greek and Russian. It takes constant effort but it’s worth it. Try to spend at least an hour a day on this goal. Also, use a computer program to learn vocabulary. I particularly recommend Full Recall (www.fullrecall.com) although Super Memo isn’t bad either (www.supermemo.com) Learn lots of vocabulary – at least 2000 words for everyday conversation and 10-15,000 words if you want to be really fluent. Sounds a lot, but if you learn 50 words a day (not difficult if you use mnemonics and a computer program like Full Recall, then you’ll have a vocabulary of nearly 10,000 words in just six months!