I have learnt 9 languages by myself. Let me share my best know-how with you.
My name is Lýdia Machová and I'm an interpreter and language mentor. I have learned 9 languages by myself, and I usually learn a new one every two years.
I've helped thousands of people to learn languages by themselves, in ways different from traditional classroom methods, and with much better and faster results.
I'm also a TED and TEDx speaker and the main organizer of the Polyglot Gathering, one of the biggest world events for polyglots.
people have already found out that my language learning philosophy really works.
The four pillars of successful language learning
When you find a way to enjoy the process of learning a language, it turns into a pleasant pastime activity. If you don’t like learning a language, you just haven’t found your methods yet.
There are millions of ways to learn a language but not all of them will get you to a truly comfortable fluent level. If you are wondering which methods work best, look at how polyglots learn languages.
If you want to speak another language, you need to be in contact with it every day, even if only for a few minutes. Luckily, there are many effective methods for busy people too.
Whether you learn from a book or language apps, you need a system in your learning. Otherwise you won’t spend enough time with it. The best way is to make a plan and then just follow it step by step.