Language learning challenge

A number of the denizens of the forum at How to learn any language are conducting an experiment to see how much of a language they can learn in 6 weeks. They’ve chosen languages they haven’t studied before and there has been quite a lot of discussion about learning techniques and how to measure the results.

Are any of you taking part in this challenge, or have you done anything similar before?

I did something similar with Italian a few years ago when I tried to learn as much of the language as possible in 2 months before going on holiday to Italy. When I got to Italy, I was able to have basic conversations and to generally get by, but I was a long way from fluency. Unfortunately I didn’t continue studying Italian after the holiday and have since forgotten much that I learnt.

By the way, it’s my birthday today – dau dwy ar bymtheg ar hugain ydw i.

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21 Responses to Language learning challenge

  1. dmh says:

    Buon compleanno! 😉

  2. Logan says:

    Ahh, penblwydd hapus i chi! 🙂

  3. Ben L. says:


    Zum Geburtstag viel Glueck!

  4. anònim says:

    Feliç aniversari 😉

  5. Zachary says:

    Bonne fête!!

    And since I’m in Japan,

  6. Osian says:

    DWY ar bymtheg ar hugain (mae oedran wastad yn fenywaidd). Beth bynnag, PENBLWYDD HAPUS!

  7. TJ says:

    Lá Breithe Shona Dhuit 🙂

    Aries too???
    ummmmmmmm … too much aries in my house …

  8. Declan says:

    Bréithlá Shona duit!

  9. urubu says:

    Selamat HUT!
    Felicxan datrevenon!

  10. SamD says:

    Bonne anniversaire!
    Selamat Ulang Tahun!
    Gratulerer med dagen!

  11. CAS says:

    İyi ki doğdun!

  12. Polly says:

    Շնոհավոր Տարեդարծդ, Սիմոն:
    (Shnorhavor daretartzt, Simon)

    Feliz cupleaños.

    С днём рождения.

  13. Polly says:

    Oops, Should have said

    “Feliz cumpleaños”

  14. Josh says:

    Bar zilbilmoe da’é, Simon!

  15. Osman says:

    Doğum günün kutlu olsun!!

    I achieved a good level of Spanish in less than 2 months. All of my Spanish friends were surprised. If i had gone on, my Spanish would be great now 😉

  16. Geoff says:

    I see I’m a day late. Happy Yesterbirthday.

    I’m doing Korean at the Confessions page.

  17. AR says:

    শুভ জন্মদিন! (Bangla)
    Happy Birthday!

  18. Harris Engelmann says:

    MAZL TOV zum geboyrn-tog, Shimon!- Yidish

    Mazel Tov l’yom haladet, Shimon!- Hebrew 🙂

  19. efrat says:

    mazal tov!
    מזל טוב!

  20. rek says:

    I realize I’m a few days late, but 생일 축하합니다!

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