• 12th September, 2012

Let’s get the excuses out of the way shall we?

One of your first encounters on your journey towards learning a new language will no doubt be… the excuse. Yes you will at one time or another come up with one or more of the following excuses so we may as well get them out in the open and just move on.

Excuse nº. 1. I’m not really that interested and I don’t really need to learn a new language.

Those of you who believe English is the only language you need to learn are WRONG! Only about 7% of the entire world’s population speaks English as a first language and according to recent surveys in 2050 one in three Americans will be Hispanic! What does this mean to you? Well it means that over 50% of the world’s population will know another language and use it. Oh and you might have heard of this global economic crisis thingy, millions of people without work, having to move abroad to find jobs…

Excuse nº. 2. Learning a language is so expensive, courses, books etc. I can’t afford it.

There are only two certainties when it comes to language learning. One: you don’t need to spend a fortune to learn, and two: you won’t get anywhere if you don’t lose the “fear”.

“Fear” is more likely to inhibit your progress than your wallet. So how do we lose this “fear”? It’s easy. It’s called practise. No you don’t have to take out a loan to buy the latest ten-tonne dictionary, but what if, for the price of a couple of fancy cappu-frappu-mocha-cinos you could access a community of people from all over the world in the same boat as you? A place where you can practice to your heart’s content with native speakers. Would you do it?

Excuse nº. 3. I’m a busy person, I don’t have the time to learn a new language.

The kids, the job, the house and you’ve got a life too. Tell me about it! Nowadays we are always in such a hurry, as much as we would like to learn a new language we just haven’t got the time.

Is that really true, or just something we tell ourselves as an EXCUSE? Think about this morning, how did you get to work? If you answer is public transport I am guessing you spent at least 15 or 20 minutes just sitting there. You don’t have 15 minutes in your day to connect to Lingualia via your Smartphone, wherever and whenever you want? How much time do you spend on social networks in an average day? What’s one more if it will help you learn a new language?

Yes there are a million and one more excuses… but that’s all they are. We couldn’t make it easier, more effective or affordable for you. Don’t take our word for it, just wait and see. Visit us to sign up for the latest launch news and follow us on Twitter and Facebook.

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