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How to learn a language
How to learn a language

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2 A marathon, not a sprint

Learning a language is a bit like running a marathon. You have to put in the time, the work and the effort. There is really no other way. If you have started this course thinking that you could just pick up a new language effortlessly or learn it in three weeks, you may be disappointed. Whether you’re new to language learning or you have some experience from some time ago, learning a language will take commitment, time and regular practice. However, like running a marathon, it can be tremendously rewarding, and an achievement to be really proud of.

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Figure 3 Learning a language is a marathon, not a sprint