10 000 Hour Rule and Language Learning: The Perfect Match

10 000 hour rule : powerful but misunderstood

I’m sure you’ve heard of the 10 000 hour rule. It jumps on you from books, podcasts, blog articles and Google results whenever you dare to ask how much time do you need to learn a skill. Or a language. And the number is so intimidating that it leaves you to options: forget about anything … Read more10 000 Hour Rule and Language Learning: The Perfect Match

Hyperproductive U: How to Use Commute Time to Learn a Language

It’s early morning, and you’re already packed in that bus/train/subway for at least a half-an-hour. A-a-a-a-argh. But did you thought that it can be a huge advantage on your way to fluency? Let’s see how many options you have to use this time to learn a language. Allons-y! If you live in a big city, … Read moreHyperproductive U: How to Use Commute Time to Learn a Language

How many hours to learn a language: official FSI data

There are jobs that require you to speak different languages and do so well. Luckily, landing such a job goes in one package with a fully-fledged language training, like one for diplomats in the US Foreign Service Institute. Being experts in language learning, researchers from FSI know exactly how long it takes for their future … Read moreHow many hours to learn a language: official FSI data