Learning a language is not easy, not only because of the large number of languages that exist all over the world, but also because of the dozens of hours that are required to learn each of them perfectly.
You also have to be aware that, in addition to studying a language, it is convenient to live in that foreign country and even live with people who speak the language that you want to learn.
But when we talk about learning a languageand that we can communicate with the rest, perhaps if you replaced the number of hours you dedicate to social networks per month, you could already be speaking a few languages and with your future assured.
And it is that the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR), which establishes the necessary skills to achieve mastery of a language, indicates that set of hours that you must dedicate to learning a specific language.
For example, if you wanted to learn English, you should dedicate a minimum of 500 or 600 hours to it, and many of the hours you have probably already studied at school or in high school.
If you like learn French would need a minimum of 650 hours; Italian from 600 to 750 hours; German from 600 to 800 hours; or Portuguese from 600 to 750 hours.
Many hours but it also depends on the personality of each one
As you can see, there are many hours of dedication, and where you will even have to live with people of those languages to be able to speak almost like a native person.
But according to the Poliglot site, via Business Insider, those hours really depend on the person and their learning ability.
“Human beings learn in a different way, there are those who prefer a traditional method, with grammar rules and very serious classes, or those who prefer a more social method.”, they explain.
Although many people have that enthusiasm of learn a languagethis is diluted with the passage of time, either due to lack of practice or concentration.