Language learning can feel like a marathon. When most of us first start learning anything new, it’s easy to feel confused with where to get started, what methods we should use, and how much time we should commit to it.
But with the right language hacks, you can reach the finish line faster: learn Spanish, French, Mandarin, or any language you want to learn.
Today, we’re going to share 7 language hacks to help you learn any language faster.
1. Have a Word of the Day.
“Studying the first 1000 most frequently used words in the language will familiarize you with 76.0% of all vocabulary in non-fiction literature, 79.6% of all vocabulary in fiction literature, and 87.8% of vocabulary in oral speech.
Studying the 2000 most frequently used words will familiarize you with 84% of vocabulary in non-fiction, 86.1% of vocabulary in fictional literature, and 92.7% of vocabulary in oral speech.
And studying the 3000 most frequently used words will familiarize you with 88.2% of vocabulary in non-fiction, 89.6% of vocabulary in fiction, and 94.0% of vocabulary in oral speech.”
This means that learning the most common 1,000 words in any language will be the best use of your time, since learning an additional 1,000 words will only give you a 5% boost (from 88% to 93%) in oral speech.