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How long did it take to get comfortable speaking a new language

Hi my name is Natalie ... I was wondering how long it took anyone to go from complete beginner to confortable and able to communicate

Sep 10, 2016 2:44 AM
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I am a native speaker of English and it took me about six months of intensive study to become comfortable and able to communicate in Arabic.
September 10, 2016

Natalie, don't look for a timeframe.  Everybody is different. Some take three months, some take years and there are many other factors at play. By setting a timeframe, you may become disappointed.

I have been learning French on and off for sometime. It's only within the last year that I've taken it seriously.  I'm able to hold a conversation, but I have moments when I'm not comfortable. It happens.

You have to have no fear of making of mistakes. You have to realise there isn't always a short easy solution.  If you accept that, then you'll succeed.  

Finally, I am wondering why have Dominic and Louis Martin been 'down voted' by others?

September 11, 2016
I read about a girl who came from Damaskus to Sweden, and was fluent in the language after six months. The article says she's going to a technical university next year.
September 11, 2016
I think I am the worst English learner. I have learnt English for 12 years. Although I can do well in my English test, I don't think I can speak English fluently..
September 11, 2016
Thanks everyone for your comments and suggestions 
September 19, 2016
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natalie
Language Skills
English, Spanish
Learning Language
Spanish