Hi every body, i know it depends on what language you have choose , but in average Is it possible to be fluent in one Language in 1 YEAR? what factors accelerate reaching this goal?
The Foreign Service Institute of the U.S. state department estimates that it takes an English speaker 1100 hours or 44 weeks (i.e. they assume 25 hours/week of study) to learn Farsi at a level of "Speaking 3: General Professional Proficiency in Speaking (S3)” and “Reading 3: General Professional Proficiency in Reading (R3)." I imagine the difficulty for a native Farsi speaking learning English is similar.
A big problem is that everyone selling language training tends to tell people what they want to hear. Everyone would like to become "fluent" in three months or six months or so. Obviously people vary in ability, languages vary in difficulty, and people have different goals. The guy who talks about "fluent in three months" is talking about a fairly loose definition of fluent and a very seriously intense commitment for those three months.
Based just on what I read, it seems likely to me that the truth is that what the FSI says--"fluent" in one year should be possible, but only for people that work seriously hard at it, amounting to constant immersion and three or four hours a day of serious hard work and using the language. In other words, you can probably do it but it's like a half-time job for that year.
Personally, I'm an old guy and I'm not working very hard at it. I've been nibbling away at Spanish for about three years now, probably averaging 30 minutes a day, thus 500 total hours, and I feel that I'm about halfway to where I want to be. A short Cervantes Institute questionnaire placed me at "B1.3-1.4," i.e. still in "intermediate" but with "advanced in sight," so that's consistent with what others have said.
(Everyone I've ever talked to who has traveled to another country and seriously immersed themselves has said that it enormously helpful).
Well, as you say it depends on your own language and the language you want to learn. If they are close, no problem, but you have to work constantly . I managed to get fluent in one year in Spanish, but my native language is Italian.
Every day I studied one hour, listened to radio-stations and YouTube on the internet or looked at films with subtitles. I read magazines, children's book and literature. I also had at least 3 or 4 hours of private lessons a week online. Plus twice, I went three weeks to a Spanish course in Spain. After a year, I made the DELE exam B2 successfully and was ready for C1.
I did the same thing with Arabic, and studied even more. I must admit the results are not the same! Even after 4 years.
So I think you will succeed in English in one year if you find a good and reliable partner on Italki. It's a language that is available everywhere on the net.
For Arabic you have the advantage of the script who is (almost) the same and some common words (I read that 40 % of Farsi words are of Arabic origin).
But for Chinese I wish you good luck. But nothing is impossible. Other people did it. And think about the great intellectuals of the past like Ibn Sina, he spoke Farsi, Arabic, Ancient Greek.... he translated the texts of the Greek philosophers into Arabic.
Thanks very much for telling your experience...