Antonio
To pay or not to pay? That is the question :D

Is there someone, like me, who believes or definitely sure, that it's possible to learn any language without spending money? How do you think, is it real or not?
Because my faith allow me to think that I can learn almost everything and not to spend any coin :D 

What do you think about it? Please, give a complete answer, if you can :1

Mar 14, 2018 4:03 PM
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If you are not spending money you will be spending time - perhaps you could spend less time by spending a bit more money. Aurelio’s Theorem of the equivalence of time and money says that the total sum is conserved for the same outcome :-).
March 14, 2018

Is there someone, like me, who believes or is definitely sure, that it's possible to learn any language without spending money? What do you think, is it real or not?
Because my faith allows me to think that I can learn almost anything and not to spend any money :D 

What do you think about it? Please, give a complete answer, if you can.


Antonio, your faith has just been rewarded. You have just learned the correct way to write out your post and you did not have to spend a cent(our lowest value coin in South Africa).

March 14, 2018

I think Aurelio's theorem of time and money equivalence needs stronger hypotheses before it can be applied to all people. :P

I think one has to consider talent and motivation as important factors in learning foreign languages. You can spend a lot of money on a language and attend all the classes you pay for, but learn nothing because you are not motivated enough or concentrated enough on that language at that moment.

About a year ago, I passed the B1 Italian exam. Overall, I had had less than 10 classes before taking the test and I believe that I would've done equally well if I hadn't taken any classes at all. After all, it was all about my own hard work and efforts. I can't say that the teacher did anything for me that I couldn't have learned on my own. But again, experiences can differ from one person to another and from one language to another. Fortunately, the phonology of the Italian language does not differ that much from my native language. I think taking classes can help when you want to improve your speaking skills. But again, you may find good online friends who help you with that. I'm sure if I were a native speaker of English, a lot of people would've readily offered me help for a language exchange. So, it depends on many things as you see. :D

March 14, 2018
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Antonio
Language Skills
English, Italian, Polish, Russian, Ukrainian
Learning Language
Italian