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Csaba Manyi
Share your experience learning a foreign language above 40. Is it possible to achive advance english level in your middle edge if you start learning when you are 40?
Apr 11, 2018 1:44 AM
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I started learning Spanish at 51 (three years ago).  I spend a lot of time at it because I enjoy it.  I am not sure of my exact level but some of my teachers have told me I am advanced.  I had a new teacher today who told me that I have mastered the language (although that sounds like a bit too flattering to me because I still make plenty of grammatical errors and still often hesitate when speaking.)  

I read a lot.  I watch a lot of movies in my target language.  I am fortunate to have a service with unlimited private lessons so I also get more than 10 hours of speaking practice a week. 

What I have read is that adults are quite capable of learning languages.  I think that is true as long as your short-term memory is still intact (which it should be at 40.)  

April 11, 2018
Absolutely! I think with dedication and hard work it is very possible.
April 11, 2018
Good question. I'm not sure.
April 11, 2018
Csaba Manyi
Language Skills
English, Hungarian
Learning Language
English