Kezia Abigail
Community Tutor
Is it possible to teach yourself a language?
I've been learning Spanish for 2 months with 2 teachers here on Italki. I am wondering, is it possible to teach yourself a language by using all the possibilities resources on the internet (besides taking classes)? Such as; learning apps, podcasts, videos, or books.

Have you ever tried to learn a NEW language on your own? Did it work for you? I'd like to hear about your experiences!
Jun 22, 2020 2:36 AM
Comments · 7
I think that you'll be able to read and even to understand spoken language. But writing and speaking is difficult without some external help.
July 20, 2020
July 20, 2020
Learning alone is so boring that it is easy to give up.
June 23, 2020
Oh did you mean learn totally alone (no conversation practice?). I guess you can learn to an extent, but it wouldn't be very fun, and also not very efficient. I feel that if you start speaking in your target language that's how you improve.
June 23, 2020
@Ste & Lina:
Thanks for sharing! I agree, we can teach ourselves a new language but we still need at least a partner
June 23, 2020
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Kezia Abigail
Language Skills
English, Indonesian, Javanese, Spanish
Learning Language
English, Spanish