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
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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