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Rules for Learning Foreign Languages in Record Time

Create SMART learning goals

To start developing your SMART goal (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, and Time-bound) in a language, become familiar with the European Common Framework that defines language levels.

  • Know how well you want to know the language.
  • To make your project Time-bound, a short end-point of a few months is recommended.
  • Make sure to track your progress and use an app to track completing daily essential tasks.

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