Preparation Time

  • Don't wait too long before you start practicing. Most people find it uncomfortable to speak a language poorly and avoid it.  Don't think you will wait until you're "ready".
  • Going from zero to 100% will require some preparation. About 25 - 50 hours are enough for a European language, 100 hours for harder Asian languages.

Prior preparation is not essential if you're traveling to the country and going 100% from Day 1.

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