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How long will it take to reach my goals?

 

Introduction
 

The time it takes to reach your goals depends on a number of factors:

 
  • How closely related the target language is to your first language or other languages you know
  • The areas of complexity in the language
  • How many hours a week you devote exclusively to language learning
  • The number and quality of language learning resources available
  • The motivation you have
Estimating a time frame
 

The Language Learning Troubleshooter contains a tool that helps you estimate how long it might take to achieve different levels of proficiency, given favorable conditions. You may go there now.


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