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Your first non-native language you'll learn will always be the hardest.
Probably because at school you've been conditioned to believe that languages are nothing but rules and words, and should be taught using boring books and game-like apps.

The ultimate way is by reading the language and listening to the language as much as possible all day every day, but most people will think that this is very ineffective because it takes such a long time before you'll actually start understanding it.

So starting to learn a new language is always difficult, but gets easier over time once you've built a strong enough foundation.

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宇崎ちゃん, Can you say what do think about online language learning courses? For example, I could find this Preply page with Chinese tutors and it looks like they all are verified members and professionals in the field of studying. Did you hear recommendations about this online language center? I want to know for sure, before starting.

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11 hours ago, clarence12VP said:

宇崎ちゃん, Can you say what do think about online language learning courses? For example, I could find this Preply page with Chinese tutors and it looks like they all are verified members and professionals in the field of studying. Did you hear recommendations about this online language center? I want to know for sure, before starting.

It looks like an Italki clone.
So a website that allows real native speakers and/or certified teachers provide 1 on 1 lessons via Skype.
If you have no access to a native speaker or a 1 on 1 teacher in your local area, or if you have but they're too shy (common among east Asians), then this kind of online language learning is a very good way to learn.

However, it costs money, you don't have the money to keep it up 24/7, and they don't have the time to keep it up 24/7 either.
It's still important to keep practising outside of the time you spend with the teachers/natives, otherwise this will end up being nothing different from learning via apps or books when it comes to progress.

Examples of practise:

  • Reading books in your target language.
  • Searching on Google (or DuckDuckGo) in your target language
  • Watching YouTubers in your target language

Normally other people would recommend watching/reading the news in your target language.
But for your own mental health, you should skip the news because the mainstream media in every country provide nothing but conspiracy theories these days.

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