I am glad to welcome you to LanguagesAreEasy.com!
I am Roope Kiuttu, the founder of this website. I know more about language learning than 99% of people on this planet. Why do I say this? First, it sounds impressive. 😉 Second, it tells you that I know what I am talking about.
My message to you is: You can learn a language! Anyone can learn a language!
In LanguagesAreEasy.com I will share you the best techniques I know to learn foreign languages. I do my best to help you to learn languages while having fun. If you have thought before that you can’t learn foreign languages or you don’t have the right genetics, I can tell that you don’t need any special, mysterious “language gene.” You just need right techniques and the right attitude.
Some people keep on telling that they can’t do it because they are too old. I can say that I thought too before that older people don’t learn languages so fast. But then I saw a study which showed that seniors could actually learn languages faster. My own (and other people’s) experience is showing that the older I get, the easier it is to learn new languages. 99,99% of the time people are just using age as an excuse.
Okay, I have been very honest with you, let me share my story about language learning so far.
Starting Point – After Ten Years of Studying I Was Hardly Able to Speak English
I remember how I was SCARED of English lessons in the high school. We had a lot of teamwork in a group of 4 persons. Three other persons were totally fluent in English, but I wasn’t. I was just hoping that the course would end very fast. Then I wouldn’t ever need to study English anymore. That’s what I thought…
I had also studied some Spanish in the high school. It felt that I studied very hard and I put so many efforts to learn it. I spent hours learning vocabulary from the songs and doing some language exercises. But still, I didn’t learn well. Several guys in our course who achieved great results even though they didn’t seem to put the same effort that I put. On the scale 4-10 at school, they got easily 10, while I was getting 7-8 even though I thought that I was working harder than them.
I figured out that I must be awful in language learning because I don’t learn as fast as others. Later I found out that it wasn’t true. I just had wrong learning techniques. I was magnificent at maths, and I had learned at school that if you are good at maths, you will suck with languages. Or if you are good with languages, you will suck at maths. Right? 😉
Breakthrough – Even I Can Learn Languages!
Time went forward… I started studying at the university of applied sciences, and I got an opportunity to do my 3-months internship in Spain. That was a breakthrough! Not only because I got a chance to use foreign languages in real life, but MY EYES OPENED when I was scrolling the Internet.
I found one guy called Benny Lewis on the Internet who said that when he was 21 years old, he only spoke one language. Then after eight years he already spoke 13 languages. How was that possible? Before he had thought that those who are good at maths, don’t learn languages very well but something changed. He had thought that he don’t have this mysterious “language gene” and he will never learn languages well.
But actually, the reason why he hadn’t learned languages was that he had been using slow methods. All changed when he changed his ways of learning. Before he had studied long vocabulary lists in the textbooks and lots of grammar. That’s the typical method that we use at school.
I tried to same by changing my learning methods I started to achieve same results as Benny. I realized that I could learn languages like anyone else. Before I always struggled with speaking and I didn’t have enough confidence. But when I realized that mistakes are not bad but good, I gained the confidence to speak foreign languages.
=> Interested in Benny’s Methods? Learn More Here!
By reading my website, you’ll find out how to learn languages faster. Some main things changed my language learning dramatically:
1.I started making a lot of mistakes. Before I thought they are bad but now I believe they are good.
2.I forgot the excuses and realized that I learn any language. It is a change of the attitude and beliefs.
3.I made language learning a habit. Even 10-15 minutes can be sometimes enough if you continue to learn every day.
4.I didn’t concentrate so much on grammar anymore.
5.And more you will find by reading on my website 🙂
Now – Languages Are Easy!
Finnish is my mother tongue. I speak English, Spanish and French quite fluently. Then I speak Swedish and German at a conversational level, but soon my German will be fluent too because I study it every day. Now I am also living in Austria which makes it even easier to find opportunities to practice.
I am not a language genius. I know that some people can speak more than ten languages and I can’t yet. However, I know that I can learn as many languages as I want, even 20 if I want to. And it wouldn’t take so much time than I had thought before.
And I believe that you can learn too. When Benny Lewis was 21 years old, he only spoke one language. Eight years after he was talking 13 languages. Remember that everything changed when Benny changed his beliefs. Before he thought that he would need some “language gene.” But he didn’t need it. He just needed to change his attitude. Then things started to happen.
What Is Your Story?
How many languages do you speak? Have you always struggled with languages? Or are you an inborn language genius? Please, leave a comment below to let me know :).
No matter what is your background, I am 100% sure that you will learn something very useful from LanguagesAreEasy.com. Make yourself comfortable and enjoy!
PS. I am still making some grammatical mistakes with English. So if you see some mistakes on my website, I would be glad if you drop me a comment so I can correct it. 🙂
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Hello Roope! It’s a pleasure to read all about you and the many languages that you are fluent in. I’m very much looking forward to seeing what your website has in store for us.
For some time now I have been thinking about learning Spanish. I only speak English at the moment and the little French I learned at school. But now I’m getting a little older I am thinking more about eventually moving to Spain. So it would certainly be useful to learn the lingo!
It was very nice to meet you Roope and I will return soon to read more. Thank you!
Spanish is a very beautiful language and I am sure that you will learn no matter what is your age. I lived three months in Spain and I got to know some older people who lived there. Some of them had lived there for 10 years but didn’t speak a word of Spanish. Some of them had lived much less and spoke it fluently. You will definitely learn it Andrew if you put constant effort. And remember that to some extent adults can learn even faster than children which is an advantage to you. ?
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I really like your website. As a native speaker of Polish, I can tell you that most European languages are pretty easy to learn comparing to mine. But with effirt and dedication, even Polish is possible to learn! English was my first foreign language and I probably still make mistakes, but it doesn’t matter. Spanish was my second, and my favorite. I’ve also achieved fluency in Portuguese, and its similarity with Spanish didn’t make it any easier…
you are then speaking already at least 4 languages. That’s wonderful! My favorite language has been Spanish too. It sounds simple but still beautiful. I also like Spanish culture and many Spanish songs.
I believe that Polish can be a bit challenging than some other European language but as you said with practice it not be too hard to learn. I have heard many people saying that Finnish is one of the hardest languages on Earth but I strongly disagree. When I was working in a refugee I got to know many refugees who don’t have long education or special skills but they have learned to speak Finnish fluently in under than a year. Some of them didn’t speak Finnish at all because they didn’t put any effort to learn it or they were just using wrong methods.
Any language can be mastered with constant practice and dedication. 🙂
Wish you all the best!
I wish I could say I spoke more than one language! 🙁 I know some Spanish from grade school and maybe 20 words in Italian. I am going to use your tips here to push myself to learn another, I at the very least want to learn Italian. How “hard” would you say that is to learn? I would imagine it is not far off from Spanish based on what I do know from both.
if you want to learn languages, you have come to the right place! I would say that in language learning motivation, mindset and techniques are 80% and then the work is 20%. If you have the right techniques and a good mindset, it gets so much easier.
Italian is listed to be one of the easiest languages for English speaker so I am 100% sure that you will learn it. One great and fun way to learn Italian is “Italiano Automatico”. It is a method made by a young Italian guy who is a real language expert and speaks about 6 languages fluently himself. You can check his Youtube channel here.
I can use these tips to learn other things too. For example I listen some teaching just while doing something else. So it won’t take extra time from my life. Just I can take ful benefit from the whole day nice way 😀
I learn English just by reading this web site. It is very interesting to read also others comments.
I’ll hold “the line”.
You are right. Many language learning principles apply to other things in life as well. For example, anybody can learn a new skill if he/she just decides and is willing to put enough efforts.
I am happy that you learn English through my website :). My English is still not perfect and I do some grammar mistakes but I can live with it. The most important thing is that people understand the message. And, of course, I am willing to improve my English little by little.
Well, I am learning the Chinese language nowadays. Any help in that respect would be appreciated !
there are many great resources on the Internet for learning Chinese. Have a look here why Chinese is easy. For speaking practice and connecting with Chinese speakers Italki works great. Mimic Method will also help you Chinese pronunciation.
I hope these will help 🙂
I think anyone can learn a which of the really put your mind to. I speak three languages. Learning them was quite difficult but I think with a program like this it would have been easier.
great to hear that you already speak three languages. I also learned something at school but when I learned Benny Lewis and his language teachings tips, it really revolutionized how fast I learn languages.
This is a great site and it has given me the information I needed to check out some language learning sites. You are right, learning a new language doesn’t need to be difficult. The way these courses are set up, anyone can pick up something whether you just want enough conversational French for a trip abroad or you feel the need to perfect a second language in order to expand your work opportunities, there is something for everyone on the internet.
All of my relatives are in Germany and none of them speak fluent English. I would love to be able to surprise them by learning fluent German and even more important, to be able to speak with my mother in her native tongue before she dies.
sounds like a great plan. There are tons of helpful resources for mastering German. Have a look at Yabla, for example. It helps you to learn German (and other languages as well while relaxing on your sofa 😉
Learning languages is easy. It won’t be hard for you if you’re interested in it. And there are so many ways to learn, so language learning is truly easy.
that’s true. Interest is a keyword. When you are interested in something, it gets so much easier. But proper techniques for learning also play a very important role. I know many people who would be interested in learning languages but they lack proper methods. Resources on LanguagesAreEasy.com will be ultimately helpful for them.
Couldn’t resist re-reading this post and noticed that I picked up a heck of a lot more about you the second time through. You are doing really well with your English considering your lack of total immersion which I used to think was the only way to really learn a language quickly and well.
Despite frequent grammatical errors in your blog, it is easy to understand what you are trying to say and I am quite impressed how well you express yourself in a language that is not native to you. I took up to grade 12 French in school and while I was an A student, I feel that I learned almost nothing, so I know that school based teaching methods for language don’t work for me either.
I am currently trying out a free online learning site to improve my German but think I would likely do better with the first method you write about, Pimsleur. However, that does cost money so, for now, I will stick to my free lessons.
Thanks again for sharing your experiences in learning languages.
I’m glad you are enjoying my language blog. If you find grammatical errors, feel free to let me know in the comments and I’ll correct them immediately. I think that nowadays I use more English than any other language in my everyday life. I work, study, read and do almost everything with English.
You’ll learn German quite quickly for sure because it’s pretty close to English. There are many words you can understand already without studying a day of German before.
Hi, I am interested in working with One hour translation with English – Gujarati language pair.
Can you suggest me whether it will be a “Must” to showcase language certificate. My native language is Gujarati & I did my study in it still the 10th Grade. I have been in translation since 1.5 years but none of my clients have asked for. They mostly have left nicest reviews.
Please help me here & I am ready to go up!
Thanks for the motivation through this reviews. 🙂
Aa yeah, we we’re already touch in LinkedIn 🙂
My name is Mario and I work at italki.com as the Global Performance Marketing Manager.
italki is a global language learning community that connects students and teachers for 1-on-1 online language lessons, with over 5 million students and 10,000 teachers teaching more than 130 languages. I had been doing some research and eventually saw your website.
I would be really interested in discussing a potential partnership with you guys. If you would be interested to know more about how we could work together, please let me know and I can discuss it with you further!
Mario San Pedro
Thanks for the info. At the moment, I don’t look for partnerships but I will keep this in mind.