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English learning questions

Post by Peterx » Tue Nov 12, 2019 1:58 pm


I'm Peter, Hungarian, and started studying English about a month ago.

I have some questions for you.

My current English learning routine looks like this:

-I learn from "Essential Grammar In Use" and "English Vocabulary in Use" books

-I read graded readings

-I listen to entry level podcasts

-I use Effortless English. I don't know how effective it is? Is it worth it? Can you suggest anything else instead? 120 minutes a day goes here !!!

How long does it take to learn English? Do you agree? What is your experience?

According to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages:

A2 - 180-200 hour
B1 - 350-400 hour
B2 - 500-600 hour
C1 - 700-800 hour
C2 - 1000-1200 hour

I have 3 hours a day for studying and 6 hours on weekends.
With this intensive learning, you can reach C1 or C2 levels in as little as 8 months if you believe in these statistics.
Do you think this can be done? What is your experience?

Thank you very much for your help!

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Re: English learning questions

Post by becute » Fri Dec 06, 2019 12:35 am

You will need to take an English class to be able to improve your English in a shortest time possible. Learning English from books or YouTube will not improve your speaking skill. You will need someone to practice your verbal skill with to be able to speak fluently. In school you will meet a lot of friends and it is a lot of fun to study with other people rather than studying on your own.

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