Quando uma língua não é o bastante!

Aprender uma língua nem sempre é o bastante. Mello Method vai te levar ao limite: inglês, espanhol, italiano, francês, polonês, hindi, mandarim, japonês, catalão, grego e holandês.

If you are a teacher or have a School we can Help you!

Mello Method is the perfect solution for you and your company. Você pode ser um licenciado do Mello Method e garatir o sucesso de seus alunos e seu sucesso funanceiro.

Sempre admirei Richard Simcott e Benny Lewis

Neste blog você encontrará dicas compiladas de minha experiência e de contatos com grandes poliglotas como Richard Simcott, Benny Lewis, Ziad Fazah entre outros.

Mis viajes por el mundo

Es siempre un placer aprender nuevas lenguas, pero aún más viajar y poder usarlas con la gente. Aquí aprenderás como viajar sin gastar tanto.

Not only a polyglot or a learner

I go beyond the theory, I run a language school and teach several languages there using Mello Method, because I trully believe that it works. And believe me: Mello Method works!!

domingo, 24 de junho de 2012

Is it possible to learn a language in 3 or 4 months?

People have been asking me about the real possibility to learn a language in a short period of time like 4 or even 3 months, but to give you the right and precise answer I will invite you to think carefully, and I will ask you another question, would you believe me if I said I studied a language and learnt it in 7 years? Probably you will believe, won't you?
So If you apply to a language course in a private school, how long will it take? According to their promises from 5 to 7 years, so let's take the average number of 6 years, people usually attend to such courses one hour (or 50 minutes) twice a week, 10 or 11 months a year, so the number of hours studied in language schools is about 480 hours.
So, it is mathematical accepted that with 480 hours a person can master a language, and with this in mind we can continue with the question titled in this post: is it possible to learn a language in 3 or 4 months?
Obviously not, if you study it only one hour twice a week, but absolutely yes, if you dedicate at least 5 to 6 hours daily to this. As you can really see, if you are really determined to learn a language and have time to do this it is totally possible learn it in 3 months, for this reason you should not be impressed if a polyglot claim that he can learn a language in this short time, providing he is immersing himself in the process.
The next question should be, is it easy? Well, to answer this question I will need other post, so soon I will speak about the easiness or difficulty about it.