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Language Proficiency

One of the questions* that I get asked all the time is How long will it take me to speak French fluently? Unfortunately, the answer to this question is difficult for several reasons:

  • There's no universal definition of fluency.
  • Every person has a different language-learning potential.
  • It depends a great deal on where, when, and how one studies.
* Wondering what the other questions are? Read my FAQ.

This article is an attempt to provide you with some information about these issues - the what, when, where, and how of fluency - so that you can determine your own "fluency potential."  :-)  

Although this article focuses on students learning French, the majority of these concepts apply to all languages.

Continue reading about fluency...

1. Introduction
  2. What is fluency?
  3. Am I fluent?
  4. Where should I learn?
  5. How should I study?
  6. When will I be fluent?
  7. LKL's fluency history


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