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What are the hardest languages to learn?

Some languages require more than a year of study for a native English speaker to become fluent, while others would take just weeks. Regardless of what language you study, your brain will benefit! The infographic below shows some of the hardest languages to learn.

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Learning a new language will certainly take time and effort, there are many benefits to speaking another language besides the ability to order authentic foreign dishes. Studies prove that learning a new language improves overall cognitive skills, delays dementia, and improves attention span and memory.

Knowing another language can also change how we see the world and interact with others. Researchers have found that our language influences how we think, how we orient ourselves and even how we see colours. Thinking in another language even enables us to make more rational decisions.

If you’re considering learning another language, look at the infographic below to see how long it may take you to become proficient in your chosen language.

Damian breen
Damian Breen Managing Director

Damian spent some 22 years living and working in various different countries in Africa and the Middle East, for several different leading international airlines, in senior country and regional manager roles.