Do you like learning languages?

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Tina: Do I like learning languages? Yes, I do. But I'm a little bit lazy. In fact, I am lazy.
Jonathan: I think learning languages is really cool. People who can speak multiple languages are really cool. And they're also fun to learn. So, a definite yes.
Jo: Learning a foreign language is, um, really satisfying, I think. It's because it's really difficult, it's really challenging, but when you manage to communicate using that language, it's so satisfying.
Joanna: I love learning languages. I'd like to have time to learn more, but at school I did French and then I went on to university. I studied Spanish and Portuguese as my degree. And now I live in Catalonia in the north-east of Spain, so I speak Catalan and Spanish and English at home.
Kirk: I love learning languages. I mean, I've been doing it since I was a teenager, and, I don't know, I just find it really fascinating, all the differences and similarities in so many different ways between them.
Joanne: I think what I like is learning new words and new expressions and using them when I'm talking to people. So, yeah, for me, communicating with people in another language, I think that's really fun.
Kirk: My native language is English.
Tina: I speak English, that's my first language, I was born and bred in London. And I've been very fortunate to live in Italy, so I speak Italian, a little bit. 
Kirk: I also speak Catalan quite well.
Joanne: I speak French. I speak German. And I speak a bit of Spanish. And my native language is English.
Jo: Yes, I speak Spanish, or Castilian, as we say here. I also speak Catalan because I live in Barcelona in Catalonia. And I speak a little bit of French, but I've … I can’t remember how to say 'forgotten'. I want to say 'I've forgotten French a little bit'. I think I need to work on that.
Kirk: I can get by in French.
Jonathan: Hello, everyone. I can speak a little Cantonese. Good morning, everybody. I speak Italian. Hello, everyone. I can speak a little Korean.
Kirk: I speak a little Guadeloupean Creole.
Joanna: Hello! In our house we speak in Catalan and English, and sometimes I speak in English and the girls and my partner answer in Catalan, and that's how we do it – half and half.
Kirk: I speak a little Tibetan. Years ago I spoke it better.
Jonathan: And I speak English. I forgot that one!
Kirk: I understand a little German, but don't speak it well.
Jo: I've forgotten it! I've forgotten it!


In this video, members of the LearnEnglish team say whether they like learning languages. They also demonstrate the foreign languages they speak!

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  • Do you like learning languages?
  • What languages do you speak?

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Average: 5 (3 votes)

Submitted by Ginger131 on Fri, 15/09/2023 - 16:13


I enjoy learning English and truly aspire to become multiligual. English is my first foreign language. Although I'm still improving, I'm eager to take on another foreign language. I believe Korean will be my next challenge. I hope to continually find interesting aspects in my English learning journey.

Hi Ginger131,

I think it's a great idea to study another language. In my experience, it really helps because it forces you to think about language in a different way. Learning theories also suggest that we learn by building up networks of associations, so learning other vocabulary and structures and sounds can help us with the other languages we know or are learning too.

LearnEnglish team

Submitted by Elineide Fernandes on Tue, 12/09/2023 - 13:58


Hello, everyone! I've been studying English sice January 2019. I didn't know anything about English. I started to study because of aviation. I'd like to be a flight attendant. So, today, I like to study English so much. I can't speak very well, but I'm happy beacuse I can communicate with other people, I can read many texts... I believe that my English would be better, but I try everyday to include English in my daily routine. Thanks for read my message.

Hi Elineide,

It's really good to have an aim like you do ... to become a flight attendant. How many languages do you need to know to become one, apart from English? And by the sounds of it you are doing loads to improve your English. Well done, and I hope that your dream comes true soon.

Tina ツ
LearnEnglish team

Submitted by nouraa99 on Tue, 12/09/2023 - 00:42


I love learning lanuages
in fact i started learning English as a I am slef-taught, after i got to a level where im staisfied by myself I stopped the learning and I focused on my college, I discoverd that I need to go back to learn as soon as possible.
I think now learning is a continuous process beacuse I am not a native speaker and my aim is to speak like them but my problem is and still a procrastination.

I tried to learn korean but I also stopped i think i lost passion for it but im not regreting anyway.

I think you are right nouraa99, learning a language is an on going process and to improve you need to keep at it. Even if it's watching a film in the language that you are learning, with subtitles, it helps. Do you have to use English at college? 

~ Tina ツ
LearnEnglish team

Submitted by HadeelKR99 on Thu, 07/09/2023 - 17:35


Yes , I do
I like learning new language , but I have a problem
Actually I'm lazy so I don't learn new language , I've been developing my english language , so l'm working hard to continue learning .

Submitted by GDN on Wed, 06/09/2023 - 06:15


Hello, Jonathan!
Thank you for your answer.
Now I prefer learning English because I have the basic knowledge and also because it's a widespread language.
But I think that other languages will be also important in my life.

Hi Darya,

Thank you for adding your voice message. It's interesting that our attitude towards learning a foreign language can totally change at different times in our life, as you described. I hope that for you, English learning is not just a necessity but perhaps can be somehow interesting or enjoyable too!

Which do you prefer learning, out of English, German and Spanish?


LearnEnglish team

Hi Jonathan,
Thank you for your reaction to my comment. Yes, you are right, studying English for me now is an interesting process. In additional to that I can improve my professional skills and get new useful knowledges.
I prefer learning English because I have the basic. But, it seems to me, German is more logical. Spanish is like a melody at all)).