Conversation Summary

Many people find learning a new language difficult. From a young age the learn and are taught rules about their own native language which are engrained in their brains, and when you try and learn a different language that goes against those rules it can be very difficult.

Depending on your native language some languages, which are usually similar in origin, are easier to pick up than others. What languages do you think are the most difficult to learn?


  • What languages do you speak?
  • What do you think makes learning a new language difficult?
  • Why do you think some people find learning different languages easier than others?
  • What makes learning a language difficult?

Key Vocabulary

  • Language noun
  • Learn verb
  • Pick up phrasal verb
  • Native noun/adjective
  • Fluent adjective
  • Study verb
  • Rule noun

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