Learning a new language is one of life’s most misunderstood challenges. It is also one of its most rewarding. A new language is a gatekeeper to new people, places, knowledge and experiences. It is a passport to a country that we didn’t even know existed.
This guide doesn’t claim to be the best or only way to learn a language. Instead, it’s a collection of my own experiences and mistakes, plus a few pointers and tools. Things, in short, that I wish I’d known about much earlier. I hope you find something in it that gives you the confidence or push to start or accelerate your own language learning journey.