There are several factors that can influence how long it takes to learn a language.
How to learn the Russian language quickly?
Learning any language usually requires a time period of at least 3 to 4 months. However, if you wish to learn Russian quickly then you’ll have to develop a habit of practicing the Russian language daily giving at least 2-3 hours.
How many hours a day will you spend with Russian?
This is perhaps the most important consideration and does not refer to how many hours do you spend in a Russian language classroom. It means how much time do you spend listening, reading, speaking, or writing in Russian. It can be listening to podcasts while walking the dog, reading, watching movies, listening to songs, radio or being engaged in a conversation in Russian. In some ways, exposure to Russian outside the classroom can be more intense than exposure inside the classroom, unless you are lucky enough to have one-on-one instruction.
If one person spends 2 hours a day then it amounts to 182 days means 6 months. If another person spends one hour a day in Russian, it will take 365 days, or around a year. If you spend less than an hour a day, it will take much longer.
How much do you like Russian?
Do you like the sounds of Russian? do you like something about the history or the culture of countries where they speak Russian? Do you have Russian-speaking friends? Do you like movies or TV programs or music in Russian? Do you have a favorite Russian-speaking singer or movie star?
The more you can answer yes to these questions, the faster you will learn. Language learning engages many parts of our brains. Your emotional commitment to a new language not only influences how hard you study but also influences the efficiency of your learning.
How confident are you that you will learn to become a fluent speaker of Russian?
Is it even your goal to become a fluent speaker? If you are simply hoping to learn a few phrases, this will not take long. If, on the other hand, you want to become fluent, it’s very important that you believe you can do it. That is why experienced language learners, who have learned other languages, often do better in new languages. They have done it before. They know they can do it.
Your attitude will have a determining influence on your language learning progress. Your determination to succeed and your commitment to staying the course will depend largely on whether you can visualize yourself achieving fluency, even before you achieve.
In fact, when you begin your learning, you should have a clear picture of the end result. Imagine yourself conversing freely with Russian speakers, and enjoying books, movies and television programs in the language. Once you are able to engage in these activities, however imperfectly at first, your Russian language skills will just take off.
If you have not yet had the experience of having become fluent in another language, give yourself the benefit of the doubt. If you want to climb a mountain, and don’t think you can make it to the top, then chances are you won’t.