How many times have we come across a situation when we started learning something and had to drop or take a break for some important and urgent life necessity? Sometimes a break of a day or two slowly and unknowingly turns into a long break. This can happen with any new learning. If for some reason you took a break from learning Gujarati and are wondering how much would it take for you to relearn the language, then read on.
The time it takes to learn a language depends on many factors.
Some people are quick at picking up languages while others take a considerable amount of time. The learning resources and time spent for learning and practising the language can all make a huge difference. Your native language also plays an important role in learning the language. If you speak Hindi, learning Gujarati might be comparatively easy for you. In a few weeks to a few months, you can easily learn the language.
The stage of learning at which you took a break in learning Gujarati could also have a huge impact on your relearning curve. Quitting after a week or two would be very different from taking a break after investing a good amount of time learning Gujarati.
Start with the reason that initially prompted you to learn Gujarati and assess how passionate you are about the language. Go back to your notes and spend some time reviewing what you already know. This can be compared to spaced repetition learning which is very commonly used in learning a new language. You can make use of what you already know to learn the new concepts in Gujarati and try to implement them quickly especially when it comes to speaking.
Find a language exchange program where you can find a Gujarati speaker to improve your Gujarati language skills. This would help you brush up the language that you already know and quickly pick up from there.
You can also join classes online on a platform like Multibhashi where you get to learn from a teacher in a one-to-one session.
Though there is a fee involved in any online class, learning from a teacher can save you a lot of time which is the most valuable resource we all have.
A break from Gujarati can also give you an opportunity to look at the language from a new perspective and help you pick up nuances and subtleties which you missed the first time. This can give a fresh start to learning the language and make it more interesting.
When you start relearning the language make sure that you are able to create enough room for learning in your daily schedule. If you have too many things to handle and are unable to spend sufficient time learning it would take a very long time.
Divide your Gujarati learning into smaller chunks and add variety to learning through reading interesting stories or articles, watching movies or shows or even listening to music or audio in Gujarati. This would help you stay in touch with the language and ensure you do not lose focus while learning.
The initial enthusiasm for learning a new language and relearning a language could be very different but learning something which we already know can be quite easy making the learning process enjoyable. A little review can go a long way in relearning Gujarati and can help you pick up the language in just a few weeks of time.