How long will it take me to relearn Kannada?
The Dravidian language, Kannada that is less often referred to as Canarese is mainly spoken by the people of Karnataka in the southwest of the Indian subcontinent. Linguistic communities in minority in regions of Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Kerala and Goa also speak the language. It is also spoken by Kannadigas who have travelled overseas. As per the last records taken in 2011, the language had over 43M 1st language speakers. Karnataka boasts of housing more than 12.9M native Kannada speakers in Karnataka. This adds up to 56.9M people, speaking Kannada including those who speak Kannada as a 2nd and 3rd language. One among the many official languages of India it is the Karnataka state’s official and administrative language.
Let’s now see how long it will take you to relearn Kannada.
When it comes to relearning any language, the amount of time you take to relearn the language solely depends on how much you remember and how much you’ve forgotten. If you seem to remember a lot more than you’re forgotten, then you’re automatically going to take a much lesser time in comparison to if you’ve forgotten much more than you remember.
To begin with, make a list of all the things that you remember perfectly. Do you think that basically required no practice or no revision whatsoever? You know exactly what needs to be done and you also know how the work needs to be done. Hence it’s almost like this section doesn’t even exist in the language and therefore doesn’t even require your practising. Secondly, make a list of those things that you remember partially. These are essentially those things that you vaguely remember.
As in you know the word but probably have forgotten the meaning, are you know when to use a specific phrase but have forgotten the context. These are those things that just require a little bit of practice and you’ll be good to go. Finally, you can list down all the things that you have seemingly completely forgotten.
These are things that require you to practise them from scratch and essentially relearn them in the concept of relearning. If this is a major chunk of the process of relearning, then you are going to take a long time and might even have to dedicate an immense amount of effort or maybe enrol on classes. If this chunk is a rather minor part of the process of learning the language, then you are not going to take as long.
Considering how much you remember and how much you’ve forgotten, either decide to relearn the language on your own or with the help of a guide or enrol into classes. I suggest using the option of relearning the language on your own, only if you remember quite a lot and have only forgotten a little bit. You can opt for the guide if you remember and have forgotten equally but seem to remember a few things very vaguely. But if you seem to have forgotten a lot and essentially require expert guidance to relearn the language, then I strongly suggest enrolling yourself on Kannada classes. Start today with Multibhashi classes.