Learning a Language During Lockdown for Free
Learning a Language During Lockdown (for Free)
The novel coronavirus lockdown has caused some pretty significant changes to the way we live our daily lives. It’s not every day (or every year – or every decade) that a sizeable chunk of planet earth goes into a full scale lockdown, freezing everyone in place for a period of time.
Many of us are left thinking what do with this sudden deluge of free time. If you’re like me, you are probably dreaming of your next travel destination to visit after coronavirus travel bans are lifted. For me, it was Spain and the Latin speaking countries. After working as a bartender in an Austrian ski resort during winter, there’s nothing more I wanted than to visit a warm, sunny destination packed with mouth-watering food, sandy beaches, photogenic old-towns, and fascinating history.
But what could make that trip potentially far more exhilarating, memorable, and authentic? Getting to know the local language of course!
Learning the language of the country/ies you’re visiting is the difference that makes the difference. I’ve sworn by learning just a few words in the local language to make your trip a million times better in my YouTube videos (check them out to see what you can truly get up to when you better connect with locals). That’s why, if you have the time, it pays to start learning a language during lockdown because you never know where you’ll end up.
It’s hard to predict how long we’re going to be confined to our home, or severely limited in where we can go and what we can do, but you can see this grim circumstance as a massive opportunity for personal growth and far better travels in the future. And one of the best ways to do that is to learn a language in quarantine! Ask yourself, Has there ever been a better time to start learning a new language so that you could completely transform the way you experienced another country? The answer is… never!
While there are many free language programs such as Duolingo available, right now, the best intensive language programs in the world are free. And more may become free again should we encounter another lockdown situation in the future.
Top Free Language Learning Resources During Lockdown
Below is a some of the best language learning programs available for free in quarantine:
Final thoughts on Learning a Language During Lockdown
I hope these lockdown language learning tips get your mind racing with possibilities for your future travels and experiences. The best way to think of it is as an investment, because you can expect to reap rewards that money can’t buy once you hit your next destination and can speak a bit of the language.
So get out there (or stay in there, rather) and start twisting that tongue to the sound of a new language!