Ask Luca – Post a Question – Weekly Q & A

Ask Luca Your Language Learning Question

In upcoming, weekly videos, Luca will answer questions posed by you!  All you need to do is post your question in the comments below.  Please be patient, Luca will get to all the questions over time!

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  1. Ugo de Felice

    Ciao Luca,

    prima di tutto complimenti per la piattaforma, è magnifica!
    Volevo chiederti: è possibile calcolare la distanza fra italiano e greco? Nel matcher che hai caricato purtroppo non c’è (anche se forse un’idea me la sono riuscita a fare, considerando le valutazioni delle altre lingue).

    Un saluto.

    Ugo

  2. David

    Ei Luca, você é meu poliglota favorito ao lado do grande Steve Kaufmann
    A minha pergunta é: Como estudar a pronúncia alemã (sendo específico) logo no começo?

  3. sebycent

    Ciao Luca, I’m Sebastiano and my questions are the following: is it possible to reach fluency in a language even with only one hour a day or maybe less? in this regard, how can a person plan his/her time?

    How is it possible to learn and maintain other languages with little time? Maybe a lot of people struggle with doing this.

    Thanks

  4. Edgar marino velandia duarte

    hola luca.

    He cambiado de latinoamerica donde se habla solo espanol.
    Ahora me encuentro en suecia necesito dos cosas aprender ingles y sueco, lo del sueco he ido despues del trabajo y no avanzo, estoy estancado y preocupado.

    Como podrias ayudarme para salir del hueco que me encuentro. Edgar

  5. eliana.seltzer

    Hi Luca,
    In the past you’ve said that you like to only focus on learning one language at a time. When do you decide that you’re ready to begin learning another language? I’m very excited to start learning a third language, but I feel as if I could continue improving my second langauge indefinitely.

  6. Ryan

    Hi Luca,

    I’ve heard you say you typically devote two years to learn a new language. My question is how much time do you normally dedicate to speaking practice during this period? Also, do you use your bi-directional translation method for the entire two years?

    Thanks,
    Ryan

  7. fintanmcgee1981

    Hi Luca, you have always been very focused on 1 language at a time which is difficult for people to replicate especially when they have interests in several languages. I am trying to figure out if this is a discipline thing or if emotional intelligence is involved in terms of delayed gratification. Have you thought much about why people can’t seem to replicate your success?

  8. emanuela

    Hi Luca,
    I have just bought your course “Bidirectional Translation”. I have paid 149 euros and my order number is Order #19982
    I have received an email with the payment.
    But nothing works!
    and it is not listed in the courses available in my profile!
    It seems the course doesn’t work!

    1. Luca Lampariello

      Cara Emanuela, scusa il ritardo della risposta, sono stato fuori.

      Fammi sapere se il problema è stato risolto dal team tecnico, altrimenti lo risolvo io manualmente!

      Luca

  9. ale.barcellona

    Hi there! I always look at your website but I never asked question to you.
    Now I am studying Russian and English… I have a A1 Certificate of Russian language I mean Official Certificate from Russia… question is… my teacher said “Is impossible to have a B1 in less 2 years… what do you think ? How much time to learn a language easily and fast… ? thanks! 😀

  10. roundaboutDT

    Hello, Luca!

    I’ve been learning Spanish for almost 6 months and I’m still struggling a great deal with listening comprehension. It’s my weakest skill. I can handle myself pretty well when I’m reading, writing, and, to a lesser extent, speaking. I live in an area where Spanish is spoken frequently (Austin, TX, U.S.) and I’m surrounded by it daily. I communicate with Spanish speakers frequently, but I can only understand a fraction of what is being said.

    What can I do to improve my listening comprehension?

    Thank you! 🙂

  11. Derek Kwok

    Hi Luca,

    The one thing I am having the MOST trouble with is finding someone to speak to. I have tried numerous websites like iTalki, Hellotalk, etc. looking for language exchange partners. The annoying issue that I have encountered with ALL of them is the lack of committment. I am still unable to get people to talk on a consistent schedule. People either never reply to my invites, they never keep scheduled talks, or we talk for a week or two and they go MIA. Do you have any tips for finding better language partners? Should I just pay for a tutor on iTalki? I am trying to avoid it since I am tight on money, but I will budget for it if I must. I am much farther behind after a year studying French because I just haven’t had much consistent speaking practice at all.

    Thanks!

    1. Luca Lampariello

      Yes Derek, that can be a problem but there is a deluge of websites you can use to find a person. Do you know of any website that you can use in this regard? Have you tried to build a profile, contact some people, meet some people in real life, go to a language bar? Let me know =)

      1. Derek Kwok

        Hi Luca,

        Do you have any other website suggestions? I have tried Hellotalk, Tandem, iTalki, MyLanguageExchange, and a few others. I have built a profile on all of these websites and tried contacting people, but I have experienced the same issues as I mentioned.

        The problem with going to language bars and meeting people in real life is the city I live in. It is pretty small and is not very diverse. I tried looking at Meetup groups for French practice and could not find a single active one. So, I am basically stuck with trying to find language exchanges online until I move to a more diverse city.

  12. Len Larsson

    Luca

    I hav been unable to use the bidirectional translation course. I keep going around in circles back to to the intro video. It keeps telling me I need to do the previous Module – I don’t understand. I can find any content, just the blog discussion

    Len

    1. Luca Lampariello

      I have checked your profile and you are indeed registered.

      Can you please let me know if you still have this problem through a private message here?

      If the problem persists, I’ll ask the technical team to solve the problem ASAP

      PS: sorry for the late reply, will be faster next time =)

      Luca