Language "Distance" and learning

The biggest factor contributing to a language learner’s success at learning a second language is motivation.

Second is language distance – the difference from the target language and the amount of interference or transfer that can occur.

Learning English can be harder or more difficult depending on your mother tongue. Here are some infographics that detail the languages that have the least language distance (and thus, make it easier to learn English) and those with the most language distance. The photos list how difficult it is for a native English speaker but the case is the same in reverse – for a non-native speaker wanting to learn English!

But remember – the most important thing is motivation! Here at EnglishCentral, we are trying to make for a very motivating experience by providing you with topical content and interaction – real multi modal learning.



  1. thanks a lot …………..


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