When learning new language

At Guardian, writer Joshua Foer talks about how he managed to learn a language in about 22 hours of work: “It goes without saying that memorising the 1,000 most common words in Lingala, French or Chinese is not going to make anyone a fluent speaker. That would have been an unrealistic goal. But it turns out to be just enough vocabulary to let you hit the ground running once you’re authentically immersed in a language.” (Memorize the 1000 most common words in a language, Lifehacker)