Below is a link to an interesting video, on YouTube, by Chris Lonsdale & Associates. In it, Chris explains ‘how to learn any language in six months’. Of course, this statement needs to be unpacked before we can understand what is meant by the word ‘learned’–for example, we know that developing BICS in a language is relatively easy but that academic language, CALP,┬áis much more difficult to develop etc. etc. Anyhow, this is not the place for a full discussion of the content of the video; rather, I’ll let you watch it and make your own decisions about whether you agree with Chris on this rather contentious claim!