“There’s no secret to learning languages, Ikonomou says. “You just have to immerse yourself in the language and the culture. It’s easier now with the internet and satellite television.”
So which languages are difficult to pick up?
“There’s really no hard or easy language to learn,” he says. “Anyone can learn a language if they fall in love with it.”
Dives right in
When learning a new language, Ikonomou says he lives and breathes everything connected to it. He spends time studying the language, of course, but also the people who speak it and the food they eat.
Basically, you have to try to live like a native of that language, he says. Travelling and spending time in the country where the language is spoken is also very important.” IOANNIS Ikonomou said.