How To

How does one learn a new writing system? In less than 1 hour you can learn the basics of almost any writing system.

Focus on a few conditions:

  • Don’t try to be perfect. You will both learn, forget and re-learn as you work on acquiring a new language.
  • Focus. Spend the short time needed to do this task fully focused. No multitasking, no distractions.
  • Immediately work on using it afterwards – reading/writing and working on the language.
  • You learn by sets of letters and not by slow one character-at-a-time tutorials.


Use one of the Apps as an active tool. ACTIVE. Open up a lesson and review the all the character in a set. With a set of 4 or 5 letters do the following:

  1. Learn the names or sounds of the letters you are going to work on first.
  2. Memorise these sounds and names. Up to here you have not yet begun with the new characters.
  3. Now, associate the characters with those names and sounds.
  4. Write out on paper or in the app these characters. Repeatedly.
  5. Remember the names and sounds of each character.
  6. Repeat steps 1-5 for all sets of characters in an alphabet.

We’ll give an example of this below.