I Just Discovered This Simple Little Trick to Learn New Languages – FOR FREE!

In 2003, three years after I moved to China, I attended university in Kunming to study the Chinese language with the idea that I would be able to best assist the vision of Back to Jerusalem if I could speak the language. Studying Chinese was really a step of faith for me, because I have never been good with language.

As a child, I struggled to speak my native language of English and while in primary school, I was put into special classes to provide extra instruction to help me develop my language. While attending university in southern California, I took required Spanish courses and struggled a lot. After a full year of Spanish, I failed to speak a single intelligible sentence, so I knew that the Chinese language was going to be virtually impossible for me to learn.

Fortunately, I was wrong! One night in 2003, while attending university in China, I went to sleep and in a dream I simply started understanding and speaking Chinese! When I attended class the next day, everything simply made sense and the Mandarin language came rolling off my tongue in such a natural way. It was unbelievable.

For the last twenty years, I have also been learning and speaking another language – Swedish. Every day I read the news and my Bible in the Swedish language to help me get a better grip on the language. I am proficient in the language, but because I spend quite a bit of time in Sweden, I would like to get better. That is when I discovered a brand-new way to increase my language for free!

Last night, while scrolling on Instagram, I saw an advertisement for a cutting-edge interactive language learning software that uses AI to help develop language skills at a more rapid rate than other methods. The program had an ongoing cost of $20 USD per month or $80 per year. I paid for the annual subscription with a free 7-day trial.

Basically, the program was a chat-bot. I wrote to the bot in Swedish and it wrote back, using new words and sentence structures that helped me learn the language. I was instantly addicted and loved it. Already having a basic grasp of the language, I wrote about all different types of subjects that I was interested in to help hone my reading and writing skills. The language program tailored answers to help me improve my conversation ability.

As I was using it, I wondered if ChatGPT could do something similar – for free! I opened up the application in my phone browser and began communicating with it. I told the chat-bot that I wanted to practice my language. The ‘bot’ clearly understood my goals, desires and promptly accommodated me.

After an hour of chatting back and forth, I already felt better about my Swedish communication skills and realized that I didn’t need to pay for the program when ChatGPT provided the same service – for free!

Communicating with AI might not be as good as language development gained by interacting with human beings, but for the price and convenience – it is a great tool to add for anyone struggling to learn a new language.


Dr. Eugene Bach is a known trouble-maker with an active imagination and sinful past. He has a PhD, but is not a real doctor, so please do not call for him during a medical emergency on an airplane when someone is having a heart attack. Eugene started working for Back to Jerusalem in the year 2000 after a backroom deal involving Chinese spies, the NRA, Swiss bankers, and a small group of Apostolic Christians that only baptize in Jesus’ name. He spends most of his time in closed countries attempting to topple governments by proclaiming the name of Jesus and not taking showers. From time-to-time he pretends to be a writer. He is not good at it, but everyone around him tries to humor him.

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