Top 7 Easiest International Languages to Master Speaking, Reading & Writing

Well, language is something which when inherited by someone by birth or place seems a usual thing. However, there are many other languages that are easy to learn like the one through which you are reading this article right now. So, we are going to discuss 7 such easiest international languages for beginners to learn.

The below-given list of languages are profiled on the basis of the following categories:

  • Speaking: It’s based on the ease of grabbing the style and pattern of a language, depending on which the person decides which one he/she wants to learn.
  • Grammar: This is based on the criterion of the language ranking; from difficult to moderate to easy level.
  • Writing: In certain languages, fast learning of how to speak and then write makes the learning process easier. This technique makes the learning process of other languages equally easy. As with speaking, easy to moderate to the difficulty level in writing also determines the ease of any language.

easy languages to learn

Here is a list of 7 easiest international languages arranged in their order of ease that you can master:

1. Spanish

  • Speaking Level: Very easy
  • Grammar: Easily understandable
  • Writing Level: Easy

Spanish Language

In a Nutshell: It is a very comprehensive language and convenient to learn for beginners.

Being English speakers, many of us are thankful for the Spanish language as its pronunciations are quite easiest to learn. The orthographic depth of this language is shallow, meaning – many of the Spanish words are written as intonated. Overall, both speaking and writing in Spanish is a straight and easier learning language.

The language consists of 10 vowels, plus diphthong sounds (in English, there are 20), and has all the familiar phonemes other than the letter ñ. This makes the Spanish reading and learning easier out of most others. It may also turn out to be a good time investment for you in later days, like while going for a vacation or work purpose to Spain, or people visiting your place from there, etc. FabuLingua is a great start, especially if you want to learn with your kids, as it is particularly created for them.

2. Italian

  • Speaking Level: Easy
  • Grammar: Also easy
  • Writing Level: Moderate

Italian Language

In a Nutshell: It is the second easiest language to learn and may take a little time to grab the writing knowledge as compared to the former one.

The Italian language is known for “romanticism” as it is the etymon of where the most romantic phrases came from. Fortunately, many Latin-based word collections translate into similar-meaning Italian or English cognates, like “father” in English, “pater” in Latin, “padre” in Italian.

Similar to Spanish, most Italian words are written as enunciated. Plus, the sentence structure of the Italian language is highly rhythmic as the words mostly end with vowels. Overall, the language sounds good to hear while the other speaks, and is fairly an easy cum spunky language to understand and use.

3.  French

  • Speaking Level: Moderate
  • Grammar: Moderate
  • Writing Level: Moderate

French Language

In a Nutshell: It is a moderately easy language to learn.

Here comes the global language of love! In spite of being quite different from the others in the list, French has influenced a notable population making it a 3rd to modern English language.

So, it may also explain why the Latin derivations of French have many similarities in vocabulary to English speakers. French has a number of verb forms; that is 17 in comparison English with a total of 12 forms, plus gendered nouns (such as; la table, le crayon, etc).

4. Portuguese

  • Speaking Level: Moderate
  • Grammar: Moderate
  • Writing Level: Moderate

Portuguese Language

In a Nutshell- It is a moderate reading cum writing language.

Ranking 6th in the worldwide economy,  the Brazilian language; Portuguese is now one of the powerful and comparatively easier languages to learn. One good thing about

Portuguese is its interrogatives are fairly simple, expressed solely by pronunciation, like “You Like This?” The overall difficulty with this language is its pronunciation which includes the use of nasal vowel sounds, and so it requires a lot of practice.

5. German

  • Speaking Level: Quite difficult
  • Grammar: Moderate
  • Writing Level: Moderate

German Language

In a Nutshell: It is a moderately tougher language as auto pared to others on the list.

German is quite tough to learn and speak, especially for most English speakers. They would hardly pick this language in their learning list. The words seem lengthy, 4 noun case endings, plus difficult pronunciation level makes your tongue almost swirling around in your mouth. It is not less than doing a tongue exercise while trying to speak in German.

However, it is well-recognized for its descriptive nature. A simple instance is how they apply the noun of the object by combining it with an action.

Example: das Fernsehen – the noun “television” is combined with actionable words, like far, fern, and seen, lit. far-watching, watching, etc.

Moreover, German appears to be a fun learning language with its grammar being quite logical, having many overlapped words and phrases from English. But, there are certain exceptional rules that you must watch out.

6. Hindi

  • Speaking Level: Moderate
  • Grammar: Moderately Difficult
  • Writing Level: Difficult

Hindi Language

In a Nutshell: It is a moderately difficult one to learn but is comparatively easier than German in many aspects.

Though the language may appear slightly different at first glance, it has many words similar to English, which are mostly of Hindi origin. For instance; jungle, cheetah, guru, yoga karma, avatar, looting, and many others.  Similarly, there are many such words in Hindi that are derived from English words. Also, they pronounce the same as in English, the only difference is in writing, i.e. in Hindi. For instance; डॉक्टर is intonated as a doctor, स्टेशन is intonated as a station, just the writing language differs.

7. Mandarin

  • Speaking Level: Difficult
  • Grammar: Difficult
  • Writing Level: Very Difficult

Mandarin

In a Nutshell: It is the last on the list in terms of the ease level.

Mandarin is placed in the end because of slightly being difficult compared to the above six. It is profiled here to show you a contrasting comparison between moderately tough to learn Mandarin and the easiest learning Spanish, considering the English speakers as the learners.

While the learners will not have to struggle much on language itself as much on the grammar, then tone mastering becomes quite difficult. Mandarin, being a tonal language, is a language of pitch or pronunciation where much stress has to be given over the sound which affects the meaning of the word spoken.

For instance; tang, when expressed in a higher tone, means soup, but is pronounced with a gradually rising tone means sugar.

Here, Spanish is the clear winner out of all the 7 easiest international languages. Everything in it started from speaking to reading to writing is easy to grab for having a lot of familiarity with English vocabulary. Plus, it has structure and rules similar to Latin roots.

How to Learn Reading & Writing These Languages? 

In this tech-savvy world, is it a big deal to get almost anything done online? Certainly not. So, if you are willing to learn any of the above language/s, there are many online learning platforms available, like the first one being our well-prepared YouTube channel then there are online courses websites like Udemy, Teachables, etc. where you can browse through multiple of language learning courses.

There is hardly anything that you don’t find on these platforms. Other than that, live learning free apps like Duolingo, Livemocha, and Open Culture, etc. are there. Simply, download the app, pick your language, and get started! It is never too late to start with anything totally new and fun to you. Moreover, learning an extra language will improve your CV quality, help you land jobs in communication-related fields, make you a more eligible candidate for a foreign tour and let you yourself enjoy foreign tours and connect people better.

So, keep exploring and learning!

Lana Martinez
Lana Martinez is a freelance technical writer living in the Santa Clara. She's a gadget and tech geek who loves to write how-to articles about a wide range of topics. When she's not writing about technology, Lana loves watching and reading mysteries, cross stitching, and attending musical theatre. She's also an avid Doctor Who fan.