When you start to learn a language, you should only tell a few of your friends. Why not tell all of your friends? Well some of your friends are negative people and you will be better off without their snide remarks.
However you should tell all your friends who will encourage you. This usually (but not always) includes anyone who speaks your new language, anyone who you know is working on that language and anyone who is generally positive about all things good.
Also, learning a new language is like losing weight because it takes effort over a longer period of time to make it work. So anything that helps you stick to a long term plan (like the support of positive friends) is a very good thing.
So tell all your positive friends that you are learning a new language. If your friends are encouraging you, you will learn faster and have more fun!
To make this easier for you, we have included a sample e-mail you can send your friends to tell them.
Just a short note to tell you that I am learning _______________ at http://language101.com . I would appreciate your encouragement and support. Also if you know anyone who speaks ______________ it might be fun to meet them.
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