Are you looking for some tips on how to learn a new language easily? You are in the right place! In this article, I’m going to show you three methods to do it. Contrary to popular belief, you don’t need to struggle while learning a new language and you don’t need a few years to learn it. You can do it even in a year or a few months! So, what are these methods? Here they are!
1. Don’t take classes
Okay, this is controversial, but it’s also one of the main reasons why people can’t learn languages quickly. You can’t learn a new language quickly if you go to a school a few times in a week! It doesn’t work like this. If you want to learn it more quickly, you need to learn on your own. And when you start learning on your own…
2. Focus on necessary skills
There’s no need to learn all of these grammar rules at the beginning. Instead, learn basic words and phrases, pronunciation standards and so on. Get used to the sound of the language. Then, you need to…
3. Immerse yourself
That’s the whole secret. Immerse yourself in a new language by doing fun things – watch movies, listen to music in your target language, speak with native speakers (face to face or online), participate in online communities such as effortlesslearner.com. Make it fun, and you’ll notice that learning styles are comfortable!
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4. It is very important that you try to study the language every day.
In order to make yourself more accustomed to the language you need to expose yourself to it. However, try not to overload your brain. Try to take breaks every ten minutes or so and only study for an hour to an hour and a half a day.
5.In order to build up your vocabulary, a good idea would be to read a lot of books. Look up the words that you do not understand, write them down and maybe even the next day, take a few of these words and try to learn them. However, it’s important to have a good dictionary because many words can have a lot of different meanings.
6.A good tip is to have a phrase book or vocabulary book, and anytime you come across a word that you do not understand, you can write it into its proper section. Eg noun, verb adjective, etc. This way, it makes the words a lot easier to learn and to look up.
7.You need to be very careful of ‘false friends.’
Some words may seem similar in your language, but they may have an entirely different meaning in the language you are learning.
8.Try not to translate word or sentences.
A literal translation often does not convey the actual translation of the original text. Do not be afraid if your translation is not literal to the original wording because every language expresses its meanings in different ways.
9.If you study the language in the country where it is spoken you will more than likely experience a rapid improvement not only in your vocabulary, grammar and speaking skills but also in your confidence because you will become immersed in the language. You will also get to experience the true culture of the country, the food that they eat and the way of life of the people. Many English speaking students choose to give grinds in the country of their target language because it not only helps them with learning the language by speaking to their tutees but it is also an excellent way to make friends.
10.Try to speak as much as possible- you can even practice by speaking to yourself! Pronunciation is very important so that people can understand you, so practice as much as you can.