“One language sets you in a corridor for life. Two languages open every door along the way.” ‒ Frank Smith
Many people struggle when trying to learn a foreign language. When they encounter difficulty they sometimes quit. Here are some tips that can hep you to stick with your foreign language learning
What Is The Best Way To Learn A Foreign Language?
You need positive feedback during your studies. You need a way to measure if you are reaching your goal of learning the language. This can be either doing some type of tracking or speaking with a native speaker; it doesn’t matter. You just need a way to gauge if you are really learning. If you don’t believe that you are making progress, you may give up.
You need to progress from easy to hard. This should be done slowly so that you do not get frustrated.
If you get frustrated, you may give up. Thinking that you are not making progress in the early stages may make you believe that your goal is not achievable and you will quit.
You need to minimize the amount of frustration early in your study period so that you can continue on and make learning as interesting as you can.
Just reading from a textbook is boring and the possibility that the information will stick with you is very low. A textbook will give you grammar and vocabulary but will not prepare you for talking with people in real life.
The best way to learn is by interacting with others. Reading, listening or watching someone else explain things is not of great value, you need to get involved. You will find that you will stick with learning the language and remember more if you turn it into a learning game.
It is necessary to listen and speak to really learn a foreign language, not just reading from a book to really remember the vocabulary and phrases. By using word association, you will find it easier to become a better foreign language user.
Practice with fluent speakers is important. This includes speaking and listening to proper pronunciation. Many native speakers speak very quickly, so you will need to practice to make sure that you understand everything correctly.
By making learning interesting, and setting reachable goals, you will learn the foreign language quicker and remember more of it which will make you a better language user.
To discuss how you can improve your English speaking ability, use the contact form below to get in touch with us to discuss how we can work together on a one-to-one basis to help you improve your English ability.
Or you can click here Michael Wilkovesky Helpout for a Business English session.
You can also download a free report “Tips on becoming a better English user” by filling in the form to the right.