- Hello today I’m bringing you a series of tips that will help you when learning a new language!
It is normal to see how some people have more difficulty than others when learning a second language. That’s why I want to share with you some tips that have been supporting me always to learn a new language. If you are someone who have never thought about becoming a bilingual, Well, start trying these 10 advices I have for you!
1. You have to be clear about what you want.
If you do not have a good reason to learn a new language, it is very likely that will not cause you to reach a motivation. Impress a girlfriend / boyfriend or friends should not be a reason to start learning a second language because eventually you can lose motivation and the learning is abandoned.
There are many reasons why when learning a second language it is important to focus on one before starting this exciting adventure introduces you to the world of languages. A better job, if you want to know different countries, study abroad, etc. (Ask yourself because you want to learn a second language? Hold on to the valid reason that will motivate you to learn a new language)
Convince yourself before convincing others: An example of motivation in learning that I recommend to my students is to look at the mirror in the morning before going bed and staring at themselves saying:
“I want to learn this (the language you want to learn), so I will do everything I can in this language, because this language represents for me this… (your reason) and cannot be otherwise in this language.”
2. Immerse yourself
You already have compromised yourself. Now what? Is it there any short way to learn a language? the approach to learning should be 100%, no matter what tools you use in learning a language, it is important that you practice every day.
“I tend to be an absorber, how so? I try to learn everything and practice it instantly, and the more the better. I try to not miss anything from the beginning, so that; if I’m learning something new, I led him until the end and try to use it throughout the day. As the week goes on, the intention is to think in that language, writing and even tries to think in the language you are learning, that would facilitates a faster learning. The truth, bring into practice what you are learning, either writing an e-mail, talking to yourself in a mirror, listening to music or listening to the radio. Somehow it is important to Surround yourself and immerse yourself in the culture of the language.
Remember that you will find benefits speaking and learning a second language even if the more useless might seem.
3. Find a partner
Throughout I have learned several languages, has led me to conclude the importance of having someone to talk to when learning a language, whether a person who is learning with you or a person who already speaks the language and is willing to help you. (in Learn Spanishh Institute Online we offer group classes to boost confidence in our students).
4. Keep it Relevant
There are hundreds and thousands of courses and programs to learn different languages. I’m not saying that one is not good, in fact I think there are many very good but I am aware that many people are bored and end up abandoning them due to lack of human interaction.
That is why live courses are right now the best choice if you really want to understand the root of a language, your goal from the beginning is to be able to hold a conversation, if you stay between books and learning manuals you can get confused and eventually quit. On the other hand, if there is a manual or book this really helping you understand a language and makes you feel the progress to stay in. In fact, I always recommend my students to read different books in Spanish so that they can improve the language.
5. Have fun
Be creative when being alone practicing the language you are learning,
The polyglots practiced Greek Writing while talking in Italian. Think of a fun way to practice new language: Make a radio with a friend, read comics, write a poem.
6. Act as a child.
With this I do not mean you have tantrums or fill yourself with food in a restaurant. It is demonstrate that children get to learn even when playing. However, new researches has concluded that there is no particular relationship between age and learning ability. It may be that the key to be able to learn as fast as children is to take certain children’s attitudes: lack of self-awareness. (In the sense of social status) desire to play in the language (language that is learning) and the provision of committing some mistakes without feeling embarrassed.
When we are children, it is expected to make mistakes. But when we are adults, mistakes become some kind of taboo. Children like mistakes, and even having difficulty does not affect them in learning. When you learn a new language, you recognize and accept as CORRECT everything because you know that is the key to achieve growth and freedom. Let go those barriers of adult limiting your learning.
7. Leaving the comfort zone
Without fear of making mistakes be prepared to trust yourself in potentially embarrassing situations. This can be a little scary, but it’s the only way to develop and improve. Talk with a foreigner in its language, ask directions for food, and make jokes. Face a new situation:
“At first you’ll encounter difficulties: Perhaps the pronunciation, grammar, perhaps the context, what you understand when they’re talking, but I think the most important thing is always try to develop yourself finding the meaning of language… every native speaker has a meaning in their language, and that is basically what could turn that language into yours.
You have to learn to walk before running. In the same vein, you have to learn to listen before learn speaking. Might sound strange the first time you hear a new language, if you listen several times and the more the better since it will become familiar and so it becomes easier to talk.
For example, when you teach a child to speak a word for the first time we have to repeat it many times to unexpectedly hear the child saying it and become part of their vocabulary.
9. Look at the people when you’re talking.
Different languages require different things in your tongue, lips and throat. Pronunciation is both physical and mental: “One way (although it sounds a bit strange) is watching carefully how talk and expressed native speakers of the language you are learning, and then try to imitate as much as possible. Trust me, it may be hard at first, but it can be very effective.
If you cannot watch and imitate native speakers live, watch foreign films on TV can be a good substitute original.
10. Talk to yourself.
Sometimes a mirror can be your best friend and teacher.
If you have no one to talk to in the language you are learning there’s nothing wrong with talking to yourself.
“As it’s explained above, talk to yourself can be a very good therapy while learning, to help you practice and also to lose the fear of speaking to someone in their language, although it seems like you’re crazy. This is a very good way to practice if you have no one else to do. ”
Nobody is going to bother because you’re talking in a language that is not yours while you’re understandable. If you start to practice with others the language you have learned, you will bring a huge boost to your learning. This is how most people who have learned a new language think “I’m learning the language and I would like to practice …” Most people are encouraged and patient support. Included if there are billions of people of non-native English-speaking world, most of them prefer to speak in their own language if they are able. Take the initiative to enter the world of someone else speaking idiomatically, it facilitates the treatment and put them in a more positive position.
“Of course, if you’re traveling alone to a country with a different language to yours, find someone who can help you get what you want but you’ll actually like much more the trip if you can fend for yourself, being able to communicate and relate and up able to understand any situation that arises. Imagine!