Tips | Language | Level | 20th July 2022 | Virtual Wire
Learning a foreign language always sounds cool. It will provide you with a lot of opportunities.
From travelling the world to getting a job in your favourite country. Also, you will get to know about a variety of cultures of a particular country. But learning a language is a lot of effort. One has to learn about grammar. Every language has different forms of grammar. So learning each language's grammar is a bit tough. Besides, it needs a lot of motivation to learn any language. People often do give up if they can not see any progress. However, the right method can help you to learn your favourite languages. Below are some tips to make your language learning faster.
Do not compare yourself with others
Many language learners forget about this part. It happens with most language learners. When I was learning a foreign language, I didn't focus so much on learning the basics, instead, I spent time learning intermediate. Because I used to compare myself with others who were doing better than me. See, when you compare yourself, you will lose confidence and end up learning nothing. Therefore, stop comparing yourself with your peers who are more advanced than you. Your peers were in the same place before when they were learning a language. So, give yourself time, there is no need to rush. Try to spend each day practising and learning new forms of language.
Learn like a baby
Yes, you read it right. You don't know anything about the language, it's completely new to you. If you are thinking of grasping the language within a week or month then you are wrong. When babies come across any new thing, they observe it. After they get used to certain words they start to use them. This way babies learn words. You need to implement this method while learning your language. Observe every phrase and word of that particular language. Let your brain memorise those words. I know the process will be a bit boring but it's going to be worth it.
Utilise free resources
Nowadays, learning a language is very easy when you have the internet. There are a lot of sources that can be accessed for free. The one free source is YouTube. When I was learning the French language, YouTube helped me a lot. If you are stuck on your grammar, you will get immense help from YouTube. You can learn the language from free websites like "to learn French" if you are learning French. It contains all kinds of exercises that you can practice to improve your proficiency. There are various applications for learning foreign languages like "Duolingo" and "Hellotalk" available in the play store. Install it on your mobile and practice it daily.
Listening to songs in a foreign language
Listening to music is a great idea to stimulate your language level. You might have noticed or not that it's easy to pick up song lyrics rather than spend hours learning new words. Find any genre of music in your target language and listen to it. Read the lyrics while listening. It will help you to catch the language quickly. Also, write down the words of the music and learn them by heart. Be patient while you are learning the language. Explore the language and observe it. There is no shortcut for this. All you need is dedication and hard work. If you do want to visit foreign countries or want to find a job then start your preparation now. I understand it will be hard the first time but it will get better day by day.