LEARN LANGUAGES QUICKLY
What’s needed to learn languages quickly?
Learning languages takes time; you can’t learn one from one day to the next. It requires effort, patience and perseverance but there are definitely tricks to learn a language quickly or at least enough to be able to travel and communicate: to know how to order in a restaurant, have a conversation with a foreigner, buy something abroad or ask for help in another language. In this post, we’re going to tell you about some of these tricks. Are you ready? Take note!
Step number one, make priorities. Knowing why you’re learning a language (for example an interview with a client, giving a conference in another language, needing to talk with a foreign friend or travelling to another country.)
As you know what topics you need to study, learn vocabulary and phrases accordingly and practice speaking at home out loud to hear yourself. Don’t be embarrassed, your pronunciation will improve.
- Surround yourself.
Once you’ve set your priorities, you have to dive right in and make time for language learning in your daily routine: listen to music, read the news, watch series or films, all in the language you’ve decided to learn of course.
- Learn to conjugate verbs.
Verb conjugation is very important, above all when speaking or writing. You don’t need to go to classes; you can find all types of material and resources on the internet. Even though talking is very important, grammar is too, and knowing how to conjugate verbs is very important in both areas.
- Talk to your classmates.
Talk to your friends and have conversations with them in the language you all want to learn. That way, you’ll be helping and motivating each other to carry on.
Besides, as you trust your friends, you’ll be able to speak and not be worried about making mistakes.
- Talk to native speakers.
Although the idea of talking to your friends is a good idea, both of you will have questions about how to pronounce words or about expressions for example.
So, the best person to help you is a native speaker. There are apps with which you can talk to people in other countries by videoconference. You can talk to various people, get attuned to the sounds so improving your pronunciation and ask them all your doubts. On top of that, they’ll help you to correct your mistakes that you might not even have known were errors.
- Get out of your comfort zone.
You’re still happy, practicing at home, videoconferencing and with friends but… what about face to face? Yes, we know that more or less you’ve done it with the video-call but dare to visit places where language exchanges take place and start talking to other people in person.
- Listen, listen, listen.
Any language sounds strange the first time you hear it but, the more you listen to it, the easier and more familiar it will become, it will also get easier to speak it. For this reason, numbers 5 and 6 are perfect for listening, collecting ideas and getting used to the language you want to learn.
The best way to master sounds is listening to them again and again.
- Look at others when they’re talking.
This is also very important and you have to do it when talking to native speakers as different languages require different things from your tongue, throat and lips. Pronunciation is as much physical as mental.
The best way is to watch how the other person makes the sound and then imitate them. It’s easy, you just have to practice.
Also, instead of watching natives when you speak to them, look at actors in films and series, this will also help you.
This is the advice we’re giving you to be able to learn a language quicker. Can you tell us any others? That way, we’ll definitely all improve and learn.
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