10 Easy Ways To Learn A New Language. We live in a global world an learning a new language is imperative. Having mentioned that though, it is not easy to learn a new language more so when you are an adult. The following tips will help you learn any language you love with ease.
1. Connect With A Native Speaker
The best way to learn a new language is to speak it. Don’t spend all of their time studying grammar and memorizing lists of words. Instead go out there and put what they’ve learned into practice. Speaking with a real, live person will help you to feel much more motivated about learning the language.
2. Study Everyday
Language learning is based on repetition. Hammering something into your brain over and over again until you remember it. If you break too long between study sessions, you are much more prone to forget what you learned last time and you will waste valuable study time going back over what you’ve already learned.
3. Learn To Count In The New Language
Start off by learning to count to ten, because it is usually the easiest thing to memorize at first. Each day learn a new set of ten numbers, keep going each day until you are satisfied with how high you can count. If you are up for a challenge, memorize all the numbers up to one hundred in one day.
4. Practice speaking
Practice is the key to learning to speak any language. Listening to the language and speaking the language constantly will lead to fluency. When reading the language, read aloud whenever possible. Converse with others (preferably native speakers) as much as possible exclusively in the language.
5. Listen To Yourself Speak
It’s not enough to listen to native speakers speak the language. You need to listen to yourself speak the language as well. Record yourself pronouncing words and speaking the language. Compare your pronunciation of words, phrases and sentences to that of native speakers. Repeat this exercise again and again until your pronunciation is close to that of native speakers.
6. Work On Pronunciation
Pronunciation is another place where you should focus your energies. There’s no point in memorizing hundreds of words and phrases if you pronounce them so oddly that they can’t be understood. Therefore, it’s important that when you learn a word, you learn the pronunciation simultaneously.
7. Understand Grammar
Understanding the rules of grammar in your own language will go a long way to helping you understand grammar for the new language you’re learning. For this reason, it’s often easier for language learners to pick up a third language having already learned the grammar rules associated with the second language. Keep a grammar reference guide handy as you strive to learn a new language.
8. Find New Words
Find new vocabulary words via your daily activities and write them down in a small pocket notebook. At the end of each day, look up any words you don’t know in a dictionary, write down the definition and memorize it. At the end of each week take some time to review and commit to memory the new vocabulary words you’ve written down during the week.
9. Read For Meaning
When learning a new language it’s tempting to look up unknown words as your read. While you need to have a basic vocabulary to read at all, avoid constantly referring to a dictionary every time you encounter a word you don’t recognize. Instead, attempt to figure out the meaning of the word from the context of the sentence.
10. Don’t Worry About Making Mistakes
One of the most common barriers to conversing in a new language is the fear of making mistakes. But native speakers are like doting parents: any attempt from you to communicate in their language is objective proof that you are a gifted genius. They’ll appreciate your effort and even help you.