Have you ever thought about learning a new language? If so, then you will want to take some advice on how to do so.
The following tips will help you engage with whatever language you want to learn. These are not what teachers may tell you, and what others suggest, but they will help you with an immersive language-learning experience.
TIP 1: The Modern Language Guide
First and foremost, start by getting your hands on any of the various modern language courses out there.
This doesn’t mean spend hundreds of dollars, but rather, just purchase something simple to start. This could be a book, a DVD, a program for your computer, or just about anything that will help you start learning with an educational edge.
Once you have this, the next steps are going to help you cement the lessons found in these guides.
TIP 2: Turn on Subtitles
You already watch television and movies. Well, use them to your advantage by utilizing the subtitle captions or different language options.
Switch the audio to the language that you want to learn with English subtitles, or vice versa turning on foreign subtitles to the English audio. This is going to help you immerse yourself in the language. Obviously you are not going to pick up everything at first, but the goal her is to listen, read the words, and let your brain takeover.
The reason why children and international travelers pick up language so quickly is because they are engulfed in it. Immerse yourself in the language with this trick and you will definitely feel a positive push forward.
TIP 3: Post-It Note Your House
Buy a pack of at least 400 Post-it notes. Then label everything in your home that you want to remember.
This is a vocabulary exercise that will help you in two ways. It will help you identify vocabulary with objects, and it will help you repeat words often. When you open the refrigerator, say the word in the new language, then keep doing that along your daily routine. Post-it note your car, your desk at work, your home, and as you learn vocabulary, add sentences to it.
Yes, this may all seem unconventional to outsiders, but the goal is to learn any language fast, right? This is going to force you to immerse yourself in the language and will help you pick things up faster.
TIP 4: Use Your Local Library
Everyone forgets their tax dollars fund local libraries. Well, within the walls of your local library are resources that you can use to learn different languages. Even check out books in the new language to pick up the language in literary form.
Large metropolis areas with its diversity even have individuals who speak that language in their native-tongue who can converse with you and help you learn and pick up different segments of vocabulary, sentence structure and more.
Overall, the local library is a great place to reinforce what you’re learning with the tips above.
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