How to learn languages in a fun way
The first thing to know when you start learning a language is what motivates you to do it? Why you want to learn the language, how long it will take... give yourself a source of motivation, a goal and objectives to achieve.
As for all of us, it is enough to have a goal and to visualise it, with time and effort you will be able to learn.
Whether you want to go abroad to live, reconnect with an unfamiliar family language, improve your CV, push your intellectual limits, exchange languages or even for love.
There are many reasons to learn a new language and it will also allow you to improve your analytical capacity in other disciplines but also to reduce the risk of Alzheimer's disease because it will make your memory and areas of your brain work constantly.
With social networks:
Follow international bloggers to listen to their stories and read their posts. This will allow you to keep a link with the languages even when you scroll.
You can also find out about social networks specific to the country of your choice, for example European countries use a lot of Whatsapp while Koreans use Kakao Talk.
It is also possible to find people you can talk to about language practice, for example by using our website in the Language Exchange section.
You will then be able to select whether you want to speak with a woman or rather a man, the age range and the language spoken.
By reading books:
Start with children's books to learn basic vocabulary and understand simple sentence construction. The more comfortable you feel, the more difficult books you will be able to buy to get to the point of reading novels.
Magazines and newspapers can also be very interesting later on, not only to become thoroughly familiar with the language, but also to see what is happening daily in other countries and to gain an international outlook.
This will also give you topics for conversation for your future language exchanges with foreign people.
It's a well-known trick, find a film you like, preferably produced by someone from the country whose language you want to learn. Put the original version with subtitles in the language of your choice (ideally not in your own) to better associate the sounds with the words.
It can also be interesting to change the language of your electronic products such as your phone or computer for example, this will give you additional vocabulary and allow you to be in daily contact with the language even unconsciously.
You can write whatever you want, from your shopping list, to simple vocabulary lists or your own diary whatever.
Writing is a good way to learn, especially for people with a visual memory.
You can even go so far as to paste post-it notes on your everyday objects to immerse yourself in the chosen language.
The more everyday vocabulary words you know, the easier it will be for you to live with a foreign person or simply have linguistic exchanges with them.
Yes, sometimes it's easier to learn words by listening to music several times, so why not enjoy it and listen to your favourite songs over and over again?
If this can help you progress and learn new languages, and if you look at the lyrics you can identify the words and sing your song correctly and not in yogurt.
If there are words you miss you can also look at the translation to add them to your list of new vocabulary.
If you have the opportunity, travel as often as possible, go on a language exchange in another country or do an internship, find a job for a few months.
The best way to learn a language will always be to be in contact with native speakers, to have language exchanges with them over a coffee or just in the street.
- Learning Languages
- 28 Jan, 2020
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