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Tips For Learning A Foreign Langauge

February 3rd, 2015 by Sarah Adams

It is estimated that up to 7,000 languages are spoken around the world. The ease or difficulty of learning another language can depend on your mother tongue. Some languages are proven to be harder to learn than others. We've put together some top tips to help make language learning easier.

Learning Style:

Knowing your own learning style can help you improve the excellence of your study skills. Start by working out which learning style helps you.

A Word A Day:

Learn one word per day. Then test yourself at the end of the week. The following week, learn 2 words per day. Aim to carry on doing this until you have achieved confidence in 100 key words.

Watch and Listen:

Watch films/movies in the language you are learning with subtitles. This will get you used to the sound and speed of the language when spoken fluently.

Lifestyle Change:

Carry a pocket dictionary, use google translate, teach your friends. Incorporate language learning into your every day life and remember to challenge yourself.

Conversation:

Visit the country. Find a language tutor, think outloud! Communicating in the language on a regular basis can help improve memory and fluency.

Online Resources:

The internet has plenty of resources to help aid your learning. International pen-pals, online tutorials, language quiz's, language blogs and youtube videos.

Don't Give up:

It's going to be a challenge, reward yourself, stay at it and good luck!