5 Effective Tips to Learn New Languages
All you need to do to master a language
Even if you are a child or a teenager curious to learn new languages but are confused about where to start, this is the right place.
Another important question I like to address is why you should know more than one language.
#1. Words are beads of different sounds glued together irrationally and when these words are strung together in defined structures, they form the thread of a language. By understanding how different threads function, our brain enhances its capabilities of fathoming order. Hence, it strengthens your critical thinking skills.
#2. Makes brain versatile. Learning different languages makes us aware of the differences and similarities we have with other cultures. Therefore, we think more rationally and become capable of making better decisions.
#3. Surely, you can flex your ability to network with different people.
1. LISTEN! LISTEN! LISTEN!
Listening to native speakers is the most crucial thing! When you listen, your brain absorbs the structure and rhythm of the language. You can go and search for movies or vlogs on YouTube in the language you want to learn with subtitles and after a few weeks, listen without subtitles. You may not recognize it right away in the beginning, but gradually you will understand how effective this technique is.
2. The rule of Original Five
Write down five simple words and remember their meanings in your mind. The following day, repeat the meanings of those five words, mark the words whose meanings you couldn't recall, and write five new words. After doing that for two weeks, in addition to writing five new words each day, go back to the first word and make a sentence with that word. So, five new words, a revision of all the previous words, and one sentence. It is a magic trick!
3. Go back to childhood
Pick your favourite childhood story and search for its translated version on the web. In case you did not find the translated version, then go ahead and search for a children’s story in that language itself and read. One story a week, that’s it! You learn new words, phrases and feel like the native child who grew up learning that language.
4. Telling the Tale
After a month or so, try recalling the tale you read and the trick is reciting the tale to yourself in the language you are learning with the same emotions of the story. In case you get stuck, go ahead with the next sentence, and check back later for your mistakes while speaking. For better results, you can record your voice and correct your mistakes.
5. Stimulate the urge with AI
This tip is basically to help you maintain consistency. Now, just saying, "Be consistent, Do not give up!" is absolute crap. You can read that ten times a day in ten different places and it will still be useless. My tip to keep your fire burning for the self-learning process when there is nobody to check on you is to use AI (Artificial Intelligence). There always be a reason for choosing a language you wish to learn. Assume you wanted to learn Korean because you enjoyed Korean dramas, Italian because you enjoyed Italian food, or Hindi because you were interested in Indian culture, and you wanted to learn about the people and events associated with it. So that every time you are on social media or the web, you see the latest updates about your interesting topic and you realized, you are not sure what they are saying while following your favourite artists. That will stimulate your urge to go back to learning the language.
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