By Naflah Marikar
Learning a new language is never easy. Therefore, a lot of people quit learning after some time because it’s just too much to handle in addition to other responsibilities. Here are my secrets to learning a new language that you can include in your daily life to minimize stress and frustration and find your way to fluency by focusing on the things that matter to you.
Secrets to Learning a New Language
1- Find Something Enjoyable
To learn anything new you must enjoy the process instead of being bored. Try things that you enjoy doing daily, in the new language you want to learn. Such as reading a newspaper or a novel. It is a great way to get more comfortable with the language’s sentence structure.
2- Watching Television
Watching television is another easy way to learn a language and pick up new vocabulary and phrases. Getting the feel for pronunciation is the key to successfully learning a language. And the best thing is, you can watch whatever it is you’re interested in and improve your skills at the same time.
3- Create a System
Once you know what you enjoy doing, you can combine them with the things you do regularly. Such as listening to podcasts while driving, watching YouTube videos while eating, and reading a novel or newspaper while commuting. By combining them, you don’t even have to take extra time for it.
In our busy lives, we must utilize our time wisely and create a system or follow a schedule to practice it. Once you find a system that works well for you, keep practicing and stick to it routinely.
4- Have Patience & Practice Daily
Learning a new language will take time. You must stick to your methods and system without losing hope. Have patience and keep practicing until you gain confidence and can speak fluently.
Don’t be afraid of making mistakes. This is how you learn. The more you speak and practice, the quicker you are going to see improvements. It’s all about getting used to speaking the language. Finally, to learn a new language you have to be unafraid to immerse in it daily.