We all know learning a new language can be a challenge and we all encounter problems at the beginning.
Luck for you, you’ve come to the right place because here you will pick up techniques to learn any language. If you follow the steps and suggestions below no-one can stop you becoming an expert in your targeted foreign language.
Any guesses, what we need to do to improve in languages and be fluent?
Here are the magic rules:
Be Ready to Make Mistakes
We would prefer to stay quiet because just the thought of what others would think of us, if we didn’t pronounce something 100% correctly, terrifies us. The problem with this mindset is that it prevents you from practicing.
Our focus should first be on communicating. If we manage to communicate, that’s great. you don’t need to be perfect.
Until we don’t start speaking we won’t learn. Even if we don’t know a word here or there, in the process you might just pick up some important words and start using them. By following this path, at first people might laugh at us, never mind. Sometimes, we might get offended and discouraged, never mind. Get rid of the fear and continue making mistakes.
Pronunciation is The Key and Not Speed
A very important thing to observe when in contact with a native speaker is to catch onto the pronunciation and repeat the words in your mind numerous times. The best way of getting comfortable with the language is to use it. The more you use it, the easier it gets to find the right words, to create the right sentences and pronounce them each and every word correctly.
We need to start by constructing small sentences so that we don’t fumble or stammer. As for beginners fumbling is generally a problem. So what we have to do is to pronounce each word correctly. We need to focus on correct pronunciation rather than concentrating on speaking fast.
Start Thinking in Foreign Language and Talk to Yourself
You may feel a little silly. But trust me it’s not. If you already have an habit of talking to yourself, then try to talk in the foreign language. By doing this you will slowly overcome your shyness to speak in new language. You will also gain confidence in speaking.
Record yourself and see your facial expression and try to improve your tone, pitch and pronunciation.
Practice With A Native
When learning a new language, we usually find ourselves speaking to other people who are not native as well. There are two main problems with that:
- The other person can make mistakes that you still haven’t noticed, and you may find yourself repeating them in the future.
- It can harm your pronunciation for certain words.
One good way to avoid these issues is to make sure that you also practice the language with a native.
Easy language Exchange is a great place to start finding native speakers.
Written by Vikash Kumar – Contributor for ELE