1. You have to know why you want to do it
You have to have some motivation for learning or some target which you want to achieve because when you do not have motivation learning becomes harder.
2. Find a partner
When you have someone with whom you can study with, it becomes easier for you because you can share your experiences with the other person and he or she can help you stay motivated.
3. Talk to yourself
Repetition is mother of wisdom. Some languages require certain movement of the mouth to pronounce the phrases or words correctly, hence standing in front of the mirror and practicing can be an advantage.
4. Don’t forget about practice
Theory isn’t enough for learning, you have to practice dialogues with people. But not everyone can travel so often but you can go for example to a restaurant where they speak a desired language and try to speak with their personnel. By just ordering food can be the countering action that will overcome the slight hesitation we have initially.
Every language has got its specifics for example accent, tempo, pronunciation and sometimes we can have problems pronouncing particular words or phrases, but when we will listen to some audiobooks, music or native speakers our pronunciation will improve vastly.
6. Don’t study just from your textbook
It is better to use as many sources of materials, for example audio clips – for listening to the language, writing our own notes, referring to another source when we don’t understand the explanation from one source which we are using. It is known that some people have learnt languages by watching foreign movies or movies dubbed in other languages.
7. Use memory games
Mnemonic devices also known as memory aid, are methods for remembering pieces of information using a simple association of common words. You can use play with letters for example for the word GEOGRAPHY: George’s Elderly Old Grandfather Rode A Pig Home Yesterday.
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