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How to learn a foreign language faster than others

29 Jan 2024, 00:01, parser
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What determines the speed and quality of learning

Science has not yet proven whether people have an innate predisposition to learn languages. But still there are factors that help to get closer to the desired result.

The regularity of classes

Studying a small amount of material on a regular basis is much more effective than working with a textbook for several hours once a month. It allows us not to overload the brain and maintain interest in learning, because we do not have time to get tired. And as a result, lessons do not become hard labor, but an exciting process.

And regular classes form the habit of learning. And over time, reading a book in a foreign language for 20 minutes before going to bed will be as natural as brushing your teeth.

So do not neglect daily contact with the subject if you want to significantly speed up the process of studying it.

Having the right motivation

Motivation is a very important, but rather insidious variable in learning a foreign language. She gets lost too easily on the way to achieving her goal. To prevent this from happening, constantly ask yourself questions that relate to your life and how it will improve through language proficiency.

Someone learns a foreign language in order to move safely around the world, someone wants to expand their career opportunities, and someone, maybe, met his love living abroad. But without the ability to communicate freely, there will be no success in any field.

When you suddenly give up, get yourself motivated with such questions: "Do I want a cool new job?", "Do I want not to blush for my English (German or some other) when communicating with natives?", "Do I want to travel without language restrictions?" Etc.

In addition, it is worth remembering that learning a foreign language is an excellent preventive measure that helps the brain stay plastic. When studying it, new neural connections are created in the head, memory and attention are improved. But these are more like bonuses.

How to learn a language faster

Implement these methods into your life, and the result will not be long in coming.

Read simple texts

If you have started learning a foreign language recently, do not rush to grasp complex texts. Start with simple children's fairy tales. For example, you can reread the famous works of the Brothers Grimm, which have been translated into many languages of the world. And it's best to start with books whose plot you already know.

Also, flipping through the X feed (formerly Twitter) will help to tighten the foreign language. Due to the fact that there are many short messages on this social network, it will be much easier to concentrate on their essence and memorize new words than when reading long, complex materials.

In addition, daily reading in a foreign language will train your brain and subsequently have a beneficial effect on involvement in the learning process. Each time you will understand more and more, and it will not fail to please. This means that it will be more pleasant for you to study.

Write out difficult words on stickers

Absolutely everyone, when learning a language, will have words that are not remembered in any way. Write them down on stickers and paste the leaves on all the surfaces in the house that you often see: a mirror, a closet, a refrigerator and others. The fact is that most people are visual. Therefore, the words that we often see will settle in our memory quite quickly.

Translate all gadgets into a foreign language

This will help you quickly and easily replenish your vocabulary and switch your brain to the right wave.

For example, if you often go to Settings, you will constantly come across this word in a foreign language. And not only on it — on the signatures that you see as you move from tab to tab, too. And all these words will be remembered in the end very quickly.

If the first time is a little difficult, do not despair. Just use the online translator to find the right function on your phone and memorize the right word.

Surround yourself with audio information in the right language

The main problem when learning a language is that our subconscious perceives it as something incomprehensible and alien. To get used to the sound of a new speech, turn on a TV channel, interesting podcasts or interviews with stars in the desired language in the background. And listen to them while doing housework or relaxing. At the same time, it is not necessary to stop at every unfamiliar word. Just listen to the speech.

Do what you love in a foreign language

Try to translate all your favorite activities into the plane of study. Watch your favorite movies in a foreign language with subtitles (not Russian!), translate songs yourself, communicate with an imaginary interlocutor — this is much easier than stuttering and being shy in front of a native speaker in reality.

If you have any hobbies, read articles about them. Or ask a friend to switch to a foreign language in correspondence with you. Let the translator program help you with this, but it will still reconfigure your brain to think in the right language.

Speak to yourself in a foreign language

List on it the products from which you cook dinner, say what you see during a walk with your dog, retell a recent conversation with your mother, and so on. Believe me, it's fascinating.

Gradually, you will want to learn as many words as possible that you constantly encounter in Russian. You will increasingly begin to ask yourself questions: I wonder what this word will be in English (German and some other)? And what is the name of this vegetable or fruit on it? Etc.

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