Learning a new language is without a doubt, a mammoth task that adults often choose to shy away from. While most studies prove that children are able to learn new languages easier than adults, we believe that there are a few simple techniques that should be followed in order to make the experience more rewarding and sustainable.
It is incredibly important to spend time learning the new language, however, it is equally as important to invest your time in studying the language itself. This means listening to the language, reading the language and/or watching shows that are filmed in the newly learnt language.
When learning a new language, we advise opening yourself up to new international acquaintances. Not only will this help you build confidence in speaking the new language around fluent speakers, but you’ll also find that your general knowledge regarding the culture of the language will rapidly improve.
Once you’ve started becoming a bit more comfortable with the language, we suggest resetting the language on all your mobile devices to the newly learnt language. On the tech front, there are also a host of online platforms that provide opportunities for learning the language in different ways such as memorising words with ‘intelligent’ keycards.
An important part of learning a new language is to incorporate it into your daily life. Label objects around your house in the desired language and watch subtitled television shows. The more you make the language part of your everyday life, the more it is bound to become second-nature.
Like most things in life, making mistakes is a necessary part of learning a new language. When speaking to native speakers, ask them to correct you when mistakes are made. You could also try conversing with younger native speaker as they often speak the language on the same fluency level as you.
When paying close attention to incorporating the abovementioned guidelines into learning a new language, you’ll find that your experience is a lot more efficient and rewarding than it would have been if you merely hit the study books. As language experts, we have a strong passion for encouraging people to dive into the unknown and learn something new. However, for those who require language services (such as translations and transcriptions) on a more professional front, feel free to contact us.