Learning foreign languages is becoming more and more popular, moreover, a mandatory point of self-development. Everyone knows that everything is possible and anyone can learn a foreign language. But how to deal with all the textbooks, new words, incomprehensible pronunciation – where to start, and how to find yourself in front of all this new material, which is written in an unknown language to you. Some people choose to study with tutors or enroll in special language learning courses. However, this tactic is becoming challenging because of COVID-19 restrictions. According to ComboApp higher education marketing agency, distance learning will become a new trend in 2021. More and more students are looking at getting their education and learning new skills closer to home.
If you are one of those who are not looking for easy ways and want to learn the language on your own, there are some useful tips, which would be better to follow.
First of all, you should set a goal for what you are learning a foreign language. If you don’t have a strong motivation or you just start learning because someone forces you to learn it, you won’t go far. It is better to determine more specifically: whether it is a high-paying job in a particular company, trip abroad, or study in another country in one of the most prestigious universities, and so on. At the same time, it is desirable that in order to achieve this goal, for which learning of a foreign language is only a sub-item, you have the other tasks that you will solve along the way.
Next, you need to determine your level of proficiency in a foreign language. If you only know a few words, you obviously have the basic level. However, to accurately determine the following levels, there are special tests that will give you the opportunity to find out where to start.
The choice of materials for training depends on the level of your knowledge. It would be good to prepare them in advance. You will need: textbooks, podcasts, movies, sites, and applications for learning the language.
It’s incredibly important to make classes regular. Make a convenient schedule and print it out, hang it over the workplace, cross out the days, – this is one of the most popular and effective methods of any task: you see how much you have already passed, how far you have progressed. It will keep you motivated.
The best option to gain results is daily classes for 20-30 minutes. However, you can do them, every other day, while increasing the training time to 40-60 minutes. The minimum number of classes should be at least 2-3 hours during the week.
You should not try to learn everything at once. Do not think that you can learn the language in a few weeks – this is a fiction of authors who want to sell you their books or courses. In reality, you will be progressing slowly, but this is the only way to reach your goal with time.
Keep repeating the material you have covered. That’s another key to success. If you do not do that, the new information will not stay in your mind for a long time.
Believe in yourself and your goal. It is much more important than you may think.