How To Learn a New Language

How To Learn a New Language

Learning a new language could be daunting and sometimes annoying. Nevertheless, it all comes down to the right strategy and tool that best work for you. Luckily, there are possibilities to help you find the perfect mix.

  • Strategy

The following videos will edify you on some of the best methodologies available. They were put together by people who have been through the same learning journey certainly with a proven track record of effectiveness and success.

Video 1: How to learn any language in six months | Chris Lonsdale | TEDxLingnanUniversity

In this video, Chris Lonsdale, Managing Director of Chris Lonsdale & Associates, unveiled 5 principles and 7 actions. If applied correctly and consistently they will consequently help you learn any language in 06 months.

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Video 2: 5 techniques to speak any language | Sid Efromovich | TEDxUpperEastSide

In this video, Sid Efromovich a Social Entrepreneur, Coach & Public Speaker, shared 5 valuable and straightforward techniques that work very well. Who else than the aforementioned who speaks 07 languages to testify.

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  • Tools

There is an incredible assortment of tools available that fit everybody. As a result, learning a new language has never been that accessible.

Digital:

Duolingo is probably the world most popular language learning platform. It is available as a mobile app, podcast, and a web-based based.

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Book:

The importance of reading an actual book to learn a new language has been demonstrated by many. Because reading a book ties up everything you’ve learned and put them in proper perspective.

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by Paul Pimsleur Ph.D. is probably one of the best books in the market. A comprehensive list of the best books has been put together by fluentu an online platform that uses video content to promote language learning.

Immersion: Go native

Among all tools, immersion is probably the most effective. You will be able to contextualize and make sense of the “Y” of words and expressions.

By living with native, watching native shows, eating local food, experiencing local culture, listening to native and talking to native you will be able to fast track your learning experience.

You can either go abroad through some organizations such as peace corps and aiesec or take advantage of local exchange programs in the community by connecting with people. You can also leverage the power of technology.

Make sense of the “Y” of everything.

In conclusion, learning a new language has never been easy. But prior to jump-starting, it is essential to ask ourselves if we really need it. At the of the day, the decision is personal and it requires a strong commitment and constant practice. Otherwise, all the learning will be gone in a few.

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