Learning new languages at school is good if you have 5-7 years to spend on it, but as we grow older, time becomes more precious, simply because we have many more things that occupy our free time. So how do I learn a new language after school? What is the fastest way to learn? Are there any special learning methods? Can I do it on my own? We think we found the answers to these questions and we want to share them with you.
We have thought of 3 easy and enjoyable ways to practice and learn a new language – you can apply them everywhere. All you need is a phone, a laptop or a TV.
There are many more fun ways to learn new words without actually sitting and writing them down: Playing games on your phone in the new language, reading some local online magazine or newspaper (you will start learning more about the country as well), finding people that speak the language and start writing to them.
Pro tip: you can put some sticky notes on items at your home with the words in the language you want to learn. Just after a few days you will memorise them.
What item is with you 24/7, when it is not in your purse or pocket it is in your hands, it even sleeps next to you every night? Yes, the smartphone – your best friend in finding information and staying in touch with everyone and the world. We suggest that you use it for some language learning while taking the bus, waiting for your classes to start, lying on the sofa, or outside in the park. Just install some of the following learning apps and start learning and practicing the new language:
There are hundreds more different apps that use different learning methods. Just browse them and find the one that will suit your way and needs of learning.
As a conclusion we would like to share with you our wisest advice that is tested widely and helps everyone learning a new language.
It is common, that most people learning a new language build some kind of barrier in their minds, that doesn’t allow them to speak freely, since they are afraid they will make errors and sound funny. Try to demolish the barrier as soon as possible – no one will make fun of your effort. On the contrary, they will appreciate it and be eager to help you, talk to you and teach you new words, or how to pronounce the ones that you already know.
The fastest way to become more fluent in a language is to use it as often as possible without being 100% accurate all the time. Even if you make grammatical, vocabulary or tonal errors it is important that you express yourself and that you are understood. Always aim to use all the words that you know in different situations before you start learning more new ones.