Ways to help you effectively learn a language faster!

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Angie Mouki英語
2017年9月20日
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The goal behind the invention of language by homo sapiens almost 100,000 years ago was communication. This is why to this day many people want to learn languages and master them quickly; you want to visit a new country, have a job interview, communicate further with your friend whose native language is Arabic. Many branching answers from the same trunk: communication.

Learning to communicate effectively in the fastest way possible is the goal of many language learners. For this reason I have compiled a small list of steps which can bring us closer towards achieving this goal

  • Tell your surroundings you're learning a new language, and kindly ask for their support
Especially if your friends are speakers/learners of the language that you are attempting to learn.

Go up to your group of friends and your relatives and say: "hey! you know, I started learning x language! " You might hear words of encouragement, or perhaps new tips to help you, they might even give or recommend a good learning book! Who knows?

  • Stand up for the grammar/pronunciation Nazis

There's the concept of support, and these people play the opposite. Laughing at your pronunciation and grammar, in some cases without even correcting you.

You might've not noticed this, but your comments on my language skills are negatively affecting my learning. Can you please stop that?

some people might've not noticed this before, so they will apologize and try to be less mean and more helpful. While those who do it knowingly and willingly sigh might not be a great person to practice with after all.

  • integrate this language into your daily life
even if you're not in a surrounding which speaks it

for example, when you've learned the numbers in x language, try going to the grocery store and practicing with prices of different commodities how was 53 in Arabic again? Ah! it's thalatha wa khamseen

Additionally, try to remember the names of different things as you pass by them. This will help you remember names of things and numbers faster, and consequentially become more confident in x language!

  • Talk to yourself seriously, yes

Talking to yourself in the mirror, practicing different situations where you can use different words while being exposed to different situations. You will have the translator on your phone ready to help, and you'd have an opportunity to stitch sentences together and practice pronunciation on your own pace. Talking to oneself has some negative connotations in some cultures. However, we see that there are many positive outcomes from this practice.

  • learn frequently, and create a routine

creating a learning routine helps your brain become more receptive towards influx of information. Training it for the intake of two bundles of information (i.e two lessons) a week allows it to sort vocabulary and solidify grammar before the time comes for the next session.
Additionally, familiarizing yourself with a certain time of day, and a certain setting to study a language creates a pattern in your brain. What this pattern does is that it allows your brain to be more receptive by habit to receive information more easily and systematically.

These were some tips that I'd given my students that I thought to be worth sharing. What are the suggestions/comments which you think are relevant/should be added to this article? please mention it in the comments!

Happy language learning everyone!


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Learning languages is my passion. I enjoy learning the art of communication with people from different corners of the world. I've always tried to self-teach myself languages, to me this process has made me aware of the difficulties surrounding language learning, and how to tackle them. I've lived and worked with people speaking over 50 different mother tongues, this allowed me to understand that learning is a personal experience, where one method does not apply for all. Therefore, I decided to customize my teaching and build it around personal learning profile, style, and history of the student. I believe that learning a language does not only allow you to speak it, but it teaches you the mindset, history, and culture of people who speak it. This is a goal which I aim to reach while teaching Arabic, I hope to transfer my Syrian culture through language, syntax, and grammar (In a fun way, away from rigid learning techniques!)
$12.00
USD/h
Flag アラビア語
シリア
471
アラビア語
ネイティブ
,
英語
C2
,
ロシア語
C2
,
ノルウェー語(ブークモール)
B2
,
スウェーデン語
B1
,
フランス語
A2
,
中国語
A1
Learning languages is my passion. I enjoy learning the art of communication with people from different corners of the world. I've always tried to self-teach myself languages, to me this process has made me aware of the difficulties surrounding language learning, and how to tackle them. I've lived and worked with people speaking over 50 different mother tongues, this allowed me to understand that learning is a personal experience, where one method does not apply for all. Therefore, I decided to customize my teaching and build it around personal learning profile, style, and history of the student. I believe that learning a language does not only allow you to speak it, but it teaches you the mindset, history, and culture of people who speak it. This is a goal which I aim to reach while teaching Arabic, I hope to transfer my Syrian culture through language, syntax, and grammar (In a fun way, away from rigid learning techniques!)

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