What are the best ways to learn a new language? If you are serious about learning a foreign language, there are a few ideas you should think about to make sure you get to fluency as quickly as possible.
Every Day Counts
First, study every day, even if for only a little bit. Studying once per day a little bit for many days is many times better than studying in one large chunk of time once per week. You want to keep the material fresh in your mind and build off of what you learned the previous day. If you end up studying one per week, you will find that you will spend most of your time reviewing what you should have learned before. Short sessions each day will keep you moving forward.
Enhance Your Vocabulary
Second, for any new language, vocabulary is essential. If you don’t know the words, you won’t understand what you are reading or hearing no matter how much grammar you know. Make sure that you keep a list or have some other method of keeping track of the new words you come across in order to learn them efficiently. It’s best if you have a systemized way of memorizing and reviewing them so that you don’t waste any time on learning them or end up forgetting them by not reviewing enough.
Third, do something fun in the language! Don’t just sit around reading textbooks and grammar books all the time. If you do boring things all the time, you will not be able to study as long and you will not learn as much. Instead, watch a movie, read a magazine or visit a blog written in the language you are trying to learn. I guarantee that you will learn a few new words and if nothing else, you will be exposed to the structure of the language and become more used to it thereby increasing your progress in the language. If you do these fun things in the language, you will also likely end up spending more time “studying” the language than you would have if all you were doing was grammar exercises in your textbook.
If you implement these three points, not only will you have good language learning habits but you will be well on your course to fluency and mastery. Of course, these are just introductory concepts. If you are interested in more advanced techniques to turboboost your language learning, I highly recommend checking out my website which will provide you with free articles and information on my book that will show you the fastest method to learn a language so that you will become fluent in a foreign language in a matter of months, learn thousands of words without worrying about forgetting them, master grammar and do all of this in an enjoyable, painless manner!