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How to Learn a Second Language Easily

Updated on May 16, 2013
Second Language Learning
Second Language Learning | Source

learning a second language may become easy if you make use of all the strategies available. The acquisition of a language begins at a young age. You begin to acquire your native language when your are a toddler, and the acquisition of a second language begins after you have become proficient in your own language. That is why learning a second language usually starts at school.

Most schools include second language learning. Sometimes, learning a second language can become boring, especially when you don´t like the language; however, you may be given the option to choose the second language you want to learn. if that is the case, learning a second language can become an easy task.

How to Learn a Second Language Easily

Learning a second language may become easy when you implement all the stategies at your reach to succeed in the task. It´s easy to learn a second language if you practice it on a daily basis, either at school or at home. If you don´t have a person with whom to practice, you can record your own voice as if you were another person and then lsten to the recording and interact with the recording. You may record different settings of everyday situations using this strategy.

Voice Recorder

Voice Recorder
Voice Recorder | Source

Vocabulary Learning in a Second language

It may be easier to learn a second language if you acquire vocabulary related to that language. The acquisition of vocabulary may allow you to construct sentences and correlate better your ideas in the second language. to start familiarizing with the second language, you might place tags on the walls of different items around the house with the name of the item in the second language. By seeing the name of the things around the house in the second language, you will familiarize with the name of object in the other language soon.

Vocabulary Acquisition

Vocabulary Acquisition
Vocabulary Acquisition | Source

Learn a Second Language by Listening to Music

It is very effective to you learn a second language while having fun. You may choose a couple of your favorite songs in the second language and listen to them while doing other tasks, for example, while reading, doing house chores, running, etc. You might also make advances in your learning by singing your favorite songs.

You may engage at the translation of the songs you listen to better understand the meaning of the lyrics. While you translate, it is a good exercise to analyse the verb tense and structure of the sentences contained in the song.

Listening to Music
Listening to Music | Source

How to Learn a Second language by Watching Movies

You might learn a second language if you watch movies in that language. If there are not enough movies from where to choose from in your second language, you may buy movies that have been translated in your target language. You might profit more if you watch movies that are set around a theme that interest you, for example, drama, science fiction, crime, humor, etc.

Watching Movies
Watching Movies | Source

Second Language Learning Abroad

One of the best strategies for those who want to learn a second language is to travel to the country where the second language is spoken. Let´s say, you want to learn German, then, travel to Germany; you want to learn Italian, then, travel to Italy; you want to learn Spanish, travel to Spain. If you visit and stay a month or longer abroad, you will familiarize with the language easily in real life situations. This will allow you to practice the second language naturally and in a real setting.

Travel Abroad



Learning a second language is not as difficult as it might seem. The acquisition of a second language requires dedication and very simple learning strategies that you can implement at your own home.

It´s easier to learn a second language if you dedicate a few minutes of your time to the four learning skills; speaking, listening, reading and writing.


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    Jose Juan Gutierrez 4 years ago from Mexico City

    Thanks for reading and leaving your comment.

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    W1totalk 4 years ago

    They have language options for a reason on televisions. Good advice. Great article.