What is the best way to learn a foreign language?
What tips do you have for learning a foreign language?
The best way, in my opinion, to learn a foreign language is through emersion. To surround yourself with that particular language only, the culture of the people, etc. This allows you to be exposed to the language in a way that you wouldn't through traditional means. Furthermore, any language is spoken differently by native speakers than it is taught in schools or on tape. For example, I grew up speaking Spanish however when I studied Spanish in school it was almost like a completely different dialect.
I agree with all you said. I had a similar experience in my "Spanish for Spanish Speakers" class. Yeesh! However, I lived in China for 2 years and managed to not learn much Mandarin. I think you are right about immersing oneself! Thank you.
The best way to learn a foreign language is to decide which language you want to learn then make up your mind how you are going to go about it. But the interest and the desire to learn has to be there first. Learning a new language can be fun. I learnt the spoken Arabic when I went to work in Kuwait. Because the Arabs don't speak English much, I made myself learn their language rather than teach them the English language. It took me three months to learn and understand their Arabic language. Believe me, Arabic language is not easy to learn but I have learnt it thru sheer patience as I really need it for communication purposes. It was not easy, but I managed to learn the spoken not written Arabic. I wrote a hub about the Spoken Arabic language if you would like to have a peek.
I agree Linda, the first step is making the decision to do it, then taking the necessary steps according to our learning preferences, and finally just sticking to it. Determination is key . I'm interested and will "take a peek" at your article.
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