While learning a new language can be daunting, especially as an adult, the positives definitely outweigh the negatives!
During my time in China, I made many friends from different countries and took it upon myself to learn how to, at the very least, greet in their languages. This can be a starting point for learning a new language.
If you cannot afford a language tutor and want to learn a language, Google is your friend! Simply go to the Google search engine and type “how to greet in (insert the desired language here),” and just like popcorn kernels, the answer will pop up.
Although you may need a tutor to learn a language in its depth, there’s no need to wait until you can afford one. You can start with the basics of the language, e.g., greetings and simple sentences like “my name is.” By the time you find a tutor, they will be impressed by your dedication and willingness to learn.
Here are some tips you can use in your language-learning journey:
- Set goals. It’s good to have an ultimate goal. Take that goal and break it down into smaller bits and set smaller goals for each week or month. It’s also good to write down these goals and post them where you can see them every day.
- Use flash cards. Flash cards can be used for different reasons, depending on where you are in your learning journey. Use them to remind yourself of the knowledge you already have. Go over them at least twice a day.
- Watch videos or TV shows. Thanks to subtitles, it’s now easier to watch a video or show where the language of communication is completely foreign to you. This method is not one where you will see quick results. However, after a considerable amount of time, you will start recognizing certain words and understanding their meanings after seeing or hearing them several times.
Well, we’ve come to the end of our article, folks! I hope you find this article useful and enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it. Happy learning!