How To Learn A Language Faster
Be it for professional or personal reasons, or just because a particular dialect caught your fancy if you are planning on learning a new language, you sure want to learn it fast.
Contrary to popular opinion, learning a new language isn’t a slow or tedious process. And it might seem like a far-fetched idea, but you can learn a language of choice within weeks. All you need are these simple five simple ways that will help you master that new language quicker than you imagined.
Let’s get started!
Set a Goal
While planning to learn a new language, you should consider setting a goal as it will help you to be clear about what you want to achieve, narrows down your focus, and also keeps track of how far you have made and need to go.
For positive outcomes, set detailed goals. For example, “I will learn the counting from 1-50 in Kannada this week.” While your ultimate goal is to ace the language, but having a short term goal keeps you motivated.
While learning a new language, focus on vocabulary that is relevant to you. For example, if you are learning the language for business, don’t waste time learning types of food, which you should otherwise do if you are planning to shift to that city.
Learn a few greeting sentences such as hello, how are you, goodbye, etc. before learning the alphabet so that you will already know some basic words, and it will make the grasping process quicker.
Start Using The Language
Listen to music in your chosen language or watch movies without the subtitles. If it is difficult to understand with the subtitles yet, try this instead. For example, take a Bengali movie that you have seen the Hindi or English dubbed version of, now watch the Bengali version without the subtitles. Your brain will automatically try to decipher the words and phrases as you are already familiar with the plot.
Also, make a habit that whatever you learn, make sure you write it down. This process will help you remember things for a longer period. Speak, read, write, watch, and listen as much as you can. It might be a little overwhelming at first, but it will soon seem normal.
Get Real-Life Practice
Now this one without a doubt is the most efficient and easy way to learn a new language. Speaking with a real person will make the process very effective. Connect with a friend who speaks the language you are learning. If you don’t have a friend, you can join conversation clubs or connect with a native speaker in order to get some real-life practice.
This process will help in bettering your pronunciations and enunciations. Make sure you practice or converse with them regularly.
Use A Language Learning App
There are plenty of apps available on Android and iOS that can help you learn any language of your choice. These apps allow users to memorize words and phrases using flashcards, memory tricks, images, and other useful tools, making it a fun and quick way to learn a new language.