Languages can be hard to learn. But if you have a strong reason to learn, you can learn any language you want. It is demanding task and you will be required to put in some serious effort and invest some of your valuable time into this task consistently. But the rewards will usually justify all these investments.
You should think of learning a new language as being an investment and not a chore that you try to avoid. When you become convinced about the benefits and advantages that you can attain from the learning of a foreign language, you will have a much better reason to carry on working even when you don't feel like it. Below are some of the techniques that have worked for many language learners and there is no reason why they wouldn't work for you.
Listen to podcasts
Podcasts are all the rage these days. There are podcasts for all kinds of topics and in all kinds of languages. You will usually find podcasts that interest you in the language you are learning. Make sure you sign up for them and listen to them regularly. This is a great way to expose yourself to the new language. You will be able to pick up some new words and reinforce your learning of the words you have already acquired. Your ear will also become more receptive to the new language.
Use mobile apps to learn on the go
Time is the only thing you cannot get more of. To get more time to invest in your language learning, you should take advantage of those times that go wasted such as when waiting for your turn in a bank or hospital or waiting for the bus. Use your mobile phone as a learning station. Fill it up with all kinds of learning materials in the target language and thus you can use it to learn on the go.
Read at the appropriate level
Reading is a skill that we need to develop and build like we build muscles through exercise. There are several benefits that the language learner can reap from reading. When you read in the target language, you will have a chance to encounter and learn new words. You will also reinforce the words you have already learned when you come across them another time. Grammatical structures are another aspect of the language that you will also learn. But don't try to go beyond your current level. Start with children books and go up from there gradually.
Learn root words and all their other forms
Another technique for rapid expansion of vocabulary is to learn all he different forms of a new word along with it. Since all these forms are related to each other, they tend to be easier to learn together. Your mind will also store them better because it can now see the connections that exist between them and how they relate to each other.
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