How To Improve When Learning a New Language?
There are certain things to consider when learning a new language. What is the proficiency level that I am looking to be fluent in at the completion of my studies? How long will I need to study to reach this specific level of proficiency? What practice will I have to organize in order to reach this goal? It is all possible as long as there is a plan to your learning.
The first thing to consider would be to develop a plan.
What level do you want to reach?
Beginner, Intermediate, Fluent, Native or Close to Native
How long will I study the new language?
3 hours per week, 5 hours per week, 10 hours per week
How will I be studying the new language?
Vocalizing, writing notes, reading short stories, asking questions, commenting on forums or group chats?
If you are going to learn a new language make sure you have a plan in order to maximize the learning experience.
After developing the learning plan, there will have to be a schedule set that allows for accountability for the plan. Will I study 30 minutes daily or an hour every other day. Getting a planner or agenda helps in organizing the day and allowing you to have the ability to check off any objective that you completed. This allows for strengths and weaknesses to be revealed in sticking to the planning.
After you develop a plan, stick to the plan, and complete your lessons, you will want to be able to decide what are your specific strengths and weaknesses while learning. Do you learn better with audio or visual or both? Do you need to write notes in order to remember the words or simply reading them will be enough? There are different learning strategies that will allow you to better understand the new language.
The last point is to stay consistent even when it appears that there is little progress made. Remember that little progress is still progress. No matter how difficult the language grammar or pronunciation, if there is a will there is a way. Keep trying and dedicating time and you will be able to speak the language sooner than later. You are capable of learning the language it is just a matter of effort!
Enjoy your learning session! 🙂