Learn To Speak Another Language

If you want to learn to speak another language, then there will be things that rare very important to you. You could literally waste years and hundreds of hours learning with old, antiquated (or new but also ineffective) methods of language learning, or you could fast-forward your learning by making use of language learning methods that help you to become fluently quickly, even within months.

If you want to learn to speak another language, there is no way that you can do it without regular practice. This is one of the qualities that separate highly successful language learners from those who have a hard time. Successful learners schedule their training time for each day and they adhere to their schedule. Those who experience difficulty learning a language often lack a regular learning schedule. Instead, they learn “when they have the time to do so”. The problem with that approach is that in order to commit new information to long-term memory, your brain needs repetition in short intervalls. If you let several days pass by between different learning sessions, the likelihood that previously learned information will be remembered is a lot lower.

I went into such detail about this point because I think it’s THE crucial ingredient no matter which system you will use. Even if you use the most advanced and effective language learning training system available, if you don’t practice regularly, it will be of no use.

The good thing is that you do not need to commit to long training sessions – the minimum requirement is 15 minutes a day, but 30-45 minutes will yield much better results and help you to learn to speak another language a lot faster.

Multisensory Approach

This is important because your brain can process and store information with a higher intensity, and thus better, when several senses have been involved. That means reading a language learning book quietly is probably the worst way to learn a language. Reading it out loudly is better. Listening to the language being spoken in addition is even better again. Seeing people speaking the language is better again. And finally, if you can put yourself in a surrounding where you can even involve your sense of taste and smell, then that will help you to memorize even better. (Although the context for language learning where taste and smell can be involved are naturally limited).

Don’t Get Hung Up On Grammatical Rules

I am not claiming that grammar is not important when it comes to learning a language. But what is grammar in essense? It’s the structure of language, it’s patterns of types of words. The human brain is the most powerful tool in the world when it comes to pattern recognition – you’re brain is made to recognize structure.

What I am saying is that if you learn to speak another language the right you, your brain will automatically, subconsciously pick up the right grammatical usage over time, and you will study grammatical rules only in order to clarify specific cases where you are in doubt. This is a much more natural (and effective) way of language acquisition.

I have been teaching English in Thailand, and it amazed me to find people with a masters degree in English who were not capable of holding a very simple conversation in English. Why? Because in Thailand, they put a heavy emphasis on learning grammar. These people know all the intricacies of English grammar, but when it comes to speaking, they have to process all this grammatical information first, and that takes a looong time – and prevents them from starting to speak in the first place, because they are so intimidated by all these grammar rules.

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