Hello! I'm back with another article, but this time it's more school related. I will be giving you tips on how to learn a new language. Learning a new language is never easy, especially when it uses symbols as it's main form of writing. Currently I am learning Chinese, Japanese, and Vietnamese, but I spend more time learning Japanese to the point where I could have a conversation in Japanese and write basic things. I will tell you how I study these languages.
1. Text In That Language
Every young person these days is pretty much always on their phone texting. Young people these days around my age seem to text more than talk. It is easier to pick up on the language if you constantly text in that language. Text friends and family in that language, update your blog or Facebook in that language, etc. Any type of texting will do. This method helps you get used to that language better since you are using it constantly. That is how I learned Japanese to the point of being able to write and text in that language.
2. Talk With A Friend Who Knows That Language
If your friend happens to know that language or you have a penpal that knows that language, ask them to help you out. You could also talk and have conversations with that person in their native language. Talking in that language is actually one of the best ways to pick up on that language. It forces you to have to think of what to say back in that language.
3. Watch TV/Listen To Music In That Language
Fully immersing yourself in things that revolve around that language is a plus. It helps you to get a concept of it. When I was learning Japanese, I watched dramas/anime in Japanese and listened to Japanese music. Doing this really helps you pick up on the speed of the language. Knowing the speed of the language(the natural pace of the language) is a plus and helps when you are speaking to anyone that speaks that language. You can also learn new words when listening to music or watching tv and that language and you can google it, or ask your friend about it. Learning new words is a big step in learning any language.
Flash cards or quizlet help me when I am studying anything, especially a language. You can even get someone to quiz you with the flashcards. If you keep looking over these flashcards and practicing the way in which to use the words on the flashcard, you will better remember these words. Using flashcards is pretty much all about memory and remembering the terms and how to use these terms.
These are my 4 ways to study a language. I hope you enjoyed this and Good Luck studying!!