Learning how to do something new isn’t always easy, and neither is learning a new language. Learning a new language can be hard and very challenging if you don’t have the right tools or mindset. You see when it comes down to learning a new language we must be ready for it. I’m not saying you’re not but mentally be ready for it.
I will show you ways I learned French just under a year and currently learning Greek since I am planning a trip there in the new two years. Learning a language is like anything else, you need to dedicate time to it. Plus, you need to have patience since it’s a new language and it can be tricky. Especially those languages that have the weird writing to them like Greek, Germany, and so on.
Get yourself an app
For those who have iPhones and android, get Duolingo. This is a free app with of course in app purchases, but it’s worth having on your phone. Duolingo has over ten different land=gauges that you can learn meaning English, France, Dutch, Greek, and so much more. I have been using this app for years now, and I love learning new languages every chance I get.
Don’t get Rosetta Stone because you’ll be paying $200 just for one part of the course while Duolingo is free throughout the whole app.
Set some time apart to study your new language. You can Patrice for 5 minutes, 10, 30 and a full hour I believe. You can open up the app whenever you want and jus study no matter where you are at.
Be ready to change your keyboard
Learning a new language is fun but you phone keyboard at times have to match up to your current language that you are working on. My phone keyboard has English and Spanish, but I added French and Greek since those are the two languages I am currently working on.
In Duolingo, you will be asked to translate words into whatever language you choose.
Start off with one language for now
I know you will be tempted to pick every language once you see it, but I don’t recommend it. Picking so many languages at once will give you a headache. You can always add more style as you go. But don’t pick 3 or 4 words when you are starting off because it will too much, and your keyboard can only allow so many things to be added to it.
Grab a friend and learn together
Lucky for my boyfriend already knows French, so he helps me out here and there and at times we talk in French. Having a friend or partner to help you out is perfect for you to learn a new language.
Practice, Practice, Practice!
I can’t stress this enough. Practicing every day is very important in anything you apply yourself too. Practicing every day will help you learn the language faster, easier and you’ll have fun with it. I practice almost every day studying French and Greek.