How to learn a new language
Nothing is impossible or Nihil difficile est: I believe that these two expressions could represent in the best way the European Day of Languages that is celebrated every year the 26th of September.
Why do we decide to learn a new language or to improve another one we studied some years ago? There could be many other reasons.
Knowing a new language can help you to express what you need or feel when you are abroad. But personally I love exploring new grammar rules, etimologies and particular “strange” expressions or idioms because they are one of the best ways we have to know cultures, traditions and other types of life different from ours.
But let’s try to discover the best ways to learn a new language. Remember: the first thing to possess is curiousity. Without it, everything will be more difficult to realize.
Here you find the rules:
- Choose the language to learn or improve;
- Try to find the clearest grammar book. It’s necessary to know the rules. If you don’t know them, it could even be difficult to buy an apple or take a coffee;
- Listen! Listen to music or watch videos in the language you have chosen. Try to repeat what you listen;
- Do exercises, a lot of exercises. Don’t be afraid to make mistakes: they are the best ways to learn and improve;
- Use internet to read news or to follow your interest in the language you want to learn.
But, moreover, never give up. Everyone has a personal time. Don’t run, procede slowly and gradually and you will get your target.
And you? Which language would you try to learn?
Viel Spass! (It’s German)
Maria Domenica Depalo