1.Choose one language of a place that interests you
Some many people when choosing to learn a new language, have a hard time choosing.
From french, to Chinese or even Russian. How do you start ? First you must choose a language of a country that interests you or that you think you may use. For example the second language I learnt was French, as I had a general passion for French.
2. Enroll in classes or buy a language book
The first step is to enroll in a language course, if you need help when studying this is perfect for you but search around because sometimes prices can be expensive. If a classes don’t fit your lifestyle, then buy a book. For this you will need self-motivation, and practice and also to search the sound on google translate.
3. Download Duolingo
Duolingo is a great free app that can be downloaded to androrid or apple. While there are only a few languages to select from if you have the choice of your language then do it. It works on your writing, listen and hearing abilities. Do this while on the bus or just in general spare time to enhance your skills.
4. Listen to music in the choice of your language
Downloading and listening to music in the choice of your language is a fun way to learn new words and keep up your pronunciation. Even dancing to the music and knowing the words in a way to have fun with it.
5. Put post-stick notes everywhere
Putting post-stick notes all over your house of objects is an amazing way to remember and learn words. For example put a post-stick note of your door, of the word of your chosen language, also under write the sound of the word.
6. Learn the sound of the vowels
If you are learning a latin based language learning the vowels will ensure you can speak the words correctly. It will also make it easier to sound words out and form the sound of it in head even if you are unsure of how the other letters are.
7. Talk to native speaks of the language
Speaking with a native speaker is one of the best ways to speak a language, not only will they help you to speak correctly but you will be able to understand what they are saying. Also when you speak with a native speaker you learn words that are more commonly used . There are times when you may use the formal way to speak a language but it may not really be spoken in the country.
8. Ensure you practice at least 30 minutes per day
To make sure that you that you are learning and able to speak you must practice, practice. Doing so at least 30 minutes per day will ensure that your are getting the most out of your learning.
One of the most important things is confidence and trying to speak it even if you are not perfect. Some many people study a language for years and cant even speak it. In order to speak you must try.
10. GO TO THAT COUNTRY AND DON’T SPEAK YOUR FIRST LANGUAGE
The final thing is to book your flight and go to the country. There is no better way to learn then to immerse yourself in the culture. Also by not speaking english and forcing yourself to converse in that language you will learn. It will be much better then any of the of the 9 steps above. There is no greater feeling then being able to speak fluently in more then one language.