BONJOUR , comment ca va? Hello , how are you? Last year I started learning French! My first language is English and my second language is Spanish. My grandparent are from Colombia and they dont speak English so im forced to speak spanish. This post is about why learning a secong language is important and how to learn a second language
Foreign Language study creates more positive attitudes and less prejudice toward people who are different.
International travel is made easier and more pleasant through knowing a foreign language.
Skills like problem solving, dealing with abstract concepts, are increased when you study a foreign language.
Foreign language study enhances listening skills and memory.
How To learn a 2nd Language
Be Specific in What You’re Aiming For
Many people phrase their resolution as “Learn Spanish/French/Japanese” without any qualifiers. What does “Learn Chinese” even mean? Learn it to sound like a native? To order food? To write it? And by when?
What you absolutely need to do is be as specific as possible, both in your target and in your timeline. And make it something absolutely achievable and within a few months from now.
Prioritize One Phrase a Day
Before you treat your journey to fluency as you would your senior research report, slow it down. What I mean is: Resist the urge to cram! Cramming is not only ineffective in the long run, but it’s also a poor way to be using your time and energy. (This is exactly why SRS was created for effective learning with flashcards).
Closed Caption Your Favorite YouTube Videos
Closed captioning is becoming an increasingly popular option for YouTube content creators. To make the site more appealing to various culture and demographics, YouTube is encouraging viewers to caption videos in other languages. This is a wonderful chance for the site’s content to be more universal, and also a great opportunity for you to learn new languages!
Join a Meetup Group of Other Language Learners
Although it may be tempting to learn your new language solo, having a group of like-minded people to support you in your learning can be the make-or-break in your strive for fluency.Meetup.com is the world’s largest network of local groups. By becoming a member, you can easily organize a local group or find one of the thousands already meeting up face-to-face. More than 9,000 groups get together in local communities each day, each one with the goal of improving themselves or their communities.
Learning a new language takes dedication and hard work but at the end it’s worth it!