Learning a language requires two things, time and perseverance. Fluency in a foreign language doesn’t happen overnight, and if you want to learn a language well you have to be willing to face some hurdles along the way.
Whatever these hurdles may be, remember…
- Making mistakes is a good thing – it’s inevitable that things might go a tad wrong at times, move on and learn from it.
- Comparison can be disheartening – for a lucky few, being fluent in 3 months is attainable, for the majority language learning takes longer. There’s nothing wrong with taking your time.
- You will NEVER know it all, and that’s ok – look at your native language, there are still things that you’ve never heard of before that crop up every now and again.
- When you decided to learn a language, you knew it’d be a challenge – what’s the point in giving up just because things got a little hard?
Now to the nitty-gritty of learning a language. There’s a lot of conflicting advice out there which can make learning a language seem like a daunting task, but it doesn’t have to be!
There’s so many options out there that there’s bound to be one that’ll suit you – whether that’s studying grammar books, watching TV or listening to radio, finding a language exchange partner or jumping straight into the deep end…