Whether you have free time due to the coronavirus or you’ve always wanted to learn a new language, now’s the perfect time to get started. Learning a new language can be done at any age and it improves brain function, concentration, and memory. There are tons of language learning apps like Babbel and Duolingo, that can make learning a language on your own easier and you won’t have to step foot in a classroom. Here are some tips for learning new languages.
Go ahead and download free apps and if you’re sticking with it, you can upgrade them. It’s normal to feel overwhelmed when you’re learning a new language, so remember you won’t understand everything right away, just be patient and give it a chance.
Start With Basics
Start by learning how to say “hello,” common verbs and adjectives, and how to count. It’s best to follow the curriculum of the app.
Speak the Words
Speaking is one of the hardest skills in language to master. In addition to reading words, listen to native speakers and practice the sounds on your own.
Don’t Overdo It
Take things nice and slow so you can learn the vocabulary. Study for 15 to 30 minutes a day and try to fit it in between breaks likes waiting in line for the grocery store, commuting to work, or your lunch hour.
Practice With People
Learning new languages is all about repetition and applying the language in new contexts. Try and find a friend or family member that you can practice with.