Are you learning a new language this summer?
Summer is upon us, and there’s no better way to spend a hot afternoon then soak up some sun, sleep in late, head to the beach, and laze around. But it’s also the perfect time to start learning a new language. Learning a new language does not have to be a new year resolution but can be a fun filled activity that appeals to your taste.
Languages are enriched with culture and below are 5 fun ways to learn:
1. Learn through the eyes of a child
Start by taking baby steps so that you are not overwhelmed. Read children’s books, learning material used to educate kids when they are really young. Read comics and kid’s stories as they contain simple vocabulary and shorter sentences. Think of it as going to kindergarten.
2. Watch kids movies / listen to songs
Movies and music are one of the most enjoyable gateways into a language. Even if you don’t understand the dialogue or lyrics of a song, just hearing the language will help you pick up on sounds and individual words. You may feel a little silly watching kids movies / TV shows, but the vocabulary and language used will be simple—perfect for a beginner!
3. Celebrate foreign holidays
Make learning fun by celebrating the festivities and holidays. This is a great way to motivate yourself to learn as you don’t want to miss out on a conversation with someone just because you can’t speak their language.
4. Change the language on your devices
Initially, it may be a bit weird, heck it may be even frustrating at times but these little tweaks will push your brain and gradually you will begin thinking in the language more often.
5. Use technology and speak as much as you can
Speaking and listening to a language often is the fastest way to learn. There is no need to spend hundreds of dollars, you can start your journey today with a simple app download from AlterGyan’s language portfolio. In addition, BBC has great language learning guides.
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