A simple step-by-step guide to learn languages. Not just read it, Use it!
– Accept: Accept the fact that foreign languages operate differently from yours.
– Break the worry habit: You can’t communicate if you keep worrying about making mistakes.
– Create: Start making your own learning tools (flashcards, drawings etc.).You know best what works for you.
– Dare: Dare to speak, dare to ask, dare to make mistakes, dare to aim high.
– E-learn: If you’re reading these lines, it means you are online. Make the most of it!
– Fly the nest: Don’t rely on your teachers for too long. Be an independent learner.
– Get down to work: No excuses. Spend as much time studying as possible!
– Happy: Don’t forget to have fun in the meantime and be happy for every little thing you learn.
– Ignore: Ignore any negative thoughts you or your friends might have about learning.
– Join: Join online groups and real-life clubs where you can practise with other learners.
– Karaoke: Yes, karaoke! Sing along while listening to your favourite foreign language songs.
– Love: Love the language you’re learning. Learn languages that you love.
– Memorise: Learn expressions and sentences by heart. Learn entire poems or songs.
– Notice: Notice patterns in the language. Take notes.
– Organise: Organise your day and create time slots for learning.
– Play: Play games. Educational games or your favourite computer games.
– Quizzes: Test your knowledge regularly to see if you have improved.
– Revise: Regular revision is essential.
– Speak: Speak to friends, speak to tourists and clients. Speak to yourself when you’re alone.
– Try: The only way to succeed is to try.
– Use: Use books and notebooks, highlighters, sticky notes, pictures, computer programs and mobile apps.
– Visualise: Don’t translate from your first language- just visualise what you want to say and say it in the target language straightaway.
– Want it: Where there’s a will, there’s a way.
– Yes: Say yes to every opportunity to speak to foreigners. Don’t be the shy one.
– Zen: Keep your zen. Learning a foreign language should never become a stress trigger.