Why you can’t learn a language and how to fix that?

Why you can’t learn a language and How to fix that?

Are you trying to learn a new language but it doesn’t really work out? Well, I can help you to fix it. I have been learning languages since I was young, and I didn’t even take any language classes (besides my school period and some hopeless tries to improve my English at language courses). Today I am going to teach you how you can also practice a language and to succeed.

Don’t wait to be taught

Most of the people are always waiting to be taught by teachers. They are waiting for an exercise or for a conversation topic. If you want to speak a language, forget about that. Learn every day, do what you like do to, watch your favorite movies, sing songs, read a book, but do all those things in your target language. You will see the difference in a couple of weeks!

Enjoy your language learning process

Another reason why some people can’t learn a language is just because they don’t enjoy it. They usually have to take language classes which they don’t really like because it is too boring, difficult or they don’t have enough time for. But in reality, all you need to do is to spend several minutes every day for learning and practicing. It can be anything you prefer: a chat with a native speaker, an interesting article on your favorite website, a magazine or a podcast.

The most fascinating is that you can do all those things before your work or school, when you’re in the transport, or when you have a break.

Don’t follow only one language method

There are so many language methods in the world, but usually, when you take language classes you have to follow the only one. It is not a secret that people learn differently. Don’t try to follow someone’s method because it is not sure that it will work for you. Instead, combine different approaches and find the best way of learning.

Live a language

A lot of people think that if they take language classes twice a week that is enough. They never read a book in their target language. This is so wrong. To speak a language you have to live this language. There are a lot of ways how you can do that: change the language on your smartphone, computer, download your favorite playlist, watch movies, chat with native speakers on the forums, etc. All you have to do is daily surround yourself with your target language.

Practice a language every single day

This step is very important. Practice your language on a daily basis. Even if you have 5 minutes do something to practice. You need to get used to learning. If you will be regular in your actions and you will start practicing every day you will be able you speak fluently very soon.

Now I hope you understand that language learning doesn’t need a special talent from you. If you practice it every day, if you enjoy it and if you try to practice it as much as possible, you will master any language you want. Good luck!

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  1. Learning Chinese has been a work in progress since I moved here a few years ago. And while Spanish was fun in high school, I’ve lost a lot of it! So I definitely related to a lot of what you said here. Thanks for sharing!

      1. I’ve been studying Chinese with dedication for two years, and still find it incredibly difficult. It just doesn’t jive well with me! But living in China has been fascinating.

  2. I totally agree with you 😉 En ce qui me concerne, je manque de régularité et ma mémoire commence à me faire défaut (j’ai 51 ans) mais je garde bon espoir d’y arriver : je repense au temps que j’ai mis à apprendre l’anglais, l’allemand et l’italien et je rêve du jour où je pourrai parler couramment l’ukrainien 😉

    1. La régularité est la clé pour apprendre les langues, car notre cerveau accepte l’information plus facilement. Il pense « si je revois cette information chaque jour alors elle est utile, donc je vais la garder » 🙂 Du coup cela devient plus facile de mémoriser 🙂

    1. Yes, it happens that some days we are less productive then the others. But if you remind yourself why you want to speak a new language and think about all those positive thinks related to a new language, I think it will be easier to concentrate on 🙂

  3. Great tips! I especially like the « Live a Language » one.

    I’ve been trying to « live » Japanese for many years now, and the effort is gradually paying off.

    1. Thank you for your comment. I am very happy to find your blog (ok it was you who found me :D), there are so many interesting tips to learn Japanese, I will definitely use them.

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