Learning a new language is a difficult task but it can be easier if you are motivated enough and if you stay focused on simple rules.
The following 17 advices will clarify you how to get the most from your language learning efforts!
1º A good vocabulary helps to solve a lot of misunderstandings. It is very important that you improve your vocabulary day by day using easy techniques like 12speak! Language Games.
2º A good vocabulary doesn’t grant your conversational ability.
3º Literal translation is not always the best option.
4º Writing and listening have to be simultaneous activities. The right pronunciation of a word is fundamental to let people understand what you are saying.
5º Your grammar skills are very important to write and to succeed in school but speaking imply something more.
6º Speaking is the most difficult step. The more you practice the better.
7º Don’t forget the idioms which are spoken sentences where the meaning is not obvious from the individual words used.
8º Another gap you need to mind is the culture which is different from country to country.
9º keep in mind that each language has its own syntactic structure.
10º You need to stay mentally agile not to think and speak according to your mother tongue rules.
11º If you are Italian it would be easier to learn Spanish and French than German or English.
12º You should dedicate at least 5 hours a week to grammar and 5 hours to speaking or chatting.
13º If you don’t stay focused it is very easy to lose concentration and motivation.
14º Depending on the level of competence you want to achieve you should adopt a different combination of: method, time and economical resources.
15º It is very useful to plan your holidays accordingly the language you are learning.
16º When you are back keep practice your language chatting with native speakers.
17º Have fun while learning!