Five Steps To Fluency
Here we present you with some useful steps which can help to propel your language learning to the next level. Whatever you’re studying, these handy tips with help.
You certainly need to invest some money in grammar books and perhaps a CD or computer programmes. But the main thing you need to invest is your time and energy. Learning a new language is by no means an easy task and to master it, it takes years of effort. But with the right mindset, you will pick up the basics before you know it.
Make a friend
Try and make a friend who you can communicate with and use each other to practice with. Imagine a French or Spanish person who is similar to you. You can write letters to each other and then correct the grammar or go over pronunciation together on Skype. The possibilities are endless.
Everybody has a laptop or access to the internet, use it to your advantage when trying to learn a language. There are hordes of terrible grammar exercises out there - so beware. But if you just log on to the reputable sites then you will discover the diamonds in the rough. It is also worth taking a look at news websites, films, television programmes and podcasts from the language’s country.
Take an evening class
Once you have got the basics locked down, you need to put it into practice. There are hundreds of classes all over the country and these are the perfect ways to improve your basic understanding of a language. If your are based in London, UICLondon.com provides high-quality courses to anyone keen on learning a language. If Spanish is your second language of choice, you will find more information on the link.
There's no better way to pick up a language than to actually live or spend an extended amount of time in its home country. As well as intensively learning from the best native-speaking teachers, you will be surrounded by the language. Everywhere you go you will need to use it and therefore you will be forced to learn.