Many of us make New Year’s resolutions. So, what about focusing this year on language learning?
Do you want to look over my shoulder at the three points I have jotted down?
1. Practice often!
I may not have time to devote 3 – 4 continuous hours to learning a language. But I can have spaces of 10 minutes scattered throughout the day. So, using this time for language learning can make a difference!
Some suggestions are:
To write my to-do lists and shopping lists in the language I’m learning.
To set my phone to the target language.
To follow social media content in the language I’m learning.
To watch videos in my target language.
2. Watch out for opportunities.
Since learning a language requires practice. And there is no shortcut. Then constantly looking out for opportunities to practice must be a goal.
So many resources are available online (videos, podcasts, articles). So, waiting for the bus to come or waiting for dinner to cook are good opportunities to improve language skills.
3. Speak with confidence, not fearing mistakes!
We will commit mistakes while learning a language. So, trying to avoid them will only hinder our progress.
Speaking with confidence is difficult at the beginning. But as time goes by, the new language will become second nature.
Once you have written your language learning resolutions, commit to them! Don’t give up! I wish you the best in your new journey!