Linguistic capabilities of humans that represent ability to quickly learn grammar constructions while increasing vocabulary are various. That is why we will talk about fast ways to learn a foreign language and specifics of creation of an individual program of language learning.
Learn a language with a native speaker
Pace of learning a foreign language is revealed in the intensity of a person engaged in communication being the initiator of this communication.
That is why while learning a foreign language is it recommended to start spending as much time with native speakers as possible. It should be noted that there are several African languages that cannot be learnt by Europeans due to specifics of vocal cords construction of the native speakers.
Moreover, our brain perceives new information more actively in childhood, which is why children learn vocabulary and grammatical constructions of other languages much faster.
However, if you diced to learn one or more foreign languages when you are not a child anymore don’t lose hope and be in despair if things do not go right at the beginning. There are several practical pieces of advice for quick learning foreign languages.
Defining linguistic memory
To start working with learning material, one would better define personal peculiarities to form a program to see if you better learn languages better through grammatical constructions or lexical units.
To do it you may buy a phrasebook for tourists traveling in the country, language of which you want to learn. This phrasebook should contain simple sentences of navigation and basic lexical units used for conversation, with transliteration in native language.
After reading any random page, ask anybody to read any sentence from this page and write it on a sheet of paper. After it, the text is compared with the original one.
If you preserved the correct sequence of words despite some spelling mistakes, you are better at learning grammatical constructions. If the sequence of words is incorrect, or some are missing, but the spelling is accurate at most, you are better at learning a foreign language through lexical units.
The process of psychological adjustment
Another step of creating individual program of rapid language learning is fundamental adjustment of your psychic to perceive a new language. To do this, one needs to relax, throw away all thoughts, and take a blank sheet of paper, and start…
Try to imagine the surrounding world dumb. Neither object nor action has its name. All you have is a blank sheet of paper – your clear consciousness. Take a color felt-tip pen and write the word PEACE in the language that you are going to study. Then start and automatic translator on your computer and write down all the names of objects that you see around in your native and other language.
As sson as you realize that you are tired, put aside the felt-tip pen, read the words you have written once again, and put the sheet of paper in the drawer or any other place so you can’t see it. Close your eyes, take a deep breath and exhale. Now operate with two spheres of memory: your native language and the foreign one.
You cannot see the paper with words until you start another lesson. When you see the paper, your consciousness will automatically open up the needed sphere of memory.
Basic recommendation on how to create the program of foreign language learning
No one, except for the person itself, knows the fastest way to learn a new language and new information taking into account psychological features. That is why several aspects on the process of foreign language learning should be pointed out.
First, basic priority of learning should depend on the type of your perception. If you memorize the language by constructions, then you should learn it by reading books focusing on sentence building and tenses. If your perceive a language through lexical units, then you’d better watch more movies with no translation with further working on the words with the help of a textbook and a dictionary.
Second, a very important aspect is the methods of perceiving lexical information: verbally, visually, or combined. Most people use one of the first two methods. Thus, you should determine what to focus on – listening comprehension, watching movies with no translation, or reading books.
And finally, regular communication with native speakers of the language that you have decided to study leads to rapid learning. This is a perfect picture. If you have no possibility to do this, there’s a great deal of Internet-forums and special web sites, on which people from different countries help each other in studying foreign languages.
In any case, don’t give up and lose heart when you face first failures in learning a new languages, and you will succeed!