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How hard is it to learn another language? And what advice can you give me to improve?

For learning: Spanish
Base language: English
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    Practica! :P

    Hi Kiki it depends on your own ability as to hard hard it is for you to learn.
    I find that these 6 memorizing strategies work the best for improvement..
    * Associate. Use basic characteristics of memory to learn new material.
    * Visualize. Use mental imagery to support goals, rehearse skills and reinforce other techniques.
    * Verbalize. Use words and writing to learn faster.
    * Simulate. Simulate real-life performances using basic or advanced tools.
    * Perform. Use specific techniques to learn skills and behaviors.
    * Repeat. Use repetition techniques to help you lock in what you’ve learned.

    Learn another language is very easy, it depends on what is your mother tongue. For English native speaking, I think German would be easier. You may start with online or with the multimedia interactive learning. I have some links posted on my site at http://arcoplaza.com, you will find it under e-learning section. Moreover, you may join the local meet up group to practice your new language. Sign up at http://www.meetup.com.

    it depends upon how much you work hard and how much interest do you have in language.......!

    one advice is...if you are learning language for hobby..then start from english..! if you are english speaker then you can choose chinese or hindi....both will be more powerfull in future.....! and both have interesting culture!

    and easy way is "join class of language". they will teach you how you should learn!
    Learning a lenguage is hard but depends also on the speed you learn cause some learn faster than others and also on the purpuse of learning that lenguage still if you are one of them or you are not, !You must work hard or even harder! cause that's the only way yo can really learn it, besides it's not like you study it just for some months or years a lenguage is being learned all the days until you'll die. Learning it should never be stopped.

    Here are some tips and advices to help you improve any language your are learning. Improving your ability to read will lead automatically to improving your speaking skills. It will increase your vocabulary and enhance your ability to form correct sentences.
    -To start learning a language from the scratch you might need to take some initial classes to learn the alphabet , how to pronounce ,basic vocabulary and grammar. You can do that by taking classes in a language institute or by self learning online, although some guiding from a tutor at that early stage is recommended, unless you are able to depend only on audio/video facilities.
    - Then you have to practice and increase your vocabulary through different means such as :
    *Reading at your level of comprehension simple texts or books and looking up new words .
    * Listening to the language through music and possibly reading the lyrics.
    * Watching movies in that language with subtitles in your mother tongue..
    * Chatting with natives online using voice chats or in real life .Mingling with natives is a very good way to be constantly listening to speech in the language, even if you don't understand at the beginning.


    Make lists of words you learned and categorize them, e.g words you use at the office , words you use at school , greetings etc..
    - Keep a diary in that language . Try to use the new words you learned to write and compose simple sentences .The more you add up to your vocabulary, the more you can form intricate ones. Test your level!.
    -Take a holiday abroad if you can afford in countries speaking that language. It is an opportunity to practice with natives and learn more about the culture and people.You can sign up in language courses in those countries as well beside visiting its historical and monumental buildings and museums . You will be using guiding phrasebooks to help you get along there. The whole process will help you learn more words, expressions and practice speaking.
    All the above can help you improve your language. Intensifying your efforts will make you improve faster. Concentrating on whatever method you are applying will guarantee you a more steady improvement.
    I hope those tips were helpful.
    Good luck:)

    Hello Kiki,
    It is relative and depends on some factors:-
    - How strong is your motivation to learn a new language?
    - What sources are available for you to rely on in studying that language.
    - How much time could you ( or are you willing ) to dedicate for learning
    that language.
    - What environment you live in and how much it contributes to facilitating
    your learning process. Surrounded by native speakers speaking the
    language you are learning is of course an asset and exposes you
    more to hearing it all the time which makes it easier to learn .
    - How serious are you about learning the language. You could start
    pursuing an intensive course enthusiastically then suddenly decide else
    and spend your time doing other activities.
    - It depends also on the language you are learning ,whether it is from the
    same language family as your mother tongue or completely different
    offering a different writing system that would be harder to learn.
    Learning Spanish would be easier for you to learn for example than
    learning Chinese.
    - The writing system , the pronunciation , the grammar and all the
    other language components determine its degree of hardness.

    If you want to improve a lenguage is very very easy move to a country wich official lenguage is the lenguage you want to learn, but for you will be a little hard because the official lenguage in your country is English and when you arrive for example here in spain many people will try to speak with you in english for improve their english :) when i arrived to spain i didn´t know anything about spanish and in one year i started to speak and in 6 years i could pronounce "RR" and i am chinese :D

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