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Janeel Abrahams
Learning a Second Language.

I always thought that learning a second language would be challenging. Even in school when I had Spanish classes I always felt defeated if I didn't understand the topic right away. I'm not sure with what frame of mind I decided to continue Spanish on my own or to start self-studying Japanese.  I know my goal for each language but the longer it takes the less motivated I am. Please help me.

What are some practical ways to improve in a new language?

What are effective practice methods?

I know that everyone doesn't learn or understand things in the same manner so please recommend as many techniques as you can thing of.Thank you. 

Feb 21, 2018 6:55 PM
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I will pick up the next list.

* to know hiragana and katakana.
* to listen to native speaker's conversation
* to read something in Japanese loudly
* to look for a good friend or a good teacher on italki

Reading loudly and listening are important.
I hope you continue to learn Japanese.
February 28, 2018

@Gergely

I'm learning it for fun and I want to travel. My goal, uhmmm I guess its to communicate with the natives of the respective language in their language. I do watch series in the language.

@Barry

lol I know. Thanks I'll keep it up.


February 28, 2018

What are some practical ways to improve in a new language?

Study, study, and study more (yeah, I know that's not what you want to hear, but it is the truth)

What are effective practice methods?

Study, study, and study more (yeah, I know that's not what you want to hear, but it is the truth)

February 28, 2018

What is your aim? Do you want to learn foreign lanuage just for fun or you would like to travel or it's need your work? It's easier if you have a goal. Find an interesting series or films your second lanuage an, It's very useful.

Good luck!


February 28, 2018
Thank you that's exactly what I've been doing :)
February 28, 2018
Janeel Abrahams
Language Skills
English, Jamaican Creole, Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish
Learning Language
Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish