Sheila
What works the best when learning a new language?

Those of you who are bilingual, or multilingual, what did you find worked best when learning a new language? Do you believe you have to be totally immersed in the culture? Do you think you have to practice everyday? What tips/strategies would you suggest when learning another language?

 

Jul 27, 2014 9:34 PM
Comments · 4

Naturally language learning is starts through listening, 2nd reading, these two things make you able to write and speak, All you need an enviorment where peoples can talk to you on regular basis and then you require little homework.

July 27, 2014

I read a lot in Chinese.  Whenever I have free time I will read a short article or a short story.  This helps to improve my vocabulary.  I also found a mandarin soap I enjoy and I watch an episode once a day.  This helps further enhance my vocabulary ( because it still requires reading) and it helps my listening.  Finally I talk in mandarin whenever I get the opportunity.  

 

I am am now following the same routine with Russian.

July 27, 2014

I immeresed my self in English. I just read in English and I don't read Arabic. And since then my vocabularies increased significantly. I focused on listening and speaking all the time.

July 27, 2014

Good point! Practice is a huge part of learning.

July 27, 2014
Sheila
Language Skills
Chinese (Mandarin), English, French, Ojibwe
Learning Language
French, Ojibwe