Learning French is not as hard as you think. In fact, it is one of the easier languages to learn if you compare it to other languages. Plus the fact that French is widely spoken in multiple countries, which is a great reason on its own to learn French.
If you already speak a language like Spanish, then learning French will be much easier. I highly recommend http://www.frenchgrammarexercises.com if you want more information about learning the language, plus a bunch of french grammar exercises.
Daily practice is key to learning fast, but also the way in which you practice. We all know that we learn the best when learning is fun and effortless rather than it being a chore and a forced action. If you find yourself in the foreign country and you meet some really cool French people, you’re naturally going to want to learn as fast as possible because it’s fun and you want to communicate. Compare that with wanting to learn in a way that you need to get behind your desk and read pages of textbooks, and you can already see which way is going to help you to learn French much faster!
So, be smart about it and learn French every day!
Have you been to Thailand before? Are you planning on going again or maybe you’re currently there? I always like to order my food in the same language of the country, and in this case it’s Thai. So how to learn Thai? How do you learn enough of the language to be able to order your food and have a basic conversation with people?
The first thing that you can do is literally learn the few phrases that you need to order something. The problem then is that if you get asked any questions you’re not going to be able to respond. If the waitress asks you if you want scorpions with your rice and you say yes, you might be in for a little shock.
The best is to take things slowly and day by day. Even if you only learn 10-20 new words per day, it’s only a matter of weeks before you can understand and speak basic Thai. You can learn these words systematically, but best is just to make a list of the most common words that you use that day and learn those. For example, house, bed, car, tree, eat… and so on and so forth. When you do this every day (and it’s not hard to learn 10 or more new words a day), it won’t be long before you can really order your first food in Thailand in Thai itself.
If i were to tell you that it’s possible to learn any language in under 3 months, would you believe me? While you may not be able to speak a language perfectly fluently in 3 months, it’s very possible to learn a very intermediate level of a language in this time period.
Traditionally it takes years to learn a new language. This is because it’s often so spaced out and little time is dedicated to it. You don’t need to spend 12 hours a day learning the language, but the more time you spend with it, the faster you will learn. The trick lies in totally thinking in the language. Instead of thinking about a tree, think about what that tree is called in the language you are trying to learn. Then make associations with the new words and link the to images.
This is how a child learns a language. He doesn’t translate from one language into a new one all the time. No, he sees an object and links it to a word. This is how you should learn a language too. And then when you want to express yourself, refrain from doing it in your native language but do it in the language you are learning. This way you will force yourself to learn much quicker than you usually would because otherwise you simply cannot communicate.
Stay tuned for more!