This year, I didn’t make a list of goals to aim for. Because, last year I realized that I never remember the goals, I make at the start of every year. So, this time I was least bothered about any goals. This year in April, I got to know about Chinese classes and suddenly, I told myself that this is going to be my goal # 1 for 2018. Since then, I am loving it. Here are quick tips which worked for me in practicing this language.
- Install a language app.
Use your phone for some productivity. Why phone? Because you carry it all the time. Install any language learning app. It can help you to practice language in an organized manner from basic to expert level.
Also, many apps provide a platform where multiple users can be part of a single lesson. This way, you meet more learners who are learning same language. You can share challenges you face in the process and these fellows help you. One of the commonly used application is Duolingo.
- Use common words in daily conversations.
Learn common words which are used in daily conversations. These words can be Hi, how are you, sorry, thank you or good day.
I call my grand mother Nǎinai. Why? Because In Chinese, that’s what you call your grand mother.
Instead of saying Hi, I say Nǐ hǎo because Chinese.
In office, I use Xièxiè for thank you and Duìbùqǐ for sorry. And, I use them so frequently that my office colleagues know these words now.
- Convince any of your close friend or family to learn language with you.
Yes, convince any of your close friend or family to learn language with you. This will improve speaking language you are learning. Combine study is always better than doing it individually.
- Enjoy practicing new language.
Let me tell you one thing. People are going to laugh at you when you will practice these common terms of new language. For them, these words in different language sound meaningless. A lot of people will make fun of it. But don’t stop. Love to enjoy practicing it. This tendency of passion will measure, how quickly you are going to learn it.
Hope these tips will help you in practicing a new language. Remember learning a new language opens new dimensions in your life that you can never experience through any other activity.
Have you learnt any new/foreign language? Do you have any language learning hack? Share it in comments. Enjoy learning new language. 😊