Should You Learn Another Language?

There are many folks who have been discouraged after years of trying to study a new language without much success. While some find it hard to study languages, it is rare that their actual ability to learn a language is in question. In general, many people have been discouraged from learning another language after they failed to master a language they selected to study in school. However, learning a new language requires a lot of patience.

 There are languages that are certainly easier for some to learn and those that prove more challenging. Whatever the case, it is an incorrect assumption to think a given language is impossible to learn. If people are speaking the language, it is because they managed to learn it somehow. Most people, with a little bit of effort, will be able to speak a new language, although very few will do so without an accent. However, the important thing here is to be able to express yourself fluently, and endeavor to be understood by a local despite your inevitable accent. (more…)

What is the Best Way to Learn Spanish?

The world is gradually becoming a global village and there is an increasing need to interact with people from different parts of the world. Diversity is good, and is something that is actually adds spice to our lives, along with opportunities to learn. However, with diversity comes the need to interact with people from different cultural backgrounds, that speak different languages. Among the many common languages in the world today, Spanish is one of the most widely spoken (as you can see on our chart here). It therefore pays to be able to understand Spanish. Generally, the best way to learn Spanish is to immerse yourself locally in a Spanish speaking community, but not everybody has the free time at hands for a full-fledged language study abroad.

Top Rule of Learning a Language – Speak without Fear

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Irrespective of all what you may have heard or read elsewhere, the most important part when it comes to learning a new language is to speak it more often. The tendency is for people to try to learn all the grammar and writing skills for far too long. However, all this study will be for naught if effort is not made to practice the language verbally. It’s said: “Practice makes perfect!”

As you learn to speak a language, you will be able to become more efficient and (more…)