Learning another language doesn’t have to be hard. In fact, learning a new language is a lot easier than you think.
I’m going to share some techniques I’ve learned over the years to help you quickly master English.
STEP 1: Learn from the Best
One of the biggest reasons why people struggle with learning a language is that they don’t know what to learn. They just pick the first thing that sounds interesting and hope it’ll stick.
The best way to learn something is to actually study from someone who already knows it. It’s much more effective than trying to learn by watching YouTube videos and reading a bunch of books.
The best people to learn from are native speakers. Native speakers have spent years living and speaking a language, so they know all the different tricks and shortcuts.
STEP 2: Break Down the Language into Smaller Parts
Once you find a topic that sounds interesting to you, break it down into smaller parts. It might seem intimidating to start learning a new language all at once, but it’s actually much easier to take things one step at a time.
For instance, you can learn how to count numbers by starting with the number 1. Once you understand the concept of numbers, you can then move on to learning the number 10, 100, and 1000.
STEP 3: Start Writing
You can’t really learn a language without writing. Learning a language isn’t about memorizing vocabulary and grammar rules.
The best way to learn a language is to use it and write about it. Write a story, write a blog post, and even write an article for Wikipedia.
STEP 4: Read and Listen to Audio
You can learn English a lot faster if you start listening to audio instead of reading books. Reading is a passive activity. You sit and listen to someone read a book or lecture.
When you listen to audio, you’re actively engaged. You can follow along with the speaker, and you can easily pause and replay sections of the audio file as necessary.
STEP 5: Practice
Practice makes perfect. If you want to learn English, you need to practice. Every day, find a time to read or listen to a new section of text. You can also use Duolingo or Memrise to learn words that you encounter in the real world.
That’s it! Just keep doing these five things, and you’ll soon be speaking like a native speaker.