Learning a foreign language is a great experience. Not only do you get to speak a whole new language, but you also expose yourself to a whole new culture. However, despite starting out hopeful, many language enthusiasts give up on their pursuit or find it challenging to stay consistent with their efforts.
So, is there a way for you to not only learn a language, but also to enjoy the process instead of finding it stressful? We think so! Here are some ways to make your language learning journey as easy as un-dos-tres!
Many people follow the saying, ‘shoot for the moon; even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars”, but we recommend a different approach to your language goals. Instead of psyching yourself out by keeping a big ultimate goal, start off small to make the process less intimidating.
If the only goal you have set for yourself is “be fluent,” the rest of your achievements will pale in comparison. Instead of setting yourself up for failure, you can have smaller goals like “cover the alphabet” or “learn ten new phrases” so you reach them and stay motivated. It’s important to give yourself space to look back and have evidence of how far you’ve come!
Incorporate Learning Into Your Life
Another popular tip many people give to language learners is to set aside time to learn a language. But creating a harsh line for your ‘learning time’ can slow down your learning curve significantly.
Instead, incorporate tidbits of your learning into your everyday life. You don’t have to make it boring! Create a playlist of all songs in the language you’re learning. Or watch a movie with the language’s subtitles once a week. This way, you’re keeping yourself open to exposure outside textbooks, which can help you retain what you learn for longer.
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Get Language Classes
Instead of stressing yourself out through self-learning or following video tutorials, just sign up for language classes. The classes are designed to help students and help you discuss any concerns or weak points you have, which can help you not get stuck in your learning progress.
If you’re on the lookout for a Hebrew online school, then get in touch with us at Ulpan-Or. Not only do we provide you Hebrew language learning with Israeli teachers, but you can also find support and guidance with peers in your virtual classroom! Contact us today for more information.