A simple study guide to learn foreign languages easily!
I am not a multilingual expert nor am I a person who speaks multiple languages. However, I have a point to make regarding learning languages without tutors and classes. So, here is my personal ultimate guide and advice for beginning self-study of a language.
Select the language and the objective. You won't become proficient in a year, so be realistic. Give an answer to the question, "Why do you want to learn this language?" Yes, motivation is somewhat crucial in this situation.
Avoid putting off conducting extensive planning. Simply begin learning. You don't need a flawless note-taking or planning system because everything will initially be a mess and you will sort it out afterwards.
You could choose one or two resources while starting out your language journey. It consists of a textbook, a workbook, and a YouTube channel for me. Use anything you can find, taking your time—movies, podcasts, videos, webpages, etc. Every language has a wealth of study materials, but you don't require them all.
Establish a plan for your lessons. It's crucial, particularly if you're self-studying. Textbooks can offer this kind of organization. The structure of level requirements is another option. Every language includes a set of subjects, grammatical points, and vocabulary that are exclusive to each level (A1, A2, B1, etc.). I like textbooks since they are simple to understand, based on level requirements, and allow you to organize your study sessions into sections and modules.
Get hold of the language's top 1000 most frequently used terms. You can learn a lot if you can recall those terms. The Pareto principle states that only 20% of a language's words are used in 80% of discussions.
Learn the language from all angles. Don't only concentrate on hearing and writing, or speaking and reading. Again, this is the reason I adore utilizing textbooks. They include tests and exercises, as well as assignments that let you practice a variety of skills.
Look for trends and resemblances. Use analogies between the language you are studying and other languages you are familiar with to help you memorize information.
Key is consistency. Every day, practice your language skills by using Quizlet flashcards or a comprehensive study session. I'll confess that I'm not very good at this, but I'm working on it. My advice is to set up a rigid timetable with set learning times and study modest amounts of language every day (such as using Quizlet or finishing a few grammar tasks).
Apply the language. Do something every day to practice the language, whether it is talking to yourself about your day, making up random words, imagining conversations, or keeping a diary.