When you decide to learn the second language it takes a strong will power in the initial stages. If you will ask anyone that how to learn a language he will simply reply that at first learn the alphabets, then words followed by grammar and start speaking. But everyone knows that it is not so simple in practical life. Some people suggest fluency classes or programs for few days. There is no method that will let you fluent in any language. The only way to learn a language is to make quite a bit of effort & practice on a daily basis, practice it everyday. If you are comfortable in reading newspaper or books do it, or you are comfortable in watching videos or listening audios do it but on regular basis. The only key is to dedicate enough time to the language learning process.
Initially when you start speaking a language you will pronounce wrong or will use wrong word. Sometimes it becomes comic and sometimes crazy. But discouragement is not the point to quit, enjoy your mistakes, laugh on them and continue the journey. Letís say you just made a mistake again or may be again & again, it may be very awkward or frustrating but this time, decide to act a bit differently. Try anything you need to do to say that word. Donít take it too seriously; just enjoy it, play with it. If you can make it fun, learning will be a lot easier, even when you make a mistake. Interact regularly with the native speakers of that language, may be your friend, colleague or anyone.
Vocabulary is the most important part of learning a language. You can learn most of your language by reading texts written in that language either in books or in newspaper. The most efficient and direct way is to use a dictionary. If you are fond-off reading books on computer, offline dictionaries are a great tool and you will not have to look each and every word of the dictionary. For example while learning Hindi or English language you can refer Sheels Hindi to English Dictionary. The problem while navigating a dictionary is that the number of unknown words will soon exhaust you if you look each and every word. For better results look up only the most important words i.e. the words which you use in your daily life. You can also do that while reading book or newspaper underline the difficult words and then later see them in the dictionary.
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