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Have you ever wondered if you could learn a language faster? We asked our experienced learners for their BEST tips, so you can steal these and use them for yourself.
In this video, you’ll discover 5 tactics for faster language learning.
Number one - try more challenging lessons to improve faster.
If you’re wondering, “Why should I try a harder lesson?” Think about the gym. Studying is a bit like working out. If you wanna get bigger and stronger, you need to exercise with heavier weights.
But you might think, "If I try a harder lesson, I won’t be able to understand everything!" Remember, that's normal! When you can't understand 100% of a lesson, it means there are things in the lesson for you to learn. Keep in mind that you should challenge yourself, but not choose lessons that are impossible. And make sure to use the tools you have to study the things you don't know. With our learning program, teachers break down the conversation in every lesson. You also get the translations and explanations right there on the lesson page. There are also lesson notes, transcripts, and dialogue study study tools for you to use.
Remember how you felt when you started studying, and try to keep that "beginner" mindset. When you realize you don't understand something, don't run away from it! Instead, use the tools you have to work to understand it! This will help you learn faster.
Number two - put your learning on autopilot
Imagine you have a bunch of learning apps and textbooks. Maybe you have a bunch of study tools on your smartphone, or a bunch of books piled on a table you wanna read. Where do you even begin?
A lot of learners begin with a lot of enthusiasm, so they buy a lot of resources, but then get overwhelmed. They're not sure where to start or what to do or how to continue. Let's think about a textbook. It's easy to understand how to use a textbook. You follow the pages. Begin with chapter 1, then go to chapter 2, chapter 3, and so on, until you finish the book. The road forward is clear. You don't have to think about anything except moving forward with your studies. So, how do you apply this kind of "autopilot" approach if you're NOT using a textbook?
You can actually do this with our language learning program's tracking feature.
With our Progress Tracking Dashboard, once you’ve chosen your learning level, we'll give you a recommended lesson pathway and feed you lessons one by one. The Dashboard will tell you which lessons to take, from lesson 1 to lesson 2, to lesson 3. You'll be guided as you work on improving.
Number three- Read lines from the lesson dialogue out loud, slowly
Then re-read and increase your speed. This tactic is powerful for two reasons. It helps you become able to read faster and speak faster. Speaking smoothly is something many beginners say they struggle with, so this kind of practice can be very beneficial for beginning learners.
With our language learning program, for every lesson, you get a conversation. Read the dialogue with the Line by Line Dialogue. Read out loud slowly once then re-read a bit faster, then again, and keep increasing your speed until you can say the lines comfortably and sound like a native. You can take it a step further and try to memorize the dialogue, too. Try recalling it after your study session and say the lines out loud! This kind of review will help you progress and help you remember.
Number four- Review old lessons to master them completely.
Review is essential for your learning. If you come across a new word, you won’t remember it if you see it only once. It takes repetition to remember something. Make sure to take time to review past lessons. Give your brain a chance to remember the things you studied previously.
For example, if you try our listening comprehension lessons and you don't understand absolutely everything, check the translations and try listening again. Use the study tools you have available to make the most of your review sessions.
Number 5 - Download the dialog tracks and listen to the conversations.
This is a super popular immersion tactic. Here’s how it works.
When you’re done with a lesson, download the dialog track. You'll get the conversation in your target language. Then, make a playlist of the dialog tracks. Each track is about 10 to 30 seconds long. You can even put the tracks and playlists on your device and listen to them throughout the day, just as you would listen to music. This helps make the language feel a bit more natural; more like part of your everyday life. Instead of music, you're immersing yourself in conversations. This can be a great way to work on improving your listening skills!
This video covered 5 tips to help you learn a language faster.
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