Do you like discovering different ways of learning languages? Trying out various learning strategies is great because they keep your learning minutes dynamic. Nevertheless, the statement you’ll hear now has proved to be true for so many times that I’m sure it’ll always remain true: The more effort you put into your mental activity of recalling a word or grammar rule, the easier it’ll be for you to remember it next time. Plain and simple, and yet so efficient. Either when starting to learn a new language or when you’re improving the language you already know.
So, believe it or not, the best advice you’ll ever hear about learning is: Stick to the classics. “Sounds good, but how do I do it?” You’re in the right place to get the answer. Simply follow these 3 tips:
Tip N°1: Use your mental power of recall.
Have you ever written your little dictionary with the list of words in two columns? There are two options to use it:
- Hide one column to yourself, read the words one after another, and recall the corresponding words from the hidden one.
- Ask your friend to read out words of the one column one by one, answer and check your answer from the second column.
If you recognise this procedure, then you know exactly what recall is about. Yes, it’s that easy! Remember to mark the words you answered correctly so you can skip them next time efficiently.
Tip N°2: No quantity of exercises is too much 😉
When it comes to doing exercises, you are free to do as many as you like! 😉 Each repetition of the knowledge you have acquired already adds up to your expertise. Do worksheets with your pen or online, play online learning games, and take every opportunity to listen and speak in a language you’re learning. Your stairs to knowledge are made of exercise! 😉
Tip N°3: Activity is the key
Now, this is where it gets really interesting. So make yourself comfortable and have a moment to revive your imagination. Think about your classroom as a stadium and your teacher is your coach. Which means – you are an athlete. You’re active while learning: listening, speaking, writing, and using all your senses. Always make sure you engage yourself. The reason you want to do this is simple. Your learning is the most efficient this way.
Learning Languages Efficiently
This is it, my friend, it’s now time to go and try those tips out. Because this is exactly what efficiency looks like: let’s go straight to the point! 😉 Which tip will you start with? 😊 Tell us in the comment below!
Katarina & Nika