Fluent. Simple. Blog.
By STEFANO LODOLA
In this blog, I’m going to share with you what I actually do to learn foreign languages. I put popular tools and personal tips together into a complete language workout for your brain.
This is not a generic guide: I only recommend methods and materials that I actually use myself and that I find useful. This treasure of life experience will make you want to pick up again that language you dropped long ago, this time saving yourself years of ineffective studies.
Find more tips on my on-demand webinar “Fluent. Simple.” After this quick-start guide, you’ll know exactly what to do from now on to learn a foreign language effectively.
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I’ll share with you some of the most effective tips and strategies for learning a foreign language covering the four major aspects of language learning: listening, speaking, reading, and writing.
Language immersion is possibly the most effective way to learn a language. However, it's not just being passively surrounded by the language. It’s doing all the things you normally do in your own language, only through another language.
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If you study a foreign language, probably you're doing that with a textbook. Language self-study books can be useful, but you should choose them carefully.
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I’ll recommend you products for self-learning foreign languages. You’ll find both paid and free study resources without discrimination.
Nowadays, you don't need to live abroad or even visit any country to learn a foreign language. You can learn a language online, taking lessons on Skype!
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The scientific study of language and its structure, including the study of grammar, syntax, and phonetics. Specific branches of linguistics include sociolinguistics, dialectology, psycholinguistics, computational linguistics, comparative linguistics, and structural linguistics.
Practicing listening skills in a foreign language can be overwhelming. To make progress, break down your practice into carefully sequenced phases that build on each other.
To master a foreign language, you need to practice writing. However, written drills are boring and don't improve communication skills. Creative writing does.
Speaking is not necessarily communication. To improve communication skills, shift the focus from the language itself to actually doing things in that language.
Try these study tips and get the brain boost you need to learn a foreign language.
There are many pains in learning a language: we are afraid of making mistakes, of forgetting, of wasting time. What's the best way to learn a foreign language?
Even if you can’t go abroad due to personal commitments, you can always practice conversation in a foreign language, online or in your own country.
Learning languages is fun, but you can also make a living with languages. Find you dream job!
You never know when skills will come handy. But the advantages in the workplace of knowing more than one language are certain. Which language should you study?
There’s plenty of language lovers and polyglots who share their stories online. On their blogs, you find tips to learn languages more effectively.
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As a language learner, I was raised speaking only Italian, but now I speak nine foreign languages.
As a teacher, I’ve taught Italian to adults in schools and universities.
I’ve lectured in polyglot clubs and coached students on their way to fluency.
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