Help, I hit a language learning wall!
We’ve all been there. Learning a language can be hard. It takes a lot of time, practice and patience. Many times I’ve wished for my own Babelfish to make the process all that much easier.
Unfortunately, while the meaning of life may still be 42, there is, as yet, no Babelfish so that means putting in the hard yards. LinguaPosta posters and language labels can certainly help you on your language journey but in some ways they’re aimed at passive learning – taking information in as you go about your daily life.
While passive learning is important and necessary, I’ve found that to avoid hitting that wall and becoming frustrated with your language study, the best thing to do is mix it up a bit. Look up local language swaps in your community, volunteer somewhere where you can use your knowledge, find a language pen pal to practice your writing skills or why not take a class with other like-minded souls at your local Adult Education Centre?
There’s lots of different ways to learn, and we all learn differently, but where language is concerned, the only thing to do is to practice, practice, practice. Doing this in as many formats and ways you can think of will ultimately pay off down the track. One reason I’ve always liked languages is that you can’t fake it, you either know it or you don’t. So, it’s time for me to pick myself up and keep on learning.
By Miki. Mar 24 in News.