How to learn a new language: Tips from language professors

Language, Learning

There is no magic formula for improving your language skills in your native tongue or learning a new language. It would help if you simply took your time and put in plenty of effort and hard work to be successful. It is essential to be patient with yourself as well and not to push yourself to work beyond your limits. After all, Rome wasn’t built in a day, and the same is true of language acquisition. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of the top language tips from leading language professors to help you learn a new language quickly and easily!

Learning and practice are the two main components of studying language. Work hard with your lessons and then set aside plenty of time to practice what you have learned. Be aware that merely memorizing words or phrases is not going to get you where you want to go. Read on for some tips that can help make your study of a new language as efficient as can be.

Taking a class at a language school is an excellent way to learn. At Agape School of Education, conveniently located in Novena, we conduct specialized language courses in over 12 langauges! Our classes are small, and our content is always custom-built and designed for the student, to ensure that our students don’t just learn, they develop a love for the language.

Immersing yourself in the language and culture is another way to learn a new language. For example, if you want to learn the nuances of the Spanish language, swiping through an app won’t be enough. Spend some time in Spain; living there for some time to acquaint yourself with the ways of the people and the language can be extremely beneficial to consolidate your learnings. In the same way, if you want to learn French then go to France to learn from those who speak the language fluently. Unfortunately, not all of us are lucky enough to be able to pack up and move to France. That’s why at Agape, we don’t just have lessons that teach language, we also offer conversational courses, even at the children’s level!

Another excellent way to quickly and easily pick up a new language is to get into the habit of listening to the language you wish to learn on a day-to-day basis. As you acquaint yourself with the language from an aural perspective, you will not just learn the words but also the accent and the intonations of how words and sentences are spoken. Perhaps it comes as a shock that a language center recommends listening to music and watching movies as a form of study, but leading linguistic professors have long supported using a variety of tools in acquisition of a new language. Dr. Melissa Baese-Berk, the director of the Second Language Acquisition and Teaching Program, famously developed the three keys to learning a second language, all of which involve watching tv!

If you wish to learn a second language thoroughly, then let the Agape School of Education guide you on your journey through the technical aspects, the nuances, the culture, and, ultimately, to fall in love with French. Because when you love something, it’s no longer work. The ultimate key to learning a new language is to love what you are learning, and with Agape, we hope to share our unconditional love for languages with our students.


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There is a myriad of ways to ensure that foreign language time is quality time, but like any other aspect of parenting: trust your judgment, employ your imagination, and listen very, very well. For everything else, trust the Agape School of Education for all your language needs!

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