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March 9, 2018

3 Common Language Learning Mistakes

Learning a language is a process.  What are the learning mistakes that are standing between you and your goal of becoming fluent? Here are three common language learning mistakes that many people make and how you can avoid them:

Don’t worry about making mistakes- Learn from them

Many people hold themselves back from learning a language quicker because they are afraid of making mistakes. You must learn to get out of your comfort zone and realize that mistakes are an important part of language learning. Making language mistakes are unfortunately inevitable, especially when you first start learning a language- so don’t be nervous or afraid! Learn from the mistakes and improve your language quicker.

Don’t rely on only one learning method- Use multiple methods

There are many different ways of learning a language from textbooks, language apps, listening, speaking with natives, etc. All of these learning methods are great, but it is a common mistake to only use one method all the time. Practice all communication skills such as listening, speaking, reading and writing in your target language. By improving each of these communication skills separately, will help your fluency in general. For example, by reading textbooks and learning about grammar will help improve your level of speaking.

Don’t Practice Consistently- Practice Daily

Many people make the mistake of not taking time regularly to learn a language. Just like lifting weights to gain muscle, it requires consistent use of your muscles to allow them to grow. Language learning is the same way, requiring consistent time to learn. Take time daily to study and apply the language you are learning. Do you have any language learning tips? Comment below and share with us any tips you apply when learning a language.
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