Seven Tips to Improve Your Foreign Language Skills

Build a strong foundation...

When we want to learn a foreign language, (for example, French) the first thing we do is go to the French language course. To begin with, this is a good idea. At the courses, you will acquire the necessary base. When building a house, it's right to start from the foundation. It's the same with languages: you have to learn the basics of grammar and the correct pronunciation of sounds before you start talking. But if you have already built a foundation, you need to move further upwards. We have collected the best ways to improve your foreign languages skills.

Try Lessons with a Native Speaker

Speaking is the skill you need to work hard on. And in the middle stage, an effective way to develop this skill is to work with a native speaker. He will teach you to communicate naturally, to use idioms, phrasal verbs, slang - those "highlights" of the language that distinguish a person's speech with a high level from a person at the middle level of knowledge. This is how you can move to the next level of foreign language skills.

Practice Thinking

Translate "thoughts in your head" from your native language into the language that you are studying. Practice pronouncing and formulating sentences and phrases, thinking about events and occurring in a second language, and not just in your native one.

Write in the Language That You Are Studying

When you write, you learn to formulate your thoughts in the language you are learning, you can use the words you just learned and fix them in your memory. If you need to subsequently say such a phrase in a conversation, it will be easier for you to formulate it, so the writing skill should also be improved for those who want to raise their level.

Learn Whole Phrases, Not Single Words

When you have learned a new word, then learn with it some whole phrase or sentence. Repeat this phrase or sentence up to 10 times in a row, so that the sound is as natural as possible, and pronunciation is at ease.

Listen to the Speech of Native Speakers

Give more time to audio lessons listening to different variants of pronunciation, accents, and stylistics of foreign speech. In addition, the practice of reading aloud, pronouncing monologues and dialogues in faces aloud and repeating after the teacher or the audio recording will be good.

Spend Your Free Time in the Mobile App

Programs for learning a foreign language is an accessible and fascinating way to improve knowledge of grammar and expand the vocabulary. Their huge plus is the opportunity to improve knowledge at a convenient time for you, in any place convenient for you.

Do Not Stop

You need to be prepared for the fact that even if you follow all of the above recommendations, you will not feel progress too quickly. Be prepared for diligent pursuits, and your efforts will pay off handsomely, because a high level of knowledge of the second, third or even fourth language is a serious achievement, opening up many opportunities for you.


 


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