When you are planning to learn a new language, make your mind for facing challenges and sometimes handling frustrations, but surely it is a rewarding experience. Different techniques of learning work for different people and sometimes it will be beneficial to mix and match these techniques. In order to learn new language, make sure that you avoid making mistakes. With this in mind, here we will discuss the common mistakes and how to avoid them.
Mistakes to avoid when learning a language
1) Not giving yourself the right foundation
It is very essential to learn the basics of language you are learning. If you are getting in the wrong foot with the language, you probably are at the risk of developing bad habits which will be difficult to correct later. So, it is better to build and give yourself the right foundation. If this involves spending extra money and time, consider this an excellent investment and go ahead. This can be benefiting you for rest of your life.
2) Not focusing on pronunciation
All languages spoken depends on pronunciation for its meaning, to varying extents. In case of tonal languages, words get differentiated whether the tone rise or falls. Listen how the native speakers are pronouncing words when speaking. Notice the small differences in the language and correct yourself, thus your pronunciation will improve and benefit you. Moreover, people will find easy to understand you.
3) Translating concepts directly
Concepts are different in different languages. For instance; in English you ‘like it’ whereas in Spanish ‘it pleasures’ you. In English you ‘have arrived’ whereas in French you ‘are arrived’. These are the small differences but an important ones especially when you want to become fluent in language.
4) Being afraid of Grammar
It is important to understand grammar in order to speak the language fluently. Unless you study grammar, you may not know about the terms like adverb, pronoun and so on. This can be very daunting. But you cannot learn a language without learning its grammar. You need to understand what role the words play, thus using them and framing sentences accurately.
5) Not persisting
Often learning the first part of the language is the difficult one. Sometimes you get mentally strained when struggling to put sentences together. But persisting to learn language is rewarded. If you think that you are not good at some things, it is good idea for continuing to learn by which you are able to overcome difficulties.