3 Language Learning Tips

3 Language Learning Tips For Beginners

Learning a new language is not easy. We all have different reasons for wanting to learn a new language. It could be for fun, for business and for travel purposes
Whatever the reason, learning a new language will open up new paths for you in terms of stretching your knowledge and possibly learning about a new culture.

It takes hours and hours of study and the best place to start is ….

1. Speak speak speak!
There a plenty of options for self-study in any field but for learning a new language, the best way to learn is with other people. You will need to have many conversations with native speaker. This is one of the biggest motivators and will keep you going.

When you are learning with a trained teacher, who will be invested in your learning, you will gain something out of each and every lesson. The main reason for this is that a good teacher wants you to succeed and will do everything possible to help you achieve your goals.

Another pertinent reason for learning a new language with a native speaker is that humans are emotional and social. We learn better when we have an emotional response to something. Language is something that needs to be processed, not purely memorised.

When you start to use vocabulary and have proper conversations, your mind will automatically link your language learning experience with an actual human and social experience – these are memories which have an emotion attached to them.


2. Learn the most common words
Learn these first, including how to say them correctly. Start with 100 then stretch yourself to learning the 400 most common words in any language. Learn how to say them phonetically with your teacher. A good teacher will show you the mouth positions necessary to verbalise your new vocabulary.

Spelling will not be important in the beginning. You will be better of learning how to pronounce words phonetically first. There will be new sounds that will be different to those you are used to in your native language. You will need a good teacher who is patient and kind. This teacher will guide you through lip position, mouth position and tongue position. It sounds basic but if you are not used to certain sounds, practising these is very important.

The statistics show us that the 50% of spoken communication uses the 100 most common words in any language. This is why it’s a good place to start!

3. Learn basic phrases
Learning some basic phrases such as
My name is
Where is …
How do I …
Where is …
I want to meet ….
Learning a few basic phrases will get you speaking full sentences in a short time.

Well done for making the decision to learn a new language! Remember – Speak Speak Speak!!
June 24, 2019
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Hi there. Please read the following information on my background, teaching style and how I can help you. Beginner Students: I am very comfortable and patient with beginner learners – please don’t be shy or embarrassed! I am here to help you in a patient and non-judgmental way - I promise. Advanced students: - Conversation and debate - Vocabulary tailored to your specific needs and interests - Idioms, sayings, slang & nuance - Poetry and Literature Study - Advanced Writing Assignments Please book a 30-minute trial class first! When you make the booking, send me a message indicating your level and your English language learning goals. This is critical in order to help me prepare for our class. My goal is for you to get something out of every lesson. We will focus on EXACTLY what you need and I will never waste your valuable time or money on things that are irrelevant. I have both Teaching and Business Experience and Skills: - I started teaching in 2009 and have been in a corporate environment for the last 3 years. - My teaching and business experience is extremely valuable for online English students as I have a range of skills suitable for beginner to advanced levels. My teaching experience: - Remedial Teaching: children aged 4 to 12 with a range of abilities. - Assisted Learning for children with Barriers to Learning. - Online English teaching to adults from China, Japan, Russia and Brazil - TEFL Certified My corporate experience: - Corporate Blogging - Creating written content, including infographics, for Social Media platforms. - Using copy to generate business leads - Editing - Project Management - Website back-end Management - Search Engine Optimisation - Creating and running Google Adwords Campaigns Lesson Notes & Reporting: - I take notes during class so that you can relax and focus on speaking. - I offer my students a report within 24 hours of each and every lesson which includes errors and corrections for vocabulary, pronunciation and grammar. Weekend bookings available for your convenience. Let’s learn together!
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Hi there. Please read the following information on my background, teaching style and how I can help you. Beginner Students: I am very comfortable and patient with beginner learners – please don’t be shy or embarrassed! I am here to help you in a patient and non-judgmental way - I promise. Advanced students: - Conversation and debate - Vocabulary tailored to your specific needs and interests - Idioms, sayings, slang & nuance - Poetry and Literature Study - Advanced Writing Assignments Please book a 30-minute trial class first! When you make the booking, send me a message indicating your level and your English language learning goals. This is critical in order to help me prepare for our class. My goal is for you to get something out of every lesson. We will focus on EXACTLY what you need and I will never waste your valuable time or money on things that are irrelevant. I have both Teaching and Business Experience and Skills: - I started teaching in 2009 and have been in a corporate environment for the last 3 years. - My teaching and business experience is extremely valuable for online English students as I have a range of skills suitable for beginner to advanced levels. My teaching experience: - Remedial Teaching: children aged 4 to 12 with a range of abilities. - Assisted Learning for children with Barriers to Learning. - Online English teaching to adults from China, Japan, Russia and Brazil - TEFL Certified My corporate experience: - Corporate Blogging - Creating written content, including infographics, for Social Media platforms. - Using copy to generate business leads - Editing - Project Management - Website back-end Management - Search Engine Optimisation - Creating and running Google Adwords Campaigns Lesson Notes & Reporting: - I take notes during class so that you can relax and focus on speaking. - I offer my students a report within 24 hours of each and every lesson which includes errors and corrections for vocabulary, pronunciation and grammar. Weekend bookings available for your convenience. Let’s learn together!
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