Learning a new language isn’t always easy; it comes with its own set of challenges and frustrations. However, if you ever want to be fluent you must stick at it, even when it feels too difficult. The trick is to find more exciting ways of learning. Here are some of our ideas:
Visiting a country that speaks the language you’re hoping to learn is a great place to start. Rather than reading a list of vocabulary from a sheet of paper, you will be forced to get involved in conversations, listening and speaking in a contextual situation, so you’ll be more likely to remember the words and phrases at a later date.
Watching a foreign movie once in a while (with or without subtitles, depending on your skill level) is a great way to learn a new language. The best part is that you don’t have to leave the comfort of your own home. By listening to words and phrases spoken within a conversation, rather than on their own, they will actually have meaning and stick in your mind.
Head to iTunes and download some music in your target language, or simply put the radio on next time you’re in the car. If there are words you don’t understand, write them down and look them up later. You’ll be singing along before you know it.
To help with your general vocabulary, try labelling objects around your home using stick-it notes. If you see these labels at least once every day and practice saying them out loud, you’ll be more likely to remember them during a later conversation.
Friendship is a great way to learn a new language because you still get to hang out and have fun, whilst continuing to learn. You will likely feel more comfortable practising with a friend rather than a stranger because you won’t be afraid to make a mistake.
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The aim of the course is to improve English comprehension skills, along with grammar and pronunciation.
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This course offers boys and girls aged 8-17 the opportunity to develop their theatrical skills in Drama and Dance.
These courses, run in association with Chelsea FC Foundation, are open to boys aged 8-17.
This course is open to 14-17 year olds with a minimum of level of B2 English.
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These courses provide a combination of tennis coaching, English classes and a programme of social activities.
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This course is aimed at pupils aged 8-14, including native speakers.
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