Learning a language is probably one of the best things you can do in your life. You are going to know a new culture, you can meet new people, make friends with them and your life will be definitely different.
Also, if you want to travel it’s more fun if you know the language. You will have no difficulty speaking in the shops, in the museums, and also you will make friends easier.
The only difficult thing is the start. You should never stop at the beginning. If you can’t study for an hour per day at least do it for half an hour.
Learning a language requires patience and a flexible teaching approach. To establish a strong “linguistic core,” flexibility at different stages of language learning is crucial. My approach makes it possible for your brain to gradually and successfully pick up the language over time. Learning a language involves more than just memorizing words and phrases. Along with them, you should work on other linguistic abilities. Languages are broken down into degrees of linguistic proficiency in language manuals, courses, and assessments. The three main stages of language proficiency are beginner, intermediate, and advanced.
Level 1. Beginner
The first stage is the most delicate. Every aspect is unexpected. To our ears, the language’s sounds might often sound remarkably similar. Grammar and vocabulary may also be entirely unfamiliar to us and different from what we are used to using in our own tongue. The brain must adjust gradually to the new language’s sounds, patterns, grammatical constructions, vocabulary, and rhythms. The brain needs time to comprehend the vast amount of information it is exposed to. The brain stores these bits of knowledge in certain places. The brain needs more time to “network” this new knowledge so that the words and sounds can be connected. To put everything together, an even greater level of comprehensive networking is necessary. The “linguistic core” is made up of the entire process.
Level 2. Intermediate
Now, the language doesn’t sound as strange. It is feasible to distinguish the language’s sounds and recognize its rhythm. When a native speaker discusses well-known subjects, a language learner can comprehend what is being said in its context and recognize grammatical patterns. Learning new sounds, words, and sentence patterns get faster and simpler. The language that was learned through practice in reading, writing, listening and speaking is being pieced together by the brain. Even though things are getting simpler at this point, you still feel like you can’t fully function in a range of circumstances with the language.
Level 3. Advanced
Something clicks at the period of transition from the intermediate level to the advanced stage. Everything that had previously been challenging becomes suddenly simple. It is easy to follow a movie, comprehend native speakers, and read newspapers. Constructing sentences is simple. After this, the student no longer needs to exert as much effort to continue learning the language. Without the aid of a course or language course materials, you can frequently utilize the language in everyday circumstances to improve your knowledge and abilities. At this point in the learning process, you can start exploring the language’s rich tapestry and developing a greater comprehension of its functions.
The most common reason people give up on learning a language is that it is too unfamiliar and they feel uncomfortable.
We didn’t give it much thought when we were young because we were curious and eager to learn through play and experimentation.
However, now that you are aware of the stages in the development of language learning, you have a new reference point for your language learning journey.
If you have children then motivate them from the beginning. Buy them a french children’s book or Irish childrens book, maybe English or Spanish. Doesn’t matter what language your child will choose at least he will start developing his or her language-learning skills from childhood.
If we start talking about the importance of learning a new languages we need thousands of days and nights for that. Not only children but grownups need to learn a new languages. You may think that you are too old for that, but it is never late to learn a languages.