Learning to read, write and speak a new language can be exciting and for those who are travelling abroad, pretty much essential. So how do you learn a new language? And what is it that makes a good language course?
In my own experience I have found learning something new to be very simple, but after a few months it is almost impossible to remember any of it. The reason for this is simply that I donít use any of that information every day. So the key to remembering a new language that you are learning is to keep speaking or reading it every day. To remember English, you have to speak English all day. Intensive English language courses focus on remembering the language by utilizing it every day.
This can be done by speaking to someone that speaks English or by rehashing what you have learnt by stating everything you see while running everyday errands like cooking for instance. If you cannot attend a course, there are other options available. Books teaching you to read and speak a new language are available and they are available in basic to advanced versions. (more...)