Hey! you’ve decided to learn a new language – congratulations!
If you’ve already started the process, you know that it requires dedication and lots of practice. You may even be dreaming of the opportunity to live abroad in a place where the language is spoken by natives and immersing yourself in a whole new culture. Unfortunately, for most working adults, it’s just not realistic!
But don’t worry, just because you can’t pack up tomorrow and move to Bolivia, Portugal, or France doesn’t mean you can’t master Spanish, or French if you live in Liverpool. With this post we want to convince you that if you join lessons at The Language House, you don’t need to live abroad to learn a new language.
1) WE LIVE IN A CONNECTED WORLD
Luckily for us, language lovers, these days we have a lot more options to consider. If you’re glued to your smartphone, for example, download a few apps that will help you build your vocabulary and learn sentence structure. If you’re obsessed with social media, follow major brands that post in the language you’re trying to learn. Are you the type to socialise, then join a language learning group or find a local meet-up where you can connect with people of the same interests as you. Find online publications to learn about all the latest culture topics and trends in France, Spain, or Puerto Rico.
2) YOU CAN CHOOSE THE TYPE OF TRAINING THAT WORKS FOR YOU
No matter what your learning style is, you can find language training to meet your needs. If you are a visual learner, sign up for an online program that encourages hands-on involvement. If you thrive in a classroom setting, join local language classes. Check out the courses offered at The Language House Liverpool, which are open to people that come from all backgrounds and levels that have a love for languages.
3) HOLIDAYS (TIME OFF) = INMERSION TIME
If you want to go the immersion route, even a short time abroad gives you the opportunity to do so. Schedule a holiday abroad and focus on exposing yourself to the local language as much as possible. Challenge yourself to not speak a word of English the whole time. Go on tours in the local language and purchase a stack of newspapers or magazines to take home to practice your reading and comprehension skills.
4) YOU CAN STUDY ANYWHERE AND EVERYWHERE
You are the one who sets limits on how much or how little you study. It’s easy to make excuses, but the reality is that language learning can easily be a part of everyday life for all of us. We can watch TV in Spanish, read magazines or books in French, or visit Chinatown to get familiar with the sounds of a foreign language. If you make even a little effort, you’ll start experiencing the joy that comes with learning a new language.
Don’t forget that you can pop in for a chat and some language learning motivation Monday to Friday at 42 Whitechapel Liverpool!