I really want to speak another language. What should I do?
August 21, 2017
Speaking one, two or many foreign languages is appreciated by employers especially when the suppliers, clients and partners of theirs companies are all over the world. For instance, in such of international logistics companies, many workers speak another language that is different from their own langue.
Many people would like to speak one or many other languages but they end up by giving up because of the idea of how long and how difficult it takes to learn a language completely different from theirs.
Despite all this and if we have enough motivation and determination to speak another language, it is possible to put aside things that can stop us from starting to learn it.
Find one big reason to speak that language
It is easy to find reasons to learn a foreign language. But finding one’s own reason is what we need to do. That personal reason can be a source of motivation and can make all the difference. We will have to focus on it and keep reminding ourselves about it.
Finding that big reason should not be easy because the purpose is to be willing to take action each time we think about it. We may end up sooner or later learning very well that language.
It is necessary to underline the fact that some people try to face challenges related to their professional careers. They may have a lot to lose if they don’t succeed.
Start learning it as soon as possible
Better late than never. It is good if we succeed in starting the learning process but starting a little bit earlier will help us reduce the time to spend on it. We need to know that not everyone is gifted at languages. We can be gifted at something but not necessary at learning a foreign language.
Practice it with people who speak it
When we talk about a language, we imply a culture. So trying to speak the language we learn with people who speak it helps us practice it. We can also know the person we are talking with and his culture.
One of the best ways of learning quickly, not only a language but also the culture of those who speak it, is to go to their country if possible. That will be total immersion in learning that language.