How to Choose a New Language

πŸ‘‹πŸ˜Š Hi! Learning new languages is cool. I want to share how and why I chose 2 new languages to learn, and tips on how you can decide a new language to learn.

These tips are to make things easy, but the easiest thing is = learn any language that you find fun, engaging, and are passionate about!

People can learn the hardest things if their heart is into it ❀️

Korean

I’m currently learning ν•œκ΅­μ–΄ which seems pretty random for a girl that has lived all over the United States. I chose Korean because I am very exposed to the language, and immersion is key to learning!

I watch almost exclusively Korean TV and my local church has a Korean study group that I hope to be able to help. We’re not meeting right now because of (you know), but we will in the future. Not a day goes by when I don’t listen to Korean. So:

Helpful Hints:

1. Choose a language you will hear often.

2. Choose a language that you can practice with your community/friends/family.

3. Choose a language that is challenging and engaging.


Italian

I chose Italian because I can’t pronounce French πŸ˜‘ Hahaha! It’s true! French would have been so much better, because my hubby speaks it, but… I just couldn’t. I already have a Spanish accent, and my French is just atrocious.

However, Italian is a Romance language, which makes it close to Spanish. Both languages originate from Latin.

The Romance languages are:

Spanish
Portuguese
French
Italian
Romanian

If you know Latin, or any one of the languages above, you can more easily slip into learning a new Romance language!

Though I don’t watch Italian TV, I have found some nice Vlogs in the language. And because it’s so close to Spanish, I am learning it quicker than I thought possible!

Helpful Hints:

1. If you know English or Spanish, the Romance languages are an easy step to take.

2. Vlogs are a great way to listen to normal everyday speech.

3. Choosing a language you find FUN TO LEARN will keep you motivated daily.


Those are my tips on choosing a new language to learn πŸ™‚ I hope you are up to the challenge! Communication and language is beautiful ❀️ How many languages do you know?

μ•ˆλ…•! Bye! Ciao!

jarilissima

You can do anything you set your

mind to with hard work and perseverance!

4 comments

  1. I really enjoyed reading this. It was helpful. I am not the very best at learning languages but am interested to try and learn. French is not for me too- can not pronounce properly.
    I was thinking Spanish and Japanese.
    Any advice on how to will be very appreciated.

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  2. Hi Jarilissima! Thanks for checking out my blogπŸ˜€ I love languages too! I am retired after teaching Spanish and English learners for 30 years. I got my BA in Spanish in 1982. But in around 2005 I started learning Punjabi because I had a lot of kids from Punjab in my English learner classes. I think it is so fun, and because the alphabet is different from ours, it’s like a secret code!πŸ˜€ I can still read and write it a bit but now that I’m retired I don’t have my students to practice speaking with. But you’re right, languages are the best!
    -Debra

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