How did I learn to write languages? How did I learn to speak foreign languages? How can you, too, learn to write and speak foreign languages like Pashto Language? These are all important questions that need to be addressed by anyone who plans on learning another language. The strategies I use myself will help you acquire the skills you need to become an advanced, confident speaker or writer of multiple foreign languages. They’ll also help you gain insight into what works and what doesn’t as far as language education methods go. So don’t miss out on my guide on how to write languages!
Speak the Language First
When you learn a new language, it helps to know what you’re saying. That might sound obvious—how else are you supposed to talk with people?—but in practice it’s not so simple. For example, most learning guides don’t tell you that if you speak before reading or writing a new language, your ability to read and write will develop more quickly than your ability to speak. What does that mean for studying? For one thing, unless someone speaks your target language near-fluently, it makes sense to start with written materials instead of face-to-face interactions. Also consider using audio materials at first instead of visual ones like books.
Learn How to Read
In order to learn how to write a language that you don’t speak, it’s important that you learn how to read first. You can only tackle writing if you have something worth writing about—and reading gives you some context around what you want (or need) to say. Learning how to read isn’t something that most native English speakers learn in school; we pick up on it as children and gain more fluency as we grow older. So how do we go about teaching ourselves? Try out these 10 tips for reading like a native speaker
Pay Attention During Conversation
When it comes to learning a language, active listening is probably one of your best bets. When you’re speaking with someone in another language (or even if you’re just speaking with them in your native tongue), pay attention to how they say things. It doesn’t matter whether or not you can understand everything they say; instead, focus on what makes up their phrases—that is: words, phrasing, tone, etc. Once you figure out how a speaker formulates their speech patterns and specific expressions into distinct sentences and replies (which are often much more complex than we give them credit for), you’ll be well on your way to understanding what is being said or written—even if it seems like complete gibberish.
Listen to Audio Books
Listening to audio books is one of the best ways you can learn a language. You get to speak along with a native speaker. When you hear someone speaking in your target language it is much easier for you to retain that information as opposed to just reading it in a book or on a computer screen. In addition, listening will help expand your listening comprehension skills so when you read and write in that language later on it will be easier for you. Below are some of my favorite sites I use that have large libraries of audio books available at an affordable price: Audible (recommended) Amazon Echo Dot: Sometimes known as Alexa, Echo dot is a cool little device which allows you unlimited access to thousands of audiobooks from any device.
Review What You’ve Read
It’s important not only to be able to read a Languages Tutor but also to understand it. While many Japanese children learn English in school through rote memorization of flashcards, they aren’t able to use those words and phrases in conversation or writing unless they know how it fits into a sentence. My sixth-grade teacher used an interesting technique when teaching vocabulary that I still use today: every time we learned a new word, she would ask us what it meant in English, and then she would have us write sentences using that word. We would repeat these exercises with all of our new vocabulary words until we could confidently define them in both languages.
Track What You’ve Read/Written Over Time
In order to get an idea of how much you’re writing or reading a given language, use a notebook or spreadsheet to keep track of what you’ve read or written in each language over time. If you write every day, for example, it’s easy enough to add up what you wrote for each week. At the end of a month, use that number as an average for your monthly word count goals. Use these numbers when setting your writing goals over time.