Which language should I learn?

July 1, 2017 by  
Filed under Featured, Help Learning Foreign Languages, new

This is the question that I cannot answer but many people frequently ask…

Let me ask you a few questions that I hope will help finding your own answer:
1) Which language do you need to learn or will be useful if you learn?
2) If you do not have an answer to the question above, which culture or language are you interested in?
3) If no definitive answer for above questions, why are you asking which language to learn?

***A few little things for you to consider:
1) You will spend lots of time and effort learning a language.
2) According to quick search on google, Mandarin (Chinese), English, and Chinese are the top 3 most spoken languages in 2016.
3) If you do not speak English, I would, personally, recommend you to learn English, simply because it is useful. However, if you have read this far and understood all what I have written here, then maybe it is good enough for you…

The Shortcut to Becoming Fluent in Foreign Language

June 10, 2017 by  
Filed under Featured, Help Learning Foreign Languages

Many people have asked this question, “what is the fastest way to become fluent in foreign language?”

Various people would have different answers but in our experience, the answer is to use it as much as possible.

Fluency in language is like reflex.  In certain situations, you say certain expression without thinking.  The more “reflex” you build, the more fluent you sound in foreign language.

To build reflex, you need to practice over and over.  I have written the same pattern of phrases over and over in my notebook, simulated what I am about to say in my mind, repeated lines when I watched movies, and so on.

Practicing with real persons is also very important.  When the usage of certain expression is inappropriate, you can immediately see that it is not correct by observing the person you are talking to.

It is embarrassing to speak in a foreign language when you are not good at it.  However, be brave, and be confident.  Think that language is only a tool of communication.  There are many other ways to communicate.  What is more important is who you are.

To conclude, the shortcut to becoming fluent in foreign language is to find a way to use the foreign language, and use it as much as possible.

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