How to learn a new language?

Let's start with few questions

  1. Do you feel shy or nervous when you try to speak a new language?
  2. After learning the new language for years, do you still struggle to understand what someone is saying?
  3. Are you embarrassed about your pronunciation?
  4. Do you feel that you speak too slowly?
  5. Are you frustrated that despite investing time and money, you still can’t speak it?
  6. Do you sometimes feel that you will never master the language?

If your answer is yes to any of these questions, you are not alone.

Most students all over the world feel this way. Have you ever thought about what could be the reason? No matter how many courses you take, you will hardly see any improvements. It is not that you are bad at languages, but because, we have been taught using the wrong methods.

From our experience and proven results, we can guarantee you that it doesn’t have to be like this. You can learn to speak fluently with ease like a native speaker. In fact, we have helped thousands of students to become fluent and speak with confidence.

How is it possible? The language should not be studied. You should learn it naturally and automatically – the way kids learn before they enter school. For this to happen, you should learn from someone who speaks the language naturally – native speakers. The non-native teachers are too focused on textbooks to the extent that students forget the ultimate goal of learning a language is communication.

Language Is Not a Subject

Do you know that just 800 to 1000 words cover more than 85% of the spoken language in all world languages? In our education system, the kids are taught about 500 words in kindergarten but after 15 years, once they graduate they can barely converse for 2 to 3 minutes in English or foreign language with native speakers.

The truth about our education system is that the curriculum exists to benefit the schools, not the students. Teachers use these methods because they are easier for the teacher, and the parents are made to believe that they are good for the student.

Most schools, everywhere in the world, focus on the written language, for which they use the grammar-translation method. The students are taught several grammar tips and are made to memorize the vocabulary. This method breaks a language into an endless series of grammar formulas to memorize. Of course, each grammar formula has exceptions and these must be memorized too. Ask yourself a question, have you ever studied grammar to speak your mother-tongue?

Schools like the grammar because it appears to be serious, academic and complex. The grammar method fits the way schools teach most subjects — with textbooks, lectures, notes, memorization, and tests. For this reason, the schools are able to offer a language course from primary school.  The only problem, as you know, is that it doesn’t work. In real conversations or when you speak your mother-tongue, there’s simply is no time to think about grammar rules and their exceptions.

Why Do You Learn a New Language?

99% chances are it has something to do with communicating or connecting with other people. Language is not only about words but also about culture. Lesser the cultural gap the stronger the connection.  That is the purpose of learning a new language – to connect with people around the world.  We want to connect personally and emotionally.  We want to connect with business partners, clients, and customers.  We want to connect with professional peers.  We want to connect with new friends. In short, you need a global community.

You want a community to pull you up. You want to join a group that encourages you, that feeds you positive thoughts, that interests and entertains you. You want a group that will boost you when you are struggling, and celebrate when you are successful. ZingLang™ provides you a global community to build your connections across the globe.

There is nothing more frustrating than spending months learning vocabularies only to realize you sound like a grammar book, and that the majority of the words you know are useless.

Final Thoughts

When it comes to language learning, there’s no better thing than learning the language from native speakers. There’s no substitute for real-life conversation. By spending time talking with a native speaker, you put theory into practice and receive instant feedback from teachers. You’re practicing speaking and putting together sentences every class – not just learning isolated vocabulary words or meaningless phrases. What we need is real conversations with real people, that’s what we call it as real learning. No app can do that.

Benefits of Learning a Foreign Language

There are financial gains to be enjoyed from learning a second language as well. It’s even estimated that multilingual can earn 8% more than their monolingual counterparts. In this era where everything around us is going digital and where the world is torn between the two factions namely: Artificial Intelligence and No Artificial Intelligence; It makes complete sense to learn a new language because that is where the real creativity of a person can make him stand out.

Learning a new language also showcases your other skills. According to numerous studies, multilingual are better at problem-solving, more creative and are better multitaskers. To any potential employer, all of these skills are very attractive. Language learning also helps to make you more tolerant – multilingual is usually more open-minded and accepting of the change. In the start-up culture, the office of the future is “no office at all”, which means if you are skilled enough you could work for any company across the world from your home.

The World is Now a Global Village

When you learn a new language, you open up a whole new part of the world for you to comfortably explore. If you speak English, you get to interact with only 20% of the world’s population. If, for instance, you learn another widely spoken language, like Spanish or French or Mandarin, you immediately open up a significant percentage of the world’s population that you can connect with. The world becomes your stage! Literally!

Being able to travel with your language is a great way of meeting new people, exploring different cultures and creating everlasting friendships, or even finding love. Knowing more than one language opens up the world of entertainment as well – the ability to understand international art and literature can really help to appreciate the world and in turn, build better relationships.

Helps the Brain!

According to studies in Sweden, learning a language can cause areas of the brain associated with memory, namely the cerebral cortex and hippocampus, to increase in size. It has been suggested that learning a second language helps prevent brain diseases like dementia and Alzheimer’s and can even have a profound effect on your ability to understand music.