Language learning – Tecnhiques

Language learning – Tecnhiques

Language learning – Tecnhiques

When we are children we learn to think and communicate intuitively, absorbing the grammatical rules of our mother tongue. From this first stage of learning, we subsequently learn all the new languages in relation to what we first knew.  That is used to understand the world around us.

As we age, the plasticity of our brain (that is, its ability to create new neurons and connections) becomes more minute. Researchers have been able to observe that after a brain injury, children are more capable than adults of regaining the power of speech. Children create new pathways in the brain.

Adults do not learn a new language by replicating the children’s learning model.

Adults generally progress through the early stages of learning a new language faster than children. However, people who are exposed to a foreign language for the first time during childhood usually achieve a higher proficiency than those who begin in adulthood.

 

Some important techniques in learning new languages!

1. REPETITION
Review the new words and the new rules that you have learned lately. Review new words during your classes and again on the day after.

2. STUDY BEFORE SLEEPING
We need to to sleep to consolidate anything that we could have learned recently.

3. STUDY CONTENT, NOT THE IDIOM
Most schools and programs focus on gramar content. However, we believe that the best way to improve your new idiom is by studying other subjects on that language that you are trying to improve.

4. Mix old information with new information
Our brain is looking forward to get new information but if we try to learn too many thing together, that method will not work out well.
New concepts work better when they are mixed with words that are simple to you. Your brain will learn that new language better.

5. Have fun while your learn!
Learning a new language can be a battle if you decide to face a traditional language for years.
Try to learn your new idiom in a different way! Try the Lisbon Language Café!

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